Local News

Fake $20 bills circulating through the area

Thu 1-18-2018

The Fairmont Police Department says they've received reports of seven confirmed fake $20 bills circulating within the city of Fairmont over the last ten days.

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MN Unemployment rate continues to drop

Thu 1-18-2018

The state gained 44,200 jobs during the calendar year, a growth rate of 1.5 percent.

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MDA announces Specialty Crop Grant awardees

Thu 1-18-2018

Projects will help improve the competitiveness of Minnesota’s specialty crops through research, education and market development.

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ILCC Trustees updated on HLC visit

Thu 1-18-2018

The  Higher Learning Commission ensures colleges uphold academic standards so students attending those institutions can qualify for federal financial aid.

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MNSure enrolls over 116,000

Thu 1-18-2018

MNsure announced its record level of signups for the individual market on Wednesday.

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MN Supreme Court supports fingerprint ruling

Thu 1-18-2018

The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that a judge's order requiring a man to provide his fingerprint to unlock his cellphone was constitutional and didn't violate his right against self-incrimination.

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Jackson council makes short work of meeting

Wed 1-17-2018

The meeting was called to order at 6:32pm with Councilman Donnie Schoenrock the only member absent.

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Four injured with semi crashes into school

Wed 1-17-2018

School officials in Lyle say the semi rear-ended another vehicle then careered off the highway and crashed into the school with its cab landing inside the walls.

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Gov. Dayton unveils project wishlist

Wed 1-17-2018

Gov. Mark Dayton is pushing to borrow $1.5 billion for a vast list of public construction projects.

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Former MN Gov. passes on Senate bid

Wed 1-17-2018

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he won't run this year for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Democrat Al Franken.

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Jackson Co Vet Services/Emergency Mgmt director to retire

Tue 1-16-2018

Jeff Johnson, Jackson County Veterans Services Coordinator and Emergency Management Director notified the Jackson County Commissioners this morning of his intent to retire. 

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MN soybean and corn harvests down

Tue 1-16-2018

Minnesota farmers produced slightly smaller corn and soybean crops last year than in 2016, but they produced a record sugar beet crop.

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MN State Fair to see upgrades

Tue 1-16-2018

The Minnesota State Fairgrounds is getting an $11.1 million face-lift.

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Minnesota expects more solar energy growth

Mon 1-15-2018

The state added enough solar panels in 2017 to power about 53,000 homes.

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Flu still hitting Iowa hard

Sat 1-13-2018

Officials have reported eight more influenza-related deaths, bringing the Iowa total to 14 since Oct. 1.

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MN health insurance market signs mixed

Sat 1-13-2018

State officials say Minnesota's individual health insurance market may be stabilizing but there are still signs of trouble.

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Soybean harvest up, corn down

Sat 1-13-2018

The USDA released its annual crop production report Friday summarizing the 2017 crop year.

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Flu Season hits Minnesota

Fri 1-12-2018

Minnesota has reported its first child death from the flu this season.

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MN hosts "Take a Kid Ice Fishing Weekend"

Fri 1-12-2018

Take a Kid Ice Fishing Weekend is this Saturday, Jan. 13, through Monday, Jan. 15.

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Feds approve MN Education plan

Thu 1-11-2018

The Minnesota Department of Education says the state has won federal approval for its updated plan on how it holds schools accountable.

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IA rolls out new Voter ID laws

Thu 1-11-2018

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate says he'll travel the state this year to inform the public about a new law requiring voter identification at the polls.

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Car vs snowplow accident near St. Peter injures two from Fairmont

Thu 1-11-2018

A car-plow accident on Tuesday just south of St. Peter sent two area residents to the hospital.

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