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TODD COUNTY

Long Prairie police and Todd County sheriff's deputies responded to reports of gunshots at a residence in the 500 block of Second Avenue Southeast in Long Prairie about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. Officers found a man, now identified as Antonio Francis Rodriguez Fortes, dead just outside the home.
The victim was driving a 2002 Mercury Grand Marquis west on state Highway 27 at about 7:30 p.m. when the vehicle veered off the road, according to the State Patrol.
Neighbors say they have not been able to find answers to their questions, and that often, people in local and state agencies won’t return their calls: “We’ve had low water before and not like this year ... They’ll say it’s the lowest it’s been since 1935. They got all kinds of excuses.”
LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. — A Long Prairie man will spend the rest of his life in prison after pleading guilty to murdering his parents.

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ST. PAUL -- Wadena is asking the Minnesota Legislature to finish its recovery from a June 2010 tornado. The city seeks $4.75 million to build the Wadena Wellness Center, replacing several facilities the tornado destroyed. "I look at this project ...

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