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  • Crash2

    A Mankato man critically injured in a head-on crash near Wells Monday afternoon has died from his injuries. Highway 109 east of Wells was closed for around 2 hours following the collision that injured an …

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    12 Dec 12
  • HogBarnFire

    Around 180 pigs died in a hog barn fire near Conger on Tuesday. Ron Kruger was reportedly in another barn on his farm when he spotted smoke Tuesday morning. Firefighters from Conger, Alden and Emmons …

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    12 Dec 12
  • TimothyTruebenbach1

    A rural Vernon Center man accused of threatening his father with a sword avoided a jury trial on Monday when he pleaded guilty to making terroristic threats. 25-year-old Timothy Truebenbach was arrested after allegedly raising …

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    12 Dec 12
  • Snowstorm

    Governor Dayton has issued a retroactive executive order authorizing the use of the National Guard Armory in Olivia as shelter after some stranded motorists had to stay there during Sunday night’s blizzard. Dayton issued the …

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    12 Dec 12
  • NicolletCounty

    The Nicollet County Board on Tuesday approved a property tax levy for 2013 that is a 3% increase over this year. The county’s $32.3-million budget for next year is a more-than 8% increase over 2012′s …

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    12 Dec 12
  • InternetCable

    A tax credit to encourage broadband providers to build in unserved areas is the key recommendation from a task force commissioned by Governor Dayton to find ways of improving internet service in Greater Minnesota. The …

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    12 Dec 12
  • corn harvest

    Minnesota’s agricultural exports hit a record $6.8-billion in 2011. That’s up 13% from the year before. Minnesota Department of Ag Chief Economist Su Ye says the top export commodities for Minnesota are soybeans, corn, pork …

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    12 Dec 12
  • Student Writing

    A sample of 2,500 Minnesota eighth graders tested among the best in the world in technical subjects, ranking sixth-highest in science and seventh-highest in math. State education officials say the scores place Minnesota at the …

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    12 Dec 12