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  • VW

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota plans to spend the first phase of its $47 million from the national Volkswagen settlement on replacing large, old diesel equipment with cleaner vehicles. Volkswagen agreed to pay the …

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    12 Apr 18
  • Hutchinson City Center

    The invocation before Hutchinson City Council meetings will continue, at least for the time being. At the previous meeting, Councilor Steve Cook asked that a discussion on whether to keep or drop the invocation be …

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    11 Apr 18
  • Michelle Fischbach

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s Republican Lt. Gov. and Sen. Michelle Fischbach of Paynesville is being sued again over her dual roles. Fischbach automatically ascended to become lieutenant governor in January after Tina Smith …

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    11 Apr 18
  • buffer strip

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The executive director of a state board says a controversial proposal that could have meant big fines for landowners who violate Minnesota’s requirement for buffer strips between farm fields and …

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    11 Apr 18
  • Gregory Scheel

    (West Central Tribune/Montevideo, MN) – A Paynesville man charged in the homicides of his grandparents last month in Stearns County was free on bail at the time from a 2017 case after his grandfather cosigned …

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    11 Apr 18
  • deer

    (Learfield News Service/St. Paul, MN) Minnesotans can view and comment on the DNR’s new deer plan over the next month. Wildlife Population Manager Leslie McInenly says one goal of the plan is to keep that …

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    10 Apr 18
  • Gregory Scheel

    (West Central Tribune/St. Cloud, MN) — Stearns County intends to present evidence to a grand jury in the case against a man suspected of killing his grandparents last month in their Paynesville home, where he …

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    10 Apr 18
  • salmonella

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Chicken salad contaminated with salmonella bacteria made by an Iowa food processing company and distributed by Fareway Stores has sickened 265 people in eight states and caused one death in …

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    10 Apr 18