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Senate majority want to return budget surplus to Minnesotans

Fri 2-21-2020

They unveiled a package of income and other permanent tax cuts Thursday.

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Minnesota ice house removal date approaching

Fri 2-21-2020

Jackson County Conservation Officer Mike Gruhlke reminds those with houses on the ice to plan ahead for conditions.

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Solar jobs decrease in Minnesota

Fri 2-21-2020

After seeing gains in 2017 and 2018, Minnesota experienced a nearly 6 percent decline in solar job growth last year.

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NW Iowa airports receive FAA grants

Fri 2-21-2020

The Estherville Municipal Airport will be getting slightly more than $568,000 to construct a taxiway.

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2nd child death

Fri 2-21-2020

The Minnesota Department of Health says as of last week, Minnesota had 58 flu-related deaths, including two child deaths.

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Recycling plant fire in northern MN finally under control

Fri 2-21-2020

The fire at the Northern Metals plant in Becker has been belching noxious, billowing smoke since it began Tuesday morning.

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US Rep.J Jim Hagedorn is being treated for cancer

Thu 2-20-2020

Hagedorn said he was diagnosed with stage four kidney cancer on February 15, 2019.

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Iowa Lakes to offer new programs

Thu 2-20-2020

The Emmetsburg Campus received approval to proceed with a Cosmetology program.

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New task force to focus on lowering prescription drug prices

Thu 2-20-2020

Legislators are already considering some of the 14 proposals, while others will have to wait for future legislative sessions.

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Group seeks changes to Minnesota's criminal justice system

Thu 2-20-2020

Groups are calling for changes in Minnesota's criminal justice system to make it easier for people to turn their lives around.

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Fundraiser set up for vicitims of Monday's fire

Wed 2-19-2020

Jason and Dean Mekosch lived in the house and lost everything except what they were wearing.

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Jackson City Council - Feb. 18

Wed 2-19-2020

The Jackson City Council took the first step toward making the city more accommodating for visitors attending the Jackson Nationals in June.

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Gov. Walz seeks to replenish disaster fund

Wed 2-19-2020

Gov. Tim Walz has asked lawmakers to approve $30 million to replenish a state disaster aid fund that was drained by a string of disasters last year.

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Fire Destroys Garage And Adjoining House In Jackson

Tue 2-18-2020

The Jackson Fire Department was called around 11:46 pm Monday to 52 River Street to what was initially reported as a garage fire.

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Lakes area traffic stop leads to arrest

Tue 2-18-2020

The Spirit Lake Police Department says it's K-9 Unit was deployed on the vehicle and indicated on the presence of a controlled substance.

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One person killed in equipment collapse

Tue 2-18-2020

One person died in the collapse of some equipment at a Rembrandt Foods facility in Buena Vista county Friday.

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Three injured in accident on Highway 86

Mon 2-17-2020

Three people were injured in a one vehicle accident this morning on Highway 86, just north of the Iowa border.

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Multiple injuries reported in one vehicle rollover

Mon 2-17-2020

Minor injuries were reported Saturday in a single vehicle crash on Highway 60 near the Iowa-Minnesota border.

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Gov. Walz declares Grain Bin Safety Week

Mon 2-17-2020

Governor Walz has proclaimed February 16 – 22, 2020, as Grain Bin Safety Week.

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Future of Farming in Minnesota report released

Mon 2-17-2020

The report lays out recommendations on reducing or eliminating barriers and suggests creation of a Task Force to provide expert guidance.

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Utility scam again making the rounds

Mon 2-17-2020

Officials with Alliant Energy say they've been hearing from customers who have been getting calls from someone pretending to be with the company

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Census still short of workers

Mon 2-17-2020

The U.S. Census Bureau says it hopes to hire 500-thousand people to ensure a complete count of residents across the country.

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