Tourists Flocking To Southeastern Minnesota's 'Barn Quilt Country'Houston County is designated as “The Heart of Quilt Country.” Not just because of cloth quilts, but rather quilts made out of paint.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Life Goes On For Caledonia Residents Despite Self-QuarantineFarmers near Caledonia say they feel lucky they are able to do work while in self quarantine.
Spring Grove Man, 26, Dies In Southeastern Minn. CrashThe Minnesota State Patrol says one person is dead after a two-vehicle crash in southeastern Minnesota Sunday evening.
Motorcyclist Killed In Houston County Crash
2 Arrested After Trading Gunfire With Police, FleeingNeither officer was hurt in the incident, but have been placed on standard paid leave during the investigation.
Heavy Rain Causes Flooding, Mudslides In SE Minn., Western Wis.Several hundred people evacuated their homes early Thursday in the small western Wisconsin community of Arcadia as heavy rain sent a creek over its banks.
Man Wrongfully Convicted Of Sexual Abuse May Get $475K From StateA man wrongfully convicted of sexually abusing his stepdaughter will likely receive $475,000 from Minnesota taxpayers -- but the state legislature must still approve the award. In his attorney's office Wednesday, Roger Olsen described how he still has trouble getting a job even a decade after the conviction was tossed.
2 Cars Crash Through Ice In SE Minnesota Train DerailmentCrews in southeast Minnesota are working to clean up a train derailment that occurred overnight. The CBS Affiliate there is reporting several cars of a Canadian Pacific mixed freight train went off the tracks late Tuesday night near Reno.
Houston County In SE Minnesota Rejects Sand Mining BanAt a contentious meeting Tuesday, the Houston County Board voted 3-2 against adding a ban to the county's mining ordinance, and against an ordinance that would regulate the industry, which supplies sand that's used by oil and gas drillers for hydraulic fracturing.
Judge Rules Maranatha Leader Must Return Property To Fmr. MembersA Houston County judge has ruled a religious leader must give back two properties to a couple that left his group with nothing. The court fight between Karl and Suzanne Solum and Tom Tollefsrud has played out for years in Spring Grove.
Son Says Maranatha Leader Made Brothers Beat MotherThe son of the leader of a religious group in southeastern Minnesota described a life of abuse and control in front of a judge on Monday. His was the latest testimony in a contentious trial against a religious group called Maranatha Fellowship in Spring Grove.
Ex-Maranatha Member: Leader Made Me Run To MiscarryWCCO has uncovered more allegations of abuse against a religious leader in southeastern Minnesota. Susan Wilde spent nearly 20 years as a member of a Christian fellowship called Maranatha. Its leader has been taken to court, and he and the ministry are being sued by other former members who lost their home and business when they got out of the group.
Dayton: I Can’t Declare Moratorium On Frac MiningIn St. Paul Tuesday, Gov. Mark Dayton said he doesn't have the legal authority to declare a moratorium on frac sand mining in southeastern Minnesota. This announcement comes after dozens of residents delivered a petition to his office asking for one. Both sides of the Mississippi River bluffs are home to a special kind of sand that's used in frac mining for oil and gas.
March Is Time To Search For Emerald Ash BorerAs spring approaches, bug experts say now is the best time for Minnesotans to look for signs of emerald ash borer. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture urges homeowners to search their ash trees for potential infestations, especially those in and near the quarantined counties of Hennepin, Ramsey, Houston and Winona. Entomologist Mark Abrahamson says it's an ideal time for homeowners to go into their yards and look.
Woman Dies In Fire At SE Minn. Trailer Park Authorities in southeastern Minnesota say a fire broke out in a rural trailer park early Christmas morning, leaving one woman dead and two homes destroyed.