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  • XcelEnergy

    An administrative law judge says that Xcel Energy’s proposed electricity rate hike should be held to 4.7%. Xcel is asking the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission for a 7.8% increase, totaling $209-million, to pay for power …

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    09 Jul 13
  • Crops

    A long stretch of warm, dry weather last week helped Minnesota’s crops catch up on growing. In its weekly crop report for Minnesota, the US Department of Agriculture says a statewide average of around 6 …

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    09 Jul 13
  • SchellsBrewery

    A $2-million expansion project at New Ulm’s August Schell Brewery got underway Monday. Schell’s Brewery Spokesperson Kyle Marti says that work includes the expansion of the brewhouse, building onto the bottlehouse by filling in an …

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    09 Jul 13
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    A 9-year-old girl from Madelia is having lunch at the White House today (TUE). Junior chef Kaitlyn Kirchner is among the winners of a contest put on by First Lady Michelle Obama that challenged kids …

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    09 Jul 13
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    09 Jul 13
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    Hall of Famer Dick Kimmel and Company entertained Monday night in the New Ulm Civic Center. The Monday night concert was moved indoors due to the heat. The concert was co-sponsored by New Ulm Public …

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    08 Jul 13
  • ATVRollover

    Three juvenile females were injured in an ATV accident in rural Sleepy Eye Saturday afternoon. It happened at 1:40pm in Brown County’s Praireville Township. The girls were reportedly riding together on the four-wheeler on a …

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    08 Jul 13
  • Speeding

    Area law enforcement are conducting increased speed patrols for the next 2 weeks to combat a deadly cause of traffic crashes. The special “Speed Week” enforcement and education effort involves authorities across the state. Unsafe …

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    08 Jul 13