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  • BellePlaine

    The Belle Plaine City Council voted Monday night to elminate the free speech zone that it had created at Veterans Memorial Park to end six months of local conflict over religious displays on public spaces. …

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    20 Jul 17
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    The New Ulm City Council accepted a Minnesota Department of Transportation detour agreement Tuesday night. The detour is needed during the reconstruction on the Highway 14/15 intersection east of the Minnesota River in Nicollet County. …

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    20 Jul 17
  • Le Sueur Henderson school district

    After completing her principal licensure, a Sibley East art teacher is prepared to lead Hilltop Elementary School in Henderson. Amanda Feterl began her career in teaching art in Chaska. After four years she took the …

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    20 Jul 17
  • child porn

    A 68-year-old Madelia man accused of molesting multiple children was sentenced to 25 years in prison Tuesday. Leslie Paul Johnson was convicted of felony charges of criminal sexual conduct and child pornography. According to the …

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    19 Jul 17
  • assaultchargesw

    A Waterville man has been charged with assault after it was recorded on a voicemail. Twenty-six-year-old Douglas Schendel was charged Monday with two counts of felony assault. According to the criminal complaint, the victim told …

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    19 Jul 17
  • criminal charges

    A Lake Crystal man accused of installing a camera in a bathroom to secretly record a teenage girl has been charged. Fifty-five-year-old James Keith Hilpipre was charged Tuesday with two felony counts of interfering with …

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    19 Jul 17
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    The New Ulm City Council authorized the signing of a purchase agreement for 43.94 acres of additional land in the Airport Industrial Park. In 2016 the council directed city manager Brian Gramentz to research potential …

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    19 Jul 17
  • Air Force

    A 1995 graduate of St. James High School was recently promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserves. Jake Zender is an 18-year veteran of both active duty and reserve service in the Air …

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    19 Jul 17