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  • Fraud

    A New Ulm couple accused of welfare fraud have both pleaded guilty with an Alford Plea to felony charges of wrongfully obtaining public assistance. The Alford Plea means that 40-year-old Mark Christopher Madson Sr and …

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    23 Aug 12
  • JailCell

    A southwest Minnesota woman has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison after pleading guilty to embezzlement by a bank officer. 66-year-old Carolyn Hampel of Jackson admitted to stealing upwards of …

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    23 Aug 12
  • DakotaWar

    Events commemorating the 150th anniversary of the US-Dakota War continue this week, including performances of “Dogs in the Hot Moon or Behind the Barricades.” The original play presents the conflict from the vantage point of …

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    23 Aug 12
  • PrincessKay20121

    A new Princess Kay of the Milky Way was crowned Wednesday evening to kick off the 2012 Minnesota State Fair. The 59th Princess Kay is Stearns County Dairy Princess, 18-year-old Christine Reitsma of Sauk Centre. …

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    23 Aug 12
  • Capitol Restoration Amendment

    Lawmakers come back to the State Capitol on Friday for a one-day special session on flood relief. The $167-million package, most of it from the state’s budget reserve, is less than the $190-million Governor Dayton …

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    23 Aug 12
  • GaryJohnson

    The Libertarian candidate for president has successfully obtained a spot on the Minnesota ballot this Fall. On Tuesday, over 3,200 petition signatures supporting Gary Johnson were submitted to the Minnesota Secretary of State, well over …

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    23 Aug 12
  • CedarMt

    A lightning strike at the Cedar Mountain School in Morgan Wednesday morning knocked out the internet service to the building, causing an interruption in student tests. Students were scheduled to take computer-based Impact tests, which …

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    23 Aug 12
  • NehlsParkTower

    The New Ulm City Council on Tuesday voted 4-1 in favor of authorizing the use of Nehls Park for the location of a new water tower. The new tower will replace the aging tower at …

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    22 Aug 12