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Minn. Man’s Cave Collection Is His Hobby, Passion

John Ackerman is a big-time landlord of subterranean real estate. Ackerman, 59, owns Spring Valley Caverns, the largest private cave in Minnesota but just the beginning of his underground empire, which he calls the Minnesota Cave Preserve.

11/07/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Wilderfest & The Almanzo 100

It began as an idea to gather some friends for an ambitious bicycle ride through southern Minnesota. Seven years later, Wilderfest has grown into full weekend of long distance rides and foot races.

05/21/2013

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Minn. Worker Hurt In Explosion At Wis. Golf Course

Police in western Wisconsin say a Hudson Golf Course employee from Minnesota suffered severe head injuries when a 55-gallon drum exploded.

03/23/2013

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Boy, 11, Accidentally Shoots 9-Year-Old Brother

An 11-year-old boy accidentally shot his 9-year-old brother in the leg while unloading a handgun on Saturday afternoon.

11/24/2012

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SE Minn. Winery Takes Top Honors At U Of M Contest

A Spring Valley winery has taken top honors at the fourth annual International Cold Climate Wine Competition at the University of Minnesota.

08/16/2012

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Wis. Marine Dies In Afghanistan

The U.S. Department of Defense says 22-year-old Cpl. Michael Nolen of Spring Valley died Monday while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province.

06/28/2011

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Deadly Disease Could Kill An Entire Bat Colony

They don’t have a reputation as the cutest and cuddliest animals, but bats really do more help than harm. In fact, a new study found bats save the agriculture industry more than $3 billion a year — money that would otherwise be spent on pesticides.

05/05/2011

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Iowa H.S. Senior Killed In Minn. Crash

An 18-year-old from the Iowa town of Riceville has died in a crash involving a Minnesota Department of Transportation snowplow.

02/13/2011

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Woman Killed In Spring Valley Crash Identified

Officials have released the name of the person killed in crash with a plow truck Friday night.

02/13/2011

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Fatal Accident In Spring Valley Saturday

The Minnesota State Patrol said icy roads may have played a part in a fatal accident that happened on Saturday morning just south of Spring Valley, Minn.

02/12/2011

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