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Storms pummel southern Minnesota, leave significant damage
Heavy rains poured down, floodwaters rose, and strong winds and possible tornadoes left a trail of damage across the Twin Cities and a large swath of southern Minnesota Thursday night. Winona County and the surrounding areas appeared to have been saved. The area was under a tornado watch for about t
Owatonna walloped by severe storms; power remains out for many in city
OWATONNA—A dangerous line of thunderstorms that moved through southern Minnesota Thursday night downed trees in the city, blew debris around town, and knocked out power in several sectors.Consequently, classes were called off in Owatonna Public Schools Friday. Initially, the district offered a two-h
The Latest: Weather Service confirms tornadoes in Minnesota
Survey crews from the weather service fanned out across southern Minnesota on Friday to assess the damage from severe storms that struck Thursday evening, packing powerful winds and heavy rain. The hardest-hit area included Rice County, around 40 miles south of Minneapolis. But there were no immedia
Damage Assessment: Tornado levels homes in Morristown
Law enforcement, including Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn, middle, gather on a Morristown road, central to the damage caused by Thursday's tornadic storm. (Philip Weyhe/Northfield News)By PHILIP WEYHE firstname.lastname@example.org
Tornadoes confirmed in Granada, Morristown, Faribault, Lake Elysian
Survey teams have confirmed tornadoes hit Granada, Morristown and Faribault. A fourth tornado caused damage near Lake Elysian to Waterville, but crews are still working to determine if the damage is from the continuous track of one tornado or if it from two tornadoes.
Highway 13 Detour Begins Monday In Waseca
A detour begins Monday for motorists traveling on Highway 13 through the city of Waseca.MnDOT says the work is part of the reconstruction of Old Highway 14 at the Highway 13 intersection.Highway 13 traffic will be detoured to Waseca County Road 5 on the north side of town and new Highway 14 on the s
Severe storms Thursday generated heavy damage, school closings
The line of severe storms that passed through the state Thursday evening left many areas without power and strewn with damage from wind and downed trees.Cannon Falls was hit especially hard, with reports from city officials that streets would not be clear by Friday morning.As a result, Cannon Falls
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Update: Driver killed, 3 children extracted in rollover crash...
A fatal single-vehicle crash was reported Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 19, 2018, near the intersection of Spring Creek Road and Dale Court. Steve Gardiner / RiverTown Multimedia
Waseca City Council sets preliminary levy at 5.5%
Waseca City officials prepared a preliminary 2019 levy at a 5.5 percent increase, but council members stressed that figure could be reduced by year’s end, when the levy must be certified.
Potential for severe weather in Freeborn County Thursday - Albert Lea Tribune
Residents of Freeborn, Steele, Waseca, Faribault and Worth counties should prepare for strong winds Thursday as severe weather is possible in the afternoon.In Freeborn, Steele, Waseca and Faribault counties, large hail and heavy rain are also possible, according to the National Weather Service. Ther
10 People Involved In Chain Reaction Crash In Nicollet County
Authorities say the initial vehicle behind it slowed down, but that vehicle was rear-ended by the one behind it, creating a chain reaction with between all three vehicles.
Former police officer facing accused of sex abuse in a third county
FARIBAULT, Minn. – A former police office facing sex crime charges in Olmsted and Dodge counties is now accused in Rice County.Julio Baez, 51 of St. Charles, is charged with 17 counts of 1st degree criminal sexual conduct and four counts of 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct. Baez paid bail to get o
City Of Waseca Offering Self-Serve Sandbags In Preparation For Flooding
With the continuous rain, the city of Waseca is helping residents stay proactive in preventing in-home flooding.City officials have made sandbags available for residents behind the electric sub-station on the 200 block of 5th Avenue Southwest.The city says the sand and bags are provided on a self-se
Police: "Multiple victims" in Maryland shooting
PERRYMAN, Md. --Authorities are responding after reports of shots fired in Harford County, Maryland, just south of Aberdeen,CBS Baltimore reports.
Minnesota Court of Appeals comes to Mankato
In October a Brown County jury found Jerrad Chad Juhl, 45, of Sherburn, guilty of multiple counts of hiring an underage prostitute, soliciting a juvenile online and electronically sharing sexual material with a juvenile.
Driver sentenced in high-speed chase
Andrew John McGuire, 25, was convicted of felony counts of DWI and fleeing police Tuesday in Blue Earth County District Court. Reckless driving and driving without a license charges were dismissed in a plea deal.
Owatonna sets proposed budget, tax levy
During the regular city council meeting on Tuesday, council members adopted the proposed budget for the year 2019 that they believe is consistent with the city’s strategic plan. The budget is set at $31,501,011, while the 2019 proposed levy includes an increase of 7 percent.
Man charged in January Elysian burglaries
George Alan Vanzee, age 51 formerly of the Owatonna area, has been charged with seven felony level and one misdemeanor level offenses for his involvement in the January 7, 2018 break-ins at Tucker's Tavern, Fischer's Corner Bar, and the Thirsty Beaver Bar, all located in Elysian.
Faribault man charged with assault, strangulation in domestic incident
Charles William Kuether, 43, of Faribault, is charged in Rice County district court with third degree assault and strangulation. He is also charged with misdemeanor domestic assault and fifth degree assault.