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KRSL.com Special: NORAD's Santa Tracker Began With a Typo

Norad Santa TrackerThis Christmas Eve, people all over the world will log on to the official Santa Tracker to follow his progress through US military radar. This all started in 1955, with a misprint in a Colorado Springs newspaper and a call to Col. Harry Shoup's secret hotline at the Continental Air Defense Command, now known as NORAD.

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Plunging Oil Prices Hurt Independent Operators

Oil WellPlunging crude prices are hitting oil producers especially hard in Kansas.

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Midway Extension Agent Offers Tips to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Water Drop from FaucetThis time of year, frozen water pipes in your home can be a very big problem. Across the nation, approximately a quarter of a million homes are damaged each year by frozen water pipes.

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City of Russell Alters Sanitation Route Schedule for Christmas Week

City of Russell LogoThe City of Russell offices will be closed late Christmas week and sanitation routes will be altered.

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R9 Ranch Development Moves Forward with Interlocal Agreement Approval

Russell City Council 10-7-14The Russell City Council approved an interlocal agreement with the City of Hays Tuesday afternoon to move forward with the development of the R9 Ranch wellfield in Edwards County as a long term water source for both communities.

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Drug Runner Sentenced to 18 Years

SentencingA driver stopped in Russell County with more than five pounds of methamphetamine was sentenced Monday to 18 years in federal prison.

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State Agencies Work to Combat Cattle Theft

CattleKansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and the Kansas Department of Agriculture have entered into a joint agreement to increase the state's efforts to combat cattle theft, the agencies announced Monday.

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