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Street projects prioritized for 2019

Council to visit with financial planner to learn if $1.6 million is fiscally viable for this year. The Pipestone City Council identified about $1.6 million-worth of infrastructure projects to consider for 2019 during its planning meeting held Saturday, Feb. 16.


Annual road and bridge hearing Feb. 25

Pipestone County wants to hear what residents would like to see on the county’s five-year road and bridge plan. The annual road and bridge public hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 25 in the conference room at the Pipestone County Highway Department at 600 Fourth St. NW in Pipestone. Du


Minnesota Weather: Record For Snowiest February Broken, More Snow Expected This Weekend

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – It’s official. This is the snowiest February ever recorded in the Twin Cities. By noontime Wednesday, the snowstorm swirling over Minnesota had dumped 7.8 inches on the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, where the metro’s official snow totals are measured.


Minnesota couple busted with meth in Arizona

Eveleth, MN (Learfield) - An investigation involving law enforcement in northeast Minnesota and Arizona lands a couple from Eveleth in jail on felony drug charges. The Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force says 28-year-old Brad Smith and 39-year-old Kathy Anderson were busted in Arizona w


MN Supreme Court declines to review sentence of probation in rape case, despite prosecutors’ protests

A sentence by a district court judge in a rape case — characterized by the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office as a “slap on the wrist” — will stand. The Minnesota Supreme Court Tuesday denied the county attorney’s office’s request that the high court review the case. The high court’s decision comes aft


New alcohol use prevention grant coordinator hired

Ashley Gustafson has been hired as coordinator for the five-year, $945,000 Minnesota Department of Human Services: Alcohol Abuse Division grant program intended to reduce underage alcohol use in Pipestone.


The Best Thing About Minnesota’s Extreme Cold and Snowy Winter

We've been enduring a particularly cold and snowy winter even by Minnesota standards, but there's at least one good thing about it. We're in the middle of the snowiest February ever in Rochester, and before the snow, we had bitter cold temperatures of 30 below zero. But, we DO have the Polar Vortex


Early voting starts Friday for PAS referendum

Early voting opens Friday, Feb. 22 for Pipestone Area Schools’ (PAS) special election for a proposed $26,800,000 bond to build a new elementary school and another $930,000 for safety improvements at the middle and high school.


Minnesota man devastated by cancer diagnosis after surviving 2 days in car during blizzard, hypothermia

The miraculous story involving a Minnesota man who survived for two nights in his car while stuck in the middle of a blizzard in North Dakota has taken a tragic twist after he arrived at the hospital to be treated for storm-related hypothermia only to find out that he has stage 4 kidney cancer.


Sheriff’s Office joins Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force

Pipestone County approved, Feb. 12, a joint powers agreement with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) to join the Minnesota Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.


Deadlines approaching to remove fish houses from Minnesota lakes

Dark houses, fish houses and portables must be off the ice no later than midnight for each of the dates given in the following categories below. County sheriffs may prohibit or restrict the use of motorized vehicles if dangerous ice conditions are present.


Meme Misleads on Minnesota’s Somali Refugees

Facebook posts distort the number of Somali refugees who have resettled in Minnesota to advance an unsupported claim about a freshman congresswoman’s electoral victory. Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar’s family fled from her native Somalia and sought refuge in Kenya before resettling in the U.S., accordin


Spinouts reported on snow-covered Minnesota roads, delays likely

Morning commuters are dealing with roads completely covered in snow across the southern half of Minnesota. Dozens of spinouts were already being reported at 6:30 a.m. as drivers find challenging conditions on the roads as they made their way to work.


More Snow, More Wrecks in Southeast Minnesota

Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - The National Weather Service has already received reports 3 - 5 inches of snow across SE Minnesota and there is more to come. The agency is still calling for storm totals as high as 7 - 8 inches in some areas by Wednesday afternoon.


City, county talk taxes, trails, roundabout and library

WORTHINGTON — The potential to develop a trail system that would extend from Worthington to the former Prairie View Golf Links property was one of half a dozen topics of conversation during a joint meeting of the Worthington City Council and Nobles County Board of Commissioners Tuesday afternoon.


Three schools in Minnesota will each be gifted a $100,000 Don’t Quit!® fitness center

Saint Paul, MN – Continuing his goal of ending childhood obesity, fitness icon Jake Steinfeld, Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils (NFGFC), has kicked off 2019 by selecting the State of Minnesota for its 2019 DON’T QUIT! Campaign. The NFGFC will deliver a state-of-the


County settles dispute with landscaping company

WORTHINGTON — Nobles County commissioners on Tuesday voted to settle a dispute with a company it hired to install new walkways and complete landscaping last year on the Government Center property in downtown Worthington.


30 inches and counting: As bitter chill sweeps over country, Minnesota is setting snowfall records

(CNN)Minnesota is setting records -- cold, cold records. Snowfall topped 30 inches Wednesday -- making this month not only the snowiest February in history, but one of the top 10 snowiest months ever for the North Star State, according to the National Weather Service.


Snow will continue through much of day in west central Minnesota

WILLMAR - Area schools are closed and snow plows are out in force as a winter storm continues to track through the area during the day. The Minnesota Department of Transportation reports that major highways in the Willmar area remain completely covered with a mix of snow, ice or slush and that motor


PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Marshall holds off Pipestone Area in second half, 57-50

MARSHALL – Before their game against Pipestone Area on Monday, the Marshall girls basketball team were able to celebrate their seniors. Despite the Arrows’ attempt to play the spoiler role, the Tigers made sure their veteran leaders capped the night on a high note, as Marshall outlasted Pipestone Ar