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Highway 19 to Henderson reopened following flooding

MnDOT has reopened Highway 19 from Highway 169 to Henderson following flooding of the Minnesota River. The stretch of road had been closed since June 23 due to flooding. Once the waters receded, crews repaired the shoulder and in-slope due to erosion. To minimize damage to the roadbed, MnDOT has placed a 7-ton axle weight…read more »

Study: Water softeners adding salt to Minnesota water bodies

A new study from the University of Minnesota has found that home water softeners are sending a significant amount of salt into the state’s lakes, streams and groundwater. About 50 of the state’s water bodies have chloride levels that exceed its water quality standards. University researchers from the Water Resources Center created a chloride budget…read more »

Farm Service Agency urging farmers to report flood damage

Flooding of Minnesota farm fields varies greatly, and officials continue assessing the damage. State Farm Service Agency Executive Director Joe Martin said, “It’s still a little bit early to tell what the damage is until the flood waters recede. We’re still in the process of assessing the damage. So, it’s really critical that we hear…read more »

Mayo Clinic research shows texting and driving alters brain waves

Mayo Clinic researchers are adding to the warning already being emphasized by law enforcement, the Minnesota Department of Transportation, and many drivers sharing the road with people on cell phones — texting and driving don’t mix. Dr. William Tatum said they found that texting and driving causes more than just a lapse in attention. It…read more »

Appeals court upholds conditional release of sex offender

A man who has been held in the Minnesota Sex Offender Treatment Program in St. Peter since 2001 could soon be released, with provisions, after a decision by a three-judge court of appeals panel. Thomas Duvall’s was convicted of rape and related crimes against six teenagers between 1975 and 1987 and, based on that history,…read more »

Blue Earth County Yellow Line Project recognized nationally

The Blue Earth County Yellow Line Project has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties. The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents and the Yellow Line Project was honored in the category of Human Services. County officials say the project is designed to provide…read more »

Minnesota consumer groups fight to protect seniors from fraud

Consumer groups in Minnesota continue their efforts to protect older adults from fraud and identity theft. Jay Haapala with AARP Minnesota said people over age 50 show a greater interest in learning about identity theft and scams and, “Are fascinated by the way these con artists are operating, kind of like watching a crime drama…read more »

Minnesota farmers calling on lawmakers to defend Conservation Stewardship Program

With renewed debate over the farm bill expected to resume soon, more than 150 Minnesota farmers and ranchers have asked Congressman Collin Peterson to defend sustainable-agriculture efforts during its final drafting. The letter to Peterson, the ranking Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee, was initiated by Minnesota’s Land Stewardship Project to defend the nationwide Conservation…read more »

New report outlines the perceptions people have about Native Americans

A new report explores how Native Americans are perceived, and project leaders said it’s the largest public-opinion research project about Native Americans ever conducted. Crystal Echo Hawk said the goal of the report ‘Reclaiming Native Truth’ is to find out about the dominant narratives and perceptions of native people from a diverse group of Americans.…read more »