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  • Americas Most Challenging High Schools

    Hutchinson Senior High School was recently named to the Washington Post’s annual America’s Most Challenging High Schools list. This is the 2nd consecutive year the school has been named to this list. There are only …

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    09 May 17
  • Crash

    (Olivia MN-) A Willmar man was injured in a three vehicle crash on Highway 71 north of Olivia at 7:30 Monday morning. The state patrol says 24-year-old Dustin Lavoie was driving his car northbound on …

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    09 May 17
  • Emergency

    (Learfield News Service/Sibley County, MN) On Saturday evening just after 7:00, a motorcycle driven by 51-year-old James Alvin Vannoordt of Granite Falls, was westbound on Highway 19 when it ran right, slid into a metal …

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    08 May 17
  • Minnesota State Capitol Bldg

     ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker wants to bump up Minnesota’s smoking age to 21 in an effort to lower the number teenage smokers. The Star Tribune reports that a bill introduced Thursday …

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    05 May 17
  • court

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first of tens of thousands of lawsuits against Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta for introducing a genetically engineered corn variety before China approved it for imports has been pushed back to July. …

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    03 May 17
  • no smoking

    EDINA, Minn. (AP) — A Twin Cities suburb is poised to become the first city in Minnesota to raise the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21. Minnesota Public Radio reports the Edina …

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    03 May 17
  • ISIS

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A young man convicted of trying to join the Islamic State group will remain in custody until a judge decides whether he violated probation by watching a documentary on terrorism. Abdullahi Yusuf …

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    03 May 17
  • Racoon

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota officials are warning about a rising number of reports of a disease in raccoons that can affect dogs. The Department of Natural Resources says canine distemper cases have been …

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    02 May 17