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  • Blood Drive

    The Red Cross Bloodmobile makes a couple of stops in the area this week (April 14, 2014). Today (Monday), the Bloodmobile is in Watertown at the Community Center, where donors can give blood from noon …

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    14 Apr 14
  • dollar signs

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s minimum wage will climb to $9.50 by 2016 and go up automatically in future years under legislation bound for Governor Mark Dayton’s signature. The state House gave final approval …

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    11 Apr 14
  • pills

    A 47-year-old Willmar woman was sentenced Monday to stayed prison time, seven years of probation, 365 days in jail, chemical dependency treatment and a $1,000 fine on a first-degree drug sale charge for selling more …

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    11 Apr 14
  • Burning Restrictions

    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will place burning restrictions over the central part of the state beginning April 14 because fire danger is expected to rapidly increase as winds pick up and snow continues …

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    10 Apr 14
  • City of Hutchinson

    A lively discussion about the need for trails in Hutchinson at this week’s City Council meeting. During the public comment period, Craig Bishop questioned the council on whether the addition of a bike/pedestrian trail on …

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    10 Apr 14
  • purse

    The good news: a Hutchinson woman was reunited with her purse after apparently leaving it at a local convenience store. Early yesterday afternoon (Wednesday), an employee at the Super America on Highway 7 West called …

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    10 Apr 14
  • GRHS Bldg

    Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS) recently cut $2.3 million in expenses from its budget, the equivalent of 46 full-time positions. The McLeod County Chronicle reports Chief Executive Officer Jon Braband said that last week. Braband …

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    09 Apr 14
  • Brok Junkermeier

    As expected, Brok Junkermeier was sentenced to life in prison this morning (Wednesday) for killing Lila Warwick last summer at her rural Willmar home. The West Central Tribune reports the 19-year-old Willmar man read his …

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    09 Apr 14