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  • buffer strip

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota landowners have some new options for complying with the state’s buffer strips law. The 2015 law requires buffer strips of perennial vegetation between farm fields and waterways to filter …

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    07 Apr 17
  • Hutchinson Police Cruiser

    Hutchinson police are investigating a couple of thefts at local businesses that occurred recently.  After finding some “spider wire,” used for security, on some shelves on Friday (March 31), an employee of Best Buy reported …

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    06 Apr 17
  • Road Construction

    LITCHFIELD—The Minnesota Department of Transportation is hosting a construction open house from 4 to 6 pm today (Thursday) at the Meeker County Courthouse, community room A, to discuss the upcoming Minnesota Highway 22 project. The …

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    06 Apr 17
  • Form-A-Feed Fire 2

    Firefighters responded shortly after midnight to a blaze at the Form-A-Feed demolition site in Buffalo Lake.  The Buffalo Lake Fire Department was assisted by departments from neighboring towns.  More information will be posted as it …

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    06 Apr 17
  • Heartland Corn Products

    Firefighters responded to a fire call just after 9 Tuesday morning at the ethanol plant in Winthrop. Officials say the fire started in the corn dryer at Heartland Corn Products. No official cause has been …

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    05 Apr 17
  • golf course

    FAIRFAX, Minn. (AP) — A yearlong effort to save the golf course at Fort Ridgely State Park from closure has shifted to the Legislature, where at least one lawmaker has concerns. Minnesota Public Radio News …

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    05 Apr 17
  • Hutchinson Tigers

    The Hutchinson School District has announced their “Students of the Month” for March. They are: Sophomores Caitlin Krzmarzick and Taylor Peck, Juniors Daniel Lyons, Ethan Conrad, and Grace Johnson, and Seniors Rachel Willhite, Michael Kieser, …

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    05 Apr 17
  • partially plowed field

    Cool, wet field conditions limited field activities to only 1.2 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending Sunday, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Field activities for the week included spreading manure, applying …

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    04 Apr 17