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  • Sgt. Phinney Awarded Purple Heart

    National Guard Sergeant Eric Phinney of Monticello is a Purple Heart Medal recipient five years after he was wounded in Iraq. Phinney was wounded in an I-E-D attack and at the time, traumatic brain injuries …

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    28 Sep 12
  • Fire Line Do Not Cross

    Fire destroyed a home in Manannah Township Wednesday night. Just before 10pm, the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office responded to and dispatched Eden Valley Fire Department, Watkins Fire Department, and Litchfield Fire Department to a report …

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    28 Sep 12
  • MN Drought

    New data from the U.S. Drought Monitor on Thursday show that 77 percent of Minnesota is now in a moderate to extreme drought, up from 64 percent a week earlier. The map also shows that …

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    28 Sep 12
  • Buffalo Police Department

    Police say they’ve arrested a suspect for vandalizing a number of churches, citing “his anger with God.” Authorities say the 30-year-old man is suspected of breaking doors and stain glass windows at four churches and …

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    27 Sep 12
  • McLeod County Historical Society

    New Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants for organizations across the State were announced Wednesday with McLeod and Renville Counties among them. More than 80 organizations in 37 counties will receive the grants for projects …

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    27 Sep 12
  • Renville Sibley Fiber

    The Sibley County Board on Tuesday tabled action on the Renville-Sibley Fiber Project bonding over “lack of information about legal and financial details.” The $70-million project would bring fiber optic phone, internet and television to …

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    27 Sep 12
  • McLeod County Highway Dept

    Officials say the McLeod County Road 7 culvert replacement project northeast of Hutchinson went better than expected and was completed Wednesday. Maintenance Superintendent Elvis Voigt says the road is open to through traffic, but the …

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    27 Sep 12
  • Nels Clarence Bonde1

    24-year-old Nels Clarence Bonde of Dassel pleaded guilty Monday to a first-degree assault charge for stabbing and choking a woman during a May 4th incident at a rural Litchfield residence. The West Central Tribune reports …

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    27 Sep 12