Hold everything, shoppers. J-C Penney says it will delay closing of more than 130 stores around the country after a recent spike in sales. The retailer is trying to off-load about four-billion dollars in debt but will hold off closing the stores until the end of July. Minnesota locations that are due to close are […]
The Brownsdale man charged with murdering a rural Freeborn County man last August at Myre-Big Island State Park has been found guilty of second degree murder. 27-year-old David Easter shot 23-year-old Spencer Brown of rural Freeborn County two times in the head. Easter claims self-defense, but there’s no evidence the victim came at him with […]
A $56 million expansion to the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter was completed last year and when it was unveiled, the Department of Human Services said the design of the new addition made it much safer for both staff and patients. But even with the new building, half of the hospital is the in […]
If you’re in the market to buy a home, you may have noticed there are not a lot of options out there. Chris Galler of the Minnesota Association of Realtors says that’s because we’re seeing another year of low inventory… “In the Twin Cities it’s the worst but St. Cloud, Rochester, even in the north […]
With Minnesota lawmakers back in their districts for the Easter break, a Mankato state representative is answering to claims mid-session that Republicans and Democrats are more at odds than ever before. DFL Representative Jack Considine said, “At least one or two people have said, ‘Well, you seem to be blaming the Republicans for everything.’ I […]
An autopsy is due out soon after a body was found during a house fire near the southeastern Minnesota town of Hammond. Investigators with the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office do not yet know if the person was a resident in the home on County Road 68 that burned.
St. Cloud’s mayor is hoping to change residents’ perception of downtown safety. Mayor Dave Kleis gave his 12th annual State of the City address last night at the St. Cloud Area YMCA Community and Aquatics Center. Kleis reflected on the results of a community survey that showed just over half of residents feel unsafe walking […]
The leader of Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District is going to be the next superintendent of St. Paul Public Schools. The school board selected Joe Gothard at last night’s meeting. His appointment comes after the board voted to remove former Superintendent Valeria Silva last summer. Gothard is expected to take over the state’s second-largest district this summer. […]