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  1. Kettle donations will be matched over next couple of daysRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | KIMT

    ... of the Austin Salvation Army. In Austin, kettle donations will be matched up to $5,000 and up to $25,000 in Freeborn County. This is possible because of local organizations agreeing to match donations. "It'll help us with our toys from the Christmas ...

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  2. Alden-Conger Cancels Classes Due to Flu OutbreakRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | KAAL-TV Austin

    The Alden-Conger School District in Freeborn County has canceled classes for the remainder of the week because so many students and staff are sick with the flu. The superintendent says 20 percent of the student body was out sick today, and it's been like that since Monday.

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  3. Hundreds of hogs die in southern Minnesota fireRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Marshall Independent

    Freeborn County Chief Sheriff's Deputy Glen Strom says owner Dennis Magnuson had 6,000 hogs at the site in three barns. Only one barn caught fire, and it was a total loss.

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  4. Authorities investigate Minnesota plant gas leakRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | KSFY

    The Freeborn County Sheriff's Office says about 15 homes were evacuated Monday for a couple of hours after anhydrous ammonia leaked at Watonwan Farm Service's Clarks Grover Fertilizer. The colorless, pungent gas is highly irritating and can burn the eyes, nose and throat in even small amounts.

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  5. Investigation into southern Minnesota chemical leakRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | KIMT

    The Freeborn County Sheriff's Office says about 15 homes were evacuated Monday for a couple of hours after anhydrous ammonia leaked at Watonwan Farm Service's Clarks Grover Fertilizer. The colorless, pungent gas is highly irritating and can burn the eyes, nose and throat in even small amounts.

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  6. Dangerous gas leaks at southern Minnesota fertilizer plant, sheriff saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | TwinCities

    The Freeborn County Sheriff's Office says about 15 homes were evacuated Monday after anhydrous ammonia leaked at Watonwan Farm Service's Clarks Grover Fertilizer. The colorless, pungent gas is highly irritating and can burn the eyes, nose and throat in even small amounts.

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  7. Dangerous Chemical Leak Under InvestigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | KAAL-TV Austin

    ... of to the Northwest, and was able to go out of town and dissipate that way," said Rich Hall, director of Freeborn County Emergency Management. "If it were to have been more directly in town, it probably would have been a whole different story" The ...

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  8. Fire Destroys Hog BarnRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | KAAL-TV Austin

    The fire broke out in one of several hog buildings on the Dennis Magnuson property around 11-30 in the morning. That's southwest of Blooming Prairie in Freeborn County.

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  9. Dangerous Chemical Leak at Southern Minn. Plant Under InvestigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | KSTP

    ... sharp, suffocating odor. About 15 homes were evacuated for safety in the northwest portion of Clarks Grove, Freeborn County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management Director Rich Hall says. Company spokesman Mike Minnehan says no employee injuries have ...

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  10. Freeborn County Sheriff Elect names Chief DeputyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 29 | KIMT

    Freeborn County Sheriff Elect Kurt Freitag has named his Chief Deputy. Freitag said that Deputy Todd Earl accepted his offer for the position.

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  11. Cat FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 28 | KIMT

    It is "Five Dollar Felines" time at the Freeborn County Humane Society. Friday and Saturday, qualifying applicants can come home with a new friend for five dollars.

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  12. Fire destroys homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2014 | KIMT

    ... id, "Thankfully we didn't need to use it." He said it appears to have started in a basement crawl space. The Freeborn County investigation team has deemed the house a total loss at around $45,000 worth of damage.

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  13. Keeping your pets warm this winterRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2014 | KIMT

    The snowy Saturday we saw in our area had everyone grabbing their extra layers, but that's something that is also important to remember with your pet. The Freeborn County Humane Society is reminding folks to keep an eye on your animals when they're outside.

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  14. Rollover accident injures 4 including two kidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2014 | KIMT

    It happened just before 3:00 p.m. in Freeborn County. The Minnesota State Patrol reports that a Chevy pickup, driven by 36-year-old Sara Sparks of Alden, IA was traveling northbound on the interstate when she hit an icy patch on the roadway and slid into the right ditch.

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  15. 4 injured in sideswipe collisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2014 | KIMT

    It happened just after 12:00 p.m. in Freeborn County. The Minnesota State Patrol is reporting that a Ford Ranger, driven by 61-year-old Sandra Katz of Mason City was traveling southbound on I-35 when she lost control on a snow covered patch of roadway and slid into the median.

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  16. Chamber conducting childcare surveyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | KIMT

    The Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce says parents who do not work a nine to five job are having a hard time finding someone to look over their children. "Finding workers has been a challenge and one of the things we hear is a challenge is access to childcare at times that the workers are actually working.

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  17. Crews battle grain bin fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2014 | KIMT

    It happened early Sunday afternoon in Myrtle. The Freeborn County Sheriff's Office and the Myrtle Community Fire Department responded to a call of a drier being on fire on the south side of town.

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  18. Voters Oust Incumbent Sheriff's in Three Local RacesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | KAAL-TV Austin

    ... Dave Mueller stepped down when Captain Kevin Torgerson had a roughly 40 percent lead. Other races, like in Freeborn County and Dodge County, were nail biters until all votes were in. "We were getting nervous," said Scott Rose. In the end, the ...

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  19. Sheriff race reactionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | KIMT

    The Freeborn County Sheriff's race has been one of the most controversial in our area. Sheriff Bob Kindler tried to hold off a challenge from Deputy Kurt Freitag.

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  20. Freitag defeats incumbent Kindler for Freeborn County SheriffRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | KIMT

    FREEBORN CO., Minn. - The results are in, and a challenger has defeated his boss in the race for Freeborn County Sheriff.

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