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  • unemployment rate

    Minnesota employers cut 100 jobs in February, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The loss, combined with a revised gain of 800 jobs in January, brought …

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    28 Mar 14
  • area counties

    ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) —Benton County sheriff’s officials have released the name of a man whose body was found east of St. Cloud. The Midwest Medical Examiner’s office says it’s the body of 31-year-old Jamie …

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    27 Mar 14
  • Renville County Sheriff

    A vehicle stolen in Willmar was recovered in Renville County when authorities responded to a crash in which the vehicle struck a utility pole Tuesday morning. The Renville County Sheriff’s office says no one was injured, …

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    26 Mar 14
  • Brok Junkermeier

    Five jurors were seated Tuesday in the first day of the first-degree murder trial of Brok Junkermeier. The 19-year-old from Willmar is accused in the strangulation and stabbing death of 79-year-old Lila Warwick at her …

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    26 Mar 14
  • tax info

    The state Revenue Department is filling in the details about what taxpayers need to do in light of the new tax bill. If you haven’t already filed, officials are asking you to hold off until …

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    25 Mar 14
  • Parkers Peanut Butter

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Coon Rapids-based Parkers Farm Acquisition is recalling some of its peanut butter, cheese, salsa and spreads after authorities discovered some products contained Listeria. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says there …

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    24 Mar 14
  • Hutchinson Health

    A Savage, Minnesota man has been charged for allegedly assaulting a Hutchinson doctor Monday morning. 31-year-old Anthony Robert Erkel has been charged with 5th-degree assault. The Doctor told police that he had been talking with …

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    21 Mar 14
  • Fire

    NEW ULM, Minn.(AP)—Authorities say a New Ulm apartment house fire that killed a woman last month was accidental. Fifty-year-old Darcy Moldan was rescued from her second-floor apartment during the Feb. 27 fire but later died …

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    21 Mar 14