Snow Slams Minnesota
(AP) Western Minnesota is hit hardest by a storm that dumped a foot of snow in the region and stranded motorists. Several highways in the area are closed, including Interstate 94 from Alexandria to Moorhead, and Highways 10 210. Sheriff's deputies in Grant and Douglas counties assisted drivers who became stranded.
The National Weather Service says Glenwood in Pope County got 12 inches of snow Sunday. Walker has about 11 inches and Hillman has 10 inches. The Minnesota Department of Transportation reported early Monday that most roadways in the state present difficult driving conditions.
The State Patrol handled 326 crashes since Sunday morning, including 42 that involved injuries.
Windy conditions Monday could make the morning commute in the Twin Cities more challenging.
Prayer Top Topic Tuesday
Should be some interesting conversation at the Onalaksa City Council next
Eric Koula Talks About Murders Of His Parents Tomorrow On CBS
Eight months after a well-publicized murder trial in La Crosse, a CBS News program is ready to report on the case.
This week's '48 Hours' episode examines Eric Koula's trial for the 2010 killings of his parents. Reporter Peter Van Sant of CBS interviewed Koula and others for the program, and says Koula's defense was hurt by things like the 'Fixed U' note he wrote to himself and the 9-1-1 call he made to report his parents were dead. Van Sant recommends that viewers watch Eric Koula's eyes and body language during the interview. The '48 Hours' program will air Saturday night on WKBT.
Liquid Or Powder? Holmen's Not Going To Switch Fluoride Method
Looks like the village of Holmen is not going to make changes in its fluoridation system, when it resumes the water treatment later this year.
The main reason? Switching from liquid fluoride to a powder would cost too much, says village public works director Dean Olson. One village board member had suggested using a powder fluoride treatment, because it might be safer than the chemical that had been used in Holmen. Fluoridation was shut off in Holmen two years ago, just days after it started, because opponents were concerned that too much fluoride was being put into the drinking water.
New Safety Personnel in La Crosse Weighed
More police officers? More firefighters? Current La Crosse mayor