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  • Sen Franken

    On Saturday (July 16),  U.S. Sen. Al Franken will be in Hutchinson to meet with officials from Hutchinson and McLeod County to discuss the current state of the region’s infrastructure, including roads, bridges, water systems, …

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    15 Jul 16
  • Railroad Crossing

    A Litchfield man escaped with only minor injuries after his pickup was struck by a train in Meeker County yesterday. The sheriff’s department says at 8:22 a.m. they recieved a report of a vehicle/train collision …

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    15 Jul 16
  • USAO MN

    A 56-year-old Buffalo, Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to defrauding investors of at least $1.2 million. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota said.David Blaine Welliver, who acted as an investment adviser for …

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    14 Jul 16
  • Paisley Park

    CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — A judge says a Minnesota law firm may have “potentially relevant” information for determining who should inherit Prince’s estate. Carver County Judge Kevin Eide gave permission for the Minneapolis law firm …

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    14 Jul 16
  • Gov Dayton and Litchfield Mayor

    LITCHFIELD, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says state aid is likely for areas of central Minnesota hit hard by tornadoes this week. Dayton met with local officials in Litchfield and Watkins on Wednesday and …

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    14 Jul 16
  • Tornado Cleanup

    Hutchinson, MN – Southwest Initiative Foundation has established a tornado recovery fund in partnership with its community affiliate, Litchfield Area Community Foundation. This emergency fund, called the Meeker County Tornado Recovery Effort Fund, will help …

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    14 Jul 16
  • Gov Dayton

    Governor Mark Dayton is coming to Litchfield and Watkins today to get briefed on tornado damage. KWLM reports Dayton will meet with community members affected by Monday afternoon’s tornado at the Litchfield Fire Hall at …

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    13 Jul 16
  • Fujita Scale

    LITCHFIELD — Litchfield and Watkins were among the hardest hit areas Monday when storms produced at least four tornadoes across central Minnesota. National Weather Service teams were deployed to the two cities and determined each …

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    13 Jul 16