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  • Champlin Bank Robbery

    Two men and a woman are in custody in connection with a “takeover style” bank robbery in Champlin, in which the robbers used a handgun and ordered bank employees and customers to the floor. The …

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    27 Oct 11
  • Wrobleski1

    A Willmar man accused of leading local authorities on a week-long manhunt following a string of thefts entered a Not Guilty plea in court this week. 38-year-old Matthew James Wrobleski has been charged with 9 …

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    27 Oct 11
  • BavarianBlast

    The future of New Ulm’s Bavarian Blast was discussed Wednesday evening during the festival’s board of directors annual meeting. The severe heat of this past July caused serious financial problems for New Ulm’s summer festival. …

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    27 Oct 11
  • Tornado

    The USDA has designated 11 Minnesota counties as disaster areas because of the combined impacts of excessive rain, high heat, strong winds, tornadoes and an early fall frost this year. Wednesday’s declaration makes affected farmers …

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    27 Oct 11
  • Fairfax

    The Farm Merchantile in Fairfax was burglarized at some point over the weekend. The crime occurred between 5pm on Saturday and 2pm on Sunday. The building was broken into and merchandise was taken from the …

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    27 Oct 11
  • MitchBongers

    A Faribault man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison on charges of criminal vehicular homicide for the April 2010 death of his girlfriend. Twenty-three-year-old Mitchell Bongers was drunk when he lost …

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    27 Oct 11
  • Dayton1 - Copy

    Business leaders meeting with Governor Mark Dayton during Tuesday’s job summit say they have hundreds of job openings, but can’t find qualified workers to fill them. Some attendees say many Minnesotans should consider the possibility …

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    26 Oct 11
  • SchoolBus

    A new school district is in the process of being born in southern Minnesota. Residents of the Le Center and Montgomery-Lonsdale School Districts voted in June to consolidate the 2 districts and form a new …

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    26 Oct 11