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  • A worker wearing a protection suit cull chickens at a poultry farm where the bird flu virus had been found in Takanabe Town, Miyazaki prefecture January 31, 2011

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Health officials are confirming bird flu in 200,000 more turkeys in Minnesota, pushing the state’s toll to more than 3 million birds since the outbreak began in March. The U.S. …

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    28 Apr 15
  • Planting Corn

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Despite cool, wet weather, Minnesota farmers are continuing a spring planting pace well ahead of last year and the five-year average. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, planting progress …

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    28 Apr 15
  • Meeker County Courthouse

    Two Dassel men are charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl they met on a social networking website. The West Central Tribune reports 22-year-old Michael James Rarer and 48-year-old …

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    28 Apr 15
  • Fatal Crash

    A Glencoe woman that was riding a bicycle is dead after she was hit by a car north of Glencoe Sunday afternoon. The McLeod County Sheriff’s Office says 40-year-old Penny Verdeck died at the scene. …

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    27 Apr 15
  • court

    Two rural Hutchinson residents accused of kidnapping and murdering a Howard Lake man will likely not have hearings until this summer. Gwen Butcher’s district court appearance in Buffalo last week resulted in her attorney asking …

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    27 Apr 15
  • crash investigation

    Five people were injured in a three-vehicle crash just after 6pm Friday north of Dassel. The State Patrol says 17-year-old Andrew Sarkinen of Roseville was traveling westbound on Meeker County Road 21, approaching Highway 15, …

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    27 Apr 15
  • Gov Dayton

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Governor Mark Dayton will convene his Executive Council on Monday as Minnesota responds to a bird flu outbreak that has killed millions of birds in the state’s poultry industry. The …

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    27 Apr 15
  • Walsh

    Congratulations are in order for Hutchinson High School Principal Patrick Walsh. Walsh was named today (Friday) the Principal of the Year for the Southwest Division of the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals.   

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    24 Apr 15