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    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a disaster declaration for counties in Minnesota affected by the ongoing drought. The declaration means that farmers in the designated counties are now eligible for emergency loan …

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    05 Oct 12
  • Senator Scott Newman

    Senator Mike Parry (R-Waseca), Chair of the Senate State Government Innovation and Veterans Committee and Senator Scott Newman (R-Hutchinson) announced that they have filed a complaint against Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie. They say …

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    05 Oct 12
  • Sugar Beets

    A semi trailer with a full load of sugar beets malfunctioned Thursday morning and beets spilled onto U.S. Highway 212 just west of Olivia. Two vehicles were damaged by the beets but no one was …

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    05 Oct 12
  • emergency lights

    A Hutchinson man was injured in a one-vehicle crash north of Hutchinson Wednesday evening. The McLeod County Sheriff’s Office says 59-year-old Vernon Anderson Jr. was taken by ambulance to the Hutchinson Hospital for treatment of …

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    04 Oct 12
  • Railroad Crossing

    A tractor and train collided Wednesday morning as a farmer was on his way to take corn to the near by ethanol plant. Information on the fatal accident near Lamberton was released this morning (Thursday) …

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    04 Oct 12
  • Crash

    A juvenile riding a bicycle in Hutchinson received minor injuries Tuesday afternoon after colliding with a pickup truck. Authorities say the collision occurred just after 3:30 Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Main Street and …

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    04 Oct 12
  • Taxes Due

    McLeod County Auditor-Treasurer, Cindy Schultz, is reminding McLeod County residents that the second half of your property tax payments are due October 15, 2012 for non-agricultural properties. Payments are accepted by mail, in person at …

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    04 Oct 12
  • Matthew Wrobleski

    A plea agreement reached Tuesday in Renville County spares Matthew Wrobleski the longer prison sentence the prosecution originally sought, but it tacks on up to 15 years of probation during which he could be sent …

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    03 Oct 12