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  • JamesCarter

    A 20-year-old Springfield man facing a criminal sexual conduct charge made his first appearance in court on Tuesday. James Steven Carter is accused of raping his next-door neighbor early Sunday morning. Authorities say that Carter …

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    02 Apr 14
  • Cuffs

    A 20-year-old Blue Earth man is accused of possessing and distributing child pornography. Jacob Emery is facing the felony charges after allegedly sharing pornographic pictures and videos on a peer-to-peer file sharing network. Authorities traced …

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    02 Apr 14
  • Firefighters

    Firefighters from several local communities responded to a grain elevator fire in the town of Blakely north of Henderson Tuesday afternoon. The fire was reported at around 3pm, and apparently started in a peanut dryer …

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    02 Apr 14
  • Hutchinson Business Data Theft

    A business in Hutchinson is reporting the theft of data worth an estimated $240,000. RD Machine Inc. reported to police that a message from “CryptoLocker” popped up on their work computer asking for $400. The …

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    02 Apr 14
  • MNCapitol

    The Minnesota House has unveiled two bills for capital improvements statewide. One is for $850-million in bonding and the other would spend $125-million in cash from the budget surplus. The bills include funding for the …

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    02 Apr 14
  • MNsure

    The deadline to sign up for health care coverage through the state’s health insurance exchange is now passed. Officials with MNsure announced Tuesday that a total of 169,251 Minnesotans had successfully enrolled as of the …

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    02 Apr 14
  • NUCityCouncil2

    The New Ulm City Council on Tuesday received the results of the city’s 2013 survey of public services. A total of 300 surveys were sent out for the 3rd year of the survey, and 52% …

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    02 Apr 14
  • Bison

    A plan to bring bison back to Minneopa State Park is moving forward. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will hold an open house on April 22nd at the Blue Earth County Public Library in …

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    02 Apr 14