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  • Mink

    (Learfield News Service/Eden Valley, MN)  A national organization is helping a Stearns County farm after vandals released nearly 40-thousand mink earlier this week. Michael Whelan with Fur Commission USA says they’ve been working with other …

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    21 Jul 17
  • Wright County Sheriff

    A Delano man reported missing Wednesday afternoon was found later in the evening deceased. Wright County Sheriff Joe Hagerty says at about 2pm Wednesday, Sheriff’s deputies took a report of a missing person.  Family members …

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    20 Jul 17
  • James Koppel

    (Learfield News Service/Franklin MN)  The number of childcare providers in Greater Minnesota continues to decline. Assistant Commissioner of the state Department of Human Services Jim Koppel (photo) says for the last 15 years, on average, …

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    20 Jul 17
  • Employment

    ST. PAUL – Minnesota’s unadjusted job count passed the 3 million mark in June for the first time ever, according to figures released today (Thursday) by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).The agency …

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    20 Jul 17
  • trout stamp 2017

    Wildlife artists can submit entries for the 2018 Minnesota Trout and Salmon Stamp through 4 p.m. Friday, July 28, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Anglers can purchase the trout and salmon stamp validation with their …

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    20 Jul 17
  • Fatal Crash

    A Mayer man is dead after his motorcycle crashed head-on with a semi Wednesday evening in McLeod County, west of Hutchinson. The State Patrol says 26-year-old Justin Nowak died at the scene. The Patrol says …

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    20 Jul 17
  • Meeker County Historical Society

    Organizations of Meeker County have received a Minnesota Historical Society partnership grant. The Meeker County Historic Society and Dassel Area Historical Society along Meeker County Economic Development are the recipients of the grant, which has …

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    19 Jul 17
  • Stearns County

    ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say 35,000 mink that were set free from a pelt farm in central Minnesota are incapable of surviving in the wild. The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office says someone entered …

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    19 Jul 17