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Palmer, Alaska is located in Matanuska Susitna County. Zip codes in Palmer, AK include 99645. The median home price in Palmer is $259,000 which is roughly $124/per square foot. More Palmer information.

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4 hrs ago | Capital City Weekly

Doctor Fermento: Heading to the fair for the beer is too much trouble

I attended the Alaska State Fair in Palmer this year for the first time in about a quarter of a century.

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10 hrs ago | KTOO-TV Juneau

Man accidentally shoots self at Alaska State Fair

The public safety director in Palmer, Alaska, says a man accidentally shot and wounded himself Tuesday evening at the Alaska State Fair.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

AK Beat: The makings of Alaska's monster veggies

That's what Palmer grower -- and holder of five world records -- Scott Robb tells NPR's food blog, The Salt.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Murder trial delayed for Palmer 17-year-old

A Palmer Superior Court Judge on Tuesday delayed the murder trial for Jacob Allen Dvorak, the 17-year-old accused of shooting 45-year-old Frank Pushruk and then pushing his body off a bluff above the Matanuska River in March.

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Anchorage Daily News

AK Beat: MEA forecasts steep rate increase

MEA predicts hefty rate increase by end of 2015: Palmer-based Matanuska Electric Association is telling members to expect an overall increase in retail rates of 15 to 20 percent over the next 18 months.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

At 50, Alaska Raceway Park still has tires burning and hearts pumping

Karen Lackey checks racers into the pit on Saturday, July 5, 2014. Lackey says she has three generations of racers in her family.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Primary roundup: Election could change face of Alaska House

Redistricting, retirements and departures are already remaking the Republican-led House, and competitive races in Tuesday's primary could lead to an even bigger shakeup months before the November general election determines the makeup of the Alaska Legislature.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

DNR Public Notices

2014 Alaska State Fair Farm Family of the Year Announced

The Williams family of EagleSong Family Peony Farm has been selected by the Alaska agriculture community as the 2014 Alaska State Fair Farm Family of the Year.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Government-weary Matanuska River landowners warm to federal buyout

Bruce Derstine has been cited by Mat-Su Borough officials for several projects on his property designed to keep floodwaters away from his home and, in this case, stem erosion of more of his property by the Matanuska River.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

DNR Public Notices

New "Farm to Restaurant" publication available to assist Alaska farmers

The Division of Agriculture, in collaboration with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, has developed a new publication to assist Alaska farmers seeking to sell their products to restaurants.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Troopers: Chugiak man arrested in sexual assault, strangling of 15-year-old girl

Alaska State Troopers say a 33-year-old Chugiak man was arrested Tuesday for sexually assaulting and strangling a 15-year-old girl in the Jim Creek area near the Knik River.

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Tue Aug 05, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Foster son accused in mother's death near Wasilla arraigned on murder charges

Kenneth Adams, the 19-year-old accused of fatally stabbing his foster mother near Wasilla last month, was arraigned on murder charges during a Palmer Superior Court hearing on Monday.

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Sat Aug 02, 2014

WTOC-TV Savannah

Museum to display selfies as art

The Palmer Museum in Palmer, AK, put out a call for people to take selfies and send them to the museum to start a conversation over the artistic merit of the pictures.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Former Valley dairy exec found guilty in fraud coverup

A former federal agriculture official in Alaska was found guilty this week of making false statements to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to cover up the fraud of a business partner in Valley Dairy Inc. Karen Olson, 68, of Wasilla, was found guilty by an Anchorage jury of two felonies, both involving federally backed state loans for the dairy, ... (more)

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