Goin' To The Lake: Ortonville (Day 1)It's time to wrap up our summer roadtrip around Minnesota and western Wisconsin, and we might even sneak in a third state this week.
Carnival Company Sued After Failing To Show At Several EventsMinnesota's attorney general is suing a carnival company based in Anoka, saying it collected down payments from some local fair organizers but failed to show up with the rides, games and concessions as promised.
DNR Urges Caution On Ice Despite Cool DownDespite colder weather, the DNR wants everyone to think twice before going out on the ice right now. The department says because of the recent weather changes, there are inconsistent ice conditions.
County GOP Official Resigns After Muslim RemarksThe Republican party county chair who came under fire for comments about Muslims on his Facebook page has resigned. Big Stone County GOP Chair Jack Whitley called Muslims "parasites" and wrote "FRAG 'EM!" when they travel to Mecca, slang for a fragmentation hand grenade. Those comments were condemned by Muslim community leaders and GOP party Chairman Keith Downey.
County GOP Official Calls Muslims 'Parasites' On FacebookThe chairman of the Republican Party of Minnesota is condemning comments about Muslims a county GOP chair made on his Facebook page. Big Stone County GOP Chair Jack Whitley called Muslims "parasites" and wrote "FRAG 'EM!" when they travel to Mecca, slang for a fragmentation hand grenade.
State Patrol: 3 Killed In 3 Separate Crashes On Wet, Icy RoadsAccording to the Minnesota State Patrol, three people were killed in three separate crashes on wet and icy roads on Monday. The first report of a fatal crash was at 2:00 p.m., when a rollover occurred on northbound Highway 7 in Big Stone County in western Minnesota. A Mercury Grand Marquis went off the road and into a southbound ditch, and then rolled down a steep hill, eventually coming to a rest with the passenger side on the ground. The driver, 85-year-old Donavan Tesch of Clinton, was pronounced dead at the scene. The Big Stone County Sheriff’s office says roads were wet at the time of the accident.
Dayton Declares State Of Emergency In 26 CountiesGov. Mark Dayton has declared a state of emergency in 26 counties after storms and flash flooding last month. The executive order will allow the state to call for federal disaster assistance in the areas hit hardest by storms.