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  • MNStateFair

    It’s the first weekend of the 2012 Minnesota State Fair, and there’s plenty of music, food, farm and fun. The food is often the highlight of the fair, and Spokesperson Brienna Schuette says more than …

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    25 Aug 12
  • StratosphereSwingTower

    A ride at the Minnesota State Fair malfunctioned again on Friday, a day after stranding 24 people about 100 feet off the ground for 40 minutes. The Stratosphere unexpectedly stopped again Friday with people aboard. …

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    25 Aug 12
  • JLS StormDamage002

    Strong winds downed trees and power lines across parts of south-central Minnesota Thursday night, and caused damage to at least one home in McLeod County. The storm brought hail and straight-line winds to many parts …

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    24 Aug 12
  • MitchellHottman

    A New Ulm man faces felony stalking and other charges for allegedly threatening to destroy his neighbor’s porch. 56-year-old Mitchell Hottman is accused of telling his neighbors on South Jefferson Street in New Ulm that …

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    24 Aug 12
  • Drought

    The drought affecting over half of the nation is worsening, and Minnesota continues to get drier as well. State Climatologist Pete Boulay says that about a third of the state is in moderate to severe …

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    24 Aug 12
  • ISD88SchoolBoard

    The New Ulm District 88 School Board on Thursday announced the appointment of a new principal for Washington Elementary and approved 4 years worth of teacher contracts. Les Koppendrayer will officially retire as principal of …

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    24 Aug 12
  • UnderageDrinking

    New and returning MSU students began arriving in Mankato this week, and law enforcement officials in the Mankato area will now be targeting underage alcohol consumption as the new school year gets underway. A $4,000 …

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    24 Aug 12
  • StratosphereSwingTower

    A new ride at the Minnesota State Fair left some people high and dry on opening day. Officials say the Stratosphere Swing Tower got stuck Thursday afternoon when a latch did not engage properly and …

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    24 Aug 12