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  • Minnesota starts stabilizing flood-damaged highway

    HENDERSON, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota officials have hired a contractor to start stabilizing a highway closed by flood and mudslide damage. The Minnesota Department of Transportation tells the Mankato Free Press that GeoStabilization International of …

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    31 Jul 14
  • Police looking for shooting suspect

      ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) – Rochester police are looking for a suspect who shot a victim in the face during a fight. The shooting happened Wednesday night. The Post-Bulletin reports the victim was shot in …

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    31 Jul 14
  • Lonsdale Fire Department responds to Tuesday Morning Fire

    A vacant motor home in Lonsdale was overcome by flames on Tuesday morning, the cause of the fire still under investigation.    Just before 8:30 a.m., the Lonsdale Fire Department received a page that there was …

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    30 Jul 14
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      The Northfield Police Department is investigating the armed robbery and shooting of a Northfield man that occurred early Tuesday morning.    Officers responded to a report of a possible gunshot in the area of Hwy. 3 …

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    30 Jul 14
  • Minnesota officials consider high-speed rail

      ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota officials are holding public meetings on a proposed high-speed train linking Rochester to the Twin Cities. Transportation planners from state and federal departments are evaluating possibilities for the Zip …

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    30 Jul 14
  • Mankato ranks 3rd on list for business location

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) – Forbes has ranked Mankato third on its list of the Best Small Places for Business in America, just behind Fargo, North Dakota, and College Station, Texas. KTOE-AM reports the town made …

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    25 Jul 14
  • No rain lets Minnesota farmers get field work done

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota farmers were able to get a lot of field work done last week, thanks to the lack of rain. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there were 6.2 …

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    22 Jul 14
  • Obama declares disaster in flooded Minn. counties

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – President Obama has declared a disaster in eight Minnesota counties damaged by flooding, unleashing federal funds to help repair millions in damages. June and July storms hit more than 50 …

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    22 Jul 14