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  • Ridgewater Instructor Receives Award

    Sam Nelson, History Instructor at Ridgewater College, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach at the Kazan Institute of Economics, Management, and Law for the entire 2012-13 academic year. That’s according to the …

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    04 Apr 12
  • Health

    A variety of elements went into the latest county health rankings in Minnesota. Minnesota Commissioner of Health, Doctor Ed Ehlinger, says counties were ranked in two categories: health outcomes and health factors. He says 10% …

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    03 Apr 12
  • Brown County Courthouse

    A 20-year-old Fairfax man has been charged with 3rd-degree criminal sexual conduct in Brown County Court after allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl. Eloy Figueroa was reportedly in the relationship with the …

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    03 Apr 12
  • United Way 2011

    United Way of McLeod County Board President Russ Trettin announced that the organization delivered $50,043 in checks during March, to 40 partnering agencies/programs. Those checks represent the first quarter allocations for 2012 United Way funding. …

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    03 Apr 12
  • Conservation Officer Class

    It seems only appropriate that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) 13th Conservation Officer Academy got underway March 28th at Camp Ripley on the 125th anniversary of the game warden service in Minnesota. Known …

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    03 Apr 12
  • Planting

    Some farmers are already planting crops in central and southern Minnesota. That’s because of the mild, dry winter and record warmth in March. In its first weekly crop-weather report for Minnesota this season, the U.S. …

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    03 Apr 12
  • emergency lights

    A Glencoe man is in critical condition after losing control of his vehicle on Highway 212 early Sunday morning. 22-year-old Nathan Schuette was taken to Glencoe Hospital for treatment. Authorities say the crash happened just …

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    02 Apr 12
  • Turrubiates

    An Olivia man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the death of his girlfriend’s 18-month-old daughter. 21-year-old Sergio Turrubiates Jr received his sentence for the 2nd-degree murder charge on Friday in Renville …

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    02 Apr 12