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  • McLeod County Fair

    The McLeod County Talent Contest took place Sunday, August 21st at the Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. The talented competitors showed off their skills before an audience and three judges as they tried to win prizes and a trip to the Minnesota State Fair.

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    22 Aug 11
  • Motorcycle Crash

    A Watkins man is in serious condition after crashing his motorcycle Sunday morning. Authorities say 36-year-old Keith David Ashfeld was taken to St. Cloud Hospital for treatment. According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, just …

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    22 Aug 11
  • Cosmos Construction Grant

    A $1.9 million federal transportation grant has been awarded for the reconstruction of state Highway 4 through Cosmos. The grant was part of a $7.2 million grant allocation for 10 separate Minnesota projects that was …

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    19 Aug 11
  • Fatal Fire Investigation

    A former Minnesota State student death from a fire has been determined as a suicide. An autopsy showed that 21 year old Ayush Bhattorai died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning due to smoke …

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    19 Aug 11
  • MN Unemployment Rate

    Last month’s three-week state government shutdown had its predicted effect in the state’s jobless numbers for July. About 22,000 state workers were laid off during the July 1-19 shutdown, leading to a rise of 0.4 …

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    19 Aug 11
  • Assault Sentencing

    A 22-year-old Grove City man has been sentenced 180 days in jail, seven years of probation and a $1,000 fine on a second-degree assault charge in connection to a July 3rd incident that included shooting …

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    18 Aug 11
  • Burning Bales Block Roads

    Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating those responsible for putting hay bales and cornstalks on roads and setting them on fire. Deputies were called at 2 a.m. Tuesday about …

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    17 Aug 11
  • Superintendent to Retire

    Eden Valley-Watkins plans to hire a full-time superintendent next year to replace Larry Peterson. The St. Cloud Times reports Peterson is leaving June 30th. Peterson is in his 11th year on the job. The 62-year-old …

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    17 Aug 11