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Powerball Jackpot Rolls Again
More than half a billion dollars. That’s what the grand prize of the Powerball lottery game shot up to after Wednesday night’s drawing failed to produce a ticket that matched all the numbers.
Man On Bail For Drug Charges Adds Kidnapping To His List
Antonio Levell Washington was charged in November with selling heroin and with five counts of violating an order for protection. He is known to authorities as a major source of heroin in Rice County. He was out on bail and approached his female victim, the same one he has the order of protection vio…
Gleason Thanks Community for Support During Health Battle
Former Steele County Fair secretary Jim Gleason and his family issued a note of thanks to the community for its support while he battles an aggressive form of brain cancer. Gleason recently stepped down from his post with the fair after advise from his doctors. He was the fair secretary for seven ye…
Rosemount And Northrup Fire Updates
A early New Year's morning barn fire in Rosemount killed some chickens, but there were no other injuries.  Rosemount and Hastings departments were first on the scene at the Fox Family Farm on 160th St. East. The first call came in just after 2am...
Dangerous Wind Chills
The polar freezer door has been left open and we are experiencing some extremely cold temperatures. My car thermometer said -12 when I got to the station on Saturday. Combined with a bit of wind that puts the wind chills in the -35 category resulting in a Wind Chill Advisory for the immediate area a…

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