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  • black legged tick

    (MNN/Rochester, MN) — Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered a new species of bacteria that causes Lyme disease in humans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the discovery of the Borrelia mayonii Monday. Previously, …

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    09 Feb 16
  • influenza

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — A year after Minnesota and much of the nation was hit hard by influenza, the virus is having less of an impact on residents throughout the state. However, infectious disease experts …

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    09 Feb 16
  • Hutchinson Tigers

    The Hutchinson School District has announced their “Students of the Month” for January. They are:  Freshman Lucas Hoof, Sophomore Myah Nassirzadeh, Juniors Nick Haffley and Ryan Houseman, and Seniors Jillian Driver, Lizzy Boor, Greta Schierman, …

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    08 Feb 16
  • blizzard

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Blizzard warnings are out for much of western and southern Minnesota where gusty winds are expected to make travel treacherous. The National Weather Service is posting blizzard warnings for west-central Minnesota into …

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    08 Feb 16
  • Crash

    Three people were seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash in Kandiyohi County Saturday night. The State Patrol says 40-year-old Andrew Ramirez of Litchfield, was driving an SUV southbound on Highway 7 when he failed to …

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    08 Feb 16
  • Christopher Besser

    A 22-year-old St. Michael man who admitted to killing his father and brother has been sentenced to 61 years in prison. In December, Christopher Besser pleaded guilty to the second-degree intentional murders of 49-year-old Todd Besser and …

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    05 Feb 16
  • buffer strip

    (Olivia) Renville County farmers took aim at Minnesota’s new buffer law in a listening session hosted by Republican legislators Thursday in Olivia, although the West Central Tribune reports lawmakers also heard from those who felt …

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    05 Feb 16
  • tow truck

    The tow truck companies had a busy time in Hutchinson early this morning (Thursday). Because of Tuesday’s snowfall, the city of Hutchinson declared a snow emergency yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon. The snow emergency was in effect …

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    04 Feb 16