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  • TrainSnow

    A train derailed just east of Olivia Friday afternoon. It happened at around 3pm in Renville County’s Bird Island Township. Authorities say there were 3 empty tanker cars and a full coal car that went …

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    01 Feb 14
  • EvanFerber

    A former volunteer track coach at New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva High School has been sentenced to 10 years of supervised probation after being convicted of 4th-degree criminal sexual conduct.  20-year old Evan Ferber of New Richland was …

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    01 Feb 14
  • Cuffs

    Three men were taken into custody this week for their connection to nearly 2-dozen burglaries and thefts in rural Blue Earth County over the past month. Most of the incidents happened during the overnight hours …

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    01 Feb 14
  • PlantClosing

    Nearly 50 area residents were out of work as of Friday following the closure of the Midwest Electric plant on Highway 22 north of Mankato. The employees of the longtime manufacturer were told about the …

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    01 Feb 14
  • DriveSober

    There have been no alcohol-related crashes during the Super Bowl over the last 5 years in Minnesota, and the State Patrol would like to see that continue. Traffic Safety Director Donna Berger says that everyone …

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    01 Feb 14
  • Flu

    The state Health Department reports that flu activity remains widespread in Minnesota.  The weekly update shows the number of flu-related hospitalizations continued to drop last week, but more schools reported probable outbreaks.  There were 84 …

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    01 Feb 14
  • TemperatureSubzero

    The frigid January of 2014 is in the record books as February gets underway. In New Ulm in January there were 19 days throughout the month where the temperature fell below zero. There were a …

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    01 Feb 14
  • NUMCRibbonCutting

    The New Ulm Medical Center held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its $5.3-million expansion project on Friday. And while a few minor details remain, the new clinic entrance is now open and 28 new exam …

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    01 Feb 14