Local News

MnDOT reminds public not to put snow on public roadways

Thu 1-23-2020

Minnesota law and many local ordinances prohibit plowing, blowing, shoveling, or otherwise placing of snow onto public roadways.

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MN Supreme Court rules on $15 min wage

Thu 1-23-2020

The Minnesota Supreme Court has upheld the City of Minneapolis' authority to impose a minimum wage that's higher than the state's.

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Northern MN boy dies in farm accident

Thu 1-23-2020

The boy had been accidentally pinned under the arms of a skid-steer loader.

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South Dakota Legislators look to ban plastic bag bans

Thu 1-23-2020

15 states, including Minnesota and North Dakota, have adopted laws prohibiting government entities from banning plastic bags.

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Heron Lake WD received BWSR Grant

Wed 1-22-2020

The grant of $43,000 will be used to reduce phosphorus entering South Heron Lake.

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Worthington man charged in District Court

Wed 1-22-2020

70 year-old Larry Michael Davis is charged with a gross misdemeanor count of prostitution by a patron.

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2020 Farm Resource Guide available

Wed 1-22-2020

This resource guide includes a wide variety of useful farm business management information.

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One injured in Sunday accident

Mon 1-20-2020

One person was injured in a one vehicle accident Sunday afternoon in Fairmont.

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Slick roads contribute to Saturday rollover

Mon 1-20-2020

Slick roads contributed to a one vehicle rollover Saturday which sent a Windom woman to the hospital.

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Martin County Veterans Memorial awarded Cobra helicopter

Mon 1-20-2020

U.S. Army records show this very helicopter is internationally famous for serving the US Army in both Vietnam and Laos from 1968 to 1971.

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Work continues on roads following weekend storm

Mon 1-20-2020

Several municipalities parked their snowplows Saturday because driving conditions were so perilous.

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MN State Fair to add metal detectors

Mon 1-20-2020

The Minnesota State Fair's governing board has decided to add metal detectors at all 11 of its gates beginning this year.

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Midwest economy showing signs of growth

Fri 1-17-2020

The survey released Thursday showed that the overall index for rural parts of the region improved to 55.9 in January from December's 50.2.

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MnDOT urges caution is driving this weekend

Thu 1-16-2020

The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises motorists to plan for difficult driving conditions or make alternate plans.

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Gov. Walz orders flags at half-staff Friday

Thu 1-16-2020

The order is in honor and remembrance of Howard Lake Fire Chief Daryl “Taddy” Drusch.

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Winter storm looks to impact area Friday-Saturday

Thu 1-16-2020

Another round of severe winter weather looks to work its way through our area this weekend.

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Incident at Forest Ridge leads to multiple charges

Thu 1-16-2020

Authorities say six staff members were assaulted after the next thing to a riot broke out late last month at the Forest Ridge Youth Services facility. 

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U of M Extension seeks help with planting survey

Thu 1-16-2020

U of M Extension is asking farmers to share experiences from 2019 to help increase their knowledge base.

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Gov. Walz looks for new Emergency Center as part of bonding bill

Thu 1-16-2020

The new center is part of a $857 million package the governor proposed Friday of public safety and asset preservation projects.

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Comcast/Xfinity customers in MN to see refund/relief

Thu 1-16-2020

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison the refunds and debt relief are worth millions of dollars.

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Lakefield woman injured in Hwy 60 rollover

Wed 1-15-2020

The accident occured around 9am on Highway 60 near mile post 38 in Delafield Township.

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Lakes area trail gets state funding

Wed 1-15-2020

The Dickinson County Trails Board was awarded $221,750 for the fourth phase of the "Tatonka Ska Trace" project.

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