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  • DroughtMap4

    Minnesota is now the only Midwest state still considered mostly in drought or some form of extremely dry conditions, but that is expected to change with this week’s drought monitor report. Minnesota’s winter-like weather last …

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    06 May 13
  • CopperWireTheft

    Two men face felony burglary charges in McLeod County Court for allegedly stealing copper from the former Burns Manor Nursing Home in Hutchinson. 41-year-old Bradley Thomas Henkemeyer of Eagan and 43-year-old Timothy Michael Wenisch of …

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    06 May 13
  • Spring Storm

    President Obama on Friday declared a major federal disaster for five southwestern Minnesota counties hit by an ice storm in early April. The disaster declaration includes Cottonwood, Jackson, Murray, Nobles and Rock counties. Governor Dayton …

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    06 May 13
  • Dollars

    The Minnesota House narrowly approved a hike in the state’s minimum wage on Friday. The final vote for the proposed series of increases was 68-62 in favor of, with local Republican Representative Paul Torkelson voting …

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    06 May 13
  • Corsages

    The High School Prom season is wrapping up around the local area, with nearly a dozen local schools holding their big dances this past weekend, including New Ulm. Many families have been forking over big …

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    06 May 13
  • MeganOliviaHall

    A St. Paul science teacher has been named Minnesota’s Teacher of the Year for 2013. Megan Olivia Hall teaches grades 7-12 at the Open World Learning Community in St. Paul. She was presented with the …

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    06 May 13
  • Gustavus

    Two seniors at St. Peter’s Gustavus Adolphus College have received Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Grants to teach overseas. Ally Voss will serve as an English teaching assistant at a school in Spain for more than …

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    06 May 13
  • Bloodmobile

    The American Red Cross celebrates “World Red Cross Day” on Wednesday, and several blood drives are being held around the area this week as well. Today (MON) the Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Tanker …

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    06 May 13