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  • U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at his news conference at the conclusion of the APEC Summit in Honolulu, Hawaii, November 13, 2011.

    President Barack Obama served notice on Sunday that the United States was fed up with China’s trade and currency practices as he turned up the heat on America’s biggest economic rival.

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    14 Nov 11
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    McLeod County Auditor-Treasurer, Cindy Schultz is reminding McLeod County residents that the second half property tax payments for agricultural properties are due Tuesday, November 15th. Payments are accepted by mail, in person at the McLeod …

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    14 Nov 11
  • The Senate is seen during a voting session in Rome November 11, 2011. Former European Commissioner Mario Monti emerged on Thursday as favorite to replace Silvio Berlusconi at the head of an emergency government as Italy's politicians rushed to ward off a crisis that is endangering the entire euro zone.

    Italy’s parliament is rushing through austerity measures demanded by the European Union to avert a euro zone meltdown, after U.S. President Barack Obama ratcheted up pressure for more dramatic action from the currency bloc.

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    11 Nov 11
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    A New Ulm man was seriously injured in a grain bin accident in the City of Cleveland on Monday. 67-year-old Eldon John Jones was reportedly helping remove corn from the bin when he became entangled …

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    10 Nov 11
  • scam alert

    The Wright County Sheriff’s Office says it’s continually receiving reports of citizens who are scammed out of large sums of money through various internet, mail and phone scams. Authorities say typically the scam involves wiring …

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    10 Nov 11
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    Because of the relatively mild weather recently and because the amount of leaves still on the trees, Hutchinson city officials have extended their leaf removal service. Public Works Manager John Olson says weather permitting, the …

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    10 Nov 11
  • Suspect in Bank Robbery

    Authorities are investigating an armed bank robbery that occurred Wednesday afternoon in Albertville. At 12:47 PM the Wright County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an armed robbery at Premier Bank on 61st Street NE. …

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    10 Nov 11
  • Penn State football coach Joe Paterno returns to his residence in State College, Pennsylvania November 9, 2011.

    Famed U.S. college football coach Joe Paterno and the president of Penn State University were fired on Wednesday in fallout from a child-abuse scandal and cover-up involving a former assistant coach and school officials.

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    10 Nov 11