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  • Byron Smith

    LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota homeowner who shot and killed two teenagers during a break-in has been convicted of premeditated murder. Byron Smith had claimed he was simply defending himself during the break-in …

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    30 Apr 14
  • Planting Corn

    Wet weather continues to keep Minnesota farmers out of their fields, but the rain is helping improve soil moisture. In the latest crop report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says only 1.7 days …

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    29 Apr 14
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    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has recorded its first case of measles this year. The Star Tribune reports state health officials confirmed the measles in a 19-month-old Hennepin County child. Health agencies have notified area families …

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    28 Apr 14
  • court

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A militia member who was arrested in what the FBI once called a terror plot to blow up a small-town Minnesota police station is scheduled to be sentenced today (Monday) on weapons …

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    28 Apr 14
  • court

    The jury trial for 18-year-old Robert Warwick of Willmar, on first-degree murder charges for his alleged role in the July killing of his grandmother, was set Wednesday for July 21 through Aug. 8. Where the …

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    24 Apr 14
  • ATV Crash

    A 76-year-old Lake Lillian man is dead after an incident involving an all-terrain vehicle that was reported just after 8 p.m. Tuesday along Big Kandi Drive on Big Kandiyohi Lake. Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog …

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    24 Apr 14
  • Emergency Preparedness kit

    Are you ready for severe weather? This is Severe Weather Awareness week and officials say it’s a great time to make and practice your emergency plan and build an emergency kit.    Two of the most important events during Severe Weather Awareness …

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    21 Apr 14
  • Minnesota Pipeline Company

     Minnesota Pipe Line Co. plans to build a new pump station in rural Meeker County along its newest pipeline, which is part of a system delivering crude oil to Minnesota refineries. The West Central Tribune …

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    18 Apr 14