Animal Welfare Group Wants Cruelty Charges Against Hog Farm An animal welfare group is calling on prosecutors to file criminal charges against workers and managers at a southwestern Minnesota hog farm.
Man, 19, Shot By Cop During Rock County Car ChaseA 19-year-old Luverne, Minnesota, man was shot by a police officer during a high-speed car chase Thursday evening.
Man Pleads Guilty In Fatal Minnesota CrashA former South Dakota National Guardsman has pleaded guilty in a distracted driving crash that killed a Minnesota cyclist. Twenty-five-year-old Christopher Weber of Brandon, South Dakota, entered the plea Monday in Rock County court to criminal vehicular homicide.
Blue Mounds State Park To Reopen MondayThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says Blue Mounds State Park near Luverne will reopen Monday after a monthlong shutdown caused by flood damage. The park in southwestern Minnesota was forced to close June 18. The campground, interpretive center, climbing area and all trails except the Mound Creek Trail will reopen Monday.
DNR Closes Blue Mounds State Park Due To Flood DamageThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has temporarily closed Blue Mounds State Park due to flood damage from recent storms. The park, which is 3 ½ hours southwest of Minneapolis, received more than 11 inches of rain since last Friday.
Significant Flooding Drenches Luverne, Minn. More rain is the last thing many parts of Minnesota need, but flooding remains a major concern. In southwest Minnesota, several inches of rain forced the Rock River in Luverne to completely overflow its banks.
Trooper Pulls Woman From Flooded Car On I-90The Minnesota State Patrol says a state trooper plucked a woman from her car after rapidly rising water flooded Interstate 90 and stranded her car in the southwest corner of the state near the South Dakota border. The Patrol says the water was over the driver's seat when she called 911 around 9:15 p.m. Monday.
Line Workers Restore Power To 106,000Hundreds of power line workers have restored service to most of the 106,000 Xcel Energy customers who went down in weekend storms. All but a couple hundred customers had power by Monday morning.
Water Recedes In SW Minn., Eastbound I-90 Reopens The water has been going down in southwestern Minnesota, where officials closed all four lanes of Interstate 90 from Luverne to the South Dakota border.
FBI: 100s Have Contacted Us About Pedophile Case
FBI Investigates Suspected Serial Child Molester The FBI is asking for help to identify at least 90 victims of a suspected serial child predator who worked in American schools worldwide for four decades. The suspect, 64-year-old William James Vahey, killed himself in Luverne, Minn., on March 21.
Luverne Makes Debut Appearance In State Hockey TournamentThe state hockey tournament is what every high school hockey player dreams about; a glorious tradition in the state of hockey. And it's a tradition that the town of Luverne has never been a part of, until Wednesday. The town of 4,700 turned out in full, including Mayor Patrick Baustian, who led cheers instead of leading the government.