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  • Rahn Residence

    Crews were called to a house fire early this afternoon (Tuesday) northeast of Hutchinson. Hutchinson Fire Chief Mike Schumann says the fire was in the lower level of the house in the “mechanical room.” The …

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    24 Mar 15
  • Hentges

    LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie eighth-grader Erik Hentges, son of Dawn and Anthony Hentges, has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the …

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    24 Mar 15
  • Butcher

    Gwen Butcher made an appearance in Wright County Court Monday after being arrested and charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder last week. The 33-year-old rural Hutchinson woman had been charged with aiding and abetting …

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    24 Mar 15
  • Bad Road

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says he considers a $7 billion Republican plan for road construction a step forward in terms of scope, but he’s less enthusiastic about how it would be …

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    24 Mar 15
  • Growler

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A top legislative backer of repealing Minnesota’s ban on Sunday liquor sales says the path is clear to allow takeaway sales of 64-ounce beer growlers from craft breweries. The Teamsters …

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    24 Mar 15
  • MnDot Snowplow

    After weeks of spring-like weather, Minnesotans got another shot of winter Sunday afternoon. It arrived a little later than expected, but heavy snow hit central and southern Minnesota, making travel difficult on several highways. Some …

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    23 Mar 15
  • Emergency

    A rural Bird Island man died Saturday evening in a farm accident. The Renville County Sheriff’s Office says 53-year-old Jonathan Dean Roker was apparently attempting to put a dual tire on a tractor when the …

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    23 Mar 15
  • MNsure

    Minnesota’s health insurance exchange has relied heavily on federal funds that will dry up by the end of the year. Health care experts and consultants say it’s too early to declare MNsure unsustainable as some …

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    23 Mar 15