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Big Stone County man who raped 6-year-old, slashed her throat, then stabbed the girl's mother facing life in prison
ORTONVILLE -- A Clinton man faces life in prison without parole after being found guilty of four of five charges stemming from an attack on a local woman and her daughter and the sexual assault of the young girl. Christopher Hyden, 29, was found guilty Wednesday in Big Stone County...
August 28, 2009 - 12:00am
July 10, 2009
Controversial pastor appears in Big Stone District Court on kidnapping and assault charges
WHEATON - A Wheaton pastor whose ministry has been at the center of controversy appeared in court Wednesday on kidnapping and assault charges. Danny Barnes, 52, pleaded not guilty to the charges in Big Stone County District Court in Ortonville, Minn. Barnes, who calls himself bishop...
July 10, 2009 - 9:03am
June 9, 2009
WILLMAR -- Brice Bakker has started Bakker Mechanical of Prinsburg, specializing in geothermal, in addition to complete heating and cooling for residential and commercial systems. The business is located at 310 Cedar Ave. in Prinsburg. Bakker is a native of Prinsburg and graduated...
June 9, 2009 - 12:00am
June 4, 2009
Little Rock Wind acquires Big Stone Wind
News Local region little rock wind big stone wind Little Rock Wind acquires Big Stone Wind ORTONVILLE -- Little Rock Wind, LLC, along with its managing partner, National Wind, LLC, announced today that it has acquired the assets of the community-owned wind project Big Stone...
June 4, 2009 - 4:38pm
May 9, 2009
Disparity in contract settled between Swift, Big Stone counties
BENSON -- A disparity in how the cost and services are shared between Swift and Big Stone counties for the sentence-to-serve program has been resolved. The Swift County Board of Commissioners approved the new two-year contract at its meeting Tuesday. The two counties have shared...
May 9, 2009 - 12:00am
March 7, 2009
Editorial: Congrats to two counties for their innovative partnership
The joint dispatch collaboration between Kandiyohi and Big Stone counties is an innovative concept that has potential throughout Minnesota. Their respective county boards completed a formal agreement Tuesday under which Kandiyohi County will begin providing dispatch services for...
March 7, 2009 - 12:00am
January 14, 2009
Big Stone utilities, opponents make case at St. Paul hearing
January 14, 2009 - 12:00am
January 10, 2009
Minnesota PUC will hear final arguments before nixing or approving proposal
WILLMAR -- Debate over the Big Stone II power plant returns to the center stage Tuesday in St.
January 10, 2009 - 12:00am
January 5, 2009
Kandiyohi County to dispatch 911 calls for Big Stone County
WILLMAR -- When there's a fire, accident or medical need for an ambulance, the dispatchers in the Kandiyohi County law enforcement center in...
January 5, 2009 - 12:00am
December 28, 2008
Small earthquakes reported in Yellowstone National Park
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. -- The University of Utah Seismograph Stations report a swarm of small earthquakes in Yellowstone National Park. The university says the quakes of magnitude 3.5 and lower have been occurring beneath Yellowstone Lake, five to nine miles south-southeast...
December 28, 2008 - 5:00am
December 1, 2008
Five west central Minnesota counties designated ag disaster areas
ST. PAUL -- Farmers who suffered crop losses due to the July 30 wind storm that struck west central Minnesota will be eligible for low-interest emergency loans from the federal Farm Service Agency. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Edward Schafer designated Lac qui Parle, Big Stone, Chippewa,...
December 1, 2008 - 2:00pm
October 30, 2008
Will study costs take wind out of sails for Big Stone plan?
ORTONVILLE -- Investors looking to develop a 20-megawatt wind farm in Big Stone County are hoping that the costs to study what it takes to connect to the electrical transmission grid don't take the wind out of their sails. Investors with Big Stone Wind recently learned that the $100,000...
October 30, 2008 - 12:00am
October 24, 2008
Big Stone II power plant partners study independent report
WILLMAR -- Electric utilities proposing the Big Stone II power plant are just starting to analyze an independent report that says the utilities have underestimated construction costs and overestimated the costs of energy alternatives. The report to the Minnesota Public Utilities...
October 24, 2008 - 12:00am
October 9, 2008
Both sides in Big Stone II plan disagree, but common ground found
BENSON -- If compromise is needed to craft an American energy policy, the Benson Bakery might be the place to make it happen.
October 9, 2008 - 12:00am
June 5, 2008
PUC breaks for lunch at Big Stone II hearing
1:11 p.m. Update From Minnesota Capitol Bureau ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has recessed its Big Stone II transmission lines deliberations for lunch. The deliberations will resume later this afternoon. The PUC is expected to make a ruling on this issue...
June 5, 2008 - 1:00pm