Local News

Highway 4 resurfacing work to start Monday

Fri 8-16-2019

Resurfacing of Highway 4 from Martin County Road 10 to the Iowa line is expected to begin Monday, August 19 and take about two weeks.

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Gun discharge in Heron Lake leave child dead

Fri 8-16-2019

No names have been released, and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office request that the family’s privacy is respected during this difficult time.

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Ruby's Pantry returns to Sherburn

Fri 8-16-2019

It will be from 6-7:30pm on Monday at the Regional Worship Center in Sherburn. 

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Iowa man sentenced in Federal Court

Fri 8-16-2019

A Storm Lake man has been sentenced in U.S. District Court after pleading guilty to one count of child pornography.

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MN unemployment climbs in July

Fri 8-16-2019

July’s seasonally adjusted loss represents the first decline after four continuous months of gains that added 7,000 jobs.

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Economic forecast continues tumble in Midwest

Fri 8-16-2019

The Rural Mainstreet survey released Thursday shows the its overall index falling from 50.2 in July to 46.5 this month.

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Sports betting now legal in Iowa

Fri 8-16-2019

New regulations allow betting to began at noon Thursday.

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Projects in St. Jame and New Ulm nearing completion

Thu 8-15-2019

Work on a couple of Southern Minnesota Highways will be nearing completion in the next couple weeks.

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One injured in I-90 accident

Thu 8-15-2019

An Iowa man sustained minor injuries in a car-semi accident Wednesday afternoon near Fairmont.

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One injured in Spirit Lake accident

Thu 8-15-2019

An accident Monday evening at the intersection of Highway 71 and Aurora Avenue in Spirit Lake sent one person to the hospital.

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Estherville woman arrested on drug charges

Thu 8-15-2019

Estherville police say they were contacted by officials with the Iowa Department of Human Services regarding the incident shortly before 4:00 pm.

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HyVee investigating data breach

Thu 8-15-2019

The company is telling its customers to closely monitor payment card statements and to immediately report any unauthorized activity.

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Legislators talking energy

Thu 8-15-2019

Minnesota legislators have been meeting informally to try to find common ground on the state's energy future.

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New report shows more than 19.4 million acres not planted

Wed 8-14-2019

Jackson County reported 31,948 acres of prevented plant, while Cottonwood County had 13,898 acres.  

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DHS to repay overpayments

Wed 8-14-2019

The overpayments were one of the main issues Tuesday at a hearing on the turmoil at the department.

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Severe lung damage linked to vaping in young people

Tue 8-13-2019

Children's Minnesota has reported finding four cases of lung injury in the Minneapolis area potentially related to vaping.

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USDA Crop Progress Report - August 12

Tue 8-13-2019

Another reasonably dry week across the state allowed Minnesota farmers 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending August 11, 2019.

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JCC Board moves forward with Nov. referendum

Tue 8-13-2019

The final hurdle is a positive review and comment from the Minnesota Department of Education.

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Senate to look into DHS issues

Tue 8-13-2019

Besides turnover, topics will include concerns about fraud within the department's Child Care Assistance Program for low-income working parents.

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Gov. Walz still wants special session

Tue 8-13-2019

The governor told reporters Monday he finds it "absolutely unacceptable" that none have been scheduled following the latest mass shootings in Ohio and Texas.

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Severe weather leaves damage on Saturday

Mon 8-12-2019

Tornado warnings were issued Saturday for portions of Jackson, Cottonwood and Martin Counties. 

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Zebra mussels confirmed in mine pit

Mon 8-12-2019

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is trying to figure out how damaging zebra mussels ended up in a mine pit on the Iron Range.

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