Eight 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 are underway in a small, southeastern Minnesota town for eight family members killed in their Houston home earlier this month.
In 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.
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.
A special education teacher at a La Crescent school is charged with molesting children after he was confronted by his students.
The emerald ash borer has found its way into La Crescent, Minn.
Authorities say a Mississippi River bridge struck by a runaway barge is structurally sound.