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    Union leaders for locked-out American Crystal Sugar Co. workers say they have asked a federal mediator to lead another round of negotiations with the company. About 1,300 workers at Crystal plants in North Dakota, Minnesota …

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    12 Jan 12
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    A woman was seriously injured Wednesday morning when her vehicle went off the road and struck a tree near Little Rock Lake. Deputies were called at 7:50 a.m. to the crash in Mayhew Lake Township. …

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    12 Jan 12
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    The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to close seven offices in Minnesota, including a food safety office in Minneapolis, which serves five states. The decision is part of a nationwide plan to shut down 259 …

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    11 Jan 12
  • Hutchinson Fire Truck

    This December turned out to be one of the busiest months of the year for the Hutchinson Fire Department in a record-setting year. The Hutchinson Fire Department responded to a new record high of 475 …

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    11 Jan 12
  • Jim Popp

    After over two-and-a-half decades as a member of the Hutchinson Fire Deparment, the Batallion Chief is retiring. Over a 27-year career, Jim Popp rose through the ranks from Firefighter, Lieutenant, Captain, Fire Inspector, and Fire …

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    11 Jan 12
  • Federal Threats/Sentencing

    A New Prague woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for threatening to kill several law enforcement officers. U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson sentenced 47-year-old Kim Rolene Hutterer on Monday. She pleaded guilty …

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    10 Jan 12
  • Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

    The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is seeking comments on a water quality improvement report for Rice Lake in southern Stearns County. The report focuses on pollution caused by excess nutrients in the lake. Rice Lake …

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    10 Jan 12
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    The U.S. Agriculture Department announced Monday it will close nearly 260 offices nationwide, a move that won praise for cutting costs but raised concerns about the possible effect on food safety. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack …

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    10 Jan 12