Local News
  • Burglars

    Residents of a rural St. Clair residence woke up to find several intruders in their home early Friday morning. The Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Department says that the residents of the home on 185th Street …

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    31 Mar 12
  • Crops

    Minnesota farmers are expected to plant a record number of acres of corn this spring. The USDA says Minnesota farmers intend to plant an estimated 8.7 million acres of corn, up 7% from last year. …

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    31 Mar 12
  • HitRun

    Police in Waseca are asking for the public’s help in finding the person responsible for a hit and run crash Thursday evening. It happened at the intersection of Second Street and West Elm Avenue in …

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    31 Mar 12
  • NewUlmEagles

    New Ulm Schools will not be implementing a 4-day school week next school year. District 88 had been contemplating the move as a cost-cutting measure, but the plan hit a snag when negotiating staff contracts. …

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    31 Mar 12
  • FairfaxWaterTower

    Work is underway on the construction of a new water tower in the City of Fairfax. Earth-moving began this week on the $717,000 project. The new 150,000 gallon water tower will replace the city’s 110-year-old …

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    31 Mar 12
  • State Hospital Patient Dies

    An investigation has found that state officials failed to do a thorough background check on the head of the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter. Department of Human Services officials reportedly failed to talk to …

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    31 Mar 12
  • XcelEnergy (1)

    Minnesota regulators have approved an electric rate increase that’s less than half of what Xcel Energy had originally sought. On a 4-0 vote, the state Utilities Commission on Thursday approved a 2.7% rate increase for …

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    30 Mar 12
  • DinoBastian1

    A Level 3 Sex Offender living in New Ulm was arrested this week for violating his probation. 40-year-old Dino John Bastian was taken into custody after allegedly following someone. He will now likely face his …

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    30 Mar 12