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    Two of the nation’s leading Midwest-based general merchandise retail chains, Shopko Stores and Pamida, announced they will merge to create one of the largest U.S. retailers focused on serving smaller and rural communities. The combined …

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    05 Jan 12
  • fire line do not cross

      A fire on Christmas Eve in which a Hutchinson woman was found dead, has been ruled accidental. An Investigator with the Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s Office, has ruled the fire as “Accidental – improper …

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    04 Jan 12
  • Hutch PD

    A Hutchinson man was contacted by authorities last week after they found his property in a ditch. The McLeod County Sheriff contacted the victim last Wednesday (Dec. 28) just after 1:30 PM saying that they …

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    04 Jan 12
  • Appeal Denied in Murder Case

    The Minnesota Court of Appeals has denied the appeal of 36-year-old Andrew Lemcke and affirmed his conviction for second-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of his wife. The West Central Tribune reports the court’s unpublished …

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    04 Jan 12
  • Chamber Banquet/Awards

    The Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitors Bureau 64th Annual Banquet will be held later this month. Each year, the chamber recognizes four people in the community who have helped make Hutchinson a …

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    04 Jan 12
  • United Way 2011

    United Way of McLeod County Board President Russ Trettin announced that due to the current economic realities, the regional non-profit will continue its’ 2011-12 campaign until March 31. After meeting with its partner agencies, the …

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    03 Jan 12
  • emergency lights

    A Lake Lillian man was taken to a Twin Cities hospital in critical condition after a two vehicle crash in Kandiyohi County Saturday evening. 24-year-old Zachary Sulflow was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center in …

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    03 Jan 12
  • fire line do not cross

    Sherm’s Bar in St. Bonifacious, also known as the St. Boni Inn, was destroyed by fire early Monday morning. Firefighters were called to a fire at the 100-year-old building at about 5:45am. Cold temperatures made …

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    03 Jan 12