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Minnesota conservation officer dies after being thrown from boat

A Minnesota DNR conservation officer has died after he was thrown from a boat and went under as he tried to swim back to shore. The tragedy happened on Cross Lake, east of Pine City, just before 8 p.m. Friday when the conservation officer and a Pine County deputy launched a boat into the lake after


Saints fall apart late against St. Peter, get blanked by Fairmont in official home opener

On Monday, the Saints traveled to Butterfield in a de-facto home game against St. Peter. The rival Saints opened up a two-run lead in the first inning off Derrick Halvorson. The St. James starter would eventually settle down, blanking St. Peter through the fourth inning. St. James tacked on their lo


Flood Run opens the official riding season for Minnesota motorcyclists

(FOX 9) - It’s officially riding season in Minnesota after thousands of motorcyclists participated in Saturday’s Spring Flood Run. Bikers rode the route between the Twin Cities and Winona along the Mississippi and St. Croix rivers.


Minnesota DNR Officer Killed in Line of Duty

Pine City, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer was killed in the line of duty on Friday. A statement issued by the DNR Saturday afternoon says Conservation Officer Eugene Wynn and a Pine County Deputy were responding to a report of a possible body in


NU girls take 3rd, boys 5th

NEW ULM — The New Ulm girls’ golf team had a good showing at its home invitational on Thursday, finishing third overall with a team score of 376. Jordan took first on the girls’ side with a 352. Fairmont was next (359), followed by New Ulm, LeSueur-Henderson (395), St. Peter (400), Pipestone (405),


Minnesota cops spoof 'Super Troopers' with actor Eric Stolhanske on 4/20 day

"Don't think boy, meow do you know how fast you were going?" It's April 20, and every year on four-twenty day there's at least one Minnesota police department that has fun with marijuana stereotypes on social media.



A juvenile sex solicitation sting recently resulted in a second arrest. On March 15th, the New Ulm Police Department and the Winnebago Police Department were notified by Worldwide Predator Hunters of possible suspects wanting to engage in sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl. The three county sex


Minnesota Man Dies After Falling From Light Rail Platform

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Metro Transit Police say a man has died after falling from a light rail platform in Minneapolis. Authorities say the man was pulled under the train at about 1:20 a.m. Saturday on the Green Line platform at the Stadium Village station, which is located on the University of Minnesot


Fairmont relentless in 30-0 victory over Bluejays basball

The bats were alive and swinging all evening long for the Fairmont Cardinals on Monday, as they trounced Bluejays baseball 30-0 in Fairmont. Fourteen different players on the Cardinals roster had at least one or more RBIs en route to a victory. Fairmont started out fast by putting up 10 runs in the


Owner of Minnesota glass company launches Facebook alternative

Small business owner Jeff Meyer of White Bear Lake and 10 of his relatives and friends are upset with Facebook. So upset that they’ve launched an alternative private social network.


Council continues due diligence on dog ordinance

City sends letter to White House while awaiting clarification from FHA on emotional support animals. The Estherville mayor and city council members at Monday's council meeting signed a letter addressed to U.S. President Donald Trump requesting assistance "involving the lack of federal regulation for


Simply Sweet Cheesecake is busy and booming in Lakefield

LAKEFIELD — Megan Hall of Lakefield owns and operates Simply Sweet Cheesecake, which has been open since February 2015. She credits her husband, Nelson, with the idea to open a cheesecake bakery. Hall used to make cheesecakes just for fun and bring them to parties and events. Nelson constantly told


Pickup sinks in NW Minnesota floowaters

CLIMAX, MN (KFGO) - Another close call on a flooded road. A teenage driver went around a road closed barrier near Climax and his pickup was quickly swept away. The Polk County Sheriff's Office says the driver was able to get out and stand on the roof. The pickup sank. The teenager hung onto a tree u


Southern Minnesota News Anchor Makes Jimmy Kimmel’s Show

If you've ever watched Jimmy Kimmel's show on ABC, you know that he has a bit entitled “Unnecessary Censorship”. It just so happens one of my friends from my time in Albert Lea just made the show! KIMT-TV's Raquel Hellman come on down! You can see her being 'censored' about :34 seconds into the clip


Looking at things like a visitor does

Two recent visitors to my office got me to thinking about all the great things going on in Blue Earth and the other towns in Faribault County. One visitor was Lucas "Lu" Nelson, a policy program associate for the Center for Rural Affairs, which is headquartered in Lyons, Nebraska.


Its historical duty done, old Minnesota span needs new home

For 146 years the Kern Bridge has spanned the Le Sueur River from rural Mankato to South Bend Township. Built originally to handle horse-and-buggy traffic, the nearly 190-foot-long structure is on the National Register of Historic Places. But it has suffered so much erosion and damage over the years


Elmore man charged with assault and kidnapping

Katie Mullaly - Register Staff Writer (kmullaly@faribaultcountyregister.com) , Faribault County Register. Michael Walton Hinton's criminal history of violence, sexual assault, and other assaults dates back to 1989 in Faribault County when he was convicted of fifth degree assault that May, according


Time Machine: What happened to Iowa's 100th county?

For those who like round numbers, this fact is comforting: Iowa once had 100 counties. Actually, twice. But only briefly. Iowa became a state in 1846, and the third General Assembly of Iowa on Jan. 15, 1851, passed a bill creating 52 counties to add to Iowa’s already organized 48, for 100 total.


Second Spring Flood is Closing Highways in SE Minnesota

Wabasha, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Mississippi River is on the rise again in southeastern Minnesota and has prompted the closing of a portion of Highway 60 in Wabasha. The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Saturday morning that barricades had gone up to block traffic from the section of


Hested Hoops is new business for buckets

MANKATO — Tucked inside the Victory Drive Contractors Park, in a unit surrounded by plumbers and painters and builders, Brett Hested is living out his hoop dreams. The 29-year-old from Fairmont, the son, nephew and grandson of basketball coaches, is working to carve out a living in his favorite spor