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  • Wall Cloud in Gaylord

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — A spring storm has dropped several tornadoes on the ground in south-central Minnesota, but no major damage or injuries are reported. Tornado touchdowns were reported near St. James and Lake Crystal …

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    09 May 14
  • Zumhofe

    Eugene Otto Zumhofe, 63, of Cyrus, was sentenced Thursday to more than 25 years in prison for molesting a close female relative over a period of years.The West Central Tribune reports District Judge David Mennis …

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    09 May 14
  • tax crimes

    The Minnesota Department of Revenue announced that the Kandiyohi County Attorney’s Office recently charged 43-year-old Juan Mejia and 42-year-old Martha Mejia, both of Sauk Centre, with sales and income tax-related felonies. Juan and Martha are …

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    09 May 14
  • medical marijuana

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota state Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would legalize marijuana for medical purposes. The measure is more ambitious than Gov. Mark Dayton and law-enforcement officials have said they …

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    07 May 14
  • tax rebate

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota taxpayers should know by late June if they qualify for income tax breaks approved by the 2014 Legislature. State revenue officials are plowing through 260,000 income tax returns from …

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    07 May 14
  • Road Construction

    Construction on the second phase of Jefferson Street Southeast in Hutchinson is officially underway. Crews are digging the retaining pond in the southeast quadrant at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Oakland Avenue (see below). …

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    05 May 14
  • drought1

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The heavy rain and even snow that has covered much of Minnesota for the past several days hasn’t quite made the drought go away. The updated U.S. Drought Monitor map released Thursday shows that …

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    02 May 14
  • 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