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  • 2 Escape from Rice County Jail Annex Wednesday Morning

    Two 18 year olds, one from Northfield and the other from Faribault escaped from the Rice County Jail Annex early yesterday morning. They got out through a window and climbed a fence outside the building …

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    22 Jan 15
  • Scott County Historical Society awarded 2 Grants

    The Scott County Historical Society has been awarded 2 Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Legacy Grants. One, for $10,000, will be used to conduct research for a series of guided biking and walking tours. Information …

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    21 Jan 15
  • Rice County employee responsible for shop fire, suspended

    The Rice County employee involved in a fire at the County Highway Department Shop on December 20, 2014 has been suspended for 2 weeks without pay. Mechanic Matthew LaCanne and his brother were attempting to …

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    21 Jan 15
  • 4 Minnesota men charged with illegal deer poaching

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Four Minnesota men have been charged with illegal deer poaching following a five-year investigation by state conservation officials. The Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday that it seized dozens of …

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    21 Jan 15
  • Former Gophers quarterback enters plea in fight case

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) – Former Minnesota Gophers quarterback Philip Nelson has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge stemming from a fight that left a former Mankato football player with a serious brain injury. Nelson pleaded …

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    21 Jan 15
  • Republican senators want to phase out Social Security tax

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Senate Republicans want to ditch Minnesota’s tax on Social Security checks. Minnesota is one of just seven states that apply an income tax to Social Security. Seniors who make less …

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    21 Jan 15
  • Ex-Gophers quarterback reaches plea deal in assault case

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) – The attorney for Philip Nelson says the former Minnesota Gophers quarterback has agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge stemming from a fight that injured former Minnesota State, Mankato, linebacker …

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    20 Jan 15
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    Congratulations to Tom and Loni Graham, Le Center’s St. Patrick’s Day 2015 Grand Marshalls

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    19 Jan 15