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  • grapes

    CORINTH, N.Y. (AP) — A host of new grape varieties have enabled a boutique wine industry to take root in areas of the country that were previously inhospitable. One of them is Marquette, a red …

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    08 Jun 15
  • Minnesota State Capitol Bldg

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers will get public briefings Friday on negotiated agreement needed s to finish the state’s next budget. A special session that could be held the next day or early …

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    05 Jun 15
  • A worker wearing a protection suit cull chickens at a poultry farm where the bird flu virus had been found in Takanabe Town, Miyazaki prefecture January 31, 2011

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Brown County of south-central Minnesota has recorded its fifth presumed case of bird flu. The turkey farm was the only new case reported Thursday by the Minnesota Board of Animal …

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    05 Jun 15
  • Gwen Butcher and Robert Nuttall

    Robert Nuttall and Gwen Butcher, two rural Hutchinson residents charged in the death of Chris Rossing of Annandale were to be back in court this week after a two-month delay however, Butcher’s evidence hearing has …

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    04 Jun 15
  • taser

    The former Meeker County sheriff’s deputy alleged to have stunned another officer with an electroshock weapon was sentenced Wednesday on a charge of misdemeanor fifth-degree assault. The West Central Tribune reports 31-year-old Taylor Alan Fenrich …

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    04 Jun 15
  • health care costs

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Eight Minnesota health plans have proposed big premium increases for 2016, ranging from 11 to 74 percent. The rate increases are only proposals for now and must be approved by …

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    04 Jun 15
  • crash investigation

    A 26-year-old Renville man was airlifted to a Twin Cities hospital for injuries he sustained in a one-vehicle crash early Wednesday morning north of Redwood Falls. The crash occurred around 2 a.m. near the intersection of …

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    04 Jun 15
  • Fire

    A fire east of Grove City Tuesday afternoon caused extensive damage to a wood chip processing plant. At about 1pm, the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, Grove City Fire Department, Grove City Rescue, Atwater Fire Department, …

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    03 Jun 15