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Meeker County Jail staff attempted life-saving measures after finding a 28-year-old man unresponsive in his cell Thursday, the sheriff reported in a news release. The man was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. There is no evidence of foul play at this time, according to Sheriff Brian Cruze.
A 36-year-old man from Stewart was killed in a vehicle crash on Minnesota Highway 22 near Litchfield early Wednesday morning.
The state of Minnesota has settled a lawsuit against Sparboe Farms, based in Litchfield. The egg producer is accused of tripling its prices in March 2020, at the start of the pandemic, when demand rose sharply. According to the state, Sparboe was not able to offer information to justify the price increases.
This year’s Princess Kay of the Milky Way comes from Litchfield and represents Meeker County. Anna Euerle, 19, was crowned Aug. 25 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds and will serve as the goodwill ambassador for the 2,500 dairy farm families in the state. She’ll also get her head carved out of butter.

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In celebration of its 100th anniversary and a two-year major expansion project of the milk processing facility in Litchfield, the First District Association sponsored a community project involving nonprofit organizations painting life-size statues of cows and calves that are now located outdoors at public and business venues. The Downtown Cowtown project culminates Aug. 26 when the statues will be auctioned off, with proceeds going to the nonprofit organizations.
Carl Henry Leaf, 18, of Grove City, and three others are facing felony charges related to an Oct. 4 Litchfield shooting allegedly borne of a revenge scheme for the victim selling or using methamphetamine with one of the defendants.
LITCHFIELD, Minn. — A shooting victim was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis with critical injuries following a shooting around 10:58 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, in Litchfield Township, Meeker County.
Two Litchfield residents were arrested during the Wednesday drug bust which netted $150,000 worth of methamphetamine being seized.
A beautiful evening and people eager to get out of the house during a the COVID-19 stay-at-home order created the perfect combination at the Starlite Drive-In movie theater in Litchfield.
DENVER — MediaNews Group, owner of the St. Paul Pioneer Press and dozens of other newspapers from coast to coast, has purchased the assets of Red Wing Publishing/Big Fish Works.

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Accused of causing severe and irreparable brain damage to 5-month-old
During an appearance Saturday before dairy producers in west central Minnesota, Rep. Collin Peterson said unless he hears something to change his mind, he will not vote to impeach President Trump on Wednesday. Peterson also said he's optimistic about the dairy industry but not about the rest of the ag economy.
Expansion of Doosan Bobcat plant in Litchfield will triple the physical size of the facility and triple the size of the workforce when completed in 2020.

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