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  • Gov Mark Dayton

    Gov. Mark Dayton sent a letter Wednesday to President Barack Obama requesting a major federal disaster declaration for 18 counties affected by flash flooding and severe storms June 20-26. The request includes that Benton, Big …

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    18 Jul 13
  • Wright County Sheriff1

    An Annandale man died following a farm machinery accident at Midwest Machinery in Howard Lake Monday. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office says 23-year-old Brandon Scherping was assembling a piece of farm equipment when it fell …

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    17 Jul 13
  • Fatal Crash

    A Litchfield woman died Tuesday after a two-vehicle collision between Kimball and Litchfield. 72-year-old Gloria Nething died at the scene. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, at about 2:30 p.m., 34-year-old Jesse Albright of Royalton …

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    17 Jul 13
  • algae

    When the summer temperatures rise, conditions are ripe for Minnesota lakes to produce harmful algal blooms. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency reminds people that a type of algae called “blue-green algae” can harm pets, livestock …

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    17 Jul 13
  • Heat Advisory

    The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for southern and east-central Minnesota into west-central Wisconsin. Forecaster Tony Zaleski says it will likely be in effect through 9 pm Thursday. He says a large …

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    17 Jul 13
  • Minnesota National Guard

    An official deployment ceremony was held Sunday at the Litchfield Civic Arena for a Litchfield-based Minnesota National Guard unit that will leave Tuesday for a year-long deployment to Afghanistan.  The 849th Mobility Augmentation Company will …

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    15 Jul 13
  • Road Construction

    The replacement of the bridge on South Grade Road over Otter Lake in Hutchinson will begin Wednesday (July 17, 2013). Structural Specialties of Hutchinson, MN was awarded the project. A new single span concrete bridge …

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    13 Jul 13
  • fatal crash investigation

    A Glencoe woman has died after her motorcycle hit a car in Scott County Thursday morning. The crash occurred at just after 9am on County Road 9 near Jordan. A Lincoln Navigator driven by 35-year-old …

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    13 Jul 13