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  • Biofuel

    Developers have applied for permits to construct a unique biofuel plant in Le Sueur. The $30 million plant would turn 45,000 tons of agricultural waste into power each year. Avant Energy and the Minnesota Municipal …

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    29 Sep 11
  • Fire

    The extreme winds blowing across southern Minnesota Thursday afternoon helped spread numerous field fires across the area. Several fire departments assisted in battling a bean field fire in Cottonwood County just across the Brown County …

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    29 Sep 11
  • Oktoberfest

    The City of New Ulm celebrates the first week of Oktoberfest this weekend. Highlights include live music downtown and at the Holiday Inn, Hermann’s Run in The morning, the German-American Day Parade Saturday at 11am, …

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    29 Sep 11
  • GasLeak

    Workers planting trees forced the evacuation of Mankato East Junior and Senior High School Wednesday after striking a gas main. Officials say it happened as a tree planting company was working on the grounds the …

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    29 Sep 11
  • PrescriptionDrugs

    A Fairmont woman has been sentenced to a year in jail for sharing her painkillers with a friend who then died of an overdose. 33-year-old Tamara Lynn Hill pleaded guilty last month to third-degree murder …

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    29 Sep 11
  • Hearing for criminal sex pastor

    A hearing on a motion to suppress statements a former rural Gibbon pastor made to police will be held Thursday. David Radtke was arrested in Dodge County, Wisconsin and charged with two counts of criminal …

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    28 Sep 11
  • StPeter

    Gustavus Adolphus in St. Peter is having a big year as they celebrate their 150th anniversary. Assistant to the President for Special Projects Barb Larson Taylor says many special activities will coincide with already scheduled …

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    28 Sep 11
  • Homecoming

    Several more area schools are celebrating homecoming this week. A few have crowned new homecoming royalty. Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s Queen is Natalie Schwartz and King is Jake Lilleoden. The Knights will play Buffalo Hector/Stewart …

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    28 Sep 11