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    (Learfield News Service/Hennepin County, MN) — Health officials are working to find out how three children in Hennepin County contracted the measles. Two of the children ultimately had to be hospitalized, and all three had …

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    14 Apr 17
  • road construction ahead

    (Learfield News Service/St. Paul, MN)  The Minnesota Department of Transportation has kicked off the road construction season by announcing more than 200 road and bridge construction projects in 2017 with a price-tag of about $1 …

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    14 Apr 17
  • Ridgewater College Hutchinson Campus

    WILLMAR — Ridgewater College President Douglas Allen plans to continue to advocate for higher education and for Ridgewater College, even after he leaves his post on June 30. Allen and Minnesota State Chancellor Steven Rosenstone …

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    14 Apr 17
  • Hutchinson Police Cruiser

    Hutchinson Police are investigating a purchase in which bogus bills were used to buy a vacuum cleaner at the local Walmart. On Tuesday, an employee reported to police that an African-American man bought a Dyson …

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    13 Apr 17
  • Hotel Site

    Hutchinson city officials are still working on bringing a new hotel to the northeast quadrant of land at the intersection of Highways 7 and 15. The proposal was first brought to the council about a …

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    13 Apr 17
  • Judge Eide

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The six known surviving siblings of Prince have urged a Minnesota judge not to delay naming them the rightful heirs to the late music superstar’s estate. Prince left no known will when …

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    13 Apr 17
  • Allen

    WILLMAR — Ridgewater College President Douglas Allen has told friends and colleagues that he has not been offered a contract renewal and will be leaving the college. The West Central Tribunre reports in a letter …

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    13 Apr 17
  • Firefighter

    A fire Tuesday afternoon caused damage to a Watkins home. The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a house fire just before 3pm in the 600 block of Veterans Drive in Watkins. Meeker …

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    12 Apr 17