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    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers from both parties agree that a nearly $1.9 billion budget surplus is good news. They just disagree on how to spend it. State finance officials revealed the hefty …

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    04 Dec 15
  • fire investigation

    A fire early this morning (Thursday) destroyed a rural Watkins home and sent the owner to the hospital with burns. At just before 3am, the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a house …

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    03 Dec 15
  • Michael Foods

    MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) — One of the country’s largest egg producers, Minnesota-based Michael Foods, has joined the growing list of companies moving toward cage-free eggs. In a statement Wednesday, Michael Foods’ president and CEO, Jim …

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    03 Dec 15
  • Hutchinson Tigers

    The Hutchinson School District has announced their “Students of the Month” for November. They are: Freshman Charles Tramp, Sophomores Natalie Benfield, Ellie Lenarz, Jason Hasse, Michael Berg and Sarah Puder, and Juniors Jaden Goracke and …

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    03 Dec 15
  • traffic deaths

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Traffic deaths in Minnesota in 2015 have surpassed last year’s totals. With a month left to go in the year, preliminary numbers from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Office …

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    03 Dec 15
  • Renville County MN

    It appears feasible for Renville County to develop an off-highway vehicle park on a 272-acre site near the Minnesota River. The West Central Tribune reports Andy Brandel, with I + S Group of Fairmont presented …

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    03 Dec 15
  • Meeker County Sheriffs Office

    The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office has positively identified the woman whose body was found in a drainage ditch in Swede Grove Township Monday night. She’s identified as 39-year-old Toni Cottrill of Paynesville.   Authorities say the …

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    02 Dec 15
  • MN Court eFiling

    Beginning next Wednesday (December 9), court users in McLeod, Scott, and Sibley counties will be able to electronically file and serve court documents through an online portal. The move to electronic filing and service of case …

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    02 Dec 15