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Teen Accused Of Waseca Plot Pleads Not Guilty

A judge is set to decide whether a teenager accused of plotting to bomb his school and kill his family should be tried as an adult. Seventeen-year-old John LaDue appeared in court late Monday morning.

05/12/2014

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Students In Waseca Return To School After Foiled Attack

Students are back in a southeastern Minnesota school after authorities last week foiled a teenager’s suspected plot to attack the school. Counselors were on hand Monday as students returned to the Waseca junior and senior high school building that was the target of the alleged plot. Superintendent Tom Lee says the school is “just trying to get back to normal as quickly as we can.”

05/05/2014

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Waseca Superintendent Credits God For Foiling Teen’s Plot

It wasn’t typical for churches in Waseca to host services Friday night, but the past few days have been anything but normal.

05/02/2014

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‘What If We Were Killed?’: Waseca Resident On Teen’s Disturbing Plot

Julia Speck would often hear her 17-year-old neighbor, John David LaDue, throwing knives and axes at a tree in the front yard.

05/02/2014

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Waseca Holding Community Meeting After Teen’s Deadly Plot

Officials said after the series of events surrounding a Waseca teen accused of plotting to kill his family and plant bombs around area schools, a community meeting will be held Friday night to discuss enhanced security measures.

05/02/2014

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Investigators: Teen Planned To Kill Family, Bomb Schools

A Waseca, Minn. teenager has been charged with attempted murder, possessing explosives, and attempting to damage property after allegedly planting a number of devices at a school playground.

05/01/2014

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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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