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  • Appleton Prison

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — House Republicans have started their push to re-open a private prison in western Minnesota. GOP lawmakers have targeted the facility in Appleton to ease overcrowding in Minnesota prisons. The facility …

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    23 Mar 16
  • fire investigation

    A home in Cedar Mills Township was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon. The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office says at 1:22 p.m., they received a report of a house fire at a residence in the 14400 …

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    22 Mar 16
  • Cuba

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer say Minnesota stands to benefit from lifting a trade embargo with Cuba. Klobuchar, a Democrat, and the Republican Emmer are two …

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    22 Mar 16
  • Meeker County Sheriffs Office

    The Meeker County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of a baby that was reported Saturday. Authorities say just before 9 Saturday morning, deputies received a report from the parents of an unresponsive baby at …

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    22 Mar 16
  • Firefighter

    The Winsted Police Department and area fire departments responded to a fire call at A-Plus Apartments in Winsted at 12:05 p.m. Monday. The Herald Journal reports an apartment resident said she called 911 after she …

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    22 Mar 16
  • Patrol Officer Michael Hogan

    Last week, State Senator Scott Newman of Hutchinson presented a bill (SF 2315) in memory of fallen Patrol Officer Michael Hogan of the Hutchinson Police Department in the Senate Transportation Committee. Newman says retired Lieutenants …

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    21 Mar 16
  • e coli

    Five people in Minnesota were sickened with E. coli in an outbreak associated with Pizza Ranch restaurants earlier this year. Those infected were between the ages of 11 and 68 and had eaten at Pizza …

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    21 Mar 16
  • Minnesota State Capitol Bldg

    (MNN/St. Paul) Debate today (Monday) in Minnesota House committee and on the Senate floor about a controversial bill that would begin the process of switching-over Minnesota drivers licenses to meet federal REAL ID requirements. The …

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    21 Mar 16