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  • City of Cologne plans to go 100 percent solar

    The city of Cologne signed a contract this week to power up to 100 percent of its city facilities’ energy needs from solar power, according to a news release. The energy will be generated by …

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    16 Jun 15
  • Tyrone powerline public hearing held Thursday

    The Le Sueur County Planning and Zoning Commission public hearing on the proposed Tyrone transmission line project Thursday night was well attended, as nearly 50 residents filed into the 4-H Building in Le Center.   So much …

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    15 Jun 15
  • Lonsdale man charged with stealing vehicle in New Prague

    A Lonsdale man has been charged with two felonies, one for theft of a motor vehicle and another for possession of stolen property stemming from a June 8 incident in New Prague. According to a criminal …

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    12 Jun 15
  • Public hearing date set for GRE power line project in Le Sueur County

    Great River Energy is pushing through and continuing its transmission line project just outside of Le Sueur. GRE submitted a conditional use permit application to Le Sueur County, which ultimately decides whether the project will …

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    09 Jun 15
  • Rain, wet fields hamper alfalfa hay harvest in Minnesota

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Rain and wet fields have slowed the alfalfa hay harvest and crop spraying in Minnesota. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, only 3.5 days were suitable for fieldwork during …

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    09 Jun 15
  • 3 hospitalized after ATV accident Friday

    One person was airlifted to a Rochester hospital Friday morning following an ATV accident on the east side of Gorman Lake near Kilkenny. Two others were hospitalized following the crash.The Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office Communication Center …

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    08 Jun 15
  • St. Louis Park man charged in Chaska church burglary

    Nearly a year after a burglary saw Chaska’s oldest church lose more than 100 years of irreplaceable handwritten records, there’s been a breakthrough in the case.   A St. Louis Park man was charged this …

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    08 Jun 15
  • Analyst says Bird flu could affect corn prices

      MANKATO, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota farm management analyst says the spread of bird flu could affect corn prices. Kent Thiesse, vice president of MinnStar Bank in Lake Crystal, told KTOE-AM the ripple effect …

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    03 Jun 15