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Second Spring Flood is Closing Highways in SE Minnesota

Wabasha, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Mississippi River is on the rise again in southeastern Minnesota and has prompted the closing of a portion of Highway 60 in Wabasha. The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Saturday morning that barricades had gone up to block traffic from the section of


MnDOT closes Highway 60 in Wabasha

The Mississippi River is again covering parts of Highway 60 in Wabasha, forcing the Minnesota Department of Transportation to close a portion of the roadway. This stretch of Highway 60, which goes under a railroad bridge, is just north of Highway 61 at Wabasha. It is under water and MnDOT has blocke


Minnesota conservation officer dies after being thrown from boat

A Minnesota DNR conservation officer has died after he was thrown from a boat and went under as he tried to swim back to shore. The tragedy happened on Cross Lake, east of Pine City, just before 8 p.m. Friday when the conservation officer and a Pine County deputy launched a boat into the lake after


Minn. and Wis. law enforcement team up to keep motorcyclists safe

WABASHA, Minn. — Now that the weather is getting nicer, you're going to see more motorcycles on the roads. That's why Minnesota and Wisconsin are coming together. The two states are teaming up with an important message about sharing the road.


Alma Lock and Dam 4 closed

ALMA, Wis. (WKBT) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closed Lock and Dam 4, in Alma to recreational boats. The closure is a result of water flow at the Lock and Dam exceeding 145,000 cubic feet per second, and an anticipated increase in flows in the coming days due to recent rainfall and snowmelt.


Owner of Minnesota glass company launches Facebook alternative

Small business owner Jeff Meyer of White Bear Lake and 10 of his relatives and friends are upset with Facebook. So upset that they’ve launched an alternative private social network.


Police: Man Killed By Light Rail Train On University Of Minnesota Campus

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A man was killed by a light rail train early Saturday morning in Minneapolis on the University of Minnesota campus. Metro Transit police say the man was standing on the platform as the METRO Green Line train was leaving Stadium Village station at about 1:20 a.m. He fell off the


Pickup sinks in NW Minnesota floowaters

CLIMAX, MN (KFGO) - Another close call on a flooded road. A teenage driver went around a road closed barrier near Climax and his pickup was quickly swept away. The Polk County Sheriff's Office says the driver was able to get out and stand on the roof. The pickup sank. The teenager hung onto a tree u


Southern Minnesota News Anchor Makes Jimmy Kimmel’s Show

If you've ever watched Jimmy Kimmel's show on ABC, you know that he has a bit entitled “Unnecessary Censorship”. It just so happens one of my friends from my time in Albert Lea just made the show! KIMT-TV's Raquel Hellman come on down! You can see her being 'censored' about :34 seconds into the clip


Minnesota man accused of raping woman who uses wheelchair

WILLMAR, Minn. – A Willmar man is in custody in the Kandiyohi County Jail on two charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, accused of an alleged sexual assault of a woman who uses a wheelchair.


Another Mississippi River Crest is Coming for SE Minnesota

Undated (KROC AM News) - The Mississippi River is rising again. It had been slowly falling after earlier flooding caused by the spring snowmelt. But recent rain has led to a slow rise in the river between the Twin Cities and Winona.


Pierce County Sheriff's Office report: accidents, arrests, rattlesnake report

• Carl M. Balloy, 22, Ellsworth, was for operating ATV without valid registration after allegedly operating an unregistered all-terrain vehicle on a roadway and private parking lot at 12:53 p.m. April 8 at 137 E. Main St., Ellsworth. The report listed no ATV safety, no brake light on the vehicle or


A Mild Easter Weekend Underway

High Today: 65F / Low Tonight: 38F - Last updated Friday, April 19, 2019 at 7:20 PM... RIVER FLOOD WARNINGS remain in effect until further notice for the Mississippi River at Wabasha downstream through PdC/McGregor. The Mississippi crested at 15.54' in Wabasha... 17.30' in Winona... 14.55' in La Cro


Glimpse: Steamboats once carried freight, tourists on the Minnesota

Historical accounts describe how steamboats once plied the Minnesota River as far up as the Upper Sioux Agency near Granite Falls. These steam-propelled vessels carried passengers and freight to the communities forming along the river.


Wisconsin woman found with over 300 grams of methamphetamine, sentenced five years in prison

A Wisconsin woman has been sentenced to five years in prison and seven years of extended supervision after being found with over 300 grams of crystal methamphetamine in August of 2017, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.


Technology, cost could hamper efforts for 100 percent carbon-free grid in Minnesota by 2050

By midcentury, coal and natural gas could be erased from Minnesota’s electricity grid, replaced by carbon-free power sources, particularly wind and solar. That is the goal of Gov. Tim Walz, who is pushing legislation for a totally clean grid by 2050. Ditto for Xcel Energy with its target of 100% car


Flu Season Winding Down in Minnesota

(St. Paul, MN) -- The latest update from the Minnesota Department of Health suggests the flu season is winding down. Flu-related hospitalizations dropped from 140 two weeks ago to 62 last week. There were nine flu outbreaks in Minnesota schools and none in the state's nursing homes. The geographic s


Local Forecast: Sunny & More Seasonable Today

High Today: 63F / Low Tonight: 39F - Last updated Friday, April 19, 2019 at 7:25 AM... RIVER FLOOD WARNINGS remain in effect until further notice for the Mississippi River at Wabasha downstream through PdC/McGregor. The Mississippi crested at 15.54' in Wabasha... 17.30' in Winona... 14.55' in La Cro