Mosquito control helicopters have stopped flying after a pilot died Wednesday in a crash. Mike Kramer, 44, leaves behind a wife and two young children. Kramer’s brother, David, will be picking up extra uncle duties.
For the third day this week we go to visit the small town of St. Charles, Minn., the latest Midwestern spot at the center of the silica sand mining debate. A proposal to bring a sand mine to St. Charles – and mine sand to use in fracking operations – is being hotly debated.
Authorities say one person was found dead after a fire late Thursday night at the Downtown Motel in St. Charles, a small town in southeastern Minnesota.
A mayoral candidate in Winona County admits his conviction for selling marijuana could “throw a few complications” into his campaign. Stephen Conlin says he’s committed to his campaign for mayor of St. Charles.
Authorities in suburban Chicago are investigating the death of a 20-year-old Minnesota man who was found unresponsive in a cell at the Kane County jail.
Church organist Donald Benedett has outlasted “at least a dozen pastors” and is on his third organ at his congregation near St. Charles.
Drug investigators have arrested three people who allegedly stole anhydrous ammonia from a farming supply store in St. Charles.
A 91-year-old Minnesota man and his 82-year-old wife say they weren’t scared, but the guy trying to rob them sure was.
Starting next spring, residents of St. Charles should be better warned about floods, thanks to a new river gauge.