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  • Employment

    The Minnesota unemployment rate climbed 0.1 percent in May to 3.8 percent and employers cut 200 jobs, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).The state …

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    18 Jun 15
  • Emergency

    A 4-year-old boy was badly burned in a Hutchinson backyard fire pit last Friday evening. Corey Vener says his son William was running and playing with bubbles when he tripped and fell headfirst into the …

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    18 Jun 15
  • court

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) —A law professor who’s been deeply involved in the legal fight over the Minnesota Sex Offender Program since its inception says he’s not surprised a judge declared it unconstitutional. William Mitchell …

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    18 Jun 15
  • Archdiocese

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The New Jersey-based archbishop appointed to serve as a temporary caretaker for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is an Ivy League-educated attorney with working-class Rust Belt roots. Archbishop …

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    17 Jun 15
  • eggs

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A bird flu outbreak in the Midwest has actually resulted in cheaper chicken meat in the U.S. because exports have been restricted, leaving a plentiful domestic supply. In a monthly …

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    17 Jun 15
  • crop report

    Over one-quarter of the first cutting of alfalfa hay was harvested during the 4.3 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Overall, farmers reported the weather …

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    16 Jun 15
  • Hutchinson Police Cruiser

    Police are investigating several thefts that have been reported from Hutchinson residents over the past few weeks. Authorities suspect a 24-year-old Hutchinson woman is behind the burglaries and thefts after a theft was reported on …

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    16 Jun 15
  • Archdiocese

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Archbishop John Nienstedt of the Archdioceses of St. Paul and Minneapolis announced his resignation Monday, 10 days after Ramsey County filed criminal charges against the archdiocese for failing to protect …

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    16 Jun 15