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FEMA officials to examine Windom neighborhoods Thursday - News and Sports from Windom, MN and surrounding areas
Specifically, FEMA staff will walk through neighborhoods in areas where there was flooding. Residents should be aware that these federal officers (who can be identified by their FEMA badges) may walk around their yards as they examine exterior damage. However, they will not go inside the homes.
Teen accuses world-famous Mayo Clinic of 'medical kidnapping'
Sherburn, Minnesota (CNN)In a jaw-dropping moment caught on video, an 18-year-old high school senior rushes to escape from the hospital that saved her life and then, she says, held her captive.
Telkamp rolls to top spot in Murray County’s sheriff race
Telkamp received an unofficial 1,594 votes — or 57.96 percent — in handily topping rival candidates Paul Kenney, Jeremy Steinle and Randy Donahue.Kenney will advance with Telkamp to November’s general election, but he’ll need to make up significant ground with country voters. Fulda’s police chief ea
Letter: Money has too much political power
I believe it to be the duty of a citizen in a democratic republic to engage in political discussion, even if that discussion is only an informed vote cast on election day. I choose to write letters to the editor in order to engage in political discussion. I am shy. Really quite introverted. My ideas
Local voters help narrow fields | Jackson County Pilot
Jackson County voters on Tuesday helped select party nominees in a number of high-profile state and federal races.Locals voted in lockstep with those across the state in Tuesday’s primary election in selecting Jim Newberger and Karin Housley as Republican nominees for U.S. senator and incumbent Sens
Okoboji Blue Water Festival: Oh, what a day
As my wife and I sat at the Green Space along the shores of West Okoboji early Saturday evening waiting for the music to begin, I glanced around and reflected on the events of the third annual Okoboji Blue Water Festival. I could only smile and think what an awesome and wonderful day it had been. It
Les Knutson: Here comes fall, and here come the Coyotes
I don’t know if anyone has ever sung a song called “Here Comes Fall.” But, like playing hide-and-go-seek, here it comes “ready or not.”That’s right -- after the casual carefree days of summer wind down in the mid-August heat and humidity -- another crisp autumn is lurking right around the corner.The
Koons, Schmidtke advance in primary
With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, Koons had 47 percent of the vote, while Schmidtke got 34 percent. Potthoff garnered 19 percent.
City set to begin construction of new Beach Nook this fall
Considered a priority project, Worthington Public Works Director Todd Wietzema said the design phase has been completed. Demolition of the current Beach Nook, as well as utility and groundwork for the new structure, is slated to begin this fall. The contracted completion date is anticipated to be mi
Two more file for District 518 board vacancies
WORTHINGTON — Two more candidates have filed for Independent School District 518 Board of Education vacancies.Don Brink and Tom Prins filed before Tuesday’s deadline. Brink was formerly the Worthington Citizens for Progress Committee co-chair and primary spokesperson. Prins is currently the WCPC co-
Big additions coming to Cottonwood County Fair
A concert, bull riding, fun run and kids inflatables are among new additions at the fair, which runs from Aug. 14 through Aug. 18 at the Cottonwood County Fairgrounds in Windom.
New Ulm vehicle fire ruled arson, reward offered
NEW ULM — A reward is now being offered in an arson that destroyed a vehicle in New Ulm last month.Officials have determined a vehicle fire reported just after 11 p.m. July 28 in the 500 block of 15th Street was intentionally set.The New Ulm police and fire departments and the state fire marshal con
School board to meet Monday - News and Sports from Windom, MN and surrounding areas
The Windom Area school board will hold its regular monthly meeting Monday, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Windom City Hall council chambers.
Man faces felony theft count
Dustin Charles Theobald, 36, has been charged with theft, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
County Attorney’s Office files attempted murder charge in Wednesday...
Jose A. Reyes-Morales, 18, has been charged in connection to the stabbing in the 1300 block of Sixth Avenue that sent one individual to Sanford Worthington Medical Center. Officials could not release the condition of the victim, but the language of Reyes-Morales’ criminal charge indicates attempted
Classic cars, food, entertainment on tap for Cruisin’ Downtown...
During the ninth annual Cruisin’ Downtown Worthington, classic cars, antique tractors, fire trucks and more will line 10th Street from 4 to 7 p.m. for a family-friendly evening out.
Residents frustrated by housing policy
Gail Diede, executive director of Friendship Village, said there are 115 units on the campus, as well as 10 units off-site. About half the on-site units are efficiency apartments. The remaining apartments are one-bedroom units, with a handful of two-bedroom units.
After immigration raids, Minnesota hog producer blames third-party vendor named in federal indictment
SLEEPY EYE, Minn. — A federal indictment alleges a criminal conspiracy in which a Nebraska man supplied illegal immigrants to work for ag-related facilities in Nebraska and Minnesota, including Sleepy Eye-based Christensen Farms, one of the largest hog producers in the nation.Federal prosecutors all
#LincolnStrong benefit raises $48,000
#LincolnStrong and #PrayersforLincoln are two of the hashtags that have trended in Emmet County and beyond since rising Estherville Lincoln Central High School senior wrestler Lincoln Coakley was in a car accident June 25. Coakley was life-flighted to St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester where he spent
Sleepy Eye pork producer 'surprised' by immigration raids
The arrests Wednesday of more than 130 illegal workers in two states — plus 17 people whom authorities said “colluded to create an illegal immigrant workforce” — largely focused on agribusinesses in Nebraska. But by Thursday morning, this southwestern Minnesota community of 3,500 residents was buzzi