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  • Ridgewater College Hutchinson Campus

    WILLMAR — Ridgewater College President Douglas Allen plans to continue to advocate for higher education and for Ridgewater College, even after he leaves his post on June 30. Allen and Minnesota State Chancellor Steven Rosenstone …

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    14 Apr 17
  • Hutchinson Police Cruiser

    Hutchinson Police are investigating a purchase in which bogus bills were used to buy a vacuum cleaner at the local Walmart. On Tuesday, an employee reported to police that an African-American man bought a Dyson …

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    13 Apr 17
  • Hotel Site

    Hutchinson city officials are still working on bringing a new hotel to the northeast quadrant of land at the intersection of Highways 7 and 15. The proposal was first brought to the council about a …

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    13 Apr 17
  • Judge Eide

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The six known surviving siblings of Prince have urged a Minnesota judge not to delay naming them the rightful heirs to the late music superstar’s estate. Prince left no known will when …

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    13 Apr 17
  • Allen

    WILLMAR — Ridgewater College President Douglas Allen has told friends and colleagues that he has not been offered a contract renewal and will be leaving the college. The West Central Tribunre reports in a letter …

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    13 Apr 17
  • Firefighter

    A fire Tuesday afternoon caused damage to a Watkins home. The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a house fire just before 3pm in the 600 block of Veterans Drive in Watkins. Meeker …

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    12 Apr 17
  • Hwy 22

    WILLMAR, Minn. – The Highway 22 project south of Litchfield begins Monday, April 17th.  MnDot officials say Highway 22 will be closed and the detour will have motorists utilize Meeker CR 1.  The project is anticipated to …

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    12 Apr 17
  • MN Department of Revenue

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s top tax official says deep cuts to state budgets could result in months-long delays to tax returns next year. Republicans who control the Legislature have laid out some major …

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    12 Apr 17