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  • crops

    (Learfield News Service/Undated) — Prices for Minnesota farmland may be stabilizing after a decline in 2017. The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis reported last week that agriculture in Minnesota remains weak but stable. Lower land …

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    12 Mar 18
  • crash investigation

    ST. MICHAEL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say several people were hurt when a charter bus transporting a college basketball team from Illinois crashed in Minnesota. State Patrol spokeswoman Lt. Tiffani Nielson says the bus was …

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    12 Mar 18
  • Emergency

    An 18-year-old from Willmar was injured Sunday morning in a one-vehicle crash in Renville County. Isaac King was taken to Rice Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. A passenger in the vehicle, 18-year-old …

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    12 Mar 18
  • court

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former executive at hearing aid manufacturer Starkey Laboratories and a business associate were convicted Thursday in a $20 million embezzlement case, while two other defendants were acquitted. The Star Tribune reported former Starkey …

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    09 Mar 18
  • Senator Scott Newman

    (Learfield News Service/St. Paul, MN)  Senate Republicans are proposing major changes to the state’s information technology agency–MN-IT. It’s a response, in part, to recent troubles at the Minnesota Licensing and Registration System or MN-LARS. Senator …

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    09 Mar 18
  • Employment

    ST. PAUL – Minnesota employers added 2,500 jobs in January, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today (Thursday) by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Newly revised figures indicate the state gained 20,116 jobs …

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    08 Mar 18
  • court

    (West Central Tribune/St. Paul, MN)  A federal indictment charges a former bookkeeper of the Farm Mercantile hardware store in Fairfax with embezzling approximately $535,000. The West Central Tribune reports a grand jury returned an indictment …

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    08 Mar 18
  • Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce

    Mankato, Minn. (March 7, 2018) – During the 2018 Explore Minnesota Tourism Conference, held at the Verizon Center this week, several individuals, organizations and tourism businesses were recognized at the annual Excellence in Tourism Awards …

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    08 Mar 18