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    McDonalds is searching for a new eggs supplier after results of an ABC News exclusive investigation featuring undercover tape filmed at Sparboe Farms. The tape shows unsanitary conditions and extreme animal cruelty – prompting McDonalds …

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    18 Nov 11
  • (L-R) Coach Colette Thorson (Waverly); Austin Davis (Cokato); Rebecca  Groos (Howard Lake); Bethany Kozitka (Howard Lake); Ethan Groos (Howard Lake)

    After earning first place in the Minnesota 4-H State Project Bowl competition last April, the Wright County 4-H Dairy Bowl team competed in the National 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl in Louisville, Kentucky, this month (November). …

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    17 Nov 11
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    Xcel Energy has agreed to seek a considerably smaller two-year rate increase than what it originally requested, in part because the energy utility plans to delay planned upgrades to its Monticello nuclear plant. Xcel reached …

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    16 Nov 11
  • Cornucopia

    A new report by the USDA says sales of local foods, whether sold direct to consumers at farmers markets or through intermediaries such as grocers or restaurants, amounted to $4.8 billion in 2008. That’s a …

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    16 Nov 11
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    The third annual online “Give to the Max Day” kicked off at midnight and continues throughout the day (Wednesday). Hundreds of nonprofits around the state are hoping to secure matching grants. Event Spokesperson Dana Nelson …

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    16 Nov 11
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    There’s a new hydrologist in the area. Garry Bennett, the new area hydrologist for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, will be focusing in on the water resources of McLeod, Renville and Sibley counties. Hydrologists …

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    16 Nov 11
  • Olivia Man Sentenced in Stabbing

    An Olivia man has been sentenced in connection with a stabbing incident that occurred in July. The West Central Tribune reports 48-year-old William Thomas Lewis Sr. was sentenced last week to 15 months in prison, …

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    15 Nov 11
  • Detour

    Motorists traveling on Highway 19 west of Henderson will be detoured beginning today (Tuesday, Nov. 15) at 11 a.m. for crews to make repairs in an area that was damaged by spring flooding. MnDot officials …

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    15 Nov 11