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  • MNCapitol

    Another legislative session is about to get underway in Minnesota, and anyone with the ambition, the time and the travel resources can get a front seat to the legislative process. The House and Senate both …

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    07 Jan 13
  • RuralMinnesota

    A new survey by the St. Peter-based Center for Rural Policy and Development has found that businesses and community leaders generally believe that rural Minnesota has lost influence in decisions made in government and the …

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    07 Jan 13
  • Bloodmobile

    It’s that time of year when blood donations across the state tend to decline. Red Cross Spokesperson Sue Gonsior says that bad weather, flu and colds keep people away, but hundreds of units of blood …

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    07 Jan 13
  • HogBarnFire

    Lake Crystal firefighters were called out to a barn fire in rural Garden City early Friday morning. The call reporting smoke coming from the barn on the Belgard Farm in Garden City Township was received …

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    05 Jan 13
  • Flu2

    An early start to the flu season in Minnesota has officials concerned. So far this season, more than 600 people have been hospitalized for influenza, compared to 552 for all of last year’s flu season. …

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    05 Jan 13
  • Drought

    The ongoing drought continues to affect the nation’s agricultural economy, especially livestock producers. Farm Management Analyst Kent Thiesse of Lake Crystal says that livestock producers were faced with sky-high prices last year and many farmers …

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    05 Jan 13
  • CompartsLogo

    A Nicollet County hog breeder is suing the United State Department of Agriculture over allegations that improper testing has kept the business from selling hogs to China. Representatives of Compart’s Boar Store of rural Nicollet …

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    05 Jan 13
  • AllenQuist

    Former state lawmaker and longtime Republican activist Allen Quist wants to return to the Minnesota Legislature. Quist announced Friday that he will run for the District 19A House seat being vacated by St. Peter Democrat …

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    05 Jan 13