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  • Sen Franken

    Today (Friday), U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) released the following statement after the U.S. strike on a Syrian military airbase:  “President Bashar al-Assad’s horrific use of chemical weapons on his own people is a grave …

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    07 Apr 17
  • rural rush hour

    County officials are reminding motorists to use extra caution on county highways now that farmers are in the fields and using the roadways to transport trucks and equipment from storage facilities to the fields.  Wright …

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    07 Apr 17
  • buffer strip

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota landowners have some new options for complying with the state’s buffer strips law. The 2015 law requires buffer strips of perennial vegetation between farm fields and waterways to filter …

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    07 Apr 17
  • Hutchinson Police Cruiser

    Hutchinson police are investigating a couple of thefts at local businesses that occurred recently.  After finding some “spider wire,” used for security, on some shelves on Friday (March 31), an employee of Best Buy reported …

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    06 Apr 17
  • Road Construction

    LITCHFIELD—The Minnesota Department of Transportation is hosting a construction open house from 4 to 6 pm today (Thursday) at the Meeker County Courthouse, community room A, to discuss the upcoming Minnesota Highway 22 project. The …

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    06 Apr 17
  • Form-A-Feed Fire 2

    Firefighters responded shortly after midnight to a blaze at the Form-A-Feed demolition site in Buffalo Lake.  The Buffalo Lake Fire Department was assisted by departments from neighboring towns.  More information will be posted as it …

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    06 Apr 17
  • Heartland Corn Products

    Firefighters responded to a fire call just after 9 Tuesday morning at the ethanol plant in Winthrop. Officials say the fire started in the corn dryer at Heartland Corn Products. No official cause has been …

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    05 Apr 17
  • golf course

    FAIRFAX, Minn. (AP) — A yearlong effort to save the golf course at Fort Ridgely State Park from closure has shifted to the Legislature, where at least one lawmaker has concerns. Minnesota Public Radio News …

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    05 Apr 17