Minnesota
  • Dollars

    What’s being called the “largest tax increase in 30 years” was approved by the DFL-controlled Minnesota House Wednesday night. Every Republican representative in the state voted against the measure, including local representative Paul Torkelson. Democrats …

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    25 Apr 13
  • ChildAlone

    A 4-year-old was left behind during a recent Marshall public school field trip. District administrators in Marshall will now be reviewing field trip protocols after the child was left at the Children’s Museum of South …

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    25 Apr 13
  • SWAT

    A standoff with police in the town of Clarks Grove this week ended peacefully with an Albert Lea man being taken into custody. A Freeborn County Sheriff’s deputy recognized 37-year-old Edward Olmeda on Monday and …

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    24 Apr 13
  • NUMC

    The jury trial for a wrongful death lawsuit against the New Ulm Medical Center got underway on Monday in Brown County Court. The suit was filed by Karen Buls of Cresco, Iowa, following the death …

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    24 Apr 13
  • WinterCrash

    The latest snowstorm that hit the area this week led to hazardous driving conditions and numerous accidents. The State Patrol says that over a 24-hour period from 10am Monday to 10am Tuesday, a total of …

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    24 Apr 13
  • EthanolPlant

    The recently re-opened ethanol plant in Buffalo Lake has shut down again, and its top executives have now been fired amid a bitter bankruptcy fight. Only 10 of Purified Renewable Energy’s 23 employees remain on …

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    24 Apr 13
  • MNLegislature

    The Minnesota House passed a nearly $16-billion education funding bill Tuesday night. Local State Representative Clark Johnson says that along with money to fully fund all-day, every day kindergarten in every Minnesota school district, there‚Äôs …

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    24 Apr 13
  • Dollars

    Minnesota Senate Democrats tax plan rolled out on Tuesday includes a controversial extension of the state sales tax to clothing, while lowering the sales tax rate more than a percentage point. Low-income Minnesotans would get …

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    24 Apr 13