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CHIPPEWA COUNTY

A St. Cloud man is facing aggravated first-degree drug sale and drug possession charges after Chippewa County law enforcement authorities allegedly found a pound of methamphetamine, a handgun and a wad of cash during a traffic stop.
The project to replace the Milan Bridge began in May 2019 but high water conditions pushed the project into a second year. Replacing the historic riprap at the site proven challenging as well, and that work continued until now.
Calcareous fens are a unique type of wetland, according to the University of Minnesota-Duluth Natural Resources Research Institute. One of the best now will be protected thanks to landowners who realized its value to our natural heritage
Hinterland Wines marks its 10th anniversary on the prairie in Chippewa County. It snowed on the day the first acre of vineyard was planted. There was no way to know at the time how the University of Minnesota's cold-hardy grapes would do on the open prairie landscape, or whether they could produce quality wines. Aric and Aftan Koenen rely on the same attributes that characterize their farmer neighbors to prove that it can be done.

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Officers respond to family members worried about suicidal person, possibly with a girlfriend
WATSON, Minn. — One person was killed and three others were injured in a two-vehicle crash that happened just before 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, in Chippewa County.
MONTEVIDEO, Minn. -- The former administrator of the Luther Haven nursing home in Montevideo in western Minnesota faces a charge of felony theft. Tamara Noel Borstad, 46, of Appleton, is accused of using the nursing home's credit card and taking ...
WATSON, Minn.--A century before MapQuest or Google Maps were invented, motorists using one of the country's first coast-to-coast highways followed the "Yellowstone Trail" by watching for chrome yellow markers with an arrow pointing the way to Yel...
MONTEVIDEO, Minn.--The Montevideo Police Department has essentially wrapped up its investigation into a shooting and suicide, according to Montevideo Police Chief Adam Christopher.
MONTEVIDEO, Minn. -- Just six days shy of the second anniversary of the day the body of Sandra Albrecht was buried, a judge's ruling ends her family's legal dispute over what happened at her gravesite -- but not the family's division.

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MONTEVIDEO, Minn. -- For the first time in more years than any of them can remember, nine of the 11 Albrecht children were together with their father, John Wendell Albrecht.
MONTEVIDEO, Minn. - A Paynesville man charged in the homicides of his grandparents last month in Stearns County was free on bail at the time from a 2017 case after his grandfather cosigned the bail bond.According to court documents, Thomas Bail B...
MONTEVIDEO, Minn. - The latest frontier in the solar power industry's growth in Minnesota is found in Chippewa County, where workers are completing the third of three solar garden projects undertaken in the past year.

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