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Many area farmers are being urged to find ways to keep their soil as moist as possible before the winter freeze sets in.
Winona County has just been added to the list of 'severe' drought areas in Minnesota, after a year when rainfall has been several inches below normal. Jake Overgaard, a farm educator with the University of Minnesota Extension, says the 'severe' rating wasn't much of a surprise. Overgaard says leaving residue on farm fields will help trap snow, to retain moisture in the soil during the winter.
The La Crosse School District Board will be holding an informational
(AP) A police officer in central Minnesota has died in what authorities are calling an ambush killing. Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says Cold Spring police Officer Tom Decker was shot twice late Thursday. Sanner says he was responding to a call from a concerned family member about a man in Cold Spring who might be suicidal. Sanner said Friday that Decker died at the scene. Bureau of Criminal Apprehension assistant superintendent Drew Evans says it was an ambush.