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BIRD ISLAND

All of the law enforcement officers in western Minnesota's Renville County participated in a training program this week on how to respond and effectively neutralize someone who wants to cause harm in a public setting.
The Bird Island Cultural Centre is playing host to an exhibit by textile artist Heather MacKenzie through the month of March. MacKenzie, of Minneapolis, weaves in challenging ways and takes inspiration from unconventional themes including computer coding, gender and sexuality, and social classes.
A Craftsman-style bungalow built in 1910 in Bird Island has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Owned by the Bird Island Cultural Centre, the structure earned the spot on the list in April. After expected repairs are completed, it's hoped the building will be open to the public within the next two years.
What is believed to be a wolf was sighted roaming farm country Tuesday in Renville County.

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John O'Neill began to experience body aches and a minor fever a couple of days after returning from a trip to California. He self-isolated himself and his wife quarantined herself in their home as well.
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OLIVIA, Minn.-The owners of a Bird Island home destroyed by fire in January have now been charged in connection with that fire.Jeffrey George Ackerson Jr., 34, is facing felony charges of arson, insurance fraud and cruelty to animals, while his w...
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