Officials Say Rail Safety Has Improved, Though Some Are Still SkepticalRailroad officials in Minnesota told state lawmakers today they significantly improved their safety records in 2015.
Funeral Held In Minnesota For 8 Slain Texas Family MembersEight black hearses lined up side by side outside a church in a small southeastern Minnesota community Thursday, each set to carry one member of a slain Houston, Texas, family to their final resting place. The funeral for Valerie and Dwayne Jackson and their six children, ages 6 to 13, at La Crescent United Methodist Church and their burial at Prince of Peace Cemetery west of town were closed to the media
Funeral Arrangements Being Made In MN For 8 Killed In TX HomeFuneral arrangements are underway in a small, southeastern Minnesota town for eight family members killed in their Houston home earlier this month.
Last Call For La Crescent Phone BoothIn a sign of the times, the final call was made at a La Crescent phone booth this week. Todd Roesler of Ace Communication Group says it's sad to see it go, but it was gathering a lot of dust. "The last phone call that somebody used the telephone booth for was many months ago," Roesler said.
22-Year-Old Wis. Man Dies In Minn. Towboat Accident One person is missing after a towboat went over the rollers of the Dresbach dam in eastern Minnesota. La Crescent firefighter Cassie Buehler says three people were involved altogether but she doesn't know the condition of the other two people.
Special Ed Teacher Accused Of Molesting ChildrenA special education teacher at a La Crescent school is charged with molesting children after he was confronted by his students.
New EAB Find In SE MinnesotaThe emerald ash borer has found its way into La Crescent, Minn.
Runaway Barge Hits Into Miss. River BridgeAuthorities say a Mississippi River bridge struck by a runaway barge is structurally sound.