Prosecutors have charged an East Bethel man with possessing nearly $500,000 worth of methamphetamine. The Owatonna People’s Press reports a state trooper arrested 24-year-old Edgar Cisneros Jr. with 10 pounds of the drug in his vehicle during a traffic stop Wednesday on Interstate 35 in Steele County.
There are several conference titles on the line as well as the chance for home field advantage in the playoffs as teams kick off this week, and they’re doing so on short notice. It’s the week of Minnesota’s annual teacher’s conferences, so a majority of teams across the state are on a short week with games on Wednesday night.
A 56-year-old man died Saturday evening in southern Minnesota after a car collided with a train. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office said the collision happened around 8 p.m. at the railroad crossing on 4th Avenue Southeast in Dodge Center.
There’s a huge match-up west of the Twin Cities Friday night that has Wright County Conference title implications later this year as Orono hosts Hutchinson. Both teams are unbeaten at 3-0, and the Spartans are ranked No. 5 in Class 4A, while the Tigers are the top-ranked team and the defending state champions.
Week Zero is in the books and the regular season kicks off full steam ahead this week.
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A 66-year-old Waseca woman was killed Friday morning in a crash involving a semi-tractor trailer. The fatal crash happened at about 10:46 a.m. on Old Highway 14 near 95th Street, according to the Waseca County Sheriff’s Office.
The Minnesota State Patrol says a section of I-35 south of Owatonna that was closed after a fiery crash has now reopened. The Patrol says a semi and a car were stopped in the right northbound lane Thursday afternoon due to traffic backups. Another semi crashed into the car, which then collided with the first semi. The trucks then caught on fire, sending a plume of smoke into the sky that could be seen for miles.
Gov. Mark Dayton has canceled plans to visit Marshall, where he was going to attend a groundbreaking for the Southwest Minnesota Regional Sports Center. Instead, he’ll l meet with local officials and emergency responders in Mankato and Owatonna to assess flood damage in south-central Minnesota.
The city of Owatonna declared a state of emergency Tuesday night due to heavy rains, which have caused the Straight River to spill its banks. The rushing water barely slides under the footbridge that overlooks the river in Morehouse Park.
The University of St. Thomas has found a buyer for the Daniel C. Gainey Conference Center in Owatonna.
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A fallen Minnesota Marine returned home Saturday to a community that honored his sacrifice. Hundreds gathered to pay their respects to Cpl. Caleb Erickson and remembered a life taken too soon.
A 49-year-old woman was killed Monday in a head-on collision with a semi-truck in southern Minnesota, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 12:05 p.m. Monday on Interstate 35 at mile marker 36 in Steele County near Owatonna.
Authorities say they are investigating a fatal head-on collision that happened at about noon on Monday. Investigators have not released many details about the incident, but it involved two vehicles driving along Interstate 35. The crash happened near milepost 36, the Minnesota State Patrol said.