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Recycling old Minn. barns gives ex-offenders new skills
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:00:18 -0700

Old wooden barns are disappearing from Minnesota's landscape, but Friends of Minnesota Barns are helping people to preserve or repurpose them.

Ex-MSU football star arrested in shooting
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:11:43 -0700

A former Minnesota State University football standout is facing attempted murder charges after last week's shooting of a man who told police the two were selling large amounts of marijuana in Mankato.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:37:04 -0700

    The Scott County CDA will accept applications for its three, four and five-bedroom waiting list under the Project Based Voucher Program beginning Wednesday, August 20, 2014 until Wednesday, September 10, 2014. The waiting list for all other bedroom sizes is closed.   Interested applicants must apply in person. • Applications can be made […] The post SCOTT COUNTY CDA OPENING WAITING LIST FOR ...

Governor Scott Walker appoints Jackson County judge
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:28:56 -0700

Today, Governor Scott Walker appointed Anna Becker to serve as judge of the Jackson County Circuit Court, replacing recently retired Judge Thomas Lister.

‘Buy the Farm’ ruling puts utility on hook
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:21:16 -0700

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A small organic dairy in southern Minnesota has prevailed in forcing a buyout by a utility that's building high-voltage power lines along the property.

Scott County Considers Closing 2 Flood-Damaged Roads in Blakeley
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:40:03 -0700

People living in the Scott County town of Blakeley continue to deal with the damage caused during June floods. The county held a meeting Monday as it considers permanently shutting down two closed roads. It will cost more than three million dollars to rebuild the two roads...

Minnesota Dairy Industry Crowns 61st Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:20:00 -0700

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeni Haler, a 19-year-old college student from Norwood Young America, Minn., representing Carver County, was crowned the 61st Princess Kay of the Milky Way in an evening ceremony at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, August 20.   Haler will serve as the official goodwill ambassador for more than 3,600 Minnesota dairy farm families. Jeni is the ...

Former MSU-Mankato football star charged in shooting
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:50:44 -0700

A former star wide receiver for the Minnesota State University at Mankato is a long way from the spotlight, held in a Scott County jail cell on attempted murder charges.                

County approves in-squad computer system
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:30:50 -0700

The Houston County Board of Commissioners approved a new mobile records management system for local law enforcement agencies at its Aug. 19 meeting.

High-speed chase with shots fired leads to man's arrest
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:31:16 -0700

A man is in custody after a high-speed chase Tuesday night ended with shots fired on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota.