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  • Recycling Bin

    Starting the week of October 1st, city residents in McLeod County may see a slight change in curbside recycling. West Central Sanitation of Willmar will be the blue truck rolling down neighborhood streets and servicing …

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    24 Sep 12
  • OSHA

    Authorities in North Dakota have released the name of a 55-year-old man who died in an industrial accident after getting entangled in some equipment as a Minnesota man. WDAY reports that Dean Louis Marschel, of Annandale, Minn., …

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    22 Sep 12
  • Stearns County

    The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office says a Paynesville man who was found dead inside a burning mobile home this week committed suicide. 47-year-old Scott Allen Vogelpohl was found dead Monday inside a mobile home at …

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    22 Sep 12
  • Milk

    Alvin Schlangen, charged with violating the state’s restrictions on raw milk sales, was acquitted Thursday. Schlangen, an organic egg producer from Freeport, was charged with three misdemeanor counts of distributing unpasteurized milk, operating without a …

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    21 Sep 12
  • Blue Light on Traffic Signals

    Motorists may see one or two additional types of lights on traffic signals in ten communities across west central Minnesota. Traffic signals in Hutchinson, Litchfield, Marshall, Montevideo and Willmar will have a steady blue light …

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    21 Sep 12
  • Mosquito

    Minnesota health officials say eight more cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed in the state. Minnesota has now seen about eight new cases of the mosquito-borne disease each week since late August. Brown …

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    20 Sep 12
  • Milk

    A Minnesota man accused of violating the state’s raw milk laws was just the middle man in a voluntary arrangement of people sharing food. Alvin Schlangen’s attorney argued that point Wednesday. Schlangen, an organic egg …

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    20 Sep 12
  • Farm Safety Week

    The third week in September represents National Farm Safety & Health Week. This week corresponds well with the fall harvest season in Minnesota. Farm safety week represents a reminder to practice farm safety, but it …

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    20 Sep 12