Fire crews responded to a multi-unit structure fire in downtown Waterville, Minn. Thursday morning. According to Waterville Fire Chief Chris Meskan, the structure affected is the Old Rogers Building, located on 128 3rd Street South.
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Even people who don’t live near a lake or river saw flooding Saturday. There were flash floods rushing through places like the Uptown area of Minneapolis. On many a day, you’ll find Bryan Meyer and his friends enjoying the view from his apartment stoop.
Due to recent flooding caused by days of heavy rain, Waterville in southern Minnesota is mostly under water. “Nobody’s ever seen it, and you can never be prepared for it,” said resident Brian Spatenka.
Authorities in Codington County have identified a 56-year-old man who drowned while netting minnows in a slough near Henry.
KXLG radio reports that the victim has been identified as Dean Carl Mertins of Waterville, Minn.
A Level III sex offender who was on supervised release in southern Minnesota and had clipped off a GPS ankle bracelet is back in police custody, according to authorities.
While lawmakers continue to battle the budget at the Capitol, the shutdown is taking its toll away from St. Paul. In the resort town of Waterville, its appeal is written into its very name.