Minnesota officials have confirmed trees in Olmsted County are infested with the destructive emerald ash borer. The state Department of Agriculture said Wednesday the county will join Hennepin, Houston, Ramsey and Winona counties in a state and federal quarantine to prevent the infestation from spreading.
Two people are in custody following a burglary Saturday morning in the southeast part of Dodge County. According to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, authorities responded to a call around 9:10 a.m. of a burglary taking place at 710 Street in southeast Dodge County. The owner told police upon their arrival home they spotted a vehicle in the yard.
Police in southeastern Minnesota are looking into a rash of robberies in which thieves target cemeteries, taking brass markers that show a deceased veteran’s military service.
They served our country and now police say veterans are being disrespected. Police want to find whoever is stealing from their graves. The thieves took dozens of brass rods that hold a veterans’ symbols of service.
A toddler is recovering after being pinned under a tractor near Rochester Friday morning, according to the Olmsted County Sheriff’s office. The 2-and-a-half-year-old boy was sitting on his grandfather’s lap on a Kubota tractor while he was grading his driveway on the 300 block of 60th Avenue Southwest just before 10:45 a.m.
People in southeast Minnesota who hope to use the state’s new insurance exchange to get coverage will soon have more coverage options.
One person was killed and a number of passengers were injured in a head-on collision in Olmsted County Monday afternoon. The Minnesota State Patrol said the crash happened along Highway 14 at Chesterwoods Park at about 4:30 p.m.
Minnesota House Democrats want to trim the state’s contribution to a Mayo Clinic expansion proposal by about $200 million from an original request of about $500 million from the Rochester healthcare giant.
A 66-year-old from Rochester, Minn., died Saturday in a two-car crash at the intersection of Highway 42 and Highway 14 outside of Eyota, Minn., the state patrol said.
A prosecutor has declined to bring felony charges against two St. Paul police officers after an arrest captured on video shows one of them kicking a man.
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has recorded its first two cases of laboratory-confirmed influenza for the 2012-13 season.
A Lake City, Minn. officer is in critical condition after being shot in the head early Monday morning. After a day-long standoff at the home where the shooting occurred, a man’s body has been found.
Mayo Clinic said there is more evidence that smoking bans in Minnesota are keeping more people alive.
The flu season has officially arrived in Minnesota.
Olmstead County authorities say an Amish teen has died of severe head injuries he suffered in a farm accident earlier this week.