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  • 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
  • Wright County Sheriff

    Two men, one of them an off-duty Elk River police officer, were found dead in an apparent double homicide Saturday night. According to a news release from the Wright County Sheriff’s Office, the officer, identified …

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    11 May 15