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  • Storms

    Storms that passed through Meeker County have left sporadic damage. According to the sheriff’s office, Saturday evening’s storm destroyed outbuildings of one residence and left the house with roof, window and water damage. The damage …

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    18 May 15
  • bird flu chickens

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Bird flu keeps spreading to Minnesota farms. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health reported Thursday that two more flocks have a presumptive positive test for the virus. One flock is …

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    15 May 15
  • Fire

    A fire yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon destroyed a barn in Meeker County. At just after 3:30, the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, Litchfield Fire Department, and Cosmos Fire Department responded to 17567 590th Avenue in Greenleaf Township, for …

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    14 May 15
  • Edson Celin-Dominguez Benitez (left).  Reinol Godines Vergara (right).

    Two men are accused of murder in the death of a 90-year-old farmer in his Carver County home last month, according to charges filed Wednesday. WCCO reports 35-year-old Reinol Godines Vergara has been charged with …

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    13 May 15
  • police line do not cross

    CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Authorities have arrested two men in the killing of a 90-year-old rural Carver County man who was attacked in his home last month. Sheriff Jim Olson said Tuesday a tipster provided …

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    13 May 15
  • Glencoe Silver Lake

    Unofficial results from Tuesday’s election show voters overwhelmingly approved a $24-million building bond for the Glencoe-Silver Lake School District. 1,534 voted yes. 908 voted no. Totals will become official when the school board canvasses the …

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    13 May 15
  • Christopher Besser

    BUFFALO, Minn. (AP) — The son of an Elk River police officer who is charged with fatally shooting his father and brother told a dispatcher he “just lost it” and killed the two, according to …

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    12 May 15
  • Wright County Court

    ST. MICHAEL, Minn. (AP) — Charges are expected today (Tuesday) in the fatal shooting of an off-duty police officer and his 27-year-old son at a home in Wright County. The sheriff’s department has identified the …

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    12 May 15