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No one was injured in a minivan fire that sparked around 7:30 a.m. Thursday, July 24, on southbound Highway 169, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The fire held up commuter traffic for a few miles, and the scene cleared out about 9 a.m., according to Lt. Eric Roeske of the Minnesota State Patrol. The [...]

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Organizers of this year’s Hamel Rodeo said the four-day competition, July 10-13, would go on rain or shine. And they meant it. Professional cowboys and cowgirls competed in both sun and rain, with clouds dumping rain on Family Day events on Saturday. Volunteers from Hamel community groups put on the rodeo each year at Corcoran [...]

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City gets ready for advent of Ravinia The Corcoran City Council took two major steps on Thursday, July 10, in bringing municipal water and sanitary sewers to serve the southeast corner of the city, including the first phase of the U.S. Homes Ravinia housing development. First the council awarded a $1.8 million contract to Northdale [...]

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Popular bean bag tourney to expand Rockford River Days from Aug. 8-10 will give people plenty of reasons to come to town for entertainment, friendly competitions and renewed rivalries — along with the traditional carnival, grand parade, fireworks and more. A limited supply of discount tickets for the carnival is available now through 1 p.m. [...]

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Chief Tate Mills won’t seek re-election The Albertville City Council heard that fire chief Tate Mills won’t see re-election and that Mills recommended to the Fire Committee to hire a full-time chief. City administrator Adam Nafstad said he and the assistant fire chief initially met with the state to discuss the process for reviewing the [...]

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Jimmy’s Pizza, of Medina, will serve as grand marshal for the Hamel Rodeo Parade on Sunday, July 13, the last day of Hamel Rodeo weekend. Rodeo performances are at Corcoran Lions Park, County Roads 10 and 101, from Thursday, July 10 through Sunday, July 13. Professional cowboys and cowgirls will compete for cash prizes at [...]

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Skies opened up and dumped heavy rain on the Hennepin County Fair at various times between Thursday, June 19, and Sunday, June 22. In between rain events, warm sunny weather blanketed the fairgrounds at Corcoran Lions Park in Corcoran. Fairgoers came for food, carnival rides, a petting zoo, a talent show, 4-H exhibits and more. [...]

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