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  • Hutchinson Police Cruiser

    Hutchinson Police are following up on leads after more than $2,000 worth of cigarettes were stolen from a local grocery store last week. Officials with Cash Wise Foods discovered from their video surveillance tapes that …

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    27 May 15
  • A worker wearing a protection suit cull chickens at a poultry farm where the bird flu virus had been found in Takanabe Town, Miyazaki prefecture January 31, 2011

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Bird flu has returned to Minnesota after a lull of over a week with no new cases, with presumptive positive test results from six turkey farms. The new detections announced …

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    27 May 15
  • Rembrandt Foods

    Thirty-nine full-time employees at the Rembrandt egg facility in Renville will be laid off next month as a result of the bird flu that hit the agricultural complex last week. The West Central Tribune reports …

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    22 May 15
  • Gov Dayton

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed an education budget that he says isn’t big enough, setting up a special session of the Minnesota Legislature. Dayton had promised he would block the …

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    20 May 15
  • Minnesota State Capitol Bldg

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s Legislature has sent an education budget to Gov. Mark Dayton’s desk where it’s likely to meet his veto pen. The bill passed by the Senate Monday pumps another $400 …

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    19 May 15
  • Anderson Lake County Park

    The recent heavy rains have caused at least one local county park to close. Renville county officials say that as of noon today (Monday), Anderson Lake Park is closed until further notice, due to flooding.

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    18 May 15
  • 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