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  • Willmar cops use Facebook to nab suspected thieves

    WILLMAR, Minn. (AP) – Willmar police used Facebook to help identify and arrest two suspects in recent thefts. The West Central Tribune reports the tactic was so successful that police are considering using the social …

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    20 Feb 12
  • 10-year-old Boy Scout gets national award

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A 10-year-old North St. Paul boy is being honored as a hero for rescuing his friend from a Wisconsin river. Sen. Amy Klobuchar gave Antonio Vandal a national Boy Scouts …

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    20 Feb 12
  • road construction

    The Interstate 494/Highway 169 interchange project will take a major toll on traffic this weekend when Highway 169 closes in both directions at 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. The loop ramps from Hwy. 169 to …

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    17 Feb 12
  • Rodriguez-Bella

    A Northfield woman hoping for lottery luck now faces prison time after allegedly stealing more than 400 tickets – worth more than $2,000 – from the gas station where she worked. Deanna Rae Rodriguez-Bella, 20, …

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    17 Feb 12
  • American group

    IRS agents have raided the office of a Shakopee-based firm that appears to be running a multi-million dollar income-tax fraud conspiracy. The accounting and immigrant services firm, America Group US Inc., is suspected of submitting …

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    17 Feb 12
  • 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
  • Photo credit: KARE-TV

    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