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Obama Declares Disaster In Flooded Minn. Counties

President Obama has declared a disaster in eight Minnesota counties damaged by flooding, unleashing federal funds to help repair millions in damages. June and July storms hit more than 50 of the state’s 87 counties, costing Minnesota an estimated $55 million for flood response and repairs.

07/21/2014

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Damage Assessments Start In 4 Minnesota Counties

Teams from the state and federal emergency management offices are headed to four Minnesota counties to start adding up the damage from recent storms and flash flooding. The surveys were starting Tuesday and Wednesday in Jackson, Nobles, Renville and Rock counties.

07/01/2014

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Loyal Mdewakanton Tribe Sues For Land Reclamation

The Loyal Mdewakanton community has filed a lawsuit with the government to reclaim what they say is tribal land. The tribe says a declaration from the Secretary of the Interior in 1863 set aside a 12-square mile radius of Redwood, Renville and Sibley counties for the band.

05/20/2014

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1 Dead In Head-On Crash In Olivia

A St. Paul man is dead after a head-on crash in Olivia on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The fatal accident occurred at 1 p.m. on Highway 212 near Highway 71 in Renville County. A 1999 Volkswagen Passat, driven by 55-year-old Bu Shwe, collided with a 2011 Dodge Ram, driven by Michael Traxler, age 31. Shwe was killed in the crash. Traxler, of Long Prairie, was unharmed, as was his passenger, 18-year-old Hope Nue of Granite Falls.

11/29/2013

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Dayton Declares State Of Emergency In 26 Counties

Gov. Mark Dayton has declared a state of emergency in 26 counties after storms and flash flooding last month. The executive order will allow the state to call for federal disaster assistance in the areas hit hardest by storms.

07/05/2013

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Cops: Man Died After Stealing Van, Crashing Into Squad Car

A 22-year-old man from Hector, Minn., died last weekend after he stole a van, fled pursuing police and crashed head-on into a squad car, police said.

04/08/2013

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MN Man Flees Police, Crashes Into Parked Cop Car

A 22-year-old man from Hector, Minn., was fleeing authorities before crashing into an unoccupied parked police car Saturday evening, according to the state patrol.

04/07/2013

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Contractor Falls To Death In Buffalo Lake

A 28-year-old contractor working on the expansion project at the grain elevator in Buffalo Lake fell to his death on Saturday morning, according to authorities.

10/27/2012

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Renville Co. Authorities Seeking Info On Man’s Death, Disappearance

The Renville County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about the death of a Cosmos man who disappeared about a year ago and whose body was found, months later, in a cornfield.

08/31/2012

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Finding Minnesota: Catfish Derby Days

This coming weekend people who enjoy a challenge will head to southern Minnesota for a popular fishing contest. And it’s not for walleye or sunfish — it’s for a fish with whiskers.

07/22/2012

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Man Leads Police On Multi-County Chase

Police jolted a man with a Taser after he displayed a knife following a chase through multiple counties Saturday, authorities said.

03/17/2012

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Man ,19, Dies In Hunting Accident

A 19-year-old man died Saturday morning while hunting geese after a gun accidentally discharged and stuck him, Renville County police said.

12/17/2011

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Police: Body Found In Renville County ID’d

Authorities have identified the body of a 56-year-old man found in Renville County Saturday afternoon.

10/18/2011

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Body Found In Renville County

The body of what appeared to be an adult man was found in a corn field Saturday afternoon, according to police.

10/16/2011

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Mock Drill Tests Crews Response To Complex Scenarios

A school bus crash, a chemical spill, and a helicopter evacuation. They were all part of a “first of its kind” mock drill that took place in Renville County Wednesday night.

05/25/2011

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