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Cops: Small Explosive Devices Found On School Playground

Officials in southern Minnesota are asking the public’s help in figuring out why three homemade explosive devices — one of which was found inside a stuffed animal — were discovered on an elementary school playground this week.

03/28/2014

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Body Of Waseca Marine Killed In Afghanistan Returns Home

A fallen Minnesota Marine returned home Saturday to a community that honored his sacrifice. Hundreds gathered to pay their respects to Cpl. Caleb Erickson and remembered a life taken too soon.

03/08/2014

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Body Of Fallen Marine Returned To Minnesota

The body of a fallen Marine from Minnesota has been returned to American soil. A special Marine team carried a flag-draped transfer case containing the remains of Lance Cpl. Caleb Erickson from a military plane when it arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware Tuesday.

03/05/2014

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Fallen Marine From Waseca Returning To Dover

The body of a fallen Marine from Minnesota is being returned to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. The U.S. Department of Defense Monday said 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Caleb Erickson died Feb. 28 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

03/03/2014

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U.S. Marine From Waseca, Minn. Dies In Afghanistan

A U.S. marine from Minnesota has died while serving in Afghanistan. Lance Corporal Caleb Erickson died Friday when a suicide bomber hit his convoy. The 20-year-old grew up in Waseca.

03/02/2014

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Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Waseca (Day 2)

Frank and Chris have had a chance to enjoy the great community of Waseca over the last couple days. Here in southern Minnesota, farming is a big deal. And just outside Waseca, you can check out the state’s agricultural interpretive center, called Farmamerica. The center opened in 1978 with the goal of preserving Minnesota’s agricultural heritage.

02/07/2014

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Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Waseca

This year’s winter lake trip – which took Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer all over Minnesota and western Wisconsin – will wrap up in the southern Minnesota town of Waseca. The guys arrived Thursday in the town, which is about an hour-and-a-half drive southwest of the Twin Cities.

02/06/2014

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Waseca Festival Putting On Male Pageant

Organizers of a Waseca festival decided to try something different than a traditional beauty pageant. They came up with The Mr. Waseca Pageant. The Free Press reports the pageant at the Sleigh and Cutter festival will be like the ones females go through, including formal wear, fitness and talent competitions and onstage questions.

02/03/2014

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Inmate Pleads Guilty To Fraudulently Getting $23K In Social Security

A 32-year-old woman, who’s incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institute in Waseca, Minn., pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing more than $23,000 in social security benefits.

04/25/2013

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US Missionary Pilot Missing Off West Africa Coast

The small plane carrying only its American pilot disappeared 10 days ago just miles from a refueling stop at a West African island in the middle of a tropical storm of thunder and lightning.

04/17/2013

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Journey Guitarist Sues Former Mother-In-Law For Libel

The lead guitarist for the rock band Journey has filed a federal lawsuit in Minneapolis that accuses his former mother-in-law of libeling him in her blog posts.

03/20/2013

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Man Dies In Police Chase After Fleeing Scene Of Austin Homicide

A 46-year-old Oakdale man died Friday when his car flipped over during a high-speed police chase.

02/01/2013

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Waseca School Goes Into Lockdown

A school in Waseca went into a protective lockdown Tuesday morning after two children went unaccounted for, according to police.

09/11/2012

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Morristown Man Dies In Motorcycle Vs. Vehicle Crash

A 56-year-old man is dead after being struck head-on by a vehicle in Waseca County.

09/09/2012

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Waseca Dealing With Increase In Feral Cats

Businesses in Waseca say they’re running into more and more problems with feral cats.

06/30/2012

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