Local News

COVID-19 update: June 1

Mon 6-1-2020

549 Minnesotans are hospitalized from COVID-19, that’s down 6 from yesterday.  Total in ICU dropped 4 to 253.

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Midwest economy continues to look up

Mon 6-1-2020

A new survey suggests business leaders are optimistic the economy will start to recover later this year.

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May temps near normal, slightly more rain

Mon 6-1-2020

The average high temperature for the month was 64.6 degrees, slightly lower than the average of 70.7.

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Peaceful protest in Jackson

Mon 6-1-2020

A small group of protestors, reaching around two dozen at times, gathered near the Courthouse in Jackson around 7pm last night. 

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Martin County West hold virtual graduation

Mon 6-1-2020

Students gathered in front of the High School as well.

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MN AG Ellison to take over Floyd case

Mon 6-1-2020

Activists, a civil rights group, and some city leaders have called for the governor to appoint an independent prosecutor. 

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Curfew scheduled for Twin Cities

Fri 5-29-2020

The curfew is from 8pm to 6am tonight (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday)

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COVID deaths in MN near 1,000

Fri 5-29-2020

Hospitalization are down but those in ICU is up.

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Worthington man sues city in Iowa

Fri 5-29-2020

A construction worker who was electrocuted and fell from a building is suing the city of Sibley, Iowa.

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MN testing tops 8,400

Thu 5-28-2020

Hospitalizations up slightly with a drop in ICU beds.

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JCC School Board approves four new teachers

Thu 5-28-2020

Four new teacher hires were approved by the Jackson County Central School board during their meeting last night.

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Rhythm of the River 2020 cancelled

Thu 5-28-2020

The festival was scheduled for July 10 & 11th.

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Phase 2 of MN reopening set for Monday

Thu 5-28-2020

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed an executive order yesterday paving the way for Phase 2 of the State’s reopening.

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Traffic stop in Estherville leads to major drug bust

Thu 5-28-2020

A traffic stop lead to a seizure or products with a combined estimated street value of $160,000.

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NW Iowa county latest COVID-19 hotspot

Thu 5-28-2020

The state health department reported 493 cases since Friday in Buena Vista County.

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Nobles County Fair cancelled

Wed 5-27-2020

Nobles County has decided to cancel their 2020 County Fair.

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USDA Crop Condition report - May 26

Wed 5-27-2020

Dry weather conditions allowed for 4.5 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending May 24, 2020.

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Estherville woman in custody for alleged assault

Wed 5-27-2020

An Estherville woman has been accused of striking a man in the head multiple times with two different blunt objects, seriously injuring the victim.

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Recent rains lead to raise in Des Moines River

Wed 5-27-2020

River levels in Jackson and Windom are still well below flood stage.

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Farmers can apply for assistance through USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Tue 5-26-2020

The application and a payment calculator are now available online.

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Minnesota COVID-19 cases top 21,000

Tue 5-26-2020

570 Minnesotans are hospitalized from COVID-19, that’s down 35 from yesterday.  Total in ICU increased 10 at 258.

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Martin Co Sheriff's Office helps in Texas murder case

Tue 5-26-2020

Homicide Investigators with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in Texas joined the Martin County Sheriff’s office to execute a warrant.

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