Local News

Minnesota cases to 789, deaths to 22

Fri 4-3-2020

Jackson County remains at 1, Cottonwood County holds at 5 and Martin County increases 3 to 32.

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Iowa Governor extends school closing through April

Fri 4-3-2020

Reynolds says keeping schools closed at least through April was needed as Iowa sees more cases of COVID-19.

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Report says Minnesota farmers struggled in 2019

Fri 4-3-2020

The report found 28% of farms lost money, 45% lost working capital and 46% did not earn enough to cover scheduled debt payments.

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Gov. Walz appoints Frisch to Court of Appeals

Fri 4-3-2020

Jennifer Frisch will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the chief judge on the appeals court, Edward Cleary.

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Minnesota health plans to waive cost-sharing for COVID-19 treatment

Thu 4-2-2020

Minnesotans with commercial insurance—including individuals, small businesses, and some large businesses—are now eligible.

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MnDOT announces 2020 road projects

Thu 4-2-2020

Highway 71 from Jackson to Windom will get resurfaced and bridgework.

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JBS Worthington evacuated for bomb threat

Thu 4-2-2020

An all clear was given around 10am and employees were able to return to work.

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Minnesota cases increase to 742 including 2 more in Cottonwood County

Thu 4-2-2020

373 patients in Minnesota no longer need to be isolated.

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Forgivable emergency small business loans available for Jackson businesses

Thu 4-2-2020

Businesses must be able to demonstrate a financial hardship due to the Executive order and be located with the City Limits of Jackson.

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Winter Weather Advisory in effect today into tomorrow

Thu 4-2-2020

The advisory is from 4pm today through 1pm tomorrow, mainly for freezing rain and ice.

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Public Health and Emergency Management set up hotline

Thu 4-2-2020

The hotline is for emergency essential needs for residents of Jackson and Cottonwood Counties.

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March weather fairly mild

Thu 4-2-2020

The average high for the month was 43.6 degrees, average low was 28.5.

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Gov. Walz to give State of the State address Sunday

Thu 4-2-2020

The governor says he'll deliver the speech alone with a remote camera from the Governor's Residence.

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2020 MN Governor's fishing opener is postponed

Thu 4-2-2020

Despite the event postponement, the 2020 fishing season will still open on May 9th.

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Gov. Walz announces emergency grants for child care providers

Thu 4-2-2020

These grants will provide about $10 million per month over the next few months to support basic infrastructure needed to keep child care capacity available.

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Midwest economy showing signs of impact

Wed 4-1-2020

The Mid-American Business Conditions index sank in March to 46.7 — its lowest reading since September 2016.

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Minnesota COVID-19 cases up to 689

Wed 4-1-2020

The number of deaths increased from 12 to 17.

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Polaris announces temporary furloughs, pay cuts

Wed 4-1-2020

Polaris Industries temporarily suspended operations at several of its plants, including one in Spirit Lake, last week.

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NW Iowa man sentenced in federal court

Wed 4-1-2020

31-year-old Jose Carlos Ramirez-Martinez was sentenced Tuesday after a jury found him guilty in December.

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State officials searching for alternate care sites

Wed 4-1-2020

A team is identifying potential alternate care sites that could be converted into temporary hospitals for noncritical patients.

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Students petition U of M for refunds

Wed 4-1-2020

Students, regents and some state lawmakers have criticized the University of Minnesota for shortchanging students.

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Traffic stop north of Estherville leads to arrests

Tue 3-31-2020

A traffic stop Friday on Highway 4 one mile north of Estherville resulted in the arrests of two people from Spencer.

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