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Park & Recreation board to consider tennis court site

A potential site for new tennis courts will be one of the discussion items at an upcoming Windom Park & Recreation Commission meeting. The site under consideration is located just southwest of the gravel parking area in Tegels Park. In a recent survey of committee members, construction of tennis cou


Inmate escaped southern Minnesota holding cell after court hearing

A southern Minnesota man is back in custody after escaping from a holding cell on Tuesday. According to charging documents, Rene Alfredo Garzo, 36, of St. James, was able to escape custody at the Watonwan County Courthouse after he was brought to the courtroom regarding a felony charge of fleeing po


Gun found in Lois Riess' hotel room linked to husband's murder, Minnesota sheriff says

Dodge County authorities have confirmed that a gun found in a Texas hotel room where Lois Riess was arrested was likely the same weapon used in the fatal shooting of her husband last year.


Push begins in Minnesota to allow driver's licenses for all

Roads would be safer, workers could get to their jobs easier and fewer people would live in fear if Minnesota allowed immigrants living in the country illegally to get driver’s licenses, supporters of the change said Thursday as they called for broader license access.


Public hearing on education is Friday in Windom

ST. PAUL — The House Education Finance Division will host a public hearing Friday in Windom to discuss public education funding and needs of rural school districts. “All children deserve a world-class education, no matter where they live in our state,” said Chair Jim Davnie (DFL-Minneapolis). “We ar


Windom finishes fourth at Redwood Valley Invite

After a week off, Windom's speech team was back in action Saturday at the Redwood Valley Invitational in Redwood Falls. Windom brought home a fourth-place finish in the large school division, finishing with 25 points. Murray County Central won the tournament with 66 points, while Luverne was second


Weekend Storm Tracking Away from Central Minnesota

UNDATED -- We are highly confident a powerful winter storm will bring a narrow band of heavy snow and strong wind late Saturday into Sunday, but we still can't say where exactly the storm track will be.


Facebook video shows dog being shot in central Minnesota

STAPLES, Minn. — The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office, consulting with the Humane Society, is investigating a Facebook video of a dog being shot near Staples. On Sunday, Feb. 17, at 11:07 a.m., the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an individual finding a dead dog at McGivern Park ca


Minnesota Weather: 'Powerful Winter Storm' Could Hit Twin Cities

TWIN CITIES, MN — It's official. February 2019 has been the snowiest February on record for the Twin Cities metro area. So far, 31.5 inches of snow has fallen this month, according to the National Weather Service. That beats the previous record held by February 1962, which saw 26.5 inches.


District Court 2-1- 2019 to 2-7-2019

Emmanuel Barbosa Camarena, Marshall, MN – Speeding, $125.00. Thad Clay Shively, Fairmont, MN – Expired registration, $115.00. Dyllan Michael Jenniges, Iona, MN – Criminal sex conduct – 3rd degree, victim 13-15, supervised probation 15 years. – fined $1,000; possess pornographic work on computer/elec


Here's a list of snowfall totals across Minnesota

12.8 inches - Belle Plaine. 10 - Bloomington, Osseo, Lakeville, North Mankato, Le Sueur, New Ulm, St. James, Hutchinson, Granite Falls. 9.5 - Excelsior, Waconia, New Prague, Eagle Lake, Steen, Lynd.


Snow blower to start cutting down snow banks at Windom's intersections

Local motorists will need to drive cautiously around city crews today, as a city snow blower begins removing snow banks near Windom's intersections. It is a process that likely would have begun earlier, if not for a mechanical problem with the city's equipment.


Minnesota AG to review case of woman accused in 2 deaths

MANTORVILLE, Minn. – The Minnesota Attorney General's office will review the case of a woman accused of killing her husband in southern Minnesota, then fleeing to Florida and killing a woman there.



The Minnesota State Patrol reported that an accident involving a semi injured a teenager near Jackson on Wednesday. A Honda driven by a 17-year-old Lakefield boy was traveling Northbound on Highway 86 when a southbound Semi driven by 25-year-old Jamika Antwine of Texas attempted to pass a slower veh


North Dakota woman injured in Minnesota rollover

Osakis, MN (KFGO) - A Cavalier, North Dakota woman was injured in a rollover in Douglas County, Minnesota Wednesday afternoon. Around 4:45 p.m., near Osakis, the state patrol says a car was eastbound on I-94 when the driver lost control, causing the vehicle to roll into the median.


University of Minnesota survey links regular marijuana use to lower grades

College students who use marijuana regularly have lower grades - whether or not they think it affects them, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis of Minnesota student survey data.


Minnesota House unanimously approves bill to repeal 'marital rape exception'

The Minnesota House has voted to eliminate a defense that prevents people who rape a spouse or domestic partner from being prosecuted for criminal sexual conduct. Rep. Zack Stephenson (DFL-Coon Rapids), the bill's lead author, told lawmakers before the 130-0 vote Thursday that repealing the "marital


Bill would allow undocumented immigrants to get Minn. driver's licenses

Veronica Orellana of Worthington, Minn., speaks to the media and a crowd of supporters about how her family would be helped by a proposal to allow undocumented residents to obtain a driver's license at the State Capitol in St. Paul on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019.The Democratic-backed proposal faces its


Marshall woman accused of stealing vehicle from Worthington parking lots faces charges

WORTHINGTON — A Marshall woman faces charges after allegedly stealing a running vehicle late last week that was parked at a Worthington business. According to court documents, Michele L. Lopez, 43, faces felony motor vehicle theft in connection to an automobile theft that was reported to law enforce


Wolverines remain atop Red Rock with win

Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey maintained a share of the Red Rock Conference lead Tuesday night, racing to an 84-43 victory over Ellsworth at Comfrey. The Wolverines came out hot in the first half, scoring in transition and hitting from the outside. Six first-half three-pointers set the tone for a 20-point h