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  • President Obama

    The President Thursday declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Minnesota and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and …

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    26 Jul 13
  • Search effort

    The body of a man who died while trying to swim across a lake north of Hutchinson has been recovered. A search for 69-year-old Keith Wilken of Fairmont, MN began after relatives reported him missing …

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    25 Jul 13
  • Renville County Parks

    As of Wednesday, all Renville County Park are open. The parks had been closed due to flooding in June. For park information, you can contact the Renville County Parks Department at 320-523-3739.

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    25 Jul 13
  • Fatal Crash

    A Maple Lake teen is dead after a three-vehicle crash in Wright County’s Chathan Township early Tuesday evening. 16-year-old Emma Rodelius died at the scene. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office says a car driven by …

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    24 Jul 13
  • Fatal Crash

    A man and woman from Maple Lake are dead after a four-vehicle crash on Highway 55 in Wright County Tuesday morning. The State Patrol says 71-year-old Delano Price and 80-year-old Lois Price died in the …

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    24 Jul 13
  • Renville County

    The Renville County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 Tuesday to adopt a $10 wheelage tax as allowed by the Legislature and will be imposed through 2018. The West Central Tribune reports the estimated $175,000 it …

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    24 Jul 13
  • Accident

    A 64-year-old rural Watkins man was taken to St. Cloud Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in a tractor rollover incident Monday along 675th Avenue.  According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, David Kuechle was …

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    23 Jul 13
  • crops

    According to the United States Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service July 19th report, precipitation totals since April 1st for Hutchinson were 3.8 inches above the norm and 1.3 inches above the norm the last month. Precipitation totals …

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    23 Jul 13