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  • Road Construction

      The Minnesota Department of Transportation this week announced its road construction projects for 2012. There are a total of 316 projects Mn/DOT will be undertaking around the state this year, at a cost of …

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    07 Apr 12
  • fire danger

    Officials are warning of an elevated fire danger through the weekend for much of Minnesota. Fire danger ratings from the Department of Natural Resources show a high to extreme fire danger statewide due to low …

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    07 Apr 12
  • wildfire

    The McLeod County Fire Chiefs Association, along with the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office is urging residents of the county and surrounding area to use extreme caution while conducting controlled burns. Fire departments have been dispatched …

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    06 Apr 12
  • Red Bull Insignia

    Nearly 3,000 Minnesota National Guard soldiers are scheduled to return home over the next three weeks after serving in Afghanistan and Kuwait over the last year, and some area soldiers are even now back on …

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    06 Apr 12
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    Back in 2009, a tombstone was found in a driveway of an abandoned farm site, south of Hutchinson, on Dale St., near County Road 7. The tombstone has the words “Unser Kind” (German for Our …

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    06 Apr 12
  • Bookkeeping

    The McLeod County Attorney’s Office is reviewing a case of theft reported in January for possible charges. The Director of the New Discovery Charter School in Hutchinson reported to police that he discovered an irregularity …

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    05 Apr 12
  • lightning rod

    The Nicollet County Sheriff’s Office is warning area residents of a scam involving Lightning Protection Systems. Officials say that 3 or 4 adults have been going door-to-door in rural Nicollet County trying to sell lightning …

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    05 Apr 12
  • Voter ID Sign

    Voters will decide in November whether government-issued photo identification should be required when voting in Minnesota, after lawmakers approved the ballot measure Wednesday and ended a years-long dispute. The Senate approved the measure Wednesday afternoon …

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    05 Apr 12