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  • fire

    A pallet recycling center in Waterville is considered a total loss after the main building on its site burned down Wednesday morning. The Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office, Waterville Police and Waterville Fire Department arrived …

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    17 Feb 12
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    GAYLORD, Minn. (AP) – A suspected norovirus outbreak is sickening students at Sibley East in Gaylord (GAY’-lerd). One-third of the elementary and junior high students were out sick Wednesday and Thursday with flu-like symptoms. Laura …

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    17 Feb 12
  • prison

    A controversial program designed to help keep inmates from re-offending is seeing results in two Minnesota prisons. According to a report from the Department of Corrections, inmates involved in the InnerChange Freedom Initiative have reduced …

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    16 Feb 12
  • Police Lights

    A Mankato man is facing charges after attempting to swindle three separate parties who were under the impression they were purchasing a mobile home. Douglas Holmgren, 43, of Mankato advertised the sale of his mobile …

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    16 Feb 12
  • Robert Jerde1

    Local authorities say they have extra reason to believe they found the man who robbed a bank in Prior Lake last fall: his ex-girlfriend turned him in. The Scott County Attorney’s Office charged 42-year-old Robert …

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    15 Feb 12
  • lowell hoffman1

    After over 30 years serving the Belle Plaine School District, high school principal Lowell Hoffman will be turning in his keys at the end of June. Hoffman submitted his resignation at the board meeting Monday …

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    15 Feb 12
  • OneActPlay

    Out of 194 Class 1A schools that produced One-Act Plays this year, and out of eight that performed at the state festival, only three received the distinction of a star performance – and Belle Plaine …

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    15 Feb 12
  • farmers union

    In the ongoing debate over whether or not to consolidate local Farm Service Agency offices, the Minnesota Farmers Union is voicing its opposition on behalf of its members. MFU President Doug Peterson sent a comment …

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    14 Feb 12