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  • Highway 14 sign

    Decades after waiting for improvements to the two-lane stretch of highway between Nicollet and North Mankato have finally become a reality. Today (Monday) begins an expansion to four lanes. A ground breaking is planned to …

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    06 Jul 15
  • Student Writing

    Local school districts say state testing cuts will force them to examine what the ACT college entrance exams mean in terms of district success. In 2013 the state legislature mandated that each of the state’s …

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    06 Jul 15
  • wild fire smoke

    The thick haze caused by smoke from more than 100 Canadian wildfires is causing unhealthy air quality conditions across Minnesota. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency reports that the air quality is rated unhealthy for everyone …

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    06 Jul 15
  • Burglar

    A Madison Lake man and a man from Stewartville are accused of stealing a trailer. In May a trailer valued at $1800 was stolen from Gag’s Camper Way Sales. Based on security footage authorities were …

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    04 Jul 15
  • assaultcharges

    A St. Peter man has been charged with assault after lashing out at emergency room personnel at a Mankato hospital. According to authorities 18-year-old Yahy Abdi Hurshe was charged in June with two counts of …

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    04 Jul 15
  • House fire

    A fire Friday morning destroyed a Bird Island home. It happened around 10:45 a.m. on the 800 block of Oak Street. The owners of the house were not home at the time of the fire. …

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    04 Jul 15
  • DistractedDriving

    Mayo Clinic Health Systems is reminding drivers to stay alert and put distractions aside while driving with a new distracted driving simulator. The foundations of six Mayo hospitals in southwest Minnesota purchased the simulator in …

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    04 Jul 15
  • drinking water

    For the first time in six decades the level of fluoride in Mankato’s municipal water has been reduced to match recommendations from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Centers for Disease Control. Federal agencies this …

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    04 Jul 15