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(Willmar MN-) On the eve of Thanksgiving, Jennie-O Turkey Store, based in Willmar, announced bonuses for their workers. In a news release, they say ­­­­nearly $6.2 million has been distributed to all plant and farm hourly employees and weekly salaried employees this week as a discretionary b… Read more

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(Stillwater, MN) -- The Washington County Sheriff's Office says a suspect is dead after being shot by police early this morning in Stillwater (Wednesday). Officers from Stillwater, Bayport and Oak Park Heights responded to the report of a suicidal male around 1 A-M. Investigators say they en… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) The Minnesota Turkey Growers Association is reminding people the recent recall involving ground turkey does not include whole birds and turkey breasts. Executive Director Steve Olson says proper preparation of the bird is key this Thanksgiving: Read more

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(Spicer MN-)  The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office is investigating a residential burglary in Green Lake Township. They are looking for help identifying at least three people involved, and their pictures were taken by surveillance cameras. Go to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department's F… Read more

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(Litchfield MN-) The Litchfield City Council had a few extra people in the audience last night watching their meeting as a somewhat controversial conditional use request came up for a vote. Four people were given permission at the beginning of the meeting to make some comments about a level-… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) One of the suspects in the murder of a Willmar man has a court appearance slated for today in Kandiyohi County District Court in Willmar. 35-year-old Caleb Blue of Willmar is charged with 2nd Degree Murder for intentionally causing the death of 24-year-old David Medellin of Wil… Read more

 

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(St. Paul, MN) -- Governor Dayton is denying assertions that he tried to keep his monthlong stay at Mayo Clinic a secret. Dayton said reporters could have known about his extended stay if they'd asked. He also says he would have disclosed his health status if reporters had inquired, but none… Read more

(Undated) -- State and federal officials are urging motorists to plan ahead on one of the busiest travel days of the year. Officials said yesterday nearly 50 million travelers will be on the roads and people should watch for congestion and delays to make their trip safer. No construction wor… Read more

(St. Cloud, MN) -- A divorced couple that continued to have a friendly relationship now has a stronger bond. Mary Ziegler donated a kidney recently to her ex-husband, Bill Henrichs. The two say Henrichs and his wife Linda will celebrate Thanksgiving together this year with Ziegler and Bill a… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) A Willmar man was killed in a crash in Kerkhoven Sunday night. The Swift County Sheriff's Department says at 7:15 p.m. 48-year-old Shane Broten was traveling eastbound on Highway 12 into the City of Kerkhoven when he left the road, traveled through the ditch and went airborne o… Read more

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(Millerville, MN) -- One person is hurt after a school bus collided with a vehicle Monday afternoon in Douglas County. Sheriff's deputies say the car was backing out of a driveway and the Brandon-Evansville School District bus was unable to stop on the snow and ice-covered roadway. The bus s… Read more

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(St. Cloud MN-) The city of St. Cloud is working on a plan that will turn beer waste into electricity. The past two years St. Cloud's Waste Water Treatment Facility has been using a generator that converts organic waste into energy. That waste has primarily come from city residents, along wi… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) The Willmar City Council last night approved annexing land on the north and south sides of the city for development of an apartment complex and a tractor dealership. In one motion, the council approved annexing 5 acres north of Word of Faith Family Church on County Road 5 for a… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) The Willmar City Council has approved selling land in the Airport Industrial Park to a company interested in creating a shipping and delivery station. Willmar Planning and Development Director Bruce Peterson says the city has signed a purchase agreement to sell 14.4 acres of la… Read more

(Winona, MN) -- The Diocese of Winona-Rochester will file for bankruptcy this month. The Diocese announced the move yesterday, and will be the fifth Catholic institution in Minnesota to do so as it's dealing with claims of clergy sex abuse. The latest financial move adds to a higher number o… Read more

(Itasca County, MN) -- Bryan Johnson is requesting a recount in the Itasca County sheriff's race after results showed him losing to incumbent Vic Williams. Johnson paid eight-thousand dollars for the recount because Williams' initial lead is outside the margin for an automatically, publicly … Read more

(St. Cloud, MN) -- The Thanksgiving travel season is starting on a good note for those who are driving because of falling gas prices. Minnesota Triple-A reported yesterday that the price in Minnesota is two-fifty-two a gallon. That price is at least seven cents lower than a week ago and as m… Read more

(St. Paul, MN) -- The transition is underway for Governor-elect Tim Walz to take office in early January. Walz's team is working to hire 22 state agency commissioners that reflect the values of inclusivity that Walz campaigned on. Walz's swearing in will be historic because no other DFL cand… Read more