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  • honey bees

    ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — The Tri-County Beekeepers Association plans to offer a scholarship to a central Minnesota teen in an effort to attract younger people to the hobby. Locals between 12 and 17 years …

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    26 Oct 15
  • robbery at gunpoint

    Willmar police continue to investigate an armed robbery reported Friday night at Sunray Express and Sunray Spirits. Police say the convenience store and liquor store, located at 3001 First Ave. N.W. just off Kandiyohi County …

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    26 Oct 15
  • fire investigation

    A shed in Meeker County housing thousands of dollars in farm equipment was destroyed by fire last night (Thursday). At 10:15 p.m., the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, Dassel Fire Department, Cokato Fire Department, Hutchinson Fire Department, …

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    23 Oct 15
  • H5N2

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tests on more than 750 ducks shot by Minnesota hunters this fall have turned up no signs of the kind of bird flu that devastated the Midwest poultry industry earlier this year. …

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    23 Oct 15
  • Akerson

    A former Willmar Senior High School teacher pleaded guilty Thursday to having a sexual relationship with a female student from 2010 to 2012. The West Central Tribune reports 35-year-old Chad Jeffrey Akerson of Willmar pleaded …

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    23 Oct 15
  • Project Breathe

    First Responders with the Silver Lake Fire Department are now some of the best-equipped in the nation to save a pet’s life. Officials say that’s because Invisible Fence of Central Minnesota has donated two pet oxygen mask …

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    22 Oct 15
  • Big Game Treestands

    (MNN/Minneapolis, MN) — More than 12-thousand tree stands used for deer hunting are being recalled by a Minnesota company due to a fall hazard. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the assembly cables on stands …

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    22 Oct 15
  • BNSF Train

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has told BNSF Railway’s top executive that he is “deeply concerned” about a recent increase in Bakken oil trains on western suburban tracks into downtown Minneapolis. In a …

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    22 Oct 15