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  • Hutchinson Fire Department

    A heating unit at a Hutchinson business is blamed for causing smoke and the evacuation of the building late this morning (Friday). Hutchinson fire crews were called to the WCI Thrift Store on Highway 15 …

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    16 Oct 15
  • Stolen Trailer

    Police are investigating after a recreational trailer was reportedly stolen from a parking lot at a business in Rogers. The Rogers Police Department said the incident happened Oct. 7. Authorities say a business in the …

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    16 Oct 15
  • Arson

    A Willmar woman faces five charges stemming from an alleged attempt to set a fire and cause an explosion in a house Sunday evening in a southwest Willmar neighborhood. The West Central Tribune reports 57-year-old …

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    16 Oct 15
  • Grass-fire

    More and more grass and field fires are flaring ups as conditions are becoming dryer, due to the lack of rain. On Wednesday afternoon at about 12:40, the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports …

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    15 Oct 15
  • Employment

    Minnesota’s unemployment rate has dropped again, coming in at 3.8 percent in September. But job losses blurred the economic picture.The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has been below 4 percent for seven out of nine months …

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    15 Oct 15
  • crash investigation

    Four people were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 212 in Olivia Wednesday morning. The State Patrol says a vehicle was eastbound on the highway at about 8 a.m. when it struck the rear …

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    15 Oct 15
  • Renville County Sheriff

    OLIVIA — The Renville County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in solving a series of thefts from motor vehicles, such as the theft of a firearm from a locked Minnesota State Patrol …

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    15 Oct 15
  • Aquatic Center

    The city of Hutchinson is moving forward on the proposed aquatic center. The City Council last night (Tuesday) approved the final study phase, probable cost, a 5-year financial forecast, and authorizing U.S. Aquatics to proceed …

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    14 Oct 15