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  • Dollars

    The McLeod County Board approved a preliminary budget for 2014 this week which calls for a 2.27% increase in the county’s property tax levy. McLeod County has had several years of no levy increases, with …

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    05 Sep 13
  • ArchbishopNienstedt

    Archbishop John Nienstedt is calling for federal reform that provides a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Minnesota told a group at the Saint Thomas Law School …

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    05 Sep 13
  • AndrewDikken

    The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension continues to search for a Granite Falls man that has been named as a “person of interest” in a homicide investigation. The shooting victim has been identified as 26-year-old …

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    04 Sep 13
  • Rollover

    One person was injured in a rollover accident on Highway 15 in Fairmont early Tuesday morning. 23-year-old Courtney Allen of Blaine was driving a 2002 Chevy northbound on 15 when the vehicle left the road …

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    04 Sep 13
  • Judge

    A Franklin woman has been sentenced to 10 days in jail and 2 years of probation for attempting to steal a television set from a local-area Wal-Mart store. 44-year-old Nancy Ann Louwagie pleaded guilty to …

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    04 Sep 13
  • DroughtMap8.27.13

    The drought is back again, especially in the southern half of the state, thanks to mostly dry weather over the past two months. South-central Minnesota is currently 4-6-inches below normal when it comes to rainfall. …

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    04 Sep 13
  • Crops-Soybeans

    Minnesota crops continue to feel stress from warmer-than-normal temperatures. The US Department of Agriculture says that the statewide average temperature last week was 76.7-degrees, nearly 12-degrees above normal. An average of .66″ of rain fell …

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    04 Sep 13
  • Dollars

    The Brown County Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a proposed property tax levy increase for next year of 3.19%. The $11,700 Brown County levy for 2014 is based on a draft 2014 county budget of …

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    04 Sep 13