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4 ‘Ghost Hunters’ Arrested In Litchfield Church Break-In

Four people have been arrested for allegedly breaking into a historic Litchfield church with the intention of looking for ghosts.

05/18/2015

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Damage Reported In Meeker Co. Following Saturday’s Storms

After a day of funnel clouds and heavy rains, at least one Minnesota county in the central part of the state has reported damage.

05/17/2015

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Hector Senior Center Grants Residents Their ‘Dreams’

Just because we grow old doesn’t mean we stop dreaming. So for 25 residents of the Prairie View Senior Housing facility in Hector, making those wishes come true turned into a serious matter.

05/01/2015

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Middle School Shop Class Transformed Into High-Tech STEM Lab

From tinkering with robots, designing and building bridges to testing green energy, you might think you’re at the Science Museum. But the new and improved shop class in Litchfield Middle School is giving students the chance to learn high-tech skills they can someday use in real-world jobs.

03/04/2015

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Patrol: 1 Dead After Head-On Crash In Meeker County

The State Patrol says a head-on crash on an icy highway Sunday evening in Meeker County left a 37-year-old man dead.

12/08/2014

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Boy, 6, Gets Unforgettable Birthday Present: Dad Home From Afghanistan

A Stillwater dad home from Afghanistan Tuesday gave his son a surprise birthday present he’ll never forget. Derek Kirby, 6, hadn’t seen his dad in nearly a year. Spc. Gary Kirby surprised him by wrapping himself up in a box at his birthday party.

06/03/2014

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Guard Unit From Litchfield Returns

Nearly 90 Minnesota National Guard members return home after an 11-month deployment to Afghanistan. A homecoming ceremony will be held Tuesday for the 849th Mobility Augmentation Company, based in Litchfield.

06/03/2014

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Litchfield Woman Rescued From Water-Filled Ditch Tells Her Story

A Litchfield woman says she thought she was going to drown after her truck plunged off an icy road and into a drainage ditch Tuesday. Debra Decker was driving on Highway 7 just west of Hutchinson about at around 5 p.m. when her truck landed on its roof — leaving Decker hanging upside down.

03/19/2014

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5 Minnesota Guard Members Injured In Afghanistan

Five soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard were injured during a suicide bombing attack in Afghanistan on Monday. The soldiers are members of the 849th Mobility Augmentation Company, based in Litchfield. One soldier Minnesotan soldier is recovering at a medical center in Germany, while the other four are recovering in Afghanistan. A soldier from California was killed in the attack.

01/22/2014

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Season Of Hope: A Reunion In Litchfield

On Monday nights throughout December, WCCO is going back to visit people whose stories touched us this past year. With generous support from our friends at Slumberland and Pandora Jewelry, it’s our hope to make Christmas unforgettable for these families. In this week’s “Season of Hope,” we go back to Litchfield High School. In April, we introduced you to two girls who invited boys from their special education program to senior prom.

12/09/2013

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Litchfield Bus Driver Hailed As Hero After Halloween Fire

A Litchfield school bus driver who transports 45 kids to school each day says there were signs of trouble before an explosion engulfed her bus in flames. Part-time driver and full-time mother Roxanne Godejahn thought she was being tricked at first that Halloween.

11/13/2013

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Good Question: ‘Reply All': Sunshine, Lottery Claims & License Plates

I don’t know about you, but I haven’t seen much sun these past few weeks, But Deeann Kraemer from Alexandria is a little more optimistic than me. She asked the following: Does partly cloudy or partly sunny, which of the two would give us more sunshine?

06/07/2013

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Minnehaha Academy, Litchfield To Meet In 2A Final

Minnehaha Academy will play Litchfield for the Class 2A boys championship.

03/22/2013

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Woman Gets 120 Days In Jail For Smothering Baby

A Litchfield woman was sentenced to 120 days in jail Wednesday after being accused of trying to smother her infant son by pinching his nose shut.

02/20/2013

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Valentine’s Day Getaway Destinations In Minnesota

Take a closer look at some of Minnesota’s most romantic and charming destinations for your Valentine’s Day getaway.

02/02/2013

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Minn. Mom Pleads Guilty To Trying To Smother Baby

A Litchfield woman accused of trying to smother her infant son by pinching his nose shut has pleaded guilty to domestic assault by strangulation.

12/22/2012

Lutefisk: Minn. Dish Lives On Despite Taste

Dozens of Minnesota Scandinavians and the people who love them flock to the VFW Club in Litchfield every Thursday from November through January, where a $20 bill will get you a big steaming hunk of the frequently mocked fish dish known as lutefisk. It comes with meatballs, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and the potato flatbread known as lefse — all of which helps to make up for the dubious entree.

12/21/2012

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Steil Replaces Rantz With Twins; Pruemer Promoted

The Minnesota Twins have hired from within to fill some open spots in their organization.

11/01/2012

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Newcastle Disease Suspected In Minn. Bird Die-Offs

Wildlife officials say a virus has killed hundreds of birds on Pigeon Lake in west-central Minnesota and Minnesota Lake in southern Minnesota.

08/07/2012

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Plainview-Elgin-Millville Wins Class 2A Title

Junior guard Beau Nelson scored 21 points, Cory Speer added 18, and Plainview-Elgin-Millville beat Litchfield 55-39 to win the Class 2A championship on Saturday.

03/24/2012

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Litchfield, Carlson Family, Looks For 4th Title In 12 Years

Litchfield is looking for its fourth state title in 12 years.

03/23/2012

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More Grocers Pull Sparboe Eggs From Shelves

A number of grocery stores have pulled eggs from Sbarboe Farms off their shelves, in the wake of video showing purported animal cruelty.

11/21/2011

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85-Year-Old Minn. Man Scammed Out Of Nearly $20K

A Litchfield man thought he was doing some good when he sent money to so-called charities. Instead, he lost nearly $20,000 dollars.

06/03/2011