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(Glencoe MN-) A Glencoe man was killed Monday morning when his pickup collided with a semi that had crossed the highway. The state patrol says it happened at 4:13 a.m. Monday on Highway 212 near Hamlet Avenue, southwest of Glencoe. A semi driven by 53-year-old Timothy Millhouse of Ellendale … Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Amidst the 125th Anniversary Celebration of Bethesda in Willmar last month was an announcement of some expanded services. They will now be offering hospice services, and Bethesda Chief Development Officer Caroline Chan says they will be expanding housing for seniors in Willmar … Read more

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(Fairfax MN-) Fire destroyed three structures and damaged two others in downtown Fairfax Sunday morning. The Renville County Sheriff's Department says at 4:35 a.m. Sunday Fairfax Fire, Rescue and Ambulance were paged for a structure fire near the intersection of Park Street South and 2nd Ave… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Illegal Fentanyl sales seem to be going strong across the state and locally. In the last week and a half the CEE-6 Drug and Gang Task force has seized nearly 680 fake oxycodone tablets that contained fentanyl in drug busts in Willmar and Litchfield, and Bloomington Police this … Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Monday is another of the twice-a-month coffee gatherings for veterans at the Willmar Community Center. The informal meetings are a chance to talk with others who have served our country both in times of war and peace. Organizer and Vietnam War Vet Ron Mackedanz says sometimes i… Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- More than 130 mental health workers in the S-E-I-U Healthcare union begin a three-day strike today (Monday) at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Unity Hospital in Fridley. Wages and benefits have reportedly been the main issues, but the union and hospitals differ over sec… Read more

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(North Branch, MN) -- The Minnesota B-C-A says a man shot by North Branch police and Chisago County sheriff’s deputies is expected to survive. Authorities were responding to reports Friday night of a suicidal man when they encountered the suspect armed with a sword. Investigators say at some… Read more

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(Various, MN)  People can spend a nice fall weekend touring the Minnesota River Valley, seeing the colors turn and touring artists' studios along the way. The Upper Minnesota River Valley Arts Meander takes place today (Saturday) 9 to 6 and Sunday 9 to 4. Organizers say, "The award winning M… Read more

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(Hutchinson MN-) Republican candidate Scott Jensen says, if elected governor, he'll appoint an independent inspector-general as a watchdog for fraud and abuse in all areas of state government. Jensen says there's no question that the "Feeding Our Future" scandal would not have happened, if M… Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has announced his nominee to be the city’s new police chief. Brian O’Hara is currently the deputy mayor of Newark, New Jersey. O’Hara says tackling gun violence is his priority, along with rebuilding the ranks of a police department that has … Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- State health officials say there’s potential for a measles outbreak in Minnesota and are asking parents to make sure their children are vaccinated. The 13 cases in June are well over the annual average, and Department of Health Epidemiologist Supervisor Cynthia Kenyon says … Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Friday is homecoming day in Willmar. Tonight The Cardinals take on Delano at Hodapp Field. Homecoming week is usually marked with the typical hijinks of homes of students being tee-peed. Willmar Police Chief Jim Felt says most of the pranks are harmless, but things get serious … Read more

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(Lake Lillian MN-) A Third person has died as the result of a car-SUV crash near Lake Lillian last Saturday. The state patrol says 83-year-old Gertrude Faber of Lake Lillian died as a result of her injuries this past Tuesday. On Saturday afternoon an SUV being driven southbound on 195th Stre… Read more

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(New London MN-) Football players for New London-Spicer and Litchfield Friday will be honoring soldiers killed in action. There is going to be a Fallen Heroes theme, which honors service members who lost their lives while in the line of duty. Events begin at 5:00 pm with tailgating, followed… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Local officials are reacting to last week's mass "swatting" incident across Minnesota. More than a dozen school districts, including Mankato, Rochester and Alexandria, were victimized by an anonymous caller who said there was a mass shooting incident taking place. Even though W… Read more

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Morton MN-) Thousands of turkeys died in a barn fire in Renville County Thursday afternoon. The sheriff's department says at approximately 1:48 p.m. Thursday they got a report of a structure fire at 70305 Hwy 71, about 4 miles north of Morton. The preliminary investigation shows a fire start… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) A Willmar woman was hurt in a two-vehicle crash on South First Street in Willmar Tuesday afternoon. At approximately 545 p.m., a vehicle was pulling onto 1st Street from Terrace Drive, and collided with a vehicle that was pulling onto 1st Street from Cub Foods, across the stree… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- An executive order signed by Governor Walz waives state trucking regulations to help prevent the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza. This bird flu poses a high risk to Minnesota’s poultry industry. The governor’s office says poultry growers and associations request… Read more