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  • SpringPlanting

    The USDA reports that farmers intend to plant 97.3-million acres of corn this year, the most since the year 1936. The spring planting survey released Thursday says the 2013 corn planting forecast is up slightly …

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    29 Mar 13
  • TornadoDamage1998

    Today (FRI) is the 15-year anniversary of the devastating tornadoes that caused severe damage across the local area, most notably in Comfrey and St. Peter. A strong area of low pressure combined with a warm …

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    29 Mar 13
  • Water

    Minnesota officials are proposing to essentially double the wholesale price of water for the state’s largest users as it seeks to get grip on growing demand for groundwater. The plan by Governor Dayton and the …

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    29 Mar 13
  • DaytonGrandad

    Governor Dayton is a grandfather for the first time. Dayton announced Thursday that his son Eric and daughter-in-law Cory are parents of a newborn son. Hugo Benjamin Dayton was born at 12:57pm Wednesday and weighed …

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    29 Mar 13
  • PrincessCrown

    A new Renville County Dairy Princess was crowned recently in Bird Island. Laura Albrecht, the daughter of Kirby and Ann Albrecht of Fairfax was crowned during the Renville County Al Ag Banquet at the Island …

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    29 Mar 13
  • LeannMeyer

    The reward for information on a missing Colorado woman originally from St. Peter has now been doubled to $20,000. Officials say 52-year-old Leann “Annie” Meyer vanished last month. She has lived in the Denver suburb …

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    28 Mar 13
  • JesseBrudelie (1)1

    A 33-year-old Hanska man facing a felony drug charge in Blue Earth County failed to appear in court Wednesday for his sentencing, but no warrant will be issued for his arrest. That’s because Jesse Warren …

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    28 Mar 13
  • JillHulke

    New Ulm District 88 School Board member Jill Hulke will be resigning next week after learning that she is ineligible to serve on the board. That’s because she lives in rural Courtland, just across the …

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    28 Mar 13