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  • fire investigation

    A fire early this morning (Thursday) destroyed a rural Watkins home and sent the owner to the hospital with burns. At just before 3am, the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a house …

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    03 Dec 15
  • Michael Foods

    MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) — One of the country’s largest egg producers, Minnesota-based Michael Foods, has joined the growing list of companies moving toward cage-free eggs. In a statement Wednesday, Michael Foods’ president and CEO, Jim …

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    03 Dec 15
  • Minneapols Police

    (Minneapolis-AP) Officers in riot gear have broken down an encampment outside a Minneapolis precinct where protesters have been demonstrating for nearly two weeks following the fatal shooting of a black man by police. City dump …

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    03 Dec 15
  • Hutchinson Tigers

    The Hutchinson School District has announced their “Students of the Month” for November. They are: Freshman Charles Tramp, Sophomores Natalie Benfield, Ellie Lenarz, Jason Hasse, Michael Berg and Sarah Puder, and Juniors Jaden Goracke and …

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    03 Dec 15
  • traffic deaths

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Traffic deaths in Minnesota in 2015 have surpassed last year’s totals. With a month left to go in the year, preliminary numbers from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Office …

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    03 Dec 15
  • Swat Team

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — In San Bernardino, California, a heavily armed man and woman dressed for battle opened fire on a holiday banquet for his co-workers, killing 14 people and seriously wounding more than …

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    03 Dec 15
  • Renville County MN

    It appears feasible for Renville County to develop an off-highway vehicle park on a 272-acre site near the Minnesota River. The West Central Tribune reports Andy Brandel, with I + S Group of Fairmont presented …

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    03 Dec 15
  • Meeker County Sheriffs Office

    The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office has positively identified the woman whose body was found in a drainage ditch in Swede Grove Township Monday night. She’s identified as 39-year-old Toni Cottrill of Paynesville.   Authorities say the …

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    02 Dec 15