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  • Cuffs

    Two Winthrop men accused of threatening their neighbor and assaulting police officers made an appearance in court this week. 28-year-old Joshua Lee Byro had allegedly threatened his neighbor with a gun while the man was …

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    10 Feb 12
  • KevinJones

    The former Sibley East transportation director currently serving a 12-year prison sentence for having a sexual relationship with a student is contesting his sentence. 50-year-old Kevin David Jones was sentenced in June of 2009 after …

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    10 Feb 12
  • Legislature Approves Jacob's Law

    The annual Veterans Day On The Hill takes place next week in St. Paul, and Brown County veterans are being encouraged to attend. The Brown County Veterans Council is sponsoring a free motorcoach to take …

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    10 Feb 12
  • Books

    Minnesota and 9 other states have been freed from the No Child Left Behind education law. Governor Dayton says the federal waiver will allow administrators, teachers and parents to work together in building a new …

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    10 Feb 12
  • Walz1

    The U-S House on Thursday overwhelmingly approved the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act. The original STOCK Act bill was co-sponsored by Southern Minnesota Congressman Tim Walz. The STOCK Act passed the House on a …

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    10 Feb 12
  • SergioTurrubiates

    A Renville County Judge ruled this week that there were aggravating factors present in the murder of an 18-month-old girl in Olivia in December of 2010. Those factors allow for a stiffer sentence than called …

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    10 Feb 12
  • MNDNR

    The Department of Natural Resources says it is meeting a new 150-day target for approving or rejecting permit applications 99.6% of the time. The 150-day benchmark was set by Governor Dayton a year ago. It …

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    09 Feb 12
  • StPeter

    The St. Peter Winterfest Medallion has been found. Two boys found the medallion in Warren Park on the west edge of St. Peter on Wednesday. 14-year-old Roman Hagen and 10-year-old Isaac Hagen will now claim …

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    09 Feb 12