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    A reported vehicle fire on 35 South near 185th street/ County Road 60 involving a Lakeville Sanitation Incorporated garbage truck. The Lakeville Fire Department was on site and assisted by the State Highway Patrol. Crews …

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    30 May 12
  • Shakopee volleyball player admits to heroin addiction, theft

    A Shakopee High School athlete is accused of stealing her family’s jewelry and pawning it to support a drug addiction. Rachel Rhinesmith, a volleyball player for the Sabers, was arrested April 29 at her home …

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    24 May 12
  • Heavy rain, mudslide slows Twin Cities commute

    NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota transportation officials are anticipating additional road closures Thursday as heavy thunderstorms redevelop in parts of the state. Standing water closed sections of some highways and interstates in the Twin …

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    24 May 12
  • High winds trash cars at Minn. dealership

    NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) – A burst of strong winds has damaged dozens of vehicles at a south-central Minnesota car dealership. Winds and heavy rain ripped through Kohls-Weelborg Chevrolet in New Ulm around 4:30 p.m. …

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    24 May 12
  • Settlement reached in 2009 train crash

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) – Union Pacific Railroad and the family of a man killed in a Blue Earth County train crash have reached a legal settlement. Attorneys say Union Pacific has agreed to pay $650,000 …

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    24 May 12
  • CAIR-MN asks FBI to investigate racist graffiti

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) – Muslim civil rights leaders are asking the FBI to investigate racist graffiti spray-painted on the driveway of a Somali-American family in Rochester. A swastika, the letters “KKK” and the word “stink” …

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    24 May 12
  • 14-year-old Texan wins National Geographic Bee

    BRETT ZONGKER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – A first-time national geography bee contender from Texas has won the annual competition in Washington. Fourteen-year-old Rahul Nagvekar, of Missouri City, Texas, won National Geographic Bee on Thursday. …

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    24 May 12
  • Minn. truck driver convicted in fatal bee crash

    HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota truck driver has been convicted in a crash that killed two drivers and an unborn child and released thousand Dakota County Judge Karen Asphaug found 38-year-old Jason Styrbicky of …

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    24 May 12