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Make 2015 a Safe Boating Season

Before launching into open water, boaters are reminded to inspect their boats and boating equipment and review regulations, which can be found in the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' 2015 Minnesota Boating Guide.

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What to do When a Tornado Warning is Issued

Here are some tornado safety tips from the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center:

1. If your house has a basement:  Avoid windows. Get in the basement and under some kind of sturdy protection, such as a heavy table or work bench, or cover yourself with a mattressor sleeping bag. The weather ser

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Rice County Burning Ban Lifted

The burning restrictions in Rice County have been lifted as of 8AM Thursday, April 16. The Rice County Sheriff's Department urges caution if you are burning, because the county is still lacking moisture

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Severe Weather Awareness Week: Thursday

During Severe Weather Awareness Week, Thursday brings tornadoes to our attention.

On Thursday, April 16, the state will issue two tornado drills at 1:45PM and 6:55PM. The first drill is intended for businesses and schools

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Severe Weather Awareness Week: Wednesday

Severe Weather Awareness Week is designed to refresh, remind and educate about seasonal threats from severe weather and how to avoid them. This is also a good time to practice emergency plans and build or refresh emergency preparedness kit

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Severe Weather Awareness Week: Tuesday

Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 13-17. Tuesday brings to attention Severe Weather, Lightning and Hail.

Thunderstorms affect relatively small areas, compared with most other storms. The typical thu

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Severe Weather Awareness Week Monday

Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 13-17. The week is designed to refresh, remind and educate everyone about the seasonal threats from severe weather and how to avoid them. It's the time to make and practice emergency plans and build or refresh your emergency preparedness kit

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Freeborn County Releases Picture of Ring Found with Body

Freeborn County authorities have released the picture of a ring found with a body alongside a freeway. Officials are hoping for leads in determining the identity of the person.

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Minnesota State High School League To Discuss Faribault Emeralds Danceline Controversy

The Minnesota State High School League is scheduled to discuss the Class AAA dance team award ceremony during their meeting Thursday at their office in Brooklyn Center. It's listed under discussion items, and the report will be presented by MSHSL Executive Director Dave Stead and MSHSL Associate Director Kevin Merkle

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Rice County Residents Live Longer Than Most Minnesotans

The sixth-annual County Health Rankings are out from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. According to the rankings, Minnesota's Carver County was listed as the healthiest for the third consecutive year

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