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Olmsted County Considers $50 Fine for Putting Garbage Can Out Early

The Olmsted County Board is scheduled to hold a public hearing this afternoon on some proposed changes to the County’s Solid Waste Ordinance that would apply administrative fines to violations of provisions of the ordinance.

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Update: Missing Hastings Person Found Safe

Update: 22 year old Amanda Jean Olsen has been found safe in an apartment in River Falls Wisconsin. She was found during a welfare check about 10:12 p.m. Monday and was returned to her family in Hastings.

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Fire Destroys Historic Spring Valley Building

The Fillmore County Sheriff's office said that they responded to a fire shortly before 3am Monday at a historic building in Spring Valley, that housed Johnny Ringo's Bar. The building dates back to the 1870's and is on the National Register of Historic Places

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Colorful Former Faribault State Senator Passes Away

Former fellow Minnesota Legislator and U.S. Congressman Gil Gutnecht used to chuckle all the time when he saw me about the many Purferisms people would recall from Clarence's days in St. Paul.

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Former Minnesota Viking Blows The Voice Judges Away

The judges on the Voice were shocked by what they heard come out of the 6'4" 300lb former Minnesota Viking's mouth.

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Rochester City Council Stands Behind Police Chief Peterson

Rochester Police Chief Roger Peterson continues to have the full support of the City Council.

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Stewartville Man Caught With 13 Pounds Of Meth

Olmstead County Officials executed a search warrant on a home on 3rd Street NW on Monday and discovered over 13 pounds of methamphetamine. The owner of the home, 35-year-old Derek Thielen was the subject of an on-going investigation.

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Wayzata Officer Had Ties Locally

William Matthews, the Wayzata Police Officer that was struck and killed last week will be laid to rest on Thursday. The funeral is set for 1pm at Wayzata Free Church with interment at Summit Park Cemetery. Visitation is at the church Wednesday night from 3 to 8pm.

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Dodge County Man Shoots Himself After Making Threats and Leading Chase in Steele County

A 39-year-old Dodge County man is dead after making terroristic threats toward an Owatonna resident and leading police on a chase, according to a news release from the Steele County Sheriff's Office.

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Minnesota State Fair Manager Says ‘Rides Are Safe’

Minnesota State Fair General Manager Jerry Hammer wants to assure all those going to the Minnesota State Fair that the rides are safe.

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