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Emergency drill planned for Prairie Island today
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUNDUP: At least a dozen barges are tied up in the Mississippi River north of Winona
CRIME AND COURT ROUNDUP: Smith's attorney claims she had permission to take her nephew
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUNDUP: Judge throws out most serious charge against Waseca school bombing plotter
Xcel grant helps Visitor, Learning Center
crime and courts
Ellsworth Legion team loses in Gopher State League finals
WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUNDUP: Former Brewer prospect shuts down old club as Tampa Bay wins 2-1
MINNESOTA SPORTS ROUNDUP: Twins open road trip in Kansas City
Kummer repeats in Red Cedar Speedway Fair Race
Matzek to leave Augsburg, return to Ellsworth and coach wrestling
Eye Mobile to provide vision screening at the Fair
Pepin County Fair this weekend in Arkansaw
Vacation Bible School next week at Prairie View
Supercross racing coming here next Friday
Fun's not alien to UFO Days this weekend
arts and entertainment
Esther E. Lamon, 94
Duane Hillstead, 73
Dr. Stanley E. Sobottka, 83
Joan M. Grizzle, 60
Richard A. M. Kruger, 70
PIERCE COUNTY: 7/24/14 Board of Adjustment Committee Meeting
ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 7/22/14 Personnel Committee Meeting
TOWN OF ISABELLE: 7/21/14 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF OAK GROVE: 7/21/14 Town Board Meeting
PROBATE NOTICE: Dale B. Lund Estate; Case No. 14PR33
Old Cowbelle: I am rich!
Old Cowbelle: The Future of Churches
Old Cow Belle: Old Lady Entertainment?
June 11, 2014
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Minneopa golf clubhouse damaged by fire
SOUTH BEND, Minn. -- Damage is estimated at one-million dollars after a fire early Tuesday in the clubhouse of Minneopa Golf Course near Mankato. Flames had already reached the roof of the wooden structure when firefighters from South Bend and Lake Crystal arrived. The owners...
June 11, 2014 - 3:59pm
June 6, 2014
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Wisconsin man charged in altercation with officer
DULUTH - A man from Superior is charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide of a police officer after an altercation that took place Tuesday. Thirty-year-old Gregory Thompson is also charged with resisting an officer, trying to disarm him, and disorderly conduct....
June 6, 2014 - 4:13pm
June 4, 2014
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Entenza to run against Otto in State Auditor DFL primary
ST. PAUL - The unified ticket DFLers are touting coming out of their state convention in Duluth is fraying a bit. Former Minnesota State House Speaker Matt Entenza has filed papers to challenge incumbent State Auditor Rebecca Otto in the August 12th primary. Party Chairman Ken...
June 4, 2014 - 4:15pm
May 31, 2014
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: State party conventions are underway
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Republicans have opened their 2014 state convention at the Mayo Civic Center. The big battle was over the state GOP endorsement for U.S. Senate which is still ongoing as of Saturday morning. State Senator Julianne Ortman from Chanhassen was generally acknowledged...
May 31, 2014 - 9:37am
May 29, 2014
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Gov. Dayton signs medical marijuana bill
ST. PAUL - Governor Dayton has signed the bill legalizing medical marijuana in Minnesota. The path to passage was hard fought, with some lawmakers concerned that medical pot would open the door to increased recreational use. In the end, though, the bill passed in both the Senate...
May 29, 2014 - 5:03pm
May 28, 2014
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Nicollet Schools briefly locked down after shotgun cartridge found
NICOLLET, Minn. -- There was a brief lockdown Tuesday morning at Nicollet Public Schools. Superintendent Jack Eustice says the emergency plan was activated after students found a shotgun cartridge in a boys' locker room. Authorities determined there was no threat to students...
May 28, 2014 - 4:17pm
May 27, 2014
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Customers still without service after natural gas pipeline explosion
WARREN, Minn. -- Hundreds of homes and businesses are still without natural gas service, after a pipeline explosion in northwestern Minnesota. The underground gas line ruptured in a rural area near Warren, causing a fire that took two hours to extinguish. Several homes were...
May 27, 2014 - 9:43am
May 26, 2014
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Body recovered from Mississippi River in St. Paul
ST. PAUL - The body of a 14-year-old boy was recovered from the Mississippi River early this morning in St. Paul. According to Washington County Sheriff's officials the boy was cooling off in the river Sunday afternoon near Lions Levee Park when he was swept under. More than...
May 26, 2014 - 8:52am
May 24, 2014
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: DNR lifts burning restrictions statewide for Memorial Day Weekend
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has lifted burning restrictions statewide. Jean Goad with the DNR's Interagency Fire Center in Grand Rapids says you do still need to obtain a burning permit. They are available from state and federal foresty...
May 24, 2014 - 8:41am
May 21, 2014
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Target Corp. earnings drop significantly
MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota-based Target Corporation is reporting a 14-percent decrease in first-quarter earnings. The drop is blamed on the massive data breach during the holiday shopping season and the retailer's costs of expanding in Canada. Target earned $418-million in the...
May 21, 2014 - 3:32pm
May 20, 2014
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: "Man in Black" bank robber sentenced to 14 years in federal prison
ST. PAUL - The so-called "man in black" bank robber has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison. Fifty-one-year-old Sheikh Bilaal Muhammad Arafat, formerly known as Mark Wetsch, pleaded guilty to six counts of bank robbery. He admitted to robbing a total of 31 banks in southern...
May 20, 2014 - 3:23pm
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Search continues at childhood home of girl missing for 25 years
MAPLE GROVE, Minn -- Amy Sue Pagnac's mother and police investigators say the missing girl could still be alive. Susan Pagnac says there is no evidence that her daughter is dead, and Maple Grove Police Captain Keith Terlinden has asked that the girl, now in her late 30's, get...
May 20, 2014 - 9:00am
May 17, 2014
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP:Bonding bill clears State Senate, legislature adjourns early
ST. PAUL - An $846-million-dollar bonding bill easily cleared the Minnesota State Senate Friday following an early morning vote in the House. The legislation now goes to Governor Dayton who's expected to sign it. Lawmakers generally had good things to say about the bill, but...
May 17, 2014 - 1:10pm
May 14, 2014
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Shelley charged with attack upon Kolstad
MANKATO, Minn. -- Twenty-one-year-old Trevor Shelley of St.Peter is now charged in Sunday's attack on former MSU-Mankato football player Isaac Kolstad. Shelley is accused of sucker punching Kolstad and fleeing the scene before ex-University of Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson...
May 14, 2014 - 3:04pm
May 13, 2014
MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Crash closed Highway 61 near Lake City
LAKE CITY -- Highway 61 in southeastern Minnesota was temporarily closed north of Lake City due to a fatal crash Monday. MnDOT had to detour northbound and southbound traffic as the State Patrol completed its investigation. Troopers say the collision involves two vehicles and...
May 13, 2014 - 9:15am