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  • court

    Two rural Hutchinson residents accused of kidnapping and murdering a Howard Lake man will likely not have hearings until this summer. Gwen Butcher’s district court appearance in Buffalo last week resulted in her attorney asking …

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    27 Apr 15
  • crash investigation

    Five people were injured in a three-vehicle crash just after 6pm Friday north of Dassel. The State Patrol says 17-year-old Andrew Sarkinen of Roseville was traveling westbound on Meeker County Road 21, approaching Highway 15, …

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    27 Apr 15
  • Gov Dayton

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Governor Mark Dayton will convene his Executive Council on Monday as Minnesota responds to a bird flu outbreak that has killed millions of birds in the state’s poultry industry. The …

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    27 Apr 15
  • Walsh

    Congratulations are in order for Hutchinson High School Principal Patrick Walsh. Walsh was named today (Friday) the Principal of the Year for the Southwest Division of the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals.   

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    24 Apr 15
  • Meeker County Sheriffs Office

    Two Dassel men have been arrested for sexual assault and drugs. While investigating a sexual assault on a juvenile girl, Meeker County authorities also found drugs and paraphernalia at a home in Dassel. The sheriff’s …

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    24 Apr 15
  • McLeod County

    McLEOD COUNTY PARKS OPEN FOR SEASON ON MAY 1st McLeod County Parks will officially open on Friday, May 1st.  Park hours are 8:00 a.m. to one hour past sunset.  All six parks will be open at that time.  They …

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    24 Apr 15
  • Fatal Crash

    A 14-year-old girl is dead after a crash on a Brown County road late Thursday afternoon. The Minnesota State Patrol says two vehicles collided on Highway 4 and County Road 29 just before 5pm. A …

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    24 Apr 15
  • Arboretum Sculpture Stolen

    CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Officials are looking for a “priceless” sculpture stolen from the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen. The arboretum says the sculpture by the late Paul T. Granlund was removed last week between …

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    24 Apr 15