Lac qui Parle County
A top state Republican leader is calling for Minnesota House hearings into the actions of the Democratic state auditor. This is after a WCCO investigation discovered county auditors who accuse State Auditor Rebecca Otto of pressuring them into long-term audit contracts with her office, even though a new state law allows them to hire private audit firms starting next year.
Authorities are investigating the discovery of two bodies at a residence in Lac qui Parle County. Sheriff’s officials say the bodies of two adults were found by deputies doing a welfare check at the rural Madison residence Wednesday.
The Board of Animal Health on Friday reported presumptive positive tests from flocks in Kandiyohi, Renville and Brown counties, while Blue Earth County recorded its first detection since the H5N2 virus was first confirmed in Minnesota in early March.
The National Weather Service says a trained spotter reported a tornado touchdown just after 4:30 p.m. Saturday near Montevideo. Law enforcement reported part of a roof blow off a building at a farmstead about seven miles north of Montevideo.
State officials say five motorcyclists have died on Minnesota roads in less than a week, bringing the year’s fatality total up to six.
Poultry producers in the nation’s top turkey state are taking extra steps to protect their flocks after a devastating strain of bird flu was confirmed at two Minnesota farms in as many days last week, a disease that had already slammed the doors shut on some key export markets.
A mother charged with giving her son medical marijuana months before it becomes legal in Minnesota wants her case to be dismissed. Angela Brown went back to court Wednesday. She is facing jail time for treating her 15-year-old son with cannabis oil after he suffered a traumatic brain injury in a baseball game.
A group advocating medical marijuana is delivering a petition to the Lac qui Parle County attorney asking him to drop charges against a woman charged after giving her son cannabis oil for his pain.
Fog may have contributed to a fatal crash early Friday morning, according to the Lac Qui Parle County Sheriff’s Office. The accident occurred at about 4:52 a.m. at the intersection of county roads 25 and 2. One of the drivers was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities have released the identify of the 18-year-old man who went missing after a party early Sunday morning and, though he was found later that day, died at the hospital.
The Lac qui Parle County Sheriff’s Office says an 18-year-old man who went missing after a party early Sunday morning has been found, but was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
A June storm has brought heavy rain and hail to parts of southern Minnesota. The storm rolled across the south-central part of the state and the Twin Cities Wednesday morning.