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  • Suspect found competent in fake marathon bomb threat

    ST. PETER, Minn. (AP) – A North Mankato man has been found competent to stand trial on charges he phoned in a fake bomb threat to last year’s Mankato Marathon. Fifty-seven-year-old Brian Mechler appeared Tuesday …

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    16 Sep 15
  • Warm, humid weather spurs crop development across Minnesota

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Warm, humid weather is helping keep development of Minnesota’s corn and soybean crops ahead of last year’s pace. According to the USDA’s weekly crop report, there were 5.3 days suitable …

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    09 Sep 15
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica coming to Fort Snelling

      FORT SNELLING, Minn. (AP) – A replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington is coming to Fort Snelling. The Minnesotans’ Military Appreciation Fund is hosting “The Wall that Heals” at the Boy Scout …

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    08 Sep 15
  • False utility cooperative scam in the area

    There are reports of a false utility payment scam going on in the area. A fellow southern Minnesota electric cooperative has reported that an unknown party is calling the cooperative’s new members and claiming to …

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    03 Sep 15
  • Girl dies after pond accident

    An eight-year-old little girl died on Monday, Aug. 31, as a result of an accident at the Preserve Addition pond, east of Montgomery.  Irma (Lupita) Garza, the daughter of Jessica and Jesus Gaza, was riding …

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    02 Sep 15
  • Scott County is among the recipients of funding from BWSR

    Scott County is among the recipients of $5.6 million awarded by the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) to 26 counties in the second phase of funding for recovery work from the 2014 …

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    01 Sep 15
  • Thursday morning ATV accident kills 2 local males

    An early morning ATV accident on Lake Sakatah Road in Waterville Township has resulted in two deaths. According to a Le Sueur County Sherrif’s Office press release: On Thursday, August 27th, 2015 at approximately 4:33 …

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    27 Aug 15
  • Boy burned at Y camp receives $500,000

      MANKATO, Minn. (AP) – A jury in southern Minnesota has awarded $500,000 to a boy who was badly burned after falling into a fire pit at a YMCA camp in 2013. Jurors in Le …

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    26 Aug 15