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Local News Headlines

                                                  Saturday, October 20, 2018


Cold Spring Man Tells His Story of Being Kidnapped, Assaulted by Heinrich 

A Cold Spring man was expected to testify Friday in St. Cloud in a lawsuit against Danny Heinrich, the same man who admitted to kidnapping, assaulting and killing Jacob Wetterling nearly 30 years ago...more

Minnesota's Cold Weather Rule Still Requires Consumer Action 

Minnesota's Cold Weather Rule went into effect this week. The program is designed to help Minnesota residents avoid utility cut-offs during the winter months. But Pat Boland of Xcel Energy says there are still requirements for the consumer...more

Seperate Traffic Crashes in Becker Claim One Life, Two Others Injured 

One person was killed, two others were injured in seperate traffic crashes in Becker on Friday...more

Popularity of Early Voting Surging 

It appears that the popularity of early voting is continuing to rise each election cycle. The Minnesota Secretary of State's Office reports that more than 301 thousand absentee ballots have been requested in the state for the 2018 elections, and close to 160 thousand of those have already been returned...more

Motorcyclist Injured in Rear-end Collision on I-94 

A motorcyclist from Wright County sustained minor injuries Thursday in a rear-end traffic crash on I-94 near Monticello...more

Minnesota Students Tops in ACT Scores 

There's good news in education in the state, where Minnesota students have again topped the nation on the ACT college entrance exam, among 19 states where 90 percent or more students took the college entrance exam...more

Buffalo Community Theater Resumes its Production of "Company" 

The Buffalo Community Theater will be back on stage this weekend with "Company"...more

FungusAmongus Players Present "Finishing School" 

Community theater in the Dassel-Cokato area will be on stage this weekend, as "Finishing School" resumes production tonight through Sunday...more

STEAM Magnet School Coming to Montrose Elementary School of Innovation 

Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, Montrose Elementary School of Innovation will be a STEAM magnet school as designated by the Northwest Suburban Integration School District...more

Blood Donations Needed in Wake of Hurricane Michael  

The aid effort continues in the wake of Hurricane Michael. Minnesota has already sent 18 Red Cross volunteers to the region to help. Spokeswoman Carrie Carlson-Guest says financial donations are welcome from the public as well as blood donations...more

October is National Farm to School Month  

The month of October is recognized as National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate connections between schools and local food...more

Zebra Mussels Confirmed in Sugar Lake  

Another Wright County lake has been confirmed to contain an aquatic invasive species. Official with the Minnesota DNR say that zebra mussels have been detected in Sugar Lake near Annandale...more

Local Man Seriously Injured in Harvesting Accident  

A rural Delano man sustained a serious injury late Sunday afternoon in a fall harvesting accident...more

State of Pheasants in the State  

A new report outlines the state of pheasants in the state, and the state pheasant index is up 19-percent over last year...more

Minnesota Cold Weather Rule Now in Effect  

Minnesota's Cold Weather Rule is now in effect. Rebecca Virden with Center Point Energy explains eligibility...more

Minnesota DHS Alerts Thousands of Potential Information Breach  

The Minnesota Department of Human Services recently mailed out thousands of letters alerting low-income Minnesotans on medical assistance they may be victims of a hack on state computers this past summer...more

Beginning Farmers Reminded of Tax Credit Application Deadline on November 1st  

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture's Rural Finance Authority is reminding beginning farmers to apply by November 1st for the tax credit for the sale or lease of land, equipment machinery and livestock...more

Buffalo Woman in Custody After Friday Pursuit Incident in Monticello Township  

A Buffalo woman is in custody after a series of strange incidents Friday morning in Monticello Township, which included a vehicle pursuit...more

Delano Area Community Foundation Announces Grant Deadline 

The Delano Area Community Foundation is accepting and considering funding proposals in a number of categories...more

Your Credit: "To Freeze" or not "To Freeze" 

A new federal law now in effect allows people to "freeze" or "un-freeze" their credit rating files at no cost, to stop anyone who might have stolen their personal information from using it to apply for credit in their name...more