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  • Harvest

    Minnesota’s crop farmers posted their best year in decades in 2012, dodging a nationwide drought with a near-perfect combination: a big harvest and high grain prices. Median incomes surged 50 percent from the previous year, …

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    12 Apr 13
  • City of Hutchinson

    The City of Hutchinson has declared a snow emergency. Offiicals say no parking is allowed overnight on streets and alleyways between midnight and 7:00 a.m. Some areas of the City have signed parking restrictions that …

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    11 Apr 13
  • Snow Plow

    Highways in south central and southwest Minnesota are being upgraded to mostly good to fair winter driving conditions. Only Brown, Nicollet and Sibley counties have state highways that remain in difficult conditions. MnDot Snow plows …

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    11 Apr 13
  • Midwest Storm

    Storms packing rain, snow and dangerous winds raked the Midwest and spawned a possible tornado outside of St. Louis that prompted an emergency declaration from Missouri’s governor. To the north icy weather left thousands without …

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    11 Apr 13
  • Walz Winning Hotdish

    On Wednesday, Minnesota’s Congressional Delegation came together for U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s (D-Minn.) third annual hotdish competition. Sen. Franken started the friendly “Hotdish Off” as a way to bring the delegation together and celebrate a …

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    11 Apr 13
  • PaulWickenhauser

    District Judge Donald Spilseth has denied motions to dismiss the charges against the 22-year-old Cokato man facing 15 felony counts of criminal vehicular homicide or operation for the triple fatal motor vehicle crash last summer …

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    10 Apr 13
  • Dairy

    The McLeod County Dairy Association’s 60th Spring Banquet & Dairy Princess Coronation was held April 6th at the Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson MN. The new 2013-2014 McLeod County Dairy Princesses are Shelby Rolf daughter …

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    09 Apr 13
  • McLeod County Highway Dept

    McLeod County officials say the replacement of the bridge over High Island Creek began Monday. The bridge is located on Leaf Avenue approximately ¼ mile south of McLeod County Road 17 in the southeast part …

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    09 Apr 13