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  • 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
  • Snowstorm (1)

    This week’s massive snowstorm caused power outages across southeast Minnesota, and thousands are battling the continued wintery weather without power and heat today (FRI). But help is on the way. Rochester Public Utilities had around …

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    03 May 13
  • TimothyHuber

    The Timothy Huber murder trial in Kandiyohi County is in recess until Monday morning. The 47-year-old Paynesville man is charged with first- and second-degree murder for the October 2011 shooting death of 43-year-old Tim Larson …

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    03 May 13
  • Fire

    Nearly 200 firefighters battled a fire at a waste management plant in Norwood Young America this week. Crews from 11 different fire departments were called out to the Carver Transfer Station and Processing Facility on …

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    03 May 13