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  • McKaia Ryberg

    Students at St. Mary’s School in Bird Island are preparing to host Gov. Mark Dayton next week. School Principal Tracy Bertrand told the West Central Tribune that the governor’s office on Thursday afternoon confirmed plans …

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    20 Jan 12
  • fire line do not cross

    Fire officials say a wood burning stove is the cause of a house fire south of Lester Prairie Wednesday afternoon. Lester Prairie Fire Chief Jim Hoof says the fire occurred at 16229 Babcock Avenue and …

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    20 Jan 12
  • Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce

    The Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau’s 64th Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet is just over a week away. The Chamber has already announced their 2011 Award Winners. Business Person of the Year …

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    19 Jan 12
  • fire line do not cross

    A house fire south of Lester Prairie Wednesday afternoon kept several area fire departments busy for several hours. Details are not yet available on the fire that was at 16229 Babcock Avenue. The fire was …

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    19 Jan 12
  • Costa Concordia Shipwreck

    The children of a Minnesota couple missing since last week’s cruise ship disaster in Italy said Wednesday that their parents are not among those passengers whose bodies were recently recovered. Jerry and Barbara Heil of …

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    19 Jan 12
  • cruise ship rescue

    The family of a Minnesota couple missing after a cruise ship capsized of the coast of Italy say they have received no word on the couple. The death toll from the Costa Concordia disaster now …

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    18 Jan 12
  • Marlon-Sands1

    A 26-year-old man made his first court appearance Tuesday on seven felony charges for allegedly stealing several vehicles and selling them to others who in turn sold the cars for their scrap value. The West …

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    18 Jan 12
  • Darek Jon Nelson

    A 24-year-old man is charged with fatally stabbing an 18-year-old woman outside a Montevideo pizza restaurant where they both worked. Darek Jon Nelson was charged Tuesday in Chippewa County in the death of Vinessa Lozano …

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    18 Jan 12