Southern Minnesota

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Children’s Museum Of Southern Minnesota Opens In Mankato

The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota has finally opened after a decade of planning and fundraising. The doors first opened Friday after construction began last year on the permanent $5 million home in Mankato.

05/02/2015

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Potentially Severe Storms Moving Into Minn. Wednesday Night

Our warmest temperatures so far this year are setting the stage for a potentially stormy night. A line of storms will develop from the Twin Cities through southern Minnesota this evening and carry with it a chance for severe storms to develop.

04/01/2015

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Rain, Snow Moving Toward Southern Minnesota

Another shot of winter weather is heading toward southeastern Minnesota.

03/24/2015

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Southern Minnesota Buried By Springtime Snowstorm

After an anemic season for snow, a spring storm dumped more than a foot of it on parts of Minnesota, forcing some schools to close.

03/23/2015

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Winter Storm Dumps Snow In Southern Minnesota

Southern Minnesota is digging out from a winter storm that is pushing across the Plains and Midwest.

02/01/2015

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Southern Half Of Minn. Under Air Pollution Advisory

The southern half of Minnesota is under an air pollution advisory. Warmer temperatures, along with moisture and low winds, are causing fine particles to be trapped near the ground. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says it’s unhealthy for people with respiratory health problems.

12/11/2014

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Snow Snarls Traffic Just In Time For Thanksgiving Travel

A Winter Storm advisory was issued for southern Minnesota Wednesday, one of the busiest travel days of the year. The National Weather Service said the heaviest snow was expectd south of the Twin Cities metro area, near Mankato, St. Peter, Faribault, Waseca and Owatonna.

11/26/2014

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New York Photographer Captures Moments For #OnlyInMN Campaign

Minnesota had a beautiful fall. That could be seen in real life and all over social media. In fact, the last few months have been pretty incredible, with all the shots of the changing leaves.

11/01/2014

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Lawsuit Exposes Southern Minnesota Religious Group

A lawsuit has exposed deep-seated secrets surrounding a religious group in southern Minnesota. For 35 years, Suzanne and Karl Solum were members of a Christian ministry called Maranatha in Spring Grove, Minn. They pooled all their money with everyone else in the group but when they left six years ago, they wanted their share and sued.

07/01/2014

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Another Day In Flood Ravaged Farm Fields For Gov. Dayton

Gov. Mark Dayton spent another day in waterlogged farm fields in southern Minn. getting a firsthand look at flood damage. . The Governor was on WCCO Radio with Esme Murphy Friday afternoon. “Forty percent of the farm land has been destroyed or damaged. Bridges and culverts wiped out. And of course people are dealing with loss of crops, and livestock,” Dayton said. “It’s really awful.”

06/20/2014

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Southern Minn. Community Rallies To Fight Flooding

Snaking along a house, a string of strong-armed volunteers are racing a demon. The LeSueur River jumped a foot and a half overnight, and it’s quickly closing in on the small town of St. Clair, Minn. Brad O’Donnell’s home is one of many being threatened.

06/19/2014

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Storms Soak Southern Minnesota

Southern Minnesota got hit the hardest Monday by severe thunderstorms as rains fell across the majority of the state. In Spicer, near Willmar, Minn., high winds tore docks on Green Lake apart. ​”Last couple of hours been pretty hectic. I mean there is a lot of lightning thunder,” Trent Churchil, of Fairbault, said.

06/16/2014

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Could Take Days Until Southern Minn. Roads Are Safe

Huge snow drifts and blowing snow greeted many as they woke Friday, the day after a blizzard invaded southern Minnesota.

02/21/2014

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Minn. Couple Accused Of Starving Son Enter Plea

A southern Minnesota couple accused of starving their adopted son to the point that authorities said his bones were protruding reached a plea agreement with prosecutors Monday.

10/21/2013

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2 Men Unhurt In Southern Minn. Plane Crash

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in North Lida Lake near Pelican Rapids.

07/17/2013

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Faribault Woman Stabbed Multiple Times Speaks Out

One week ago, a 20-hour manhunt came to an end in southern Minnesota for a man police say stabbed his girlfriend dozens of times. Now, the victim, LaLonnie Moorman, is speaking for the first time.

04/28/2013

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Dayton, Klobuchar And Others Survey Storm Damage

Gov. Mark Dayton and a trio of federal elected officials are heading to areas of southern Minnesota where a spring snow and ice storm hit the hardest.

04/13/2013

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April Snow Helps S. Minn., But Hurts NW. Minn.

April is less than half over, but we’ve already had way more snow than average.

04/12/2013

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Air Pollution Advisory Issued For Southern Minn.

The Pollution Control Agency has issued an air pollution health advisory for the southern two-thirds of Minnesota including the Twin Cities area.

03/07/2013

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Best Ways To Celebrate Native American History

November’s Native American History Month, and it’s coinciding with the sesquicentennial of U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, giving all the more reason to learn more about the event and the people involved.

11/05/2012

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Heat Blamed For Fish Kills In Southern Minn. Lakes

The recent heat wave is blamed for killing thousands of fish in several southern Minnesota lakes. Most of the lakes are shallow, and thus more susceptible to summer fish kills, and most of the fish were northern pike, which prefer cold water.

07/10/2012

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Minn. Storms Bring Tornado, Golf-Ball Sized Hail

Thunderstorms Sunday night damaged barns, blew out power and brought golf-ball sized hail in southern Minnesota.

06/18/2012

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Twin Cities, Southern MN Under Tornado Watch

It could be an eventful day on the weather front across Minnesota after storms ripped through the Midwest on Saturday.

04/15/2012

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High Fire Danger This Weekend In Southern Minn.

The Department of Natural Resources is warning of high fire danger over the southern half of Minnesota this weekend.

03/10/2012

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DNR Reports Far Fewer Fish Houses Than Average

The warm weather is keeping the state’s fishers off the ice in south-central Minnesota this winter.

01/13/2012

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