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Virus identified as a cause of paralyzing condition in Minnesota children

A virus appears to be the cause behind a rash of polio-like illnesses that struck Minnesota last fall, causing paralyzing symptoms in several children, including one girl who lost all motor function and remains hospitalized.


This is the Most Binge-Watched Show in Minnesota

Streaming services are so popular right now. Tons of people don't have cable anymore and watch most of their shows on a streaming service. Geek.com wanted to know which of the many shows you can stream get binge-watched the most in each state.


JCC claims narrow 9-7 baseball victory over Coyotes at Jackson

Jackson County Central scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning in a non-conference high school varsity baseball game at Jackson’s Wacker Field last Monday (April 8), helping the Huskies claim a narrow 9-7 victory over Heron Lake-Okabena / Fulda.


Warrant issued for Mountain Lake man accused of molesting 10-year-old

(Windom, MN) – A Mountain Lake man accused of molesting his stepdaughter is facing criminal charges. Leon James Wollschlager, Jr., 32, was charged Tuesday in Cottonwood County Court with 1st-degree-criminal sexual conduct, a felony.


Park plans move forward — without splash pad

Members of the Jackson City Council this week approved moving forward with plans for the city’s new Memorial Park — but without the long-proposed splash pad included. Council members Tuesday awarded the contract for grading, seeding, trail extension and tree planting at Memorial Park to Jackson-base


How Much Rain Did SE Minnesota Actually Get Yesterday?

It wasn't your imagination yesterday, we got A LOT of rain in our area. So much rain, in fact, mudslides closed down portions of 169 Southbound, streets in Northfield were closed due to standing water, and portions of LeSueur County roads were also closed due to all of the rainfall. But how much fel


Teen reported missing in southern Minnesota

BELLE PLAINE, Minn. – Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing teen from central Minnesota. The Belle Plaine Police Department says Andrew James Raymond Cunat, 15, was last seen leaving Belle Plaine High School around 9 pm Tuesday following a track meet in Le Sueur. He did not re


Power back on in Jackson County

Power has been restored to all of Jackson County. All Federated Rural Electric members had electricity by Sunday afternoon, four days after outages began occurring in the wake of last week’s ice storm. At the peak of the outages, 2,700 Federated members in Jackson and Cottonwood counties — 40 percen


Hwy. 169 Reopens In Southern Minnesota After Mudslides

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A highway in southeastern Minnesota is has just reopened after mudslides closed it to traffic. Southbound Highway 169 closed Wednesday between St. Peter and Mankato.


Turkey smashes through SUV's windshield on Interstate 94 in northwest Minnesota

A driver in northwest Minnesota avoided serious injury Wednesday when a turkey smashed through her windshield as she was driving on Interstate 94. Barnseville Police Department was among the law enforcement agencies that responded to an injury accident on I-94 in Clay County on a report of a "vehicl


Minnesota and Iowa lawmakers react to redacted Mueller Report

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – The much awaited Mueller Report was released Thursday morning leaving many local officials wanting more. FULL REPORT: Read the redacted version of the Mueller report HERE.


Minnesota adds 1,300 jobs in March; unemployment rises

Thanks to gains in construction, Minnesota added 1,300 jobs in March. Yet the state’s unemployment rate rose to 3.2%. The state’s jobless figure, which rose 0.1 percentage point from the month before, remains below the national rate of 3.8%.


1 dead in officer-involved shooting after traffic stop in Coon Rapids, Minn.

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (FOX 9) - One person is dead following an officer-involved shooting in Coon Rapids, Minnesota early Thursday morning. The Anoka County Sheriff's Office said officers with the Coon Rapids Police Department initiated a traffic stop near Foley Boulevard and 98th Lane West at 1:39 a.m


Only 4% of Donations to Rep. Ilhan Omar came from Minnesota

The controversial and unapologetic critic of Israel and Jews Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar raised an impressive $832,000 in just three months in Congress. Politicians must report the names and addresses of donors who give over $200 per election cycle.


Cleveland-Cliffs’ lawsuit against Minnesota DNR dropped

ST. PAUL — Cleveland-Cliffs on Monday, April 15, dropped its lawsuit against the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the agency’s commissioner after the Minnesota Court of Appeals dismissed a similar lawsuit the company had made against the agency.


Thousands lose power as electric lines, poles snap

Linemen crews work to right poles knocked down by last week’s ice storm. Life began to return to normal for residents of Jackson County this week after many were without power for days following last...


Four Taken To Hospitals After Collision Near Harris

Harris, Iowa — Four people were taken to area hospitals after an accident on Monday morning. The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 11:05 a.m., 29-year-old Josue Suarez of Comanche, Texas was driving a 2018 Ford pickup owned by Blattner Energy, about a mile and a half west of the Har


War Eagle Academic Banquet held in Lake Park

The 2019 War Eagle Conference Academic Banquet was held in Lake Park on March 19. Juniors and seniors in the top 5 percent of their class from each school in the War Eagle Conference were invited to attend. Sophomores and freshmen received certificates.



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


Cottonwood County charges: Pair doused woman in gasoline and beat her

(Windom, MN) – Two people accused of pouring gasoline on a woman, threatening her with a blowtorch, then beating her will face criminal charges in Cottonwood County. Thirty-eight-year-old Dawn Marie Glynn of Windom and Dustin Lyn Bennett, 36, of Mountain Lake were charged Monday in Cottonwood County