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Patrol: Fatal Crash On Icy Highway 218

At least one person died Tuesday morning in southern Minnesota after a car lost control on an icy highway and drove into the path of an on-coming SUV.

12/23/2014

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Texas Cops Arrest Suspect In Minnesota Bank Robbery

Less than 24 hours after a man robbed a bank in Minnesota’s Steele County, police arrested a suspect in Texas after a 40-mile car chase.

12/20/2014

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Hundreds Remember Owatonna Student Who Died Of Flu-Like Symptoms

Hundreds of people in Owatonna came out to Morehead Park on Sunday to remember Shannon Zwanziger, a 17-year-old who died on Tuesday after having the flu.

12/14/2014

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Owatonna H.S. Flu Outbreak: 1 Student Dies Of Flu-Like Symptoms

A Minnesota high school is feeling the full effects of the flu season, including the death of one of their classmates. According to her family, 17-year-old Shannon Zwanziger had been suffering from flu-like symptoms for about a week and had also been battling a severe sore throat. Her parents took her to a hospital as she was unable to eat or drink anything.

12/10/2014

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Man Charged With Possessing Nearly $500k Of Meth

Prosecutors have charged an East Bethel man with possessing nearly $500,000 worth of methamphetamine. The Owatonna People’s Press reports a state trooper arrested 24-year-old Edgar Cisneros Jr. with 10 pounds of the drug in his vehicle during a traffic stop Wednesday on Interstate 35 in Steele County.

11/15/2014

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Prep Blog: Week 8, Previewing ‘The Big 4′

There are several conference titles on the line as well as the chance for home field advantage in the playoffs as teams kick off this week, and they’re doing so on short notice. It’s the week of Minnesota’s annual teacher’s conferences, so a majority of teams across the state are on a short week with games on Wednesday night.

10/15/2014

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Dodge Center Man Dies After Car Collides With Train

A 56-year-old man died Saturday evening in southern Minnesota after a car collided with a train. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office said the collision happened around 8 p.m. at the railroad crossing on 4th Avenue Southeast in Dodge Center.

09/21/2014

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Prep Blog: Week 4, Previewing ‘The Big 4′

There’s a huge match-up west of the Twin Cities Friday night that has Wright County Conference title implications later this year as Orono hosts Hutchinson. Both teams are unbeaten at 3-0, and the Spartans are ranked No. 5 in Class 4A, while the Tigers are the top-ranked team and the defending state champions.

09/18/2014

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WCCO Radio Rally: August 28-29

Week Zero is in the books and the regular season kicks off full steam ahead this week.

08/28/2014

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WCCO Radio Rally: August 21-22

This week’s edition of the High School Radio Rally brings you all the action from Zero Week! It’s time for football!

08/21/2014

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Waseca Woman, 66, Killed In Semi Crash

A 66-year-old Waseca woman was killed Friday morning in a crash involving a semi-tractor trailer. The fatal crash happened at about 10:46 a.m. on Old Highway 14 near 95th Street, according to the Waseca County Sheriff’s Office.

07/18/2014

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I-35 South Of Owatonna Reopens After Crash

The Minnesota State Patrol says a section of I-35 south of Owatonna that was closed after a fiery crash has now reopened. The Patrol says a semi and a car were stopped in the right northbound lane Thursday afternoon due to traffic backups. Another semi crashed into the car, which then collided with the first semi. The trucks then caught on fire, sending a plume of smoke into the sky that could be seen for miles.

07/04/2014

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Dayton To Discuss Flooding In Mankato, Owatonna

Gov. Mark Dayton has canceled plans to visit Marshall, where he was going to attend a groundbreaking for the Southwest Minnesota Regional Sports Center. Instead, he’ll l meet with local officials and emergency responders in Mankato and Owatonna to assess flood damage in south-central Minnesota.

06/19/2014

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Flooding Puts Owatonna In State Of Emergency

The city of Owatonna declared a state of emergency Tuesday night due to heavy rains, which have caused the Straight River to spill its banks. The rushing water barely slides under the footbridge that overlooks the river in Morehouse Park.

06/18/2014

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St. Thomas Finds Buyer For Conference Center

The University of St. Thomas has found a buyer for the Daniel C. Gainey Conference Center in Owatonna.

05/15/2014

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