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  • Jefferson Elementary honored by Center for Reading Research

    The Minnesota Center for Reading Research honored more than 130 Minnesota schools in a ceremony at the University of Minnesota last week. Among the schools honored was Jefferson Elementary in New Ulm. The event recognized …

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    06 Mar 12
  • Judge considers change of venue for Nibbe trial

    A judge is waiting to hear from potential jurors before deciding whether Jennifer Nibbe’s murder trial needs to be moved out of the Mankato area. Nibbe is facing first and second-degree murder charges for the …

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    06 Mar 12
  • Bomb threat at Maple River

    The Mapleton Police Department and Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Department responded to a bomb threat at Maple River High School in Mapleton Monday afternoon. Officials say a student found a hand written note in a …

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    06 Mar 12
  • Mankato East Jr. and Sr. High Schools evacuated

    Students at Mankato East Junior and Senior High Schools were evacuated for a time today (Monday) following the discovery of a bomb threat this (Monday) morning. School officials say a threatening note was found on …

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    05 Mar 12
  • Nibbe pre-trail hearing this week

    A Lake Crystal woman accused of murdering her husband is due in court for a pre-trial hearing this week. Jennifer Nibbe has been indicted on 1st-degree murder charges and faces the possibility of life in …

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    05 Mar 12
  • DeKruif won’t run

    Freshman State Senator Al DeKruif (de-KRIFE) of Elysian has announced he won’t run for office this year. The announcement comes 12 days after a new redistricting map put him in the same district as fellow …

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    05 Mar 12
  • Driver in fair condition

    The driver of a pickup that ended up in Watonwan County creek Friday afternoon is listed in fair condition as of Sunday night. The Watonwan County Sheriff’s Office says Tyler Nelson was driving a 1999 …

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    05 Mar 12
  • Bomb threat deemed a hoax

    Officials have determined a bomb threat found Thursday at New Ulm High School to be a hoax. Superintendent Harold Remme says when a note was discovered Thursday, school officials responded immediately. The threat was found …

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    03 Mar 12