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Union Pacific Train Derails in Mankato (11/28/14)


Six cars of a Union Pacific Train that was heading to St. Paul went off the tracks in Mankato. The Mankato Free Press reports the train was not carrying hazardous materials and there were...

One Injured In Interstate Accident (11/28/14)


The Minnesota State Patrol investigated an accident that occurred on Interstate 90, west of Blue Earth, just before 7pm on Wednesday night. A vehicle driven by Bryan McDilda of Owatonna...

January Date Set for Former Forest City Police Officer (11/26/14)


A January date has been set for another trial of a former Forest City Police Officer charged with burglary and arson.  In May the Iowa Court of Appeals ordered a new trial for 37 year old...

Wells City Council Suspends Officer Following Investigation (11/25/14)


The Wells City Council has voted unanimously to suspend Officer Steve Seipp for two weeks without pay following an investigation into his unspecified misconduct.  Officer Seipp has been...

Despite Early Week Snow Iowa Farmers Make Harvest Progress (11/25/14)


According to the final Weekly Crop Report from the USDA, cold temperatures and snow halted most activities early in the week, but rising temperatures as the week ended allowed farmers 3.7...

MN Farmers Still Trying to Finish Harvest (11/25/14)


Freezing temperatures and snow have hampered Minnesota farmers as they try to finish the fall harvest.  In its final Weekly Crop Report of the season, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says...

Fblt & Martin Co FSA Office Holding Meeings on New Farm Bill (11/24/14)


The implementation of the new Farm Bill is underway, with implementation being done in four phases. Phases one, two and three are already underway.  Nicki Miranowski, Director of the...

Rapid Harvest Progress Continues Thanks to Dry Weather (10/28/14)


The roar of combines filled the air across much of Minnesota as farmers made rapid progress on the corn harvest.  Thanks to good weather last week, the USDA said that the state’s corn...

Law Changes Making Absentee Voting Easier (10/23/14)


Voters can obtain an absentee ballot to vote early in the November 4th general election either in person or by mail without having to cite a legally recognized excuse as required before a 2013 law change.   Secretary of State Mark Richie said...

Strong Harvest Progress Made Due to Dry Weather (10/21/14)


According to the USDA, dry weather across much of the state allowed Minnesota Farmers to make strong harvest progress last week.  Nicky Miranowski, Director of the Faribault County FSA Office said that most of the soybeans in Faribault County have been harvested but slow progress is being made in harvesting corn due to the high moisture content.
 
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