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Jackson man faces charges related to vehicle break-ins

WINDOM — A Jackson man was charged this week in Cottonwood County District Court in relation to two vehicle break-ins that occured last weekend in Windom. According to court documents, Roberto Ruiz, 35, faces charges of first-degree damage to property, possession of burglary or theft tools and fifth


Multiple rounds of accumulating snow possible this week in Minnesota

Snow is likely to pile up in the southern half of Minnesota again this week as multiple storm systems are expected to move through the Upper Midwest. "Accumulating snow is likely across much of southern MN into west central WI late Tuesday night through Wednesday," says the National Weather Service


Turmoil in Jackson County over killing of dog named 'Donald Trump'

A dog named after President Donald Trump was shot dead in southwest Minnesota and the local sheriff's department is trying to clarify to the public what led to the dog's death.


Tribal leaders address Minnesota lawmakers during 'Sovereignty Day'

Tribal leaders from across Minnesota gathered together Monday for what they are calling a "historic event" - to stand up for their sovereign nations. Tribal leaders told KSTP the event Monday is the first time they have done something on such a large scale at the state capitol.


Winter storm watch issued for south-central, southeast Minnesota

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for parts of south-central and southeast Minnesota for late Tuesday night through Wednesday evening. Locations within the watch are forecast to receive 5-7 inches of snow, with most of the snow falling during the day Wednesday.


New Lakefield committee keeping tabs on ongoing school decisions

LAKEFIELD — While the second phase of a Jackson County Central community task force formed to research district facilities remains ongoing, Lakefield city leaders remain concerned about the future of the community, particularly as it relates to the fate of its middle school.


News anchor Jeff Passolt is suing Minnesota over a slippery sidewalk

Jeff Passolt, longtime Fox 9 news anchor and Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame inductee, is a Minnesotan. He knows what to expect when winter hits and the whole metro becomes a skating rink.


Next KC’s omelet breakfast set to benefit the local JCC FFA chapter

Proceeds from the next Jackson Knights of Columbus omelet and pancake feed will benefit the Jackson County Central FFA Chapter. The breakfast will run from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, at Good Shepherd Hall in Jackson. The menu will consist of made-to-order omelets with choice of fixings


Minnesota Weather: More Snow On The Way

TWIN CITIES, MN — There's good news if you still haven't had enough snow this month yet. The National Weather Service says the region will see more snow fall Wednesday, "with southeastern Minnesota seeing potential for 4+ inches."


Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz aims to invest in education, health care, communities

Money for schools and housing. New money to offset costs for local governments. Tax credits for startup investors. Gov. Tim Walz has been unveiling pieces of his budget proposal and reiterating top priorities — education, health care and “community prosperity” — as he prepares to debut his vision fo


GoFundMe Account Started For Family Members Killed In Nevis, Minnesota

NEVIS, MN — The family of sisters killed in a double murder-suicide on Valentine’s Day in Nevis, Minnesota has started a GoFundMe account to raise money for their funerals and family.


Ages of those injured in Jan. 28 bus/tractor crash range from early 20s to early 60s

The ages of those injured in a Jan. 28 bus and tractor collision southwest of Jackson range from the early 20s to the early 60s. The collision happened shortly after 7 p.m. near the intersection of C...


Bullet holes found in hospital employee vehicles in northwest Minnesota

Police are investigating after bullet holes found in the vehicles of two hospital employees in northwest Minnesota over the weekend. According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, a deputy heard what they believed to be two gunshots just before 1 a.m. Sunday on the east side of Fosston.



The Minnesota State Patrol reported that on man was injured in an accident near Fairmont on Sunday night. A Kenworth and a Freightliner were both traveling westbound on I-90 when the Kenworth driven by 57-year-old Gary Buschette of Sioux Falls rear-ended the Freightliner driven by 45-year-old Troy T


Minnesota man survives 2 nights in blizzard; Doctors diagnose his cancer while in hospital

William Mendoza, from Scandia, Minnesota, told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS a "God-given miracle" saved him during a blizzard ten days ago and now he faces another life-challenging hurdle after being diagnosed with stage-four kidney cancer.


Two of America’s Richest Cities Are Here in Minnesota

When it comes to the wealthiest 100 cities in the United States, two of them are right here in Minnesota. Thanks to the gang over at Forbes.com, we can now see where the wealthiest cities in the country are located. And, yeah, the usual suspect states like New York, New Jersey and California are pre


Discarded napkin points police to Minnesota businessman as suspect in 1993 cold-case murder

MINNEAPOLIS – The murder suspect eluded police for decades, until he got a hankering for a hot dog at a hockey game. Jerry Westrom, 52, ate the hot dog while watching his daughter play hockey, then he wiped his face with a napkin and threw it away.


Minnesota mother expands 'Hunt of a Lifetime' foundation in honor of her son

One foundation is giving kids and young adults diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses a chance to explore the outdoors. Hunt of a Lifetime started in Pennsylvania, but the foundation is now growing in Minnesota thanks to one mother.


Big Ol’ Fish is Minnesota State Record

BAYPORT, Minnesota -- Two Minnesota anglers have learned they now own a state record. The Department of Natural Resources certified Darren Troseth and John Kimble's catch from the St. Croix River as the longest catch and release lake sturgeon.


District Court 2-1- 2019 to 2-7-2019

Emmanuel Barbosa Camarena, Marshall, MN – Speeding, $125.00. Thad Clay Shively, Fairmont, MN – Expired registration, $115.00. Dyllan Michael Jenniges, Iona, MN – Criminal sex conduct – 3rd degree, victim 13-15, supervised probation 15 years. – fined $1,000; possess pornographic work on computer/elec