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MN closer to Real ID's

Fri 2-24-2017

The Minnesota House has passed a Real ID bill by a vote of 72-58 after years of concern about government overreach and data privacy surrounding the federal law.

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IA legislature looks at new gun laws

Fri 2-24-2017

A subcommittee in the Iowa Legislature has approved a comprehensive gun bill that includes a stand-your-ground provision.

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IA looks at increased online schools

Fri 2-24-2017

A GOP-led legislative subcommittee has approved a bill that would allow an unlimited number of students in Iowa to enroll in for-profit virtual schools that receive state education funding.

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Senate to vote on Sunday liquor sales ban

Thu 2-23-2017

A Minnesota Senate panel has moved the state one step closer to legalizing Sunday liquor sales.

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Judge to allow trail against Syngenta to proceed

Thu 2-23-2017

A Minnesota judge will let some farmers seek punitive damages against the Syngenta seed company for selling genetically modified corn seeds before China approved imports of crops grown from them.

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MnDOT advising no travel tonight and tomorrow in Southern MN

Thu 2-23-2017

The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises no travel late tonight and into tomorrow in several southern Minnesota counties due to forecasted blizzard conditions making visibility and road conditions hazardous.

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Jackson Council approves 4-way stop near Riverside Elementary

Wed 2-22-2017

The most debated and most noticeable item to come out of last (Tuesday) night’s Jackson City Council meeting wasn’t even on the agenda. 

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Sunday liquor sales bill passes MN House

Tue 2-21-2017

The Minnesota House has voted to undo the state's decades-old ban on Sunday liquor sales.

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Lawsuit filed in IA collective bargaining law

Tue 2-21-2017

Iowa's largest state employees union has filed a lawsuit challenging a new law that eliminates most collective bargaining rights for public workers.

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Area Speech teams fare well on Saturday

Mon 2-20-2017

The Jackson County Central Speech team had a couple champions at Redwood Valley and Martin County West had several place winners at Mankato West on Saturday.

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IA House seeks to limit local governments

Mon 2-20-2017

As House Republicans push for a bill preventing local governments from determining minimum hourly wages, some workers are expressing bewilderment over the potential loss of raises.

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U of M looking at new incomplete deadlines

Mon 2-20-2017

University of Minnesota administrators and faculty are considering shortening the deadline for incomplete coursework to six months in order to boost graduation and retention rates.

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MN House to vote on Sunday liquor sales

Mon 2-20-2017

Minnesota could take the first step toward erasing the state's ban on Sunday liquor sales.

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WI woman injured in one vehicle accident near Mt Lake

Fri 2-17-2017

A Wisconsin woman sustained minor injuries in a one vehicle accident Thursday morning on Highway 60 near Mountain Lake.

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Rare predatory mammal reported in IA

Fri 2-17-2017

The Iowa Natural Resources Department has reported a rare, confirmed sighting of a predatory mammal known as a fisher.

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MN Legislature moving forward with power plant

Fri 2-17-2017

The Minnesota Legislature is moving to side-step utility regulators by approving a new Xcel Energy power plant in central Minnesota.

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Mediation programs working for MN farmers

Thu 2-16-2017

Low commodity prices are causing financial pain on Minnesota farms, but bankruptcies are rare thanks in part to a state mediation program.

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MN to discuss summer I-90 work

Wed 2-15-2017

The Minnesota Department of Transportation will hold an open house to share information on the Interstate 90 construction project from Sherburn to Fairmont expected to begin in May.

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"Butterfly Kisses" Dance on Friday

Wed 2-15-2017

The Jackson Women of Today will be sponsoring the 7th Annual Father/Daughter Dance "Butterfly Kisses" this Friday, February 17th from 6:30-8:30pm at the Jackson National Guard Armory.

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Marie Thoreson benefit Saturday

Wed 2-15-2017

A pancake feed and silent auction benefit for Marie Thoreson will be on Saturday, February 18th from 8-11a, at the Jackson American Legion in downtown Jackson. 

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JCC High School to hold Parent Night

Wed 2-15-2017

Jackson County Central High School will be holding a 2017-2018 “Parent Night” for Student Scheduling Registration on Monday, February 20, 2017.

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IA legislature delays collective bargaining vote

Wed 2-15-2017

Both chambers of the Republican-controlled Iowa Legislature have pushed back scheduled votes on a bill that would eliminate most collective bargaining rights for public workers in the state.

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