State and federal officials are breaking ground on a new state veterans cemetery in the southeastern Minnesota town of Preston. The ceremonial groundbreaking is Friday morning at the 169-acre site off Highway 52 donated by Preston and Fillmore County.
On Monday, Governor Mark Dayton signed an emergency bill into law, sending disaster aid to Minnesota counties hit hard by a week of severe summer storms in June. Eighteen Minnesota counties – including the largest, Hennepin County – were hit by high winds, torrential rains and widespread flooding during the five days of storms. Damage was heavy in the southeastern part of the state, where lawmakers – including Republican Rep. Greg Davids of Preston – thanked Minnesotans for their help.
A mother and her 18-year-old son from southeastern Minnesota are accused of stealing nearly $5,000 in frozen gopher feet and selling them for a bounty. Thirty-seven-year-old Tina Marie Garrison and Junior Lee Dillon, both of Preston, were charged last month with receiving stolen property and theft.
This is no ordinary fish tale. Minnesota lawmakers are being asked to float $4.5 million in state bonds to establish a permanent home for the nonprofit National Trout Center in the southeastern city of Preston.
A southeastern Minnesota man has been charged with 25 animal cruelty counts and one of improper disposal of carcasses after authorities seized 55 horses from his farm.
Fifty-five horses, ponies and donkeys were removed from a property in southeastern Minnesota this week by the Animal Humane Society (AHS).
One man has died in a logging accident in southeastern Minnesota.
Most of today’s kids can’t imagine living without cell phones, iPods and computers. How would they do without any electricity at all?