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10 Years Later: Catching Up With Minn. Quintuplets

Welcoming a new baby to the family can be an exciting time, and when a couple is expecting more than one baby, emotions can really run high. o imagine what it must be like to give birth to five babies at one time. Quintuplets.

04/22/2014

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Man To Stand Trial In Pa. Murder Of Minn. Teacher-To-Be

A man already serving a life sentence in one murder case will be heading to trial in the shooting death of an aspiring teacher from Minnesota who authorities say was gunned down for his iPod a month after moving to Philadelphia. Prosecutors say a grand jury charged 35-year-old Marcellus Jones on Monday with murder, conspiracy, robbery and other counts in the May 2008 murder of 23-year-old Beau Zabel. Authorities said Zabel had moved from Austin, Minn., and was scheduled to start work in the public schools.

03/25/2014

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Travis, DeLaSalle Beat Austin For Class 3A Crown

For Reid Travis, his basketball career has only begun. Still, his last game for DeLaSalle was hard to let go. Finishing with a third straight state championship, then, was the way to do it. Travis scored 16 points on 8-for-9 shooting, and DeLaSalle overwhelmed Austin again for the Class 3A title during a 60-40 victory on Saturday night.

03/15/2014

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03/13/2014

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Must-See US Technology Conventions In 2014

Among the must-see technology conventions to visit are the Cloud Expo in New York, E3 2014 in Los Angeles, MacWorld/iWorld and Dreamforce in San Francisco and South by Southwest in Austin.

02/04/2014

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Forecast Cold Already Leading To School Closures

Snow forecast for this weekend and extreme cold expected early next week have led Rochester, Austin and Winona public schools to cancel classes for Monday, and other Minnesota school districts are thinking about it.

01/24/2014

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Dubuque Plant Lands Hormel Foods Expansion Project

Hormel Foods has chosen its Dubuque plant for the first phase of a major expansion project. Hormel will add a new line for bacon toppings at its Progressive Processing plant, which opened in 2010. It’s unclear how many jobs will come with the first phase.

01/15/2014

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Spam, Skippy Give Boost To Hormel’s 4Q Results

Hormel Foods said Tuesday that its fiscal fourth-quarter net income rose 19 percent, benefiting from strong export sales of its Spam canned ham and Skippy peanut butter. Its performance beat analysts’ expectations.

11/26/2013

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Authorities: Minn. Man Arrested For 4th DUI In Wisconsin

A 50-year-old Austin, Minn., man was in a Wisconsin jail Friday morning, authorities say, because he drove under the influence and got into a crash with three other cars.

05/24/2013

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Hormel Foods 2Q Profit Falls, Misses Expectations

Hormel Foods’ fiscal second-quarter net income fell 2 percent as it dealt with one-time costs related to its acquisition of the Skippy peanut butter brand, higher grain costs and weaker turkey prices. Its quarterly performance missed Wall Street’s expectations.

05/23/2013

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Rally Falls Short As Minnesota Season Ends 78-64

Mike Rosario scored 25 points and Florida used an overpowering first half to roll past Minnesota and into the NCAA tournament round of 16 for third consecutive year with a 78-64 win Sunday in the South Regional.

03/24/2013

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Spam Sales Help Boost Hormel 1Q Net Income

Hormel Foods Corp. said Thursday its net income edged up as higher sales of Spam and Hormel chili and other products helped offset higher costs for grain and for commodity costs in its Jennie-O Turkey segment.

02/21/2013

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Abuse Report At Rochester HS May Not Have Followed Kyle’s Law

A family who has fought for years to protect vulnerable children says a story WCCO first shared this week means more needs to be done.

02/17/2013

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Officials: Homicide Suspect Was Victim’s Son

Authorities say a man who died in a crash following a police chase killed his elderly father in Austin before the pursuit began.

02/02/2013

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Lunch Meat Maker Hormel Orders Up Skippy Sandwich

Hormel Foods apparently has a hankering for a peanut butter and bacon sandwich. The company primarily known for Spam and other cured, smoked and deli meats said Thursday that it’s buying Skippy, the country’s No. 2 peanut butter brand, in its biggest-ever acquisition.

01/03/2013

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Hormel Foods Buying Skippy For About $700 Million

Hormel Foods apparently has a hankering for a peanut butter and bacon sandwich. The company primarily known for Spam and other cured, smoked and deli meats said Thursday that it’s buying Skippy, the country’s No. 2 peanut butter brand, for about $700 million.

01/03/2013

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Wander Minnesota: A Guide to December

Minnesota is pretty festival-friendly all year long, but December is more jam-packed than any other month. Here are just a few of the events taking place around the state (outside of the metro area) by the end of 2012.

11/30/2012

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Hormel Gives Back To Its Employees

Hormel Foods handed out hundreds of bonus checks to employees at its Austin plant on Thursday as a way to say thank you for their hard work.

11/23/2012

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Spam Sales Strong, Hormel 4Q Profit Rises

Continued strong sales of Spam and Jennie-O products helped Hormel Foods as its net income climbed 13 percent in its fourth fiscal quarter. The Austin, Minn., company also increased its annual dividend by 13 percent to 68 cents per share.

11/20/2012

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‘Drunk Acting’ Raccoon Bites 3-Year-Old Austin Girl

A Minnesota 3-year-old got quite the scare Thursday when a raccoon attacked her at her Austin home.

10/26/2012

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Suspected White Supremacist Sentenced On Weapons Charge

A Minnesota man with suspected ties to white supremacist groups has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for possessing an assault rifle.

09/05/2012

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1 Dead, 1 Injured In Motorcycle Crash

One person is dead and another was injured after a motorcycle lost control in Fillmore County.

09/02/2012

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Minn. Felon Pleads Guilty To Weapons Charge

A Minnesota man with suspected ties to white supremacist groups has pleaded guilty to a weapons charge.

06/06/2012

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2 Killed, 1 Injured After Rollover In Southern Minn.

Two men died after the car they were in rolled over early Saturday morning south of Austin, Minn., authorities said.

02/25/2012

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Hormel Ending Tight Confinement For Pregnant Pigs

The Humane Society of the United States is welcoming a statement from Hormel Foods Corp. that its company-owned farms are phasing out the use of small metal crates for confining pregnant hogs by the end of 2017.

02/02/2012

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