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  • Dakota County opens park for hiking, camping

    FARMINGTON, Minn. (AP) – A new park offering treehouse-like cabins, a sledding hill and 10 miles of trails has opened in Dakota County. The Star Tribune reports officials held a grand opening for Whitetail Woods Regional …

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    29 Sep 14
  • Joseph Ranniger

    WASECA, Minn. (AP) – A New Richland man has been charged with 15 felony counts of criminal sexual conduct after authorities say he abused a child for more than a decade. The Free Press of …

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    25 Sep 14
  • Gay music director dismissed at Catholic church

    VICTORIA, Minn. (AP) – A popular music director at a Catholic church in Victoria has been asked to resign after marrying his longtime same-sex partner. Father Bob White leads St. Victoria Catholic Church. He has …

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    24 Sep 14
  • Minnesota spring wheat harvest nearly complete

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota’s spring wheat harvest is nearly complete but is still about 10 days behind the average pace. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Minnesota farmers had 5.4 days suitable …

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    23 Sep 14
  • Man charged in fatal DWI crash

      ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) – Vehicular homicide charges have been filed against a man accused of driving the wrong way on a  street while intoxicated and causing a fatal crash. Court records say 57-year-old Gerald …

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    23 Sep 14
  • Impact of early frost varies from field to field

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) – Early frost a week ago has some farmers in southern Minnesota worried about this fall’s harvest – which they were hoping to delay after a late spring thaw. The Mankato Free …

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    22 Sep 14
  • Mary Vondrasek

    Mary Vondrasek  age 91 of New Prague died Sunday at Mala Strana Nursing Home in New Prague. Mass of Christian Burial 10 AM Wednesday at Bruzek Funeral Home in New Prague with visitation and recitation …

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    22 Sep 14
  • Minnesota drone company sees soaring interest

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota drone company says farmers are increasingly using the unmanned flying devices to survey their crops. Farm Intelligence founder Jerry Johnson tells KARE-TV his company has flown drones over 200 …

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    19 Sep 14