Watonwan County

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New Ulm Chief Charged In Domestic Assault

The police chief of New Ulm is accused of domestic assault and disorderly conduct. Myron Wieland is expected to appear in court Friday in Faribault County where he has been jailed since Wednesday.

08/28/2015

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Sheriff’s Office: Tornado Touches Down In Southwest MN

The 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.

07/25/2015

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Bird Flu Confirmed At 4 More Minnesota Turkey Farms

State and federal authorities have confirmed outbreaks of a deadly form of bird flu at four more turkey farms in Minnesota, raising the number of farms affected in the state to 13. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the new cases are in Cottonwood, Lyon, Watonwan and Stearns counties.

04/10/2015

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Patrol: Teen Dies In Rollover Crash

A teenager is dead after a speeding PT Cruiser went off road and rolled several times Saturday night in southern Minnesota.

12/14/2014

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Police: Mother, 6-Month-Old In Hospital After Mobile Home Fire

A 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.

11/13/2014

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24-Year-Old Injured In Watonwan Co. Crash

A 24-year-old man broke one of his legs in multiple places Friday after his pickup truck went off road in Watonwan County, hit two trees and ended up in a creek bed, authorities said.

03/03/2012

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Victim In Watonwan County Fatal Crash ID’d

A 65-year-old Fairmont man was killed and three others were injured after a head-on crash in Watonwan County near Lewisville on Saturday, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

11/13/2011

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Police: Head-On Collision Kills 1 In Watonwan Co.

Watonwan County police are investigating after two cars collided head on Saturday morning, killing one.

11/12/2011