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  • Czmowski and Yost

    There will be a new Hutchinson City Councilor after this fall’s election. The mayor’s spot is up for election, as are two of the councilseats. A couple of weeks ago, Mayor Steve Cook announced he …

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    23 May 12
  • Planting

    Warm weather throughout the week allowed producers to make significant planting progress, according to the USDA, NASS, Minnesota Field Office. As of May 20, soybean planting advanced to 81 percent complete, compared to 30 percent …

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    22 May 12
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    Warm winter temperatures mixed with below average snowfall led to an unusual, yet opportunistic 2011-2012 snow and ice season for the state of Minnesota and its Department of Transportation. This year, MnDOT was able to …

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    22 May 12
  • mrtwoods

    The Mississippi River Trail bicycle route received state and national recognition when state legislators designated the trail as Minnesota’s first state bikeway during the 2012 session and federal officials Monday announced approval of U.S. Bicycle …

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    22 May 12
  • robotics

    The alliance of Park (Cottage Grove), Prior Lake and Stillwater Area high schools won the inaugural state robotics championship sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League and FIRST Minnesota, the statewide organization that conducts …

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    21 May 12
  • 2012_Finalist_Group

    This year’s finalists for the title of Princess Kay of the Milky Way have been named. The 12 young women from dairy farm backgrounds were selected at the conclusion of a three-day event for county dairy princesses held …

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    21 May 12
  • burger

    A Minnesota company is recalling about 450 pounds of steakhouse burgers because of misbranding and because they contain allergens that aren’t on the label. The recalls by J&B Group of Pipestone were announced Saturday by …

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    21 May 12
  • Head on crash

    Officials the Minnesota Department of Public Safety are going on a rooftop today (Monday) to talk about the physics of a car crash. DPS officials say if someone is not wearing a seat belt when …

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    21 May 12