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  • Teachers' union wants to limit student testing

      MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota’s teachers’ union wants to limit standardized testing so teachers can invest more time on broader learning in the classroom. Education Minnesota released a report Monday that says high-stakes testing should …

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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
  • Police identify man, 22, killed in Rochester shooting

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) – Rochester police have identified a man killed in a shooting at a mobile home park that also injured two others. According to police, 22-year-old Trumane Gillmore of Rochester was killed in …

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    01 Sep 15
  • Motorcycle fatalities reach 47, exceeding last year's total

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – With months of the motorcycle season left, authorities are asking riders and motorists to make safety a priority. Authorities say 47 riders have died in motorcycle crashes so far this …

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    01 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