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  • Planting

    Some farmers are already planting crops in central and southern Minnesota. That’s because of the mild, dry winter and record warmth in March. In its first weekly crop-weather report for Minnesota this season, the U.S. …

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    03 Apr 12
  • emergency lights

    A Glencoe man is in critical condition after losing control of his vehicle on Highway 212 early Sunday morning. 22-year-old Nathan Schuette was taken to Glencoe Hospital for treatment. Authorities say the crash happened just …

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    02 Apr 12
  • Turrubiates

    An Olivia man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the death of his girlfriend’s 18-month-old daughter. 21-year-old Sergio Turrubiates Jr received his sentence for the 2nd-degree murder charge on Friday in Renville …

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    02 Apr 12
  • Lee Byberg

    Lee Byberg is the Republican-endorsed candidate for Congress in Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District. Byberg was facing State Senator Gretchen Hoffman in a hard-fought campaign to gain the endorsement to run against incumbent Democrat Congressman Collin …

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    02 Apr 12
  • Aerial Photo

    Area residents may see 4-foot white X’s on the ground near eight communities in western and southwestern Minnesota over the next two weeks, as crews complete aerial photography for the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The …

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    02 Apr 12
  • DinoBastian

    A Level 3 Sex Offender living in New Ulm was arrested this week for violating his probation. 40-year-old Dino John Bastian was taken into custody after allegedly following someone. He will now likely face his …

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    30 Mar 12
  • Best Buy

    Best Buy is closing 50 stores in the U.S. in fiscal 2013 and is looking to cut costs by $800-million by fiscal 2015. The Hutchinson store is among those slated to close. The biggest U.S. …

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    30 Mar 12
  • 3M Logo

    In support of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above approach to American energy, the Energy Department announced Thursday the investment of $3 million to 3M Company in St. Paul. The money is aimed at lowering the cost …

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    30 Mar 12