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Jackson Co Sheriff's office releases info on dog complaints

Thu 2-14-2019

They say information about the incidents has been misrepresented on social media site and that people are now posting multiple threats of violence towards citizens in the area.

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Lews Drug acquires former ShopKo pharmacies

Thu 2-14-2019

Lewis Drug says it has purchased pharmacy assets from Shopko Stores in six communities in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa.

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Owatonna Schools locked down Wednesday

Thu 2-14-2019

Officials placed Owatonna Senior High School on lockdown and called police when tensions over racist comments posted on social media boiled over.

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Search warrant leads to multiple drug arrests

Wed 2-13-2019

A search warrant executed on a residence this past Friday in the 1600 block of Erie Avenue in Spirit Lake resulted in the arrest of several people on drug charges.

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JCC Music Boosters to hold Spaghetti Fundraiser

Wed 2-13-2019

The meal will include spaghetti or alfredo, bread, salad, beverage and dessert.

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CEDA to host business plan coaching day

Wed 2-13-2019

Community and Economic Development Associates (CEDA) will be hosting a business plan coaching day on March 7th at City Hall in Jackson.

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MN Lawmakers promote Farm to School bill

Wed 2-13-2019

The bill would create a two-million-dollar grant program to reimburse schools that integrate locally-grown food and put staff in place at the Department of Agriculture to build between farmers and schools.

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Legislative leaders/Governor agree onsession deadlines

Tue 2-12-2019

Gov. Tim Walz and Minnesota's top two legislative leaders have agreed on deadlines that they say will avert a high-stakes poker game at the end of the session and avoid a government shutdown.

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House bill proposes CWD action

Tue 2-12-2019

State Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn says Minnesota needs to take comprehensive action this year to stop the spread of chronic wasting disease among the state's wild deer.

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Former Iowa teacher pleads guilty to sexual abuse

Tue 2-12-2019

A former 5th grade teacher in the Sibley-Ocheyedan School District has pleaded guilty to an amended charge of sexual abuse in the 3rddegree.

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Financial strains lead to more farm debt

Mon 2-11-2019

Many Minnesota farmers who have suffered years of low crop prices are taking on more debt to begin spring planting while trade tensions and tariffs drag on.

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar announces White House bid

Mon 2-11-2019

Klobuchar announced her bid Sunday during a snowy rally along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis.

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Sexual harassment bill through MN House committee

Mon 2-11-2019

The judiciary committee sent the bill to the floor on a 16-0 vote Thursday.

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Dickinson Co EM revises high water rules

Sat 2-9-2019

It basically lowers the threshold as to when a 5 mph speed limit on all of the Iowa Great Lakes would kick in.

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Gov. Walz form committee to address IT issues

Fri 2-8-2019

Gov. Tim Walz has signed an executive order creating a council to advise state government on information technology issues, including the troubled MNLARS driver licensing and vehicle registration system.

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IA Senate moves hands free bill

Fri 2-8-2019

The bill would prohibit drivers from using cellphones or similar electronic devices unless they are in hands-free mode.

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Estherville man arrested on child endangerment charges

Thu 2-7-2019

An investigation into a report of child abuse has resulted in the arrest of an Estherville man.

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MN House bill would set 100% clean energy for MN

Thu 2-7-2019

It would build on a 2007 state law that set a renewable energy goal of 25 percent by 2025, which the state met last year, seven years early.

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MnDOT advising no unnecessary travel in Southern MN

Thu 2-7-2019

Snowplows are still out in south central Minnesota and will continue to clear the highways until it is unsafe to do so.

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ShopKo in Worthington to close

Wed 2-6-2019

The store is scheduled to close on May 12th.

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Jackson Council meeting is short

Wed 2-6-2019

 The Jackson City Council made quick work out of a short agenda at their meeting last night.

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Gov. Walz gets involved in opiod legislation

Wed 2-6-2019

Gov. Tim Walz says a conference call with drug company executives has left him hopeful that the Legislature will pass a bill to address the opioid crisis that he can sign.

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