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The Latest: 4-6 inches of snow on the way; Winter Weather Advisory in effect Friday-Saturday

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa) ...Patchy Freezing Drizzle and Areas Of Light Snow Creating Slick Conditions, Additionally Accumulating Snow and Blowing Snow Friday into Friday night... .A weather system passing across the state this morning is producing a variety of weather across Iowa. Over the north


Frosty contest offers $1750 in prizes

Identify Frosty and win some cash! Prize money totaling $1,750 is waiting to be won. Frosty is a Waseca County resident chosen to be an ambassador for the Waseca Sleigh & Cutter Festival. Follow the clues and guess Frosty’s name.


One Act Play Festival is January 19 in Waterville

Waterville-Elysian-Morristown High School students are preparing for the Gopher Conference One-Act Festival Saturday, Jan. 19 in Waterville. The Buccaneers will perform Tyrone J. Butler's play "Pickin" an exploration of where teasing and bullying can lead if allowed to continue unabated. For more on


JWP School Board approves two new student activities

The Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton School Board on Monday approved adaptive bowling to be added as an alternative student activity. This is a collaborative partnership with the Waseca school district. The Waseca School Board voted to add adaptive bowling on Jan. 10. This will add another activity to t


Commissioners hear update on waste, recycling center

County officials continue to map out a strategy to clean up debris and replace the waste and recycling facility destroyed by a Dec. 26 fire. Waste and Recycling Director Georgette Hanson provided an update to the County Board on Tuesday. Quotes for debris removal from the fire site are currently bei


Mom charged with faking threats from her ex

WASECA — A woman is accused of using a spoofing app to make it appear her child's father sent death threats. The child was removed from the father's custody while police investigated the allegedly false reports.


U of M research stations to highlight research

WASECA, Minn. — University of Minnesota agricultural research that is being done in Waseca, Morris and Lamberton will be highlighted at programs in those three research and outreach center.


Dodge Center man charged in double fatal crash

MANTORVILLE — A Dodge Center man was reportedly using an online banking application on his phone at the time of a crash that killed a Dodge Center woman and her daughter, according to criminal charges filed Wednesday.


Norton wins $180,000 scholarship from NROTC

Waseca High School senior William Norton beat out over 20,000 submissions to earn a coveted Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps scholarship, worth $180,000. Norton said it was a long process, one that took over a month to assemble and work towards, but he said he wouldn’t have it any other way.


GIRLS BASKETBALL: Hutch falls to section rival Waseca

A two-game winning streak for the Hutchinson girls basketball team came to an end Tuesday, as the Tigers lost 48-30 on the road against Waseca. The Bluejays, a Section 2AAA rival of the Tigers, are ranked No. 6 in Class 3A.


Update: Winter Storm Warning in effect for north Iowa, southern Minnesota counties

NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota) ...SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW FRIDAY ACROSS SOUTHERN MINNESOTA... .A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect for Brown, Watonwan, Martin, Blue Earth, Faribault, and Freeborn counties late tonight through Friday evening. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect north of t


Badger wrestlers finish third at Big South Meet

It was a solid day of wrestling for the Redwood-River Valley wrestlers Saturday in Windom as they finished third overall at the Big South Conference Tourney. The Badgers finished with 135 team points to place behind Marshall (191.5) and champion Fairmont/MCW (229).


Interest in hemp in Minnesota

(ST. PAUL) Associated Press Minnesota's hemp program is getting inundated with calls as farmers, municipal leaders and producers look into investing in the newly legal crop. Minnesota Public Radio reports that hundreds of Minnesota farmers are expressing interest in growing hemp just a month after C


Le Center woman charged with welfare fraud

LE CENTER — A Le Center woman allegedly lied on application forms and received more than $18,000 in government assistance for which she wasn't eligible. Juana Patrocina Perez, 38, was charged with felony wrongfully obtaining public assistance and several counts of felony perjury Wednesday in Le Sueu


At risk: OFD doesn’t just fight fires, they are fighting for their health

OWATONNA — More than 68 percent of all firefighters will develop some form of cancer in their lifetimes. That is a statistic recently shared with firefighters of the Owatonna Fire Department as they completed training with Minnesota Firefighter Initiative, or MnFIRE, an organization dedicated to pro


Steele County Astronomical Society to host public viewing of the lunar eclipse

OWATONNA — The Steele County Astronomical Society will host a public viewing on Sunday, Jan. 20 from 9:30 p.m.-midnight at the Owatonna Soccer Complex in honor of the total lunar eclipse.


One arrested in connection to Premier Bank robbery

Northfield Police investigators arrested a suspect Wednesday night in connection to the reported armed robbery of Northfield's Premier Bank Tuesday, Jan. 15. A Northfield Police Department release Thursday afternoon said the suspect was in custody and charges are expected to come out Friday; it is a


Department store chain Shopko to close 3 more stores in Minnesota

Wisconsin department store chain Shopko is filing for bankruptcy and will be closing 3 more stores in Minnesota. The retailer had already announced the closure of its Paynesville and Mahnomen Shopko Hometown stores in December as part of a wider cull of 39 stores.


Friday Storm Could Dump 6 Inches Of Snow On Southwestern Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – While much of Minnesota remains snow-starved during this unusually warm January, a system tracking toward southwestern Minnesota looks to drop 2 to 6 inches of snow on the area.


Jays pull away in second half to bury Hutchinson

Outside of a tiny hiccup at the Winona State Holiday Shootout over the holiday break, the Waseca Bluejays girls basketball team has been an absolute menace this season. The Jays (16-1, 5-0 in the Big South) put their smothering defense on display again Tuesday night as they held the Hutchinson Tiger