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Semi Driver Charged For Passing School Bus, Nearly Hitting Girl

A 48-year-old semi-truck driver is accused of illegally passing a school bus in a May incident where he nearly hit a girl getting on the bus in Kandiyohi County, according to court documents.

08/14/2014

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Family Of Girl Nearly Hit By Semi Speaks Out

The young girl nearly hit by a semi truck that illegally passed a school bus late last week said she’s still shaken up from the incident. Sixth grader Alexis Schwartz said she’s trying to keep her mind off last Friday’s incident. “The semi came out of nowhere, almost like, just scared the heck out of me,” she said.

06/04/2014

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Semi Driver Who Nearly Hit Student Contacts Authorities

The semi-truck driver who almost hit a sixth grader while illegally passing a school bus last week made contact with law enforcement officials just hours after authorities asked the public to help find out who was behind the wheel.

06/03/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Willmar Lakes Area (Day 2)

Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer continued their adventures in the Willmar Lakes Area Friday, enjoying the gorgeous 80-degree weather. It was part of our Goin’ To The Lake: All Summer Long event, in which the familiar faces of WCCO-TV and WCCO Radio will hit the road every week to explore and celebrate lake country.

05/30/2014

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Child, 2, Pulled From Pool In West-Central Minn.

Authorities in west-central Minnesota say a 2-year-old child was flown to a Twin Cities hospital after being pulled from a pool. The Kandiyohi County sheriff’s office was called to a near-drowning in a pool near New London around 4:15 p.m. Friday. The child was flown by helicopter to a metro hospital. The child’s condition is unknown.

09/06/2013

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Owatonna Man Killed In Tree Cutting Accident

A 53-year-old Owatonna man was killed Sunday afternoon in a tree cutting accident just east of New London, authorities said. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office responded to the incident at about 12:45 p.m. Sunday.

07/01/2013

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Wander Minnesota: Mother’s Day Ideas

It’s only a couple of weeks until Mother’s Day. Have you made plans for the special mom in your life? If you’d like some ideas of things to do besides go out to eat, consider one of these options.

04/23/2013

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Kandiyohi County Crash Kills Madison Couple

A couple from far western Minnesota was killed Thursday after the van they were in hit a semi near New London, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

12/28/2012

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Good Question: Why Does The Orchestra Get Paid So Much?

The Minnesota Orchestra and its musicians both have tough decision to make. The orchestra says it’s in a tough financial spot, after a nearly $3 million deficit in 2011, and laying off 20 percent of administrators. The musicians say they have to be paid at a top notch level in order to retain the top-notch talent.

10/01/2012

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Finding Minnesota: Antique Car Run

This coming Saturday, Aug. 11, folks will have a chance to see quite the spectacle on the road. Dozens of antique cars, going as fast as they can go. It is a tradition entering its 26th year.

08/05/2012

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New London To Cut Police Hours

Residents of New London, Minn. will have fewer hours of police protection next year.

12/12/2011

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2 Killed In Crash Near New London In Western MN

Two people died and two were injured in a crash west of New London in west-central Minnesota.

10/16/2011

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Family Fun Neighborhood Guide to Willmar

Why not pack up the car and drive just a couple of hours west of the Twin Cities to the Willmar area, which has plenty of fun to offer every family member all year round.

09/09/2011

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Grieving Father Talks About Teen’s Suicide

Hundreds of people from the small community of New London-Spicer gathered Sunday to deal with the crisis of teen suicide and embrace two grieving families.

04/18/2011

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Body Of Man Found In Crow River Identified

Authorities have identified a body that was found in the Crow River on Tuesday.

11/17/2010

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