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  • DWI Enforcement

    (MNN/St. Paul, MN) — There were 88 drunk driving deaths last year, and state officials say alcohol is involved in one in four Minnesota crash deaths. Labor Day weekend can mean five crashes and three …

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    21 Aug 15
  • MNsure

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State officials say they’re on track to fix several longstanding technical issues at the health insurance exchange MNsure. MNsure’s technological staff told state lawmakers Thursday they have major improvements to …

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    21 Aug 15
  • Main Street Hutchinson

    Work related to the mill and overlay project on Highway 15 in downtown Hutchinson (Main Street) has begun. MnDot officials say through Friday, electrical work will be done on the traffic signals. There will be …

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    20 Aug 15
  • Employment

     Minnesota employers eliminated 3,900 jobs in July, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).  The agency said the decline was offset somewhat by an upward …

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    20 Aug 15
  • Emergency

    A preliminary report says a 3-month old infant died of “positional asphyxia.” Hutchinson Police Chief Dan Hatten says the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s preliminary report shows that Noah Wylie, son of Angela Ulrich and Tory …

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    20 Aug 15
  • Thumbs up

    There are not too many accolades given to county jails, but the Renville County Jail has picked up a few important ones recently. The West Central Tribune reports one came from a rock star “guest” …

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    19 Aug 15
  • Judge Hudson

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton has elevated Appeals Judge Natalie Hudson to Minnesota’s Supreme Court in a pick that maintains diversity in the top ranks of the judiciary. The Democratic governor announced …

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    19 Aug 15
  • crop report

    Minnesota farmers took advantage of warm and dry weather conditions to harvest small grains during the week ending Sunday, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork. Rain arrived …

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    18 Aug 15