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One Hurt, Another Jailed Following Crash in Paynesville

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says a man has been arrested after crashing into and injuring another man in Paynesville.

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Paynesville, MPCA at Odds Over Plume Under City [AUDIO]

Paynesville City officials continue to be frustrated with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and their legislative delegation over lack of action over a benzene plume under the city. The PCA has been monitoring the plume under a former gas station site for 20 years, and at one point recommended excavating it.

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Wind Farm in Paynesville Falls Behind Schedule

A wind farm that was to be the first such large-scale operation in central Minnesota is about a year behind schedule.

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Paynesville Wants the State to Speed Up Pollution Cleanup

Fourteen years after two dangerous chemicals were found in water samples from two Paynesville city wells, city officials want to know why the state has been so slow to clean the contamination.

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Court Says Pesticide Drift Can Count As Trespass

The Minnesota Court of Appeals says it can count as trespass under the law when pesticide drifts from one farm to another. The appeals court revived a lawsuit by organic farmers Oluf and Debra Johnson against the Paynesville Farmers Union Cooperative Oil Company.

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Sealcoat Work To Cause Lane Closures On Highway 23

A main highway in central Minnesota will have traffic restrictions and lane closures as part of a preventive maintenance and seal coating project. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says crews will begin the work on Highway 23 between Richmond and the Highway 55 intersection in Paynesville tomorrow.

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Train Derailment Clean-Up Nearly Finished, Watch For Extra Trains

Clean-up a derailed train is nearly complete in Paynesville. Canadian Pacific spokesman Mike Lovecchio says most of the cars have been removed from the site, and they're in the final stages of the track reconstruction.

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Train Derailment Clean-Up Continues Today In Paynesville [AUDIO]

Clean-up of several rail cars continues today (Tuesday) in Paynesville. Eight cars of an 85-car train derailed yesterday (Monday) afternoon. Two of the cars ended-up in the North Fork Crow River.

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Freight Train Derails In Paynesville, No One Hurt

A freight train derailment in central Minnesota has sent some rail cars into the Crow River. Eight cars of an 85-car Canadian Pacific Railway train derailed in Paynesville on Monday afternoon.

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Paynesville Man Stranded On Snowy Hike Is Rescued In Washington

The Chelan County sheriff's office says a helicopter has flown a Minnesota hiker to safety after a ground rescue crew helped him off the rocky ledge where he'd gotten stuck in steep, snowy terrain near Stevens Pass in Washington's North Cascades.

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