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    A Clara City man has died when he was trapped under a pontoon after it turtled on Golden pond near Willmar. 76-year-old Philip Thissen was trapped under the overturned boat for 20 minutes, according to …

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    03 Aug 15
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    Heartland Community Action of Willmar and Western Community Action of Marshall are moving ahead with a merger. The board of directors for the two Community Action Agencies voted unanimously July 15 to merge the two …

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    03 Aug 15
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    The safety of roundabouts as a traffic control device was the message from transportation officials discussing Kandiyohi County’s first roundabout to be constructed in 2017. The Minnesota Department of Transportation plans a roundabout at the …

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    03 Aug 15
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    WILLMAR, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man is dead after he was trapped under a pontoon when it flipped over. The Star Tribune reports three men were on the pontoon Friday morning on Golden Pond …

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    03 Aug 15
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    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Department of Natural Resources is closing Mille Lacs Lake for walleye fishing at 10 p.m. on Monday. Minnesota natural resources officials said Sunday that anglers had exceeded the central …

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    03 Aug 15
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    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota law enforcement agencies are starting to count how many untested rape kits they have as state officials aim to tackle a backlog. The effort started Saturday as part of …

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    03 Aug 15
  • medical marijuana

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s first month of legal medical marijuana sales has stories of success, disappointment and everything in between. Manufacturers are urging patience as they figure out the right dosages and strains …

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    03 Aug 15
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    MADISON, Minn. (AP) — Authorities are treating the shooting deaths of a husband and wife at a home in Lac qui Parle (LAK’-ah PAR’-el) County as a murder-suicide. Sheriff’s officials say the bodies of 78-year-old …

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    31 Jul 15