Local News

JCC Board to decide grade-alike proposal on Monday

Sat 12-15-2018

The Grade-Alike proposal would have all students in grades K-3rd at Riverside Elementary in Jackson, with students in grades 4th & 5th at Pleasantview Elementary in Lakefield.

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Re-established trade with China a start for farmers

Sat 12-15-2018

The American Soybean Association says it's positive news but didn't significantly boost prices and farmers need more help.

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Hy-Vee aquires area Shopko pharmacy

Fri 12-14-2018

Hy-Vee announced Friday it has acquired 22 Shopko pharmacies in 17 cities in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota.

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Authorities seek Superior man

Fri 12-14-2018

Estherville police are asking for the public's assistance in tracking down a suspect that's wanted in connection with two sexual assaults.

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Imagine Iowa Great Lakes releases Promenade plans

Fri 12-14-2018

Plans call for a grove of aspen trees, plantings of native species to assist with stormwater management, a gateway sign at the eastern end of the park, and a series of iconic arches along the length of the promenade.

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Estherville families push for more action on facility's odor

Fri 12-14-2018

Eight northwest Iowa families are fighting a company they blame for not doing enough to address the smell of dead, rotting hogs from a nearby rendering plant.

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Gov. Elect Walz skips meeting with President Trump

Fri 12-14-2018

Minnesota Gov.-elect Tim Walz declined an invitation to join a bipartisan group of new governors in a meeting with President Donald Trump.

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Iowa budget projections up slightly

Fri 12-14-2018

State budget experts say revenue projections for the current fiscal year are running slightly ahead of their October predictions but the growth for the 2020 budget is expected to be considerably slower.

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Sec. of State proposes changes to 2020 presidential primary

Thu 12-13-2018

Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon is asking legislators to change a state law that requires voters to declare a party preference in the state's 2020 presidential primary and makes that information public data.

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Pipeline opponents to try new front

Thu 12-13-2018

Opponents of Enbridge Energy's proposed Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement are turning their attention to fighting the project on other fronts as a Minnesota regulatory panel prepares to take one of its final steps to allow it to proceed.

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JCC to host informational meeting tonight

Wed 12-12-2018

The JCC School Board is hosting an informational meeting about the grade-a-like building concept tonight at 6pm in the JCC Middle School Auditorium in Lakefield. 

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Slick roads lead minor injuries in accident near Jackson

Wed 12-12-2018

A South Dakota man was injured in a one vehicle accident on Interstate 90 near Jackson Tuesday night.

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Target resolves Medicaid allegations

Wed 12-12-2018

Target Corp. has agreed to pay $3 million to resolve allegations that it violated rules of Massachusetts' Medicaid program.

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Iowa insurance program cost to go up

Wed 12-12-2018

HAWK-I provides health insurance to 70,000 children from families with moderate income.

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JCC FFA holds Crop Show and Degree Night

Tue 12-11-2018

The Jackson County Central FFA Chapter held their annual Crop Show and Degree Night Monday evening at the JCC High School. 

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MN Dept or Ag holds dicamba cutoff

Tue 12-11-2018

Minnesota is maintaining its June 20 cutoff date for farmers to use the herbicide dicamba, which has been blamed for drifting and damaging neighboring soybean fields.

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MN Senate looks to cover legal fees of former member

Tue 12-11-2018

A court fight over Minnesota's lieutenant governor could end up costing state taxpayers nearly $147,000 in legal fees.

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Two die on central Minnesota lake

Tue 12-11-2018

Crews have recovered the bodies of two neighbors who died while ice-fishing on a lake in central Minnesota.

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High speed pursuit ends near Jackson

Mon 12-10-2018

Authorities say it started in Worthington when the driver of the suspect vehicle, 39-year-old Rasheem Jones, refused to pull over after exiting the interstate.

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Two from Fairmont injured near Mankato

Mon 12-10-2018

Two Fairmont men were among three injured in a multiple care rear-end chain reaction Saturday night near Mankato.

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MN Income tax could be a challenge this year

Mon 12-10-2018

Filing Minnesota state income tax returns for 2018 is going to be more of a pain than usual.

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Former Ag Secretary passes

Mon 12-10-2018

Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland has died in Minnesota.

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