Local News

Lakefield man injured in motorcycle accident

Wed 7-18-2018

UofM President to step down

Sat 7-14-2018

Kaler said Friday he will step down as president on July 1, 2019, at the end of his eighth year as president.

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Alliant awards grant to Arnolds Park

Fri 7-13-2018

The money will be used to construct a new rain garden between the amusement park and West Lake Okoboji.

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Two injured in accident on Highway 15

Fri 7-13-2018

A Welcome woman was one of two injured in a two vehicle accident south of Madelia Thursday afternoon.

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Flooding forces change to RAGBRAI route

Fri 7-13-2018

Officials say flooding has significantly affected low-lying edges of Ledges State Park in Madrid.

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ROTR this weekend at Fort Belmont

Thu 7-12-2018

Rhythm of the River is this weekend in Jackson. 

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Gov. Dayton ok's mineral right leases

Thu 7-12-2018

The governor's statement Wednesday says Virginia businessman Tom Clarke and Chippewa Capital Partners can now move forward with construction and production.

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Collision on I90 ramp at Highway 86 injures one

Wed 7-11-2018

One person sustained minor injuries in a two vehicle accident just south of Lakefield Wednesday morning.

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Southwest MN cities receive Small Cities Development Grants

Wed 7-11-2018

The program helps pay for rehabilitating housing and commercial buildings and updating public infrastructure in small cities and counties.

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Frozen payments could impact insurance premiums

Wed 7-11-2018

A federal government decision to freeze risk adjustment payments under the health care law is threatening more than $70 million in funding for Minnesota health insurers and raising questions about the potential impact on premiums next year.

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Governor Dayton promises help for flooded areas

Tue 7-10-2018

Governor Mark Dayton, along with US Congressman Tim Walz, State Senator Julie Rosen and State Representatives Bob Gunther and Rod Hamilton visited Southwest Minnesota yesterday for a firsthand look at the flooding.

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Push on for conservation program

Tue 7-10-2018

Minnesota officials are working to sign up more landowners under a new program that pays farmers to permanently set aside farmland for conservation to improve water quality.

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Arrangements announced for former Governor Ray

Tue 7-10-2018

The service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at First Christian Church in Des Moines.

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Fireworks accident in Iowa proves fatal

Tue 7-10-2018

Authorities say an 18-year-old man died after a fireworks accident in northeast Iowa.

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Highway 62 opens

Mon 7-9-2018

The road was closed since Friday, July 6, due to flooding of the Des Moines River.

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Rhythm of the River has new home

Mon 7-9-2018

The decision has been made to move the Festival to Fort Belmont.

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Gov. Dayton to tour flood damage in Jackson, Windom

Mon 7-9-2018

On Monday, July 9, 2018, Governor Mark Dayton, U.S. Congressman Tim Walz, and State Senator Julie Rosen will visit communities in southwestern Minnesota to assess damage caused by recent severe weather.

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Jackson continues to brace for flooding

Sat 7-7-2018

Due to recent heavy rains across the area, the Des Moines River is expected to crest this weekend.

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MnDOT opens one road, closes another

Sat 7-7-2018

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has closed a portion of Highway 62 near Windom due to high waters levels along the Des Moines River, which is expected to reach moderate flood levels this weekend.

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Farmers affected by flooding eligible for loans

Sat 7-7-2018

Minnesota farmers affected by the recent flooding can take advantage of a zero-percent Disaster Loan Program offered by the Minnesota Rural Finance Authority (RFA).

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City of Jackson declares State of Emergency

Fri 7-6-2018

The County declared a state of emergency last week and the State declared one yesterday.

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Lost load blocks part of Highway 71 in Jackson

Fri 7-6-2018

A rendering truck lost part of it’s load on the curve just north of the County Road 34 junction.

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