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1 dead, 1 hospitalized after shooting on St. Paul's East Side
Sanford Worthington recognized for flu protection efforts
A Q&A with new Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Anne McKeig
WHS Marching Trojans claim Tri-State Band Festival Parade Sweepstakes, People’s Choice
SMAC grants enable regional arts efforts
Cross country: Fairmont wins Class 2A title at Milaca
Prep football: Adrian hands MCC first loss
Prep football: Sibley-Ocheyedan swarms over Unity
Prep football: Trojans move to 3-1 with victory over Tri-City United
Prep soccer: WHS boys win 4-2; girls lose a tough one
Column: A Republican worth voting for
Column: District 518 offers PASS classes to connect with, inform families
Column: Cut out this column if you like cutting the grass
Column: Vote for Trump helps undo climate change progress
Column: Trump's new hotel offers everything he claims to hate
Douglas R. Geertsema
Norma J. Janssen
Patricia Marie Adelmann (Janssen)
Bosmas add barn quilt to their northwest Iowa property
Column: Shaking Up the Sanctuary
Looking Back: 1991 -- Perkins family receives conservation honor
Column: Robert Kennedy’s visit to city brought unprecedented excitement
School of Prayer event is Oct. 7-8
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Bakker 50th anniversary
De Berg 80th birthday
Gerber 95th birthday
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Notice of Public Hearing
School Board Minutes for August
Data: Sept. 23, 2016
October 2, 2014
Letter: Jackson County Attorney endorses a replacement
By Robert O'Connor, Jackson I am writing to urge voters to support the election of Sherry E. Haley as the next Jackson County Attorney. I am friends with both registered candidates for this office, but believe that Sherry is better prepared to serve as County Attorney. She has...
October 2, 2014 - 1:53pm
July 11, 2014
A farmer's gift -- Chergosky donates $4 million farm to 4-H, three endowments memorialize Andrea Reusch
LAKEFIELD — A rural Lakefield cattle farmer who fell in love with a 4-H Extension educator, dreamed of marrying her and endured an unimaginable...
July 11, 2014 - 10:13pm
Camping opportunities are plentiful in Jackson County
Editor’s note: This is the first of a series on camping opportunities available in southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa. JACKSON — Due...
July 11, 2014 - 10:08pm
June 26, 2014
Group recommends Fifth Judicial candidates to Dayton
ST. PAUL — The Commission on Judicial Selection announced Thursday it is recommending three candidates to Gov. Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the current vacancy in Minnesota’s Fifth Judicial District. The vacancy was created upon the retirement of the Honorable Linda...
June 26, 2014 - 9:39pm
June 5, 2014
Several file for county offices
The deadline for applying for county-level elected office was Wednesday. The following individuals have filed for candidacy: Cottonwood County County Commissioner, District 1: James Schmidt County Commissioner, District 3: Donna Gravely, Tom White County Commissioner, District...
June 5, 2014 - 9:39pm
March 28, 2014
Bensons to be honored as Faces of Hope
BIGELOW — David and Sally Anne Benson of rural Bigelow will be honored as the Faces of Hope during a Southwest Crisis Center banquet April...
March 28, 2014 - 9:58pm
Southwest Crisis Center, partners awarded grant
WORTHINGTON — The Southwest Crisis Center, in partnership with New Horizons Crisis Center and the Committee Against Domestic Violence, has been awarded a grant from Minnesota Department of Health to develop a program to help sexually exploited and sexually trafficked youths. The...
March 28, 2014 - 9:54pm
March 27, 2014
Jackson County Historical Society facilities getting long-needed update
LAKEFIELD — Books are piled high on shelves, artifacts are tucked into every nook and cranny and photographs fill the walls of the Jackson...
March 27, 2014 - 5:18pm
March 21, 2014
Nesseth inducted into Minnesota Livestock Breeders Hall of Fame
LAKEFIELD — Longtime 4-H and FFA volunteer livestock judging coach Jim Nesseth was inducted into the Minnesota Livestock Breeders Hall...
March 21, 2014 - 9:55pm
January 31, 2014
Heron Lake man slated for court appearance Monday
HERON LAKE — The Heron Lake man who was arrested last Friday after authorities seized four pounds of methamphetamines and five pounds of marijuana during a home search is expected to make his initial appearance Monday in Jackson County District Court. At 12:30 Jan. 24, the...
January 31, 2014 - 10:14pm
January 30, 2014
Missouri River Basin work targets improved waters
WORTHINGTON — For the first two years of her job as the Missouri River Basin Project Coordinator, Chessa Frahm walked through knee-high grasses and along murky streams as she collected water samples from eight different locations in six counties in the 1,700-square-mile Missouri...
January 30, 2014 - 10:08pm
January 24, 2014
Heron Lake man faces multiple drug charges
HERON LAKE — A 51-year-old Heron Lake faces multiple drug charges after his arrest early Friday. Esteban Chavez-Cruz, 51, is charged with one felony count of controlled substance crime in the first degree, possession of methamphetamine, one felony count of fifth-degree possession...
January 24, 2014 - 9:43pm
January 3, 2014
Cold Wave: Area greeted by blizzard warning while Dayton cancels school for Monday
WORTHINGTON — Oh, the weather outside is frightful, and local area residents aren’t finding it so delightful. After a blizzard warning...
January 3, 2014 - 10:18pm
October 25, 2013
Grave matter: Jackson woman researches history of settler cemetery
JACKSON — In a small plot of land on the south edge of Loon Lake, some of the region’s early residents were laid to rest. But the rest hasn’t...
October 25, 2013 - 1:39pm
October 2, 2013
Column: Remembering Elaine Harder
Upon becoming managing editor of both the Jackson County Pilot and Lakefield Standard in April 2002, I found myself writing almost every kind of news story imaginable. It was a significant shift in my journalism career — I had worked primarily in sports beforehand — and it would...
October 2, 2013 - 2:58pm