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  1. State regulators approve Freeborn County wind farmRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission voted 5-0 Thursday to approve a permit for the Freeborn Wind farm in Freeborn County. Residents were concerned about turbine noise and other issues.

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  2. Severe weather, drenching rain for Twin Cities, southern Minn.Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Star Tribune

    The Twin Cities and much of east central, south central and southeastern Minnesota are under the threat of severe weather Thursday with heavy rain, damaging winds, hail and tornadoes possible. The National Weather Service has placed cities such as Mankato, Albert Lea, Rochester, Red Wing and the Twin Cities under an enhanced risk for severe weather, with the greatest chance for wild weather coming between 3 and 9 p.m. from southeast Minnesota into western Wisconsin.

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  3. Unusually Wet and Severe For Late SeptemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Star Tribune

    A storm system moving through the upper Midwest over the next couple of days is expected to bring heavy rain along with it, especially during the day Thursday. Rainfall totals from Wednesday to Friday evening could top 2-4" across portions of central and southern Minnesota.

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  4. Wind industry says Minn. pollution-control stance will stifle its growthRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 13 | Star Tribune

    The wind energy industry says an opinion filed by Minnesota pollution control regulators defining wind turbine noise will stifle its growth. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says the state's limit for wind farm noise applies not only to sounds from turbines but also should include background noise like road traffic, said the filing with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission .

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  5. As rain ends, threat of flooding remains in southern Minn.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 5 | Star Tribune

    Residents across southeastern Minnesota and southwestern Wisconsin are nervously watching as creeks and rivers are expected to rise after heavy rain fell Tuesday night and continued Wednesday morning in areas where grounds remain saturated after historic flooding last week. No widespread flooding from the recent storms had been reported Wednesday morning, but flood warnings remained in effect for Freeborn, Faribault, Goodhue, Rice, Steele and Waseca counties in Minnesota until 2 p.m. Wednesday, while a flood watch covered the rest of southeastern Minnesota and several counties in southwestern Wisconsin, the National Weather Service said.

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  6. Critical, close-to-home challenge for new Mayo CEO: Rebuilding trust...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2018 | Star Tribune

    All Minnesotans should wish Dr. Gianrico Farrugia well as he steps up to lead the world-renowned Mayo Clinic. The Rochester medical center isn't just an economic powerhouse vital to the state's future; it's where Minnesotans for generations have sent their loved ones when serious illness strikes.

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  7. Minnesota briefs: USDA gives $25.5 million in loans to two rural electric projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Two rural Minnesota electric projects will receive a combined total of $25.55 million in loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help improve service. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the grants last week as part of a $345.5 million investment in 20 rural projects across 14 states.

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  8. 2 attempted abductions at public gathering spots reported in Albert LeaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Two attempted abductions at public gathering places in Albert Lea, Minn., were reported to authorities over the weekend. No arrests have been made.

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  9. Great Lakes Polymer Technologies plant in Albert Lea to closeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Great Lakes Polymer Technologies Holdings LLC will shut its Albert Lea plant beginning in late September and will lay off 91 workers, the company told the state. The letter, sent in accordance with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act , informed state officials that the plant closure was expected to be permanent, and that layoffs would likely occur between Sept.

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  10. Book, website track history of racist 'sundown towns' in Minnesota, U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Protesters at Woolworths in St. Paul in 1960 picketed for integrated lunch counters. Racist policies and exclusionary practices - in Minnesota and elsewhere in the United States - were highlighted in the book "Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism."

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  11. Albert Lea Legionnaires' outbreak sickens 2Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2018 | Star Tribune

    A small outbreak of Legionnaires' disease has sent two residents of an Albert Lea elder care facility to the hospital. Residents, visitors and workers at the facility have been notified and public health officials are working to determine the cause.

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  12. DNR blames large fish kill near Twin Cities on illegal release of ornamental goldfishRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2018 | Star Tribune

    The introduction of nonnative ornamental goldfish is the suspected cause of large numbers of dead carp washing up on a lakeshore just south of the Twin Cities, according to state conservation officials. A virus from the koi goldfish also has been found in at least eight other southern Minnesota lakes in the past year, the state Department of Natural Resources said Friday.

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  13. Too many cats? Bitter battle over felines in southern Minnesota townRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Kimberly Jameson gave some attention to Spooky, left, and Cleo, Friday in her home. Cats, she said, gave her purpose when she got sober a decade ago.

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  14. Judge's ruling against Minnesota wind farm causes alarm for advocatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2018 | Star Tribune

    A judge's recommendation that a proposed Minnesota wind farm be nixed over turbine noise has drawn a flurry of opposition from the wind-power industry, which fears a chilling effect on development. In a rare move, Administrative Law Judge LauraSue Schlatter last month recommended that the Freeborn Wind farm be denied an operating permit, saying the southern Minnesota project failed to show it can meet state noise standards.

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  15. Union workers settle contract dispute at Mayo's Albert Lea hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2018 | Star Tribune

    The Mayo Clinic Health System and its union workers in Albert Lea have reached a new labor agreement after a protracted and contentious labor battle. SEIU Healthcare Minnesota, which represents nearly 80 employees at the hospital, said the agreement provides for raises over the next three years that will range between 7.25 and 10 percent.

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  16. Horses, family and 3,421 victories: The story of Lemoyne Svendsen, one of Minnesota's best racersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Some 40 years ago, Lemoyne "Mooney" Svendsen took a job at a gas station. It was the first time the Albert Lea native pursued work that didn't involve horses, and it would be the last.

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  17. Administrative law judge says PUC should reject Freeborn County wind projectRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Windmills fill the landscape near Alden, Minn. In a rare move, a state judge has recommended that a proposed southern Minnesota wind farm - Freeborn Wind - be denied an operating permit.

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  18. Iron Neck aids athletes in concussion preventionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2018 | Star Tribune

    The Iron Neck seeks helps athletes strengthen their necks in an effort to prevent brain injuries in competition. It is partly manufactured in Albert Lea.

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  19. Missing Waseca County teen found safe in Albert LeaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Grace Cummins left school on Tuesday and was seen getting in a blue semitrailer truck, authorities said. The truck driver dropped her off near Hwy.

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  20. House passes harsher freeway protest penalties, despite impassioned oppositionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Following an impassioned debate, the House voted to make it a gross misdemeanor to participate in protests that block freeways, transit or airport roads, despite intense opposition from DFLers. They said the bill does nothing to address the injustices that prompt people to march on freeways and quashes one of the most important tools people have to draw attention to an issue: civil disobedience.

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