Controversial Consultant Takes On Minnesota School ReferendumsNext Tuesday, a record number of Minnesota school districts will ask voters to pay more taxes to cover the cost of new buildings and better technology. Some 68 school districts will vote on building bond or capitol levy requests.
Diocese Of St. Cloud Facing 2 New Lawsuits Over Sexual Abuse ClaimsThe Diocese of St. Cloud will soon be facing new legal charges over allegations of sexual abuse. Two unidentified women say they were abused as minors in Randall, Minnesota by Father Donald Rieder, a 40-year priest with the church.
Sheriff's Office: Tornado Touches Down In Southwest MNThe Watonwan County Sheriff's Office says residents reported a tornado touchdown near St. James early Friday night. The touchdown was in Long Lake Township, where the sheriff's office says a building owned by Civil Ag Group sustained extensive damage.
State Patrol: 1 Dead, 1 Injured In Cottonwood Co. CrashOne man is dead and a woman is injured after a crash Friday afternoon in Cottonwood County. The Minnesota State Patrol says the fatal crash happened at about 1:04 p.m. on Highway 60 near 570th Avenue in Mountain Lake.
Mom & Baby Rescued From St. James Fire Out Of ICUA young mother and her 6-month-old baby who were rescued by volunteer firefighters are out of intensive care. Alexis Liemthongsamout and Madysin Murch suffered smoke inhalation last week when a fire started in their mobile home in St. James, which is about 40 miles southwest of Mankato.
Police: Mother, 6-Month-Old In Hospital After Mobile Home FireA 19-year-old mother and her 6-month-old child are in the hospital after a fire erupted in a mobile home Thursday morning, police said. According to the city of St. James, Watonwan County Dispatch received a call around 7:37 a.m. Thursday of a mobile home on fire at 50 block of 3rd Avenue North.
November's Veteran Of The Month: Sgt. 1st Class John CarsonJohn Carson grew up in St. James, Minnesota, and joined the Minnesota Army National Guard in 1998 when he was 17. (He went to basic training the summer between his junior and senior year of high school.)
Finding Minnesota: The Feline Fun HousePeople often build outdoor swing sets, tree houses and even skating rinks outside for their kids. But in southern Minnesota, Greg Krueger has created a playground that’s all indoors, and all for his cats.
Bicyclist Critically Injured After Crash With CarA bicyclist was listed in critical condition after he was involved in a crash with a car west of St. James, Minn. early Thursday morning. The crash happened just before 6:30 a.m. along County Road 3 near 650th Avenue, roughly 6 miles west of St. James.
Mid-May Temps Break 100 In Southern Minnesota A wet and chilly spring has given way to record high temperatures for mid-May in southern Minnesota.The temperature soared to 102 degrees Tuesday in St. James. Albert Lea and Fairmont both hit 100 while Mankato reached 99.
Man Sentenced After Distracted By Sex In Fatal Crash A 24-year-old man, who admitted he was having sex while driving, has been sentenced in the fatal crash that killed two people.
Injured St. James Teen Attends Graduation Via SkypeA Minnesota teenager found a way to be a part of his high school graduation following an accident that put him in the hospital.