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    The U.S. Agriculture Department announced Monday it will close nearly 260 offices nationwide, a move that won praise for cutting costs but raised concerns about the possible effect on food safety. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack …

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    10 Jan 12
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    The Minnesota Department of Corrections will be hosting a public notification meeting on a Level 3 Predatory Offender moving to Waverly. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office says the meeting will be held Wednesday (January 11th) …

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    09 Jan 12
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    Due to the ongoing dearth of snow in the Cokato area, officials say the 5th Annual Upper Midwest Model T & Model A Snowmobile Rally will be reduced in scope. Originally scheduled for Saturday and …

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    09 Jan 12
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    The Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau is warning local businesses about an Illinois company trying to sell them advertisements for a “Hutchinson Guide” under false claims. The company, Elite Publishing & Design, …

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    06 Jan 12
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    A fund has been set up for a Minnesota high school hockey player paralyzed in a game last week. Donations can be mailed to the Jack Jablonski Fund, P.O. Box 16387, St. Louis Park, Minnesota …

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    06 Jan 12
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    Due to the unusually mild weather, which is making lake ice conditions questionable at best, McLeod County officials have closed Winsted Lake to all motorized traffic. McLeod County Sheriff Scott Rehmann says that includes snowmobiles, …

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    06 Jan 12
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    A Paynesville woman was killed Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash west of New London that also injured a woman from Kandiyohi. 64-year-old Betty Boehl died after her 2007 Jeep was struck broadside by a …

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    05 Jan 12
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    Two of the nation’s leading Midwest-based general merchandise retail chains, Shopko Stores and Pamida, announced they will merge to create one of the largest U.S. retailers focused on serving smaller and rural communities. The combined …

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    05 Jan 12