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  • roundabout

    Construction of a roundabout at the intersection of state Highway 7 and U.S. Highway 71 near Blomkest has been proposed by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Construction is tentatively scheduled for the summer of 2017. …

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    25 Mar 15
  • money

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota House Republicans said Tuesday they’ll strive for $2 billion in unspecified tax cuts in a budget that would squeeze spending, primarily on health and welfare programs but also in …

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    25 Mar 15
  • Rahn Residence

    Crews were called to a house fire early this afternoon (Tuesday) northeast of Hutchinson. Hutchinson Fire Chief Mike Schumann says the fire was in the lower level of the house in the “mechanical room.” The …

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    24 Mar 15
  • Hentges

    LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie eighth-grader Erik Hentges, son of Dawn and Anthony Hentges, has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the …

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    24 Mar 15
  • Butcher

    Gwen Butcher made an appearance in Wright County Court Monday after being arrested and charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder last week. The 33-year-old rural Hutchinson woman had been charged with aiding and abetting …

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    24 Mar 15
  • Bad Road

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says he considers a $7 billion Republican plan for road construction a step forward in terms of scope, but he’s less enthusiastic about how it would be …

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    24 Mar 15
  • Growler

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A top legislative backer of repealing Minnesota’s ban on Sunday liquor sales says the path is clear to allow takeaway sales of 64-ounce beer growlers from craft breweries. The Teamsters …

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    24 Mar 15
  • MnDot Snowplow

    After weeks of spring-like weather, Minnesotans got another shot of winter Sunday afternoon. It arrived a little later than expected, but heavy snow hit central and southern Minnesota, making travel difficult on several highways. Some …

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    23 Mar 15