Federal Officials Investigate Plane Crash In EllendaleFederal aviation authorities are looking into what caused a small plane to crash in southern Minnesota Thursday night. The plane was reported missing around 8:15 p.m., and was later located west of the small town of Ellendale.
Crews Clear Derailed Train In Ellendale; Repairs BeginCrews have finished clearing a derailed train carrying flammable gas in southern Minnesota, allowing repairs on the track to begin.
Evacuation Lifted, Ellendale Residents Return Following Train DerailmentResidents of southern Minnesota town are allowed to return home following a train derailment Friday morning.
Icy Road Leaves 1 Dead In Steele County Rollover CrashAccording to the Minnesota State Patrol, 61-year-old James Weinhold of Elk River was heading southbound on I-35 when he lost control of his pickup truck on the icy road.
WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Cheer Team In MinnesotaThe football field at NRHEG High School in New Richland, surrounded by a sea of corn, is home to the best cheer team in Minnesota. The NRHEG Cheer Team's 20 members practice up to five days a week, sometimes twice per day. "It might be a little cheesy, but we're definitely like a family," said cheer team member Jessica Nafe.
Small-Town Minn. Mayor Accused Of Stealing From Vets FundThe mayor of Ellendale is accused of stealing hundreds of dollars from a veterans memorial fund. Roger Swearingen, 66, was charged with one count of gross misdemeanor theft and two counts of misdemeanor theft.
Minnesota Mayor Charged With Theft From Vets Fund The mayor of a southern Minnesota town is accused of stealing from a veterans memorial fund. Ellendale Mayor Roger Swearingen is charged in Steele County with one gross misdemeanor and two misdemeanor counts of theft.
I-35 Reopens After Several Semis Jackknife, Vehicles CrashInterstate 35 has reopened after being closed after several semis jackknifed and multiple vehicles crashed Thursday afternoon. According to MnDOT, the crashes occurred on I-35 south of Highway 30 near Ellendale, Minn. Travel conditions are still poor in the area due to icy roads, reduced visibility and drifting.
Finding Minnesota: Steve's Meat MarketNow that Thanksgiving is behind us, it's time to get ready for a flurry of additional holiday meals leading up through New Years.

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