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    Unofficial election results from Tuesday:Five schools in this area asked voters to extend existing operating levies. Hutchinson was asking voters to renew their $128 per pupil operating levy for 10 years. Passed. Yes 1,842. No …

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    09 Nov 11
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    Over 100 school districts, about one-third of those in Minnesota, are asking voters today (Tuesday, November 8th) for money for buildings, or operating expenses, or both. Five schools in this area are asking to extend …

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    08 Nov 11
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    Authorities say a fire that burned one unit of the vacant Highway 12 Motel Thursday morning along U.S. Highway 12 East in Willmar was arson. According to a news release from the Willmar Fire Department, …

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    04 Nov 11
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    With thousands of Minnesota deer hunters preparing for the start of the firearms season this weekend, the Minnesota Hunter Harvested Venison Donation Program is once again gearing up to provide hunters with the option to …

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    04 Nov 11
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    G.I. Jobs has announced its 2012 list of Military Friendly Schools. The list, which includes Ridgewater College, honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools which are doing the most to embrace …

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    04 Nov 11
  • Garage Sale Sign

    Hutchinson police are investigating an overnight theft of about $750 worth of garage sale items that were being stored in a tent and garage. A Hutchinson man, living in the 800 block of Main Street …

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    04 Nov 11
  • (Photo L-R) Britta Swenson (Howard Lake) and Amanda Maus (Waverly) with their medals at the Quarter Horse Congress in Ohio.

    Amanda Maus of Waverly and Britta Swenson of Howard Lake recently represented Wright County 4-H and Minnesota at the 45th All-American Quarter Horse Congress held in Columbus, Ohio. They competed in the Team Demonstration division …

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    03 Nov 11
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    McLeod County Auditor-Treasurer, Cindy Schultz is reminding McLeod County residents that the second half property tax payments for agricultural properties are due November 15th. Payments are accepted by mail, in person at the McLeod County …

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    03 Nov 11