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State of emergency declared in county - News and Sports from Windom, MN and surrounding areas
Johnson added that, at this time, he did not expect funding to be made available for individual homeowners, but rather for public infrastructure and related expenses.
Sheriff issues no wake zone at Lake Okabena
Due to the consistent rainfall Wednesday and into early Thursday, high water levels and debris floating in the lake have made operating watercraft at speeds greater than a closed throttle unsafe, Wilkening said.
Updated: Area experiences 24-hours of rainfall mid-week
According to the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, S.D., in a 48-hour period, the Worthington-area received approximately 4.67 inches of rain. Rainfall began at 6:51 a.m. June 20 and continued through 4 a.m. June 21, said NWS Meteorologist Alex Ferguson. Light rain continued through Thursday
Updated: Windom elementary school para killed in double-homi...
According to personnel in the Windom Area School District Human Resources Department, Rachel E. Linder, 43, of St. James was a para at Winfair Elementary in Windom for the past five years.Grief counseling by mental health staff and local clergy was available Monday and Tuesday at the Winfair Element
Iowa DNR warning about swimmer's itch | WHO Radio
Jim Hawkins of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources' Spirit Lake office says the rash is caused by a microscopic flatworm in the water, a parasite that's hoping to hitch a ride on ducks or birds, but sometimes finds people instead.
It appears we can do a better job, as motorists, of being safe around bicycles in Windom.
Not long ago, the Windom city council took a group bike ride around the community. The goal of this second annual trip was to get a feel for what bicycle riders experience - ride a mile in their shoes, so to speak.
Oil from derailed train raises concern in Rock Valley
Lyon County Sheriff, Stuart Vander Stoep says leaking material from the train could negatively effect Rock Valley downstream. “When the cars derrailed they went into the water and they are now leaking oil. We don’t know how much oils is leaking, but we can smell it, so we d0 know there is some,” the
Level 3 Offender Moving to Winnebago
Winnebago Public Safety is notifying the public that a level 3 offender is moving into the community. Robert Moreno has served his sentence and is transitioning to the community.Moreno was convicted for criminal sexual contact with a young girl that he knew.A community meeting is scheduled for Thurs
Saint Peter Family Prepares For Annual Wilder Pageant
WALNUT GROVE, MN-Reading "Little House on the Prairie" is one thing, but seeing it live and in person is a unique perspective.The famous novel depicts the story of Laura Ingalls who spent a portion of her childhood in Walnut Grove.The book's success has inspired this production about her written lif
Sheriff's Report 6-21-18 | Jackson County Pilot
Deputies executed a search warrant in the 600 block of Fifth Street in Jackson. Paula Steece, 56, of Jackson, and April Holey, 36, of Dundee, were both arrested for fifth-degree controlled-substance possession. They are awaiting an initial court appearance.
Sports Briefs: Gronewold Memorial Race is June 30
WORTHINGTON -- The Jerry “Mahoney” Gronewold Memorial Race will take place Saturday, June 30, at the Nobles County Speedway featuring USRA Stock Cars, B-Mods, Hobby, Sportsman and Tuners.
Miss Westbrook Scholarship Program takes center stage Friday evening
Winfair para dies in St. James shootingRachel Linder, 43, of St. James died Saturday from a gunshot wound in a shooting in St. James.
McDonald’s sprinting to finish
“You should have seen it a week ago,”Clerc said with a chuckle earlier this week.“It’s been phenomenal the progress we’ve made. Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve had 30 subcontractors here every day working together. Tech Builders is the general contractor, and they have just done a phenomenal jo
Faith Briefs for June 22
A pulled pork dinner is from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday and a Kids Day at Camp is from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Try out camp activities at no cost — swimming, games, arts and crafts and camp songs. An ice cream sundae bar is at 2 p.m.
6 Month Investigations Lead To 31 Drug-Related Arrests In Brown County
Over two dozen people have been arrested as the result of long term drug investigations in Brown County.Within the last six months, the Brown/Lyon/Redwood/Renville Drug Task Force conducted numerous operations throughout Brown County and in New Ulm.Authorities say 31 felony controlled substance arre
Crime and Accidents for June 22
MARSHALL — A 21-year-old male was cited for possession of a small amount of drugs and drug paraphernalia, in a traffic incident reported at 9:50 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of East College Drive and Carrow Street, Marshall Police said.
DNR Conducts Study On Wild Pheasants
LAMBERTON, MNThe Minnesota DNR is always conducting various studies on wildlife.One of those studies currently happening is one involving nesting habits of pheasants."It's a study on reproductive aspects of pheasants," explained Lindsey Messinger from the DNR. "We are looking at where pheasants are
Flooding Causes Evacuations In Sibley
Sibley, Iowa — One of the towns experiencing major flooding in northwest Iowa is Sibley. In fact, Sibley Fire Chief Ken Huls says it may be the worst flooding that he’s ever seen in the Osceola County community.
Okoboji Summer Theatre presents 'I Ought to Be in Pictures'
OKOBOJI, Iowa -- The Okoboji Summer Theatre will present its third production of the summer, Neil Simon’s “I Ought to Be in Pictures,” from June 26 through July 1.
Crop Watcher: Plenty of rain helps Minnesota crops
Crops in southwestern Minnesota were looking good in mid-June, despite the late planting date, crop watcher Jerry Ackermann reported from his Lakefield home.Corn was in the V5 to V7 growth stage and looking great, he said.The area got 3 inches of rain since the last report with 1 inch coming the nig