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Granite Falls artist makes up for a lost century

GRANITE FALLS — By her own account, Olga Krasovska missed the 20th century. She is making up for it in a very big way. Her art works today are abstract, purposely large and deliberate in celebrating the new freedom of expression she's discovered on the western Minnesota prairie.


Drizzle to blizzard: Winter storm will bring it all to Minnesota today, tonight

The winter that arrived late and large reloaded Saturday as much of southern Minnesota was placed under a blizzard warning set to begin at 9 p.m. Saturday and extend till 6 p.m. Sunday.


YME grapples with snow and lost school days

In the Last two weeks Granite Falls has experienced dangerously low temperatures and heavy snowfall, leading to several days of school closures. In the last two weeks YME Schools have been closed six days, which is roughly 36 hours of class time.


Minnesota man admits to strangling estranged girlfriend, raping her teenage relative

ST. PAUL - A Stillwater man admitted in court to strangling his estranged girlfriend in St. Paul last summer and trying to make it look like a drug overdose, then raping the woman’s teenage relative three times.


Duke, the 4-term dog mayor of Minnesota town, goes to 'doggy heaven'

Duke the four-term ceremonial dog mayor of a Minnesota town, went to "doggy heaven" this week, his owner confirmed on Facebook. The Great Pyrenees was 13 years old when he died Thursday. He made national news for being elected the dog mayor of Cormorant Village, Minn., several years ago, during the


NWS Issues Blizzard Warning for Southwest Minnesota

UNDATED -- The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for areas in Southwest Minnesota, including Kandiyohi and Meeker counties. It will be in effect from midnight Saturday night until 6:00 p.m. Sunday.


Yellow Medicine County Board approves construction of new Prairie 5 bus garage

At this week’s Yellow Medicine County Board meeting the commissioners went over their reports for the past few weeks. Due to weather- related issues a majority of meetings and events were postponed or canceled. Commis-sioner Gary Johnson discussed a meeting he attended in Clarkfield about the specia


Minnesota politicians have tried for president before – and failed

Historically, Minnesota politicians who run for president have been kind of like the Minnesota Vikings: They've been all the way to the big game, but the best they've done is finish second.


Missing Central Minnesota Mother and Son Found

(Waite Park, MN) A central Minnesota mother and son who have been missing since October have been located. Authorities say 17-year-old Morgan Styke and her 9-month-old son Bobby Spence were found around 3:30 Friday afternoon at a home in Waite Park. Police Chief Dave Bentrud says they are both physi


Her husband was not convicted of drugging and raping her — because it is still legal in Minnesota

Jenny Teeson learned that she had been drugged and raped more than a year after the assault took place, when she found videos of it on her computer. She watched in horror as a man forcibly penetrated her motionless body with a sex toy while her toddler son lay sleeping nearby — all documented in a v


Counties consider state rec area in Minnesota River Valley

OLIVIA — There's interest by horse riding clubs in the Minnesota River Valley to see a state recreation area developed in a part of the river corridor shared by Redwood and Renville counties, but they will need support from the two counties to make that happen.


‘I Don’t Have Any Other Home’: Thousands Of Minnesota Liberians Fear Deportation

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Thousands of Liberians living in Minnesota hope they can convince the government to let them stay in the country. A program that grants Liberian immigrants temporary protected status expires at the end of March.


Klatt to Stand Trial July 16th for Fairfax Shooting

(KWLM/Olivia MN-) A settlement conference and omnibus hearing took place Thursday for 60-year-old Michael Klatt of Fairfax, who is accused of shooting his wife’s co-worker at a Fairfax convenience store January 11th.


Minnesota will be one of the states voting on Super Tuesday 2020

2020's presidential primary season will put Minnesota on the national stage, as it's officially part of the Super Tuesday lineup. On Friday, leaders of both parties announced that Minnesota will be joining nine other states on the big day, which is scheduled for Tuesday, March 3, next year.


Ugly Weekend Rochester and All of Southern Minnesota

Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Southern Minnesota is headed into another “active” weather weekend. A winter weather advisory has been issued from Midnight through 9 AM Saturday with forecasters predicting an icy mix of precipitation, including snow, to develop overnight. Untreated surfaces will like


Expect Whiteout Conditions Saturday Night In Southeast Minnesota

It was well known that this weekend was going to be ugly in terms of the weather, and for many in Southeast Minnesota, the forecast just got uglier. The National Weather Service has extended a Blizzard Warning to almost all of Southern Minnesota including Preston, Rochester, Owatonna and Albert Lea


Montevideo burglar sentenced to a year in jail

MONTEVIDEO — A summer-long burglary spree in Chippewa County has led to a stayed prison sentence and a one-year county jail term for a 21-year-old Montevideo man. Joshua Albert Nerison was sentenced last week in Chippewa County District Court.


MACCRAY survey shows support for improvements

CLARA CITY — Voters in the MACCRAY School District have rejected three bond issues for building projects in the span of four years. And yet, a majority of residents in the district believe something should be done. That means MACCRAY School Board members still have an opportunity to find the voter s


Serious injury avoided in Renville County semi vs. train crash

(Olivia, MN) – Serious injuries were avoided after a collision between a train and a semi Tuesday morning just east of Renville. Deputies responded at 11:57 a.m. to a train crossing at 260th street, about a half mile north of Highway 212 to reports that a semi tractor-trailer had by struck by a trai


Semi, pickup collide in Olivia

(Olivia MN-) No one was hurt when a pickup and a semi collided in Olivia yesterday morning. The Renville County Sheriff's Department says it happened at 6:30 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 212 and Healthy Way, near RC Hospital. A pickup driven by 29-year-old Alisha Crooks was eastbound on 212 w