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  • unemployment rate

    The Minnesota unemployment rate fell to a seasonally adjusted 5.2 percent in June, reaching its lowest point since May 2008, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). …

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    19 Jul 13
  • Kerry Dean Stevenson

    The Wright County Sheriff’s Office is releasing information to the community regarding a Level 3 Predatory Offender. This predatory offender is not wanted by the police and has served the sentence imposed on him by …

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    19 Jul 13
  • Renville County Parks

    As of Thursday morning, one Renville County park remained closed due to flooding. According to the Renville County Parks Department, Anderson Lake County Park will remain closed until further notice. The parks that are now …

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    18 Jul 13
  • Gov Mark Dayton

    Gov. Mark Dayton sent a letter Wednesday to President Barack Obama requesting a major federal disaster declaration for 18 counties affected by flash flooding and severe storms June 20-26. The request includes that Benton, Big …

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    18 Jul 13
  • Wright County Sheriff1

    An Annandale man died following a farm machinery accident at Midwest Machinery in Howard Lake Monday. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office says 23-year-old Brandon Scherping was assembling a piece of farm equipment when it fell …

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    17 Jul 13
  • Fatal Crash

    A Litchfield woman died Tuesday after a two-vehicle collision between Kimball and Litchfield. 72-year-old Gloria Nething died at the scene. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, at about 2:30 p.m., 34-year-old Jesse Albright of Royalton …

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    17 Jul 13
  • algae

    When the summer temperatures rise, conditions are ripe for Minnesota lakes to produce harmful algal blooms. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency reminds people that a type of algae called “blue-green algae” can harm pets, livestock …

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    17 Jul 13
  • Heat Advisory

    The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for southern and east-central Minnesota into west-central Wisconsin. Forecaster Tony Zaleski says it will likely be in effect through 9 pm Thursday. He says a large …

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    17 Jul 13