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(St. Paul, MN) -- An assistant principal at St. Paul's Battle Creek Middle School has been suspended for putting handcuffs on an unruly student. School officials say that use of restraints wasn't consistent with the district's policy. Gene Ward Junior has been suspended without pay for three… Read more

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(Becker County, MN) -- The Becker County Sheriff's Office says Two Park Rapids, Minnesota, men are facing charges after being accused of selling cattle they didn't own. Prosecutors have charged 49-year-old Bret Ricardo Glatzmaier with two felony counts of rustling and cattle theft. Thirty-on… Read more

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(Ada, MN) -- The Norman County Attorney confirms that two drivers have spent a weekend in jail for ignoring school bus stop arms. Attorney James Brue says the Ada School District worked hard to educate people about bus safety, but it "doesn't seem to be working." The maximum fine for violati… Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- Insiders say Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith is considering a campaign to keep Minnesota's seat in the U-S Senate if she takes over for ousted Democrat Al Franken. It's Governor Mark Dayton's choice and his preference has been Smith all along. Until Friday, it looked like… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Santa is coming to the Koosmans' Celebrate the Light of the World display north of Willmar today. From 4 to 8 p.m. people can come to Santa's Den for pictures and along the way, get an up close and personal look at the fantastic light and music display. People can also decorate… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) The 2017 Holiday Express 18 wheeler is hitting the road for it's 3rd and final night tonight with visits to Sunburg, New London, Spicer and Willmar. The rig is sponsored by the Kandiyohi Men's Club and Atwater Chamber. Steve Lueders with the Kandiyohi Mens' Club has been workin… Read more

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(Willmar MN-)  Minnesota Health and Human Services Commissioner Emily Piper headed a panel in Willmar Friday morning to pitch the idea of letting everyone buy into the state's Minnesota Care health insurance program.   Right now enrollment in Minnesota Care is limited to people with lower in… Read more

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(Benson MN-) A man is dead after a fall at The Benson Power plant in Benson Wednesday. Police Chief Ian Hodge says at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday they responded to an emergency call about a person who fell at the plant northwest of Benson. The victim was given life-saving measures at the scene by am… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Kandiyohi County Public Health officials continue interviewing those who had close contact with the two people from Willmar High School that were diagnosed this week with active tuberculosis. Public Health Director Ann Stehn says they are under the guidance of the Minnesota Dep… Read more

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(Montevideo MN-) Around 125 people attended a rally in Montevideo this week in support of a proposed veteran's home that has been 11 years in the making. Keynote speakers were Senator Andrew Lang of Olivia and Representative Tim Miller of Prinsburg who both continue to try and push the legis… Read more

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(Kandiyohi MN-) The Santa Semi visited southern Kandiyohi County last night, and tonight they will be heading east. The 2017 Holiday Express is an 18 wheeler decorated for Christmas and loaded with a crew ready to spread joy to childen of all ages. It is sponsored by the Kandiyohi Men's Club… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Willmar's firefighters are getting a raise. The Willmar City Council Monday night approved a 10% pay raise, the first in nearly 10 years. Mayor Marv Calvin says their last raise was in 2008, when he was still fire chief.... Read more