Local News

Wednesday rains contribute to pair of I-90 accidents

Thu 8-17-2017

The heavy rains Wednesday afternoon contributed to a pair of accidents on Interstate 90 between Worthington and Lakefield.

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Former teacher and ELC schools reach settlement

Thu 8-17-2017

In the suit, a former teacher at the school, Kelly Thelen, alleged she was sexually discriminated against and was subjected to retaliation and unequal treatment after she announced she was pregnant.

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Semi rollover east of Jackson send IL man to hospital

Thu 8-17-2017

An accident on Interstate 90, just east of Jackson Wednesday morning sent an Illinois man to the hospital.

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Martin County Fair - Thursday

Thu 8-17-2017

Today is FFA day and John Deere Day at the fair.  Regular admission today is $6.  

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Medica proposes big insurance premium increase in IA

Thu 8-17-2017

The last health care insurance company to sell policies to individuals in Iowa through the Affordable Care Act says proposed increases to premium rates may be higher than once expected.

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Multiple tornados reported in South Central MN

Thu 8-17-2017

The National Weather Service says at least three to as many as six tornadoes touched down as severe storms moved through south-central Minnesota.

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City of Jackson to spray for mosquitos again

Wed 8-16-2017

The second round of mosquito spraying in Jackson is scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday, Aug 17). 

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Council passes tax abatement for new Jackson lumber yard

Wed 8-16-2017

The meeting opened with a Public Hearing regarding a tax abatement request for Boekett Building Supply.

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MN public employees unions reach deals

Wed 8-16-2017

Members of Minnesota's two massive public employee unions have ratified a new, two-year contract for the state's 30,000-plus workers.

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Target reports profit

Wed 8-16-2017

Target is reporting second-quarter profit of $672 million, or $1.22 per share.

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Quarry blast rocks Mankato area again

Wed 8-16-2017

Southern Minnesota residents are on edge after another quarry blast from a nearby mining operation sent a barrage of rocks through a neighborhood.

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Hwy 15 in Fairmont to see detour

Tue 8-15-2017

The detour to repair utilities on Highway 15 between the intersections of Blue Earth Avenue and Tenth Street is expected to take about three days. 

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Accident near Mt. Lake injures one

Tue 8-15-2017

A St. James man received minor injuries following an accident near Mountain Lake Monday morning.

The Minnesota State Patrol reports that shortly after 11am, 97 year-old Orville Warner of St. James was driving a 2011 Chevy Impala southbound on Cottonwood County Road 1 and was attempting to make a left turn onto Highway 60.

52 year old Thomas Huber of New Ulm was driving a 2013 Peterbuilt Semi eastbound on Highway 60 when the vehicles collided.

Warner was transported to the Windom Area Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Huber sustained no apparent injuries.

The Cottonwood County Sheriff’s Office and Mountain Lake Police Department assisted the State Patrol at the scene.

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Water Quality Town Hall meeting continue this week

Tue 8-15-2017

The meetings are an opportunity to discuss the water quality challenges facing our communities and our state, learn from experts, and engage with policymakers.

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Small business to see mild health insurance increases next year

Tue 8-15-2017

The increases range from 8 to 17 percent.

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Martin County Fair kicks off today

Tue 8-15-2017

Today is Veterans Day with all veterans receiving half price admission. 

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I-90 work between Sherburn and Fairmont nearing completion

Mon 8-14-2017

Weather permitting, the Interstate 90 project from Sherburn to Fairmont should be complete and open to four-lanes of traffic by Friday, August 18.

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Motorcycle accident sends two to hospital

Mon 8-14-2017

A blown tire on a motorcycle on Interstate 90 near Lakefield resulted in injuries to the driver and a passenger.

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Minnesota looks at new ways to evaluate schools

Mon 8-14-2017

Minnesota officials have drafted a plan that would change how the state evaluates school performance.

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Jackson Library to host family movie event

Mon 8-14-2017

Families are invited to watch “Sing” in the library meeting room.  All ages are welcome. 

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Southwest Coaches ends busing contract with JCC

Sat 8-12-2017

The Jackson County Central School district will have a new busing company when school starts on September 5th

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Arizona man injured near Mountain Lake

Sat 8-12-2017

One person sustained minor injuries in a two vehicle accident Friday afternoon on Highway 60 near Mountain Lake.

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