Local News Headlines – Monday, December 31

KDOM RADIO PRESENTS THE NEWS YEAR IN REVIEW FOR 2018.  WE CONTINUE WITH THE TOP STORIES FROM SEPTEMBER.   THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR BEGAN FOR MOST DISTRICTS.  A JACKSON MAN WAS FACING MURDER CHARGES AFTER ALLEGEDLY KILLING HIS MOTHER AT THEIR HOME IN JACKSON.  AN IN-HOME DAY-CARE OPERATION IN LAKEFIELD HAD ITS LICENSE REMOVED AFTER AN INVESTIGATION DETERMINED A CHILD AT THE FACILITY HAD BEEN MOLESTED BY AN ADULT.  A WORTHINGTON MAN DIED IN A HUNTING ACCIDENT NEAR FULDA.  A DETOUR BEGIN FOR WEST-BOUND TRAFFIC ON HIGHWAY 60 BETWEEN WINDOM AND HERON LAKE.  MINN-DOT ANNOUNCED CHANGES TO THE WARNING LIGHT SYSTEM AT THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 60 AND COUNTY ROAD 1 AT MT LAKE.   
 
THE KDOM RADIO NEWS YEAR IN REVIEW CONTINUES WITH THE TOP STORIES FROM OCTOBER.  A PUBLIC MEETING WAS HELD IN WINDOM TO DISCUSS A PROPOSED HOUSING PROJECT.  AFTER THE MEETING, THE WINDOM CITY COUNCIL CALLED FOR A WATER DRAINAGE STUDY AT THE SITE.  THE WINDOM CITY COUNCIL AWARDED A BID FOR IMPROVEMENTS AT THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY.   THE WINDOM TELE-COMM COMMISSION RECOMMENDED THAT WINDOM END ITS CABLE T-V SERVICE AND REPLACE IT WITH A STREAMING VIDEO OPTION.  RED ROCK CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL RECEIVED A NATIONAL BLUE-RIBBON AWARD AS A HIGH-PERFORMING SCHOOL.   
 
THE MURRAY COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MET EARLIER THIS MONTH.   THE FINAL 2019 COUNTY BUDGET WAS SET.   THE FINAL 2019 PROPERTY TAX LEVY WAS SET WITH IN INCREASE OF 5.4%.  JOB OFFERS WERE MADE TO FILL OPENINGS FOR A DEPUTY SHERIFF AND A PART-TIME JAILER-DISPATCHER.  A JOB DESCRIPTION WAS APPROVED FOR THE POSITION OF CHIEF DEPUTY SHERIFF.  A COMMITTEE WAS APPOINTED TO WORK WITH A SEARCH FIRM ON THE INTERVIEW PROCESS TO HIRE AN INTERIM COUNTY COORDINATOR.  A COST-OF-LIVING INCREASE AND STEP INCREASE WAS APPROVED FOR NON-UNION EMPLOYEES.  PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS WERE CONDUCTED FOR SEVERAL EMPLOYEES.