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Crop Progress Update in North Dakota and Minnesota
Some farmers have headed to the field, while others are still waiting. According to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service producers in North Dakota are planning to start field work April 29th.
Fewer Milk Cows in North Dakota and Minnesota
Milk production in Minnesota during March 2019 totaled more than 850 million pounds according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Milk Production report.
Meth bust in Pipestone County part of larger drug ring investigation
PIPESTONE — A criminal case that charged two Phoenix, Ariz. men with drug sales following the January discovery of more than 32 pounds of methamphetamine as they traveled through Pipestone County has now been handed over to another prosecuting agency.
Kohl's will now accept Amazon returns at all its stores – including Minnesota
It's happened to many of us: You order something from Amazon and when it arrives on your doorstep, it doesn't fit or isn't quite right. Well now you won't have to go through the onerous returns process of re-packaging your order and heading to the post office to mail it off.
State closes roads in Pipestone County
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and the Minnesota State Patrol have closed state highways in the region including Pipestone County. The road closures include Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Redwood and Yellow Medicine counties.
DNR: Spring burning restrictions in place across Minnesota
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says burning restrictions are now in place in several counties across the state. The DNR said Tuesday that warm and dry conditions mean wildfire risks are increased, so open burning is now restricted in the following counties: Anoka, Benton, Chisago, Dou
‘No travel’ advisories lifted in Pipestone County
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and the Minnesota State Patrol have lifted the ‘no travel’ advisories from most state highways in southwest Minnesota, including Pipestone County.
2 injured after shots fired into crowded Minnesota garage
AUSTIN (AP) — Police in Minnesota are investigating who fired at least a dozen shots into a crowded garage where a family was playing dominoes and having a barbecue in Austin.
Pipestone monument plans prescribed burn
PIPESTONE — Pipestone National Monument has scheduled a prescribed burn during the period of April 22 through May 18. When appropriate wind, temperature and humidity conditions exist within this date range, approximately 100 acres of the tall grass prairie will be burned. Additional information will
Minnesota Kindergarten's Spaghetti Straps Spark Controversy
HUGO, MN — A bout of warm weather in Minnesota created the climate for a controversy over a 5-year-old's dress in a Twin Cities school district. Emily Stewart said she sent her daughter to kindergarten at Hugo Elementary last week with a light sweater over her dress and jeans underneath of it.
Settlement allows Minnesota boys to dance competitively
MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota boys will be allowed to compete alongside girls on high school dance teams starting the next school year, following the settlement of a lawsuit against the Minnesota State High School League that claimed sexual discrimination.
Minnesota Secretary of State Unwilling to Provide Public Data to Minnesota Voters Alliance Despite Court Rulings
This most recent court decision in favor of the Minnesota Voter Alliance (MVA) follows the 2018 decision in the Ramsey County District Court that ordered Secretary Simon to hand over voter-registration records that he argued were private.
Tools stolen from 2 dairies
ELKTON – Two dairy businesses were burglarized and the same suspect is sought for both, according to the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office. The theft of power tools at Crosswinds Dairy near Elkton was reported at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Assistant Sheriff Scott Sebring said. The theft was discovered betw
Tow truck catches fire in Aurora
AURORA – A semi tow truck was a total loss after it caught fire Saturday, according to the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office. The 1984 Freightliner semi tow truck was reported on fire at noon Saturday at the Aurora Auto Body impound lot in rural Aurora, Assistant Sheriff Scott Sebring said.
'Harassment': Woman suing Nobles County gets arrested on bad warrant
Around 8 p.m. on a night in December, Maria de Jesus de Pineda was handcuffed and led away from her Worthington home. The Nobles County Sheriff's deputies taking her away to jail said they had a warrant. The violation: She’d failed to meet with her probation officer.
These Minnesota words feature in 100,000 'most hacked' passwords list
A wide-ranging study of cyber crimes has identified a list of 100,000 most-commonly occurring passwords that have been found in global hacks – and several of them have Minnesota links.
Minnesota River to crest again this week
With rain storms capping off the end of last week and start of this week, Scott County officials are on the lookout for more flooding. But National Weather Service officials say quick-moving showers like Monday's aren't expected to push the Minnesota River or Sand Creek out of their banks.
Woman's arrest sparks new controversy surrounding immigration lawsuit
A woman who is already part of a class-action civil rights lawsuit against Nobles County in southwestern Minnesota is now accusing sheriff's deputies of harassment after they arrested her on an invalid warrant in December 2018.
New Balaton EDA director looks ahead to progress
BALATON — Lisa Graphenteen didn’t have to look far to find a place to build upon economic growth and to work toward additional opportunities. Graphenteen, whose career has centered around economic development and housing, began to serve as the Balaton Economic Development Authority director last mon
High-speed chase near Adrian results in criminal charges
ADRIAN — Two South Dakota men were charged last week in Nobles County District Court after taking law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit of up to 120 miles per hour near Adrian.