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  • Flu

    The flu season continues to drag on in Minnesota. State health officials report two influenza-related deaths and six hospitalizations during the first week of May. There were also two schools and one nursing home that …

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    11 May 12
  • BurtonEwing1

    A Minnesota Security Hospital patient has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing his mother while on a pass at a nearby park. 48-year-old Burton James Ewing Jr made his first appearance in Nicollet …

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    11 May 12
  • SiouxUprising

    Le Sueur County has been awarded a $3,600 grant from the state to honor militia members who helped defend the City of New Ulm during the 1862 Sioux Uprising. A marker honoring the 150 members …

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    11 May 12
  • ISD88SchoolBoard

    The New Ulm District 88 School Board on Thursday approved a resolution placing 5 teachers on partial unrequested leaves of absence. The reductions are reportedly the last of a series of budget cuts this year …

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    11 May 12
  • Graduation

    High school seniors around the area are wrapping up their high school careers in the coming days, and graduation ceremonies begin taking place this week. Several school districts in southwestern Minnesota that started the school …

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    11 May 12
  • USPS

    A new plan coming out of the US Senate will reportedly save the United States Postal Service around $500-million a year, and keep numerous rural post offices from closing. The proposal calls for cutting the …

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    11 May 12
  • SleepyEyeSchool

    The Sleepy Eye School Board on Wednesday approved part-time cuts to several school programs. The board approved partial cuts to the Sleepy Eye band program, as well as art, social studies, business and Family and …

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    11 May 12
  • Drought

    The drought is officially over for nearly all of Minnesota. The new map from the US Drought Monitor shows that only about 10% of Minnesota remains in drought. Three months ago, 96% of the state …

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    11 May 12