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(St. Paul MN-) The Minnesota House and Senate before going home for the weekend passed a bill to fund their operations -- the subject of a protracted legal battle after Governor Mark Dayton vetoed an similar measure last year...but it's expected this time Dayton will sign it. Yesterday he sa… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Four to six inches of snow fell in the area overnight. The plows are out, and there have been some school delays. Log onto Willmarradio.com and click on Operation Snow Desk for more info. And go to 511mn.org for the latest road conditions, or you can call 511. Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Even though the Kandiyohi County Board rejected a conditional use permit for a hog operation which later gave up trying to locate here, the board insists they still support animal agriculture. County Commissioner Harlan Madsen is a rural Lake Lillian Dairy Producer, and says on… Read more

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(Darwin MN-) The bottom of Lake Washington, south of Darwin, has become a parking lot. In January, a pickup containing two ice fisherman broke through the ice and sank to the bottom. The occupants escaped without harm. The Litchfield Independent Review says when a towing company arrived to r… Read more

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(St. Paul MN-) A House committee Thursday got a first look this session at a proposal that aims to limit the time for filling orders on certain prescription opioids. Republican Representative Dave Baker of Willmar says with his bill... Read more

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(Olivia MN –) The Renville County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is raising rates for the buffer state cost share program. This program assists in installing vegetative buffers to meet the buffer law requirements. Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- Several female Minnesota lawmakers are not happy about going through an all-day sexual harassment training session. Many of the members of the House of Representatives said Wednesday's mandatory meeting focused on sympathizing with the harasser and showing skepticism toward… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Minnesota lawmakers looking to pass legislation increasing the ability of citizens to carry and use firearms probably shouldn't depend on the support of House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman. Republican Representative Jim Nash of Waconia has introduced a "stand your ground" bil… Read more

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(Rockville MN-) KSTP TV says a Stearns County lake home that was previously ordered to come down is able to remain in place. According to court records, Stearns County Judge Shan Wang vacated a Sept. 13 order that called for the demolition of a newly-built lake home on Grand Lake, near Rockv… Read more

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(Waite Park MN-) A St. Cloud woman was hurt when her van rearended an SUV on Highway 23 in Waite Park. The state patrol says it happened at 2:44 p.m. at the intersection known as the Mills Fleet Farm turn. The SUV was waiting at the red light when the van, driven by 53-year-old Tina Dykstra … Read more

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(Orono, MN) -- A student is facing charges of terroristic threats after a threat prompted an hours-long lockdown of Orono public schools. Police were notified this week of threats on Twitter and Facebook that a shooting would happen at the four-school campus on Wednesday. An investigation re… Read more

 

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[Maturi Pavilion, Minneapolis, MN]-- In front of plenty of Willmar fans, the Cardinal gymnastics team certainly didn't disappoint. Willmar took sixth place in the eight-team Class A meet. "We had a good day all around," said coach Doug Rossum. Read more

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[Alexandria, MN]-- In a battle of the Cardinals, the Willmar Cardinals prevailed by a final score of 48-46 to win the Central Lakes Conference Championship Thursday night in Alexandria. Cayle Hovland led the Cards with 16 points and 9 rebounds on the night, while Carly Wedel added 9 points f… Read more

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The BBE Jaguar boys’ basketball team defeated the Paynesville Bulldogs 53-47 Thursday night in Brooten for their final home game. Senior Parker Schwinghammer led the way for the Jaguars with 18. Ashton Dingmann, a BBE 8th grader who scored three consecutive 3 pointers, finished with 14 and j… Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Timberwolves are back in action tomorrow as they square off with the Rockets in Houston. The Wolves come out of the All-Star break fourth in the Western Conference at 36-and-25, percentage points behind the Spurs for third. The Rockets lead the NBA at 44-and-13. Read more

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