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Fitch resigns from Waseca City Council

Ann Fitch’s surprise resignation from the Waseca City Council caught some off guard. And it brought some to tears, including Fitch. “Tonight will be my last council meeting,” Fitch said, near the end of Tuesday’s meeting. “Serving on the council has been one of the most fulfilling moments of my life


UPDATE: Body Of 2-Year-Old Noelani Robinson Found In Minnesota, Dariaz Higgins Charged With Murder Of Girl’s Mother

CHICAGO (CBS) — UPDATE: The body of a missing 2-year-old girl has been found in southern Minnesota, about 250 miles away from her Milwaukee home. The man accused of kidnapping the girl and killing her mother made his first appearance in a Wisconsin courtroom Sunday.


No. 2 seed Waseca pulls away to defeat Austin

The Bluejays' 79-69 victory puts them in the Class 3A title game. No. 2 seed Waseca pulled away down the stretch for a 79-69 victory against No. 3 Austin in the Class 3A semifinal Thursday at Target Center.



The Minnesota State Patrol reported that two people were injured in an accident in Waseca on Wednesday afternoon. A Ford Explorer driven by 23-year-old Shantaya Olson of Waseca was southbound on Highway 13 when a Toyota Prius driven by 47-year-old Robert Carlson of Houston entered the path of the Fo


Waseca School Board appoints new members after resignations

WASECA — The Waseca School Board has two new members. Edita Mansfield and Aaron Skogen were appointed to fill two vacancies on the board until a special election in November.


State Patrol releases names of two injured in Highway 13 crash

WASECA — The State Patrol released the names of a 23-year-old Waseca woman and a 47-year-old man from Houston, Minnesota, injured in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday on Highway 13 in Waseca County.


Minnesota Mom, 26, Dies In Head-On Crash

ISANTI COUNTY, MN — A 26-year-old mother of one was killed Tuesday in a head-on crash north of the Twin Cities metro area. On March 19, Isanti County dispatch received a 911 call reporting a two-car crash on County Road 8 in Stanford Township.


FIRST REPORT: Boys basketball | Class AAA state semifinals: Waseca 79, Austin 69

Final score: Waseca 79, Austin 69 in Class AAA state semifinals. What it means: No. 2 seed Waseca advances to the state championship game against No. 1 DeLaSalle at 5 p.m. Saturday at Target Center. No. 3 Austin will face Princeton in the third-place game at 2 p.m. Saturday at Concordia University.


Waseca Couple Charged With Felony Criminal Neglect

Last Thursday, March 14th, a Waseca couple was charged with felony criminal neglect of a child. 34-year-old Katie Krause and 38-year-old Keith Krause were both charged with two felonies relating back to a September 2018 event. Katie Krause was charged with felony neglect or endangerment of a child a


Minnesota millionaire receives food stamps; Lawmaker tries to close loophole

Rob Undersander told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS he was doing research in 2017 to help other people navigate the world of retirement and government benefits when he discovered he qualified for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, which is commonly referred to as food stamps.


'Scalped' deer found in southeastern Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. – An investigation is underway into eight dead deer dumped near the Zumbro River in Wabasha County. The Department of Natural Resources says a state conservation officer got a call Monday about the white-tailed carcasses along County Road 81, just outside of Kellogg. The DNR says at


Fast start, strong finish propels Waseca past Holy Angels

The second-seeded Bluejays advanced to the Class 3A semifinals with a 82-62 victory. Waseca senior guard Malik Willingham ran the floor, fired a pass inside to younger brother Kyreese for a layup, then turned to face the Bluejays’ faithful with a look of delight.


Making time: School Site Big of the Year always looks forward to her Monday visits

OWATONNA — As a mother of two, Ann Frank is a busy gal. On top of being a dedicated mother and devoted wife, Frank also works full time for Federated Insurance. Though she always liked the idea of community service, she was never quite sure how she was going to juggle it with her already packed sche


Pack can’t get over the hill, fall in the semifinals

MINNEAPOLIS — Just when it looked the Packers had gotten over the hill, the bottom came out as they lost to Waseca 79-69 in the Minnesota Class AAA Boys Basketball Tournament semifinals in Target Center Thursday.


Waseca fourth-graders use Science Museum vis for water lessons

Waseca Intermediate School hosted the Science Museum of Minnesota on March 14-15. Fourth-graders were able to learn about the water cycle and wastewater from Sue Meyer of the Science Museum of St. Paul. The students attended an assembly in which she went explained water utilization and what happens


Willingham sacrifices points for Waseca's success

WASECA — Malik Willingham was a high-scoring freshman when Waseca last played in the boys basketball state tournament in 2016, and last week, he became the highest-scoring player in program history with 1,961 points.


Still 17 Inches of Frost in the Soil

This morning I checked the official weather records at the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca. I was surprised to see that as of Monday there was still 17 inches of frost in the soil. A week before the frost depth was 18 inches. I have always heard that rain has a tendency to take the f


Quick start allows Waseca to shake tournament jitters

MINNEAPOLIS — State-tournament jitters are real, even for those who regularly play in big moments. But nothing cures the nerves better than seeing some shots fall early, and Waseca was on the mark Wednesday.


Area town ball schedules begin to take shape

Before long, peanut shells will cover the dugout floors instead of snow. The 2019 schedules for area amateur baseball teams are beginning to take shape as teams are finalizing their league and non-league slates.


Batt, Wieland, Bute honored by Big South

New Ulm High School senior Joey Batt was named to the Big South All-Conference East Team this year, while senior teammates Iyanna Wieland and Ellie Bute were named honorable mentions.