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  • Minnesota man charged in deaths of 4 horses

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota man has been charged with animal cruelty after police say they found four dead horses on his property. The Mankato Free Press reports two Blue Earth County sheriff’s deputies …

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    18 Jul 14
  • Minnesota flood damage costs continue to climb

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Damage estimates from widespread flooding in Minnesota have continued to rise. Minnesota’s deputy director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Joe Kelly, says last month’s excessive rainfall led to a unique disaster. …

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    17 Jul 14
  • $10K reward offered in fatal Minnesota shooting

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) – Authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to whoever fatally shot a 21-year-old man outside a Mankato ballroom three months ago. Poth Acouth, of Omaha, Nebraska, was shot about …

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    17 Jul 14
  • Most Minnesota crop conditions improve

      ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Most Minnesota crops conditions showed improvement during the past week. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, only potato and hay crop conditions in Minnesota showed a slight decline. …

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    15 Jul 14
  • Mankato home for offenders draws criticism

      MANKATO, Minn. (AP) – A published report says state officials set up a rental home in Mankato to house high-risk offenders, and that neither the city nor neighbors were informed until the deal was …

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    14 Jul 14
  • Prior Lake residents still dealing with flooding

      PRIOR LAKE, Minn. (AP) – Some residents of Prior Lake still need a boat to go to work, run errands and do other things on dry land. Weeks have passed since June’s deluge of …

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    14 Jul 14
  • Feds release money to fix flooded Minnesota roads

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The federal government has released $4.25 million to help repair flood-damaged roads in Minnesota. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Thursday that the emergency relief funds would be available immediately …

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    11 Jul 14
  • DNR Violations up for aquatic invasives

      MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says too many boaters are breaking state laws intended to make it harder for invasive species to spread in lakes and rivers. The DNR says …

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    10 Jul 14