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Minnesota Mayor Charged With Theft From Vets Fund

The mayor of a southern Minnesota town is accused of stealing from a veterans memorial fund. Ellendale Mayor Roger Swearingen is charged in Steele County with one gross misdemeanor and two misdemeanor counts of theft.

07/09/2014

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I-35 Reopens After Several Semis Jackknife, Vehicles Crash

Interstate 35 has reopened after being closed after several semis jackknifed and multiple vehicles crashed Thursday afternoon. According to MnDOT, the crashes occurred on I-35 south of Highway 30 near Ellendale, Minn. Travel conditions are still poor in the area due to icy roads, reduced visibility and drifting.

02/13/2014

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Fatal Head-On Collision In Steele County

Authorities say they are investigating a fatal head-on collision that happened at about noon on Monday. Investigators have not released many details about the incident, but it involved two vehicles driving along Interstate 35. The crash happened near milepost 36, the Minnesota State Patrol said.

01/06/2014

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235 Lbs. Of Pot Found In Semi Truck

Eleven packages containing 235 pounds of marijuana were taken from a semi truck last week, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

07/11/2012

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Fatal Head-On Crash Closes Road Near Owatonna

The State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash Saturday morning near Owatonna between a semi and a car. According to the state patrol, the head-on crash took place on Highway 218 near mile marker 36 in Steele County.

06/02/2012

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1 Arrested, 1 Sought In Medford McDonald’s Shooting

A woman was arrested Tuesday in connection with a shooting at the Medford McDonald’s in Steele County. Police say a man also suspected in the shooting is still at large.

01/10/2012

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Man Who Sued Sheriff Dies Of Drug Overdose

An Owatonna man who sued a Mower County sheriff’s sergeant alleging excessive force during his arrest has died.

09/28/2011

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Minn. Jury Convicts Man In Fatal Stabbing

A jury in Minnesota has convicted an Oklahoma man of killing his former girlfriend by stabbing her more than 100 times.

03/16/2011