Local News

JCC Homecoming set for Oct 5-9

Tue 9-29-2020

Homecoming week activities are set at Jackson County Central.  This year's theme is "Fall in Love with the Huskies".

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USDA Crop Condition Report for Minnesota - Sept 28

Tue 9-29-2020

Corn condition improved to 78% good to excellent.  Soybean condition improved to 77% good to excellent.

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USDA Crop Condition Report for Iowa - Sept 28

Tue 9-29-2020

Soybean harvest was 30% complete, 19 days ahead of last year and 12 days ahead of average.

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City of Estherville issues warning after potential hack

Tue 9-29-2020

City officials say they were notified that an unknown intruder broke into the company's phone and information technology systems.

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Crews battle two fires in SW Minnesota

Mon 9-28-2020

Simultaneous house fires Saturday in Dunnell and Sherburn kept some Fire Departments in southern Minnesota on the run.

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Local cases slow as state count nears 100,000

Mon 9-28-2020

Jackson County is at 150, Cottonwood County is up 1 to 228, Martin County is up 4 to 429 and Nobles County is up 2 to 1,971. 

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Ag economy still struggling

Mon 9-28-2020

Former Iowa Governor and Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack discusses the current state of Ag in America.

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Minnesota COVID-19 update - Sept. 27

Sun 9-27-2020

Jackson County is up 2 to 150, Cottonwood County is up 2 to 227, Martin County is up 18 to 425 and Nobles County is up 4 to 1,969. 

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MN sets new COVID case high as state tops 2,000 deaths

Sat 9-26-2020

Jackson County is up 3 to 148, Cottonwood County is up 1 to 225, Martin County is up 13 to 407 and Nobles County is up 11 to 1,965. 

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Fall leads to hunting seasons, colors

Sat 9-26-2020

Jackson County Conservation Officer Mike Gruhlke outlines the first duck season and where to see fall colors in the county.

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COVID-19 testing teams pulled from MN

Sat 9-26-2020

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control pulled its federal surveyors out of Minnesota this week after they experienced verbal abuse and intimidation.

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MCW to transition learning scenarios next week

Fri 9-25-2020

On Wednesday, grades PreK-6 continuing to attend school daily while grades 7-12 will attend school virtually each day.

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Minnesota COVID-19 Update - Sept. 25

Fri 9-25-2020

The Minnesota Department of Health has announced 1,191 new COVID-19 cases this morning.

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Jackson Lions to hold drive-thru Pork Chop feed

Fri 9-25-2020

A grilled boneless pork chop, baked beans and chips are $7, you can add a second pork chop for just $3.

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MN lawsuit challenges mail-in ballots

Fri 9-25-2020

A state representative and an activist are challenging an agreement to accept mail-in ballots that arrive up to a week after the November election.

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Early voting period open in Minnesota

Thu 9-24-2020

Absentee voting goes through Monday, November 2nd.

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PAWS fall rummage sale fundraiser this week

Thu 9-24-2020

Hours Thursday are from noon to 6pm, Friday from 9am to 6pm and on Saturday from 9am to 1pm.

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CEO of MRP parent company to step down

Thu 9-24-2020

Jon McTaggart said he will leave American Public Media Group as soon as a replacement is found.

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Martin County cases continue to surge

Wed 9-23-2020

Jackson County is up 1 to 137, Cottonwood County is at 219, Martin County is up 15 to 358 and Nobles County is up 5 to 1,943.

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Spirit Lake man injured in rollover near Anderson Park

Tue 9-22-2020

40 year-old Brendan Ricklefs had entered the ditch and rolled in a 2005 Nissan.

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Grant deadline extended, amounts increased

Tue 9-22-2020

Small businesses and Nonprofits in Jackson County impacted by COVID-19 can apply for financial assistance to help with expenses incurred during the pandemic.

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Minnesota COVID update - Sept. 22

Tue 9-22-2020

The Minnesota Department of Health has announced 513 new COVID-19 cases this morning.  That brings the State’s total to 91,422.

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