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  • 2nd Ave Bridge

    The bridge on 2nd Avenue Southeast in Hutchinson will be replaced next summer. A public hearing was held this week at the city council meeting regarding the project. City Engineer Kent Exner said the hearing …

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    14 Sep 17
  • Employment

    ST. PAUL – The Minnesota unemployment rate climbed 0.1 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted 3.8 percent, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The U.S. unemployment …

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    14 Sep 17
  • USDA Crop Report

    Minnesota farmers have nearly completed small grain harvest and have begun harvesting dry edible beans and corn for silage during the week ending September 10, 2017, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were …

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    14 Sep 17
  • missing person

    (Learfield News Service/Buffalo, MN) The BCA reported Wednesday afternoon that a missing Buffalo, Minnesota, teenager was found safe in Iowa.   15 year-old Anna Thorson had been reported missing since last being seen on Sunday, …

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    14 Sep 17
  • rural rush hour

    (Learfield News Service/St. Paul, MN) Be careful around farm vehicles transporting crops to market — that’s the message from MN-DOT as harvest ramps up in rural Minnesota. Spokesman Kevin Gutknecht says most roads are two-lane, …

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    14 Sep 17
  • Air Quality

    The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality alert for eastern and central Minnesota effective today (Thursday) from noon through eight p.m. The affected area includes the Twin Cities Metro, Saint Cloud, Hinckley, and the Tribal …

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    14 Sep 17
  • Dog Park Fence

    The Hutchinson City Council has approved a plan for the proposed dog park. The council had previously approved the location for the park: north of the intersection of 1st Avenue Southeast and Erie Street Southeast, …

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    13 Sep 17
  • Balloon on sewer grate

    (Learfield News Service/Cloquet, MN) — Police say someone tied a single red balloon to a sewer grate in Cloquet. The balloon found over the weekend is a creepy reference to the Stephen King classic “It.” …

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    13 Sep 17