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Wednesday, October 12, 2016 11:15 AM
Across the country, social media has been abuzz about threats being made by clowns. Yes, we said clowns! Even small towns are not immune to the hysteria that a couple rumors can create as seen on Facebook and heard in the hallways of Spring Grove Public Schools last week, as talk of potential “clown attacks” were discussed – a group was in Lewiston, another was coming to Caledonia’s football game on Friday night. They were even coming from Decorah.
  • Wykoff suspect in custody  after two arrests on Friday

    A Wykoff man is in custody after being arrested by Fillmore County deputies twice in one day Friday, March 17, for possession of methamphetamine and then for terroristic threats shortly after posting bail for the first offense.

  • A man allegedly in a mental health crisis and in possession of a loaded weapon surrendered without incident in Fillmore County to law enforcement officers from various departments after an encounter that lasted about 35 minutes Friday, March 17.

  • Council approves demolition of former Tamarack Cafe building
    Time was of the essence as the Spring Valley City Council met for an emergency meeting on Monday, Feb. 20, to address the recent partial collapse of the former Tamarack Cafe building on Broadway Avenue.
  • Downtown building wall in Spring Valley collapses
    Part of a vacant downtown Spring Valley building collapsed Sunday night, forcing the evacuation of the nearby Commercial House Apartments.
  • Pilot Mound resident faces charges  after allegedly shooting at vehicle
    A 35-year-old Pilot Mound man was arrested for second degree assault after the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office received reports of suspicious gunshots near his home just after midnight on Friday, Feb. 10.
  • Fire damages Warren Grain building in SV on Christmas Eve
    Spring Valley firefighters quickly put out a fire at a building owned by Warren Grain in Spring Valley on the afternoon of Saturday, Dec. 24.
  • Public’s help wanted

  • Voters in Fillmore County favored the status quo as they returned three incumbent commissioners to office and overwhelmingly voted against two ballot questions that would have changed the way two county offices were filled. They also favored Republicans for state offices and president.
  • Kingsland school district voters overwhelmingly rejected both referendums on the ballot Tuesday, Nov. 8, while electing Heather Betts, Jackie Horsman and Tiffany Ramaker Mundfrom to the Kingsland School Board.

  • Updated Oct. 25, 7 a.m.: A Rochester police officer shot and killed Kristofer Youngquist of rural Lanesboro on Sunday, Oct. 23. The shooting occurred while assisting Fillmore County officers to apprehend Youngquist who was suspected of domestic assault, according to Fillmore County Sheriff Tom Kaase.
  • Across the country, social media has been abuzz about threats being made by clowns. Yes, we said clowns! Even small towns are not immune to the hysteria that a couple rumors can create as seen on Facebook and heard in the hallways of Spring Grove Public Schools last week, as talk of potential “clown attacks” were discussed – a group was in Lewiston, another was coming to Caledonia’s football game on Friday night. They were even coming from Decorah.
  • Due to flooding caused by recent heavy rain, the Lanesboro High School football team will not be able to play its homecoming game at home and RCTC has offered to host the game at Rochester Regional Stadium. The game will begin tonight at 6 p.m. with the team taking on West Lutheran from Plymouth, Minn.

  • Heavy rains cause temporary highway closures, mudslides, downed trees
    Highway closures remain in effect Thursday morning on a small group of roads in southeastern Minnesota, including Highway 16 west of Lanesboro, because of high water, mudslides or downed trees that were caused from heavy rains overnight, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
  • The Rushford swimming pool was closed down last week due to a confirmed case of cryptosporidium in a child who had recently been swimming in the pool. 
  • On Thursday, Sept. 1, Gail Boyum of the Root River Trail Towns attended the regular Fountain City Council meeting, sharing information regarding the possibility of the city obtaining bikes to be loaned out to the citizens and visitors to Fountain. This opportunity has been made available through a $3,000 grant to encourage walking, biking and other physical activities.
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