Local Headline News

Monday, June 20, 2022

The Windom Area Sharing Center is experiencing a shortage. According to Director Christine Engler, it is getting difficult to get some of the product needed to fill the shelves. Engler stated that pasta products are especially hard and believes it might be related to the wheat shortage. Engler went onto say that the cost of food is much more expensive than in the past and TEFAP foods have become a rare commodity. The Food Pantry really could use the communities help in food and monetary donations. The Pantry is open Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s from 10am to 1pm and is located at 1156 4th Avenue in Windom. Starting tomorrow Tuesday June 21st through Friday the 24th KDOM will be doing a FILL THE RADIO Food Drive. Please consider bringing non-perishable food items or monetary donations (checks made out to the Windom Sharing Center) to KDOM Radio Station Tuesday through Friday. Let’s fill the shelves together.


Cottonwood County Sheriff’s Office reported on June 16th at approximately 8:30pm a Deputy responded to a call for a concern for welfare for a 15-year-old male walking down Highway 30 near Storden. The juvenile was located and was ultimately turned over to Southwest Crisis Center.


Minnesota State Police with the assistance from the Cottonwood County Sheriffs Department, Windom Fire and Windom Ambulance handled an injury accident at 11:20 pm on Highway 71 near mile marker 33 in the Great Bend Township in Cottonwood County. A 27-year-old male, driving a 2007 Hyundai was traveling Southbound on Highway 71 when the vehicle left the roadway and struck the field approach on the East side of Highway 71.air bags deployed and the drivers side door was open. The 27-year-old male appeared to have visible injuries and complaining of shoulder pain. While speaking with the male, it was noted that his eyes were bloodshot and he was slurring some words. The male was taken to Windom Area Hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries by Ambulance. Alcohol was involved.


Jackson County Sheriff Office reported on a phone scam going on within Jackson at the end of last week. A Deputy received a phone call from Speedway South in Jackson.  They believed their landline phone number had been used as part of an Amazon scam.  They stated they had received several calls throughout the day from people stating they had a message to call this number because they owned Amazon money.  When these callers were told they were calling a gas station in Jackson, MN, they realized it was a scam.


Pow Wow in Mountain Lake continues to draw large crowds of people for their 87th Annual Celebration. With over 30 vendors, the Midway, and Free Entertainment- this year the celebration is bigger and better than ever. Pow Wow is known for its outstanding parade. The parade will be starting at 7pm with Rod Hamilton as its Grand Marshall. New this year, at the start of the parade on the corner of County Road One and 3rd Avenue (by Mountain Lake Automotive) before the parade begins there will be a Ceremonial Blessing of the Parade by Paul LaRoche and his Nephew Chris Estes from the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe.


Windom City Pool had to repair a leaking pipe last week which caused the pool to shut down. With the help of the Windom Water Department and the Street Department, the original 1965 piping section, which was in extremely poor condition was able to be repaired. The nine-foot section that was leaking was able to be replaced. About two feet of water had to be drained in order to replace the section of piping. A section of the pool deck was closed for new concrete to be poured and set, but the pool was up and running for normal hours the next day.


Jackson County BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS and the DRAINAGE AUTHORITY will meet this morning at 8:30 A.M. in the Jackson County Courthouse, Commissioners Board Room located at 405 Fourth Street.


Cottonwood County Board of Commissioners will be meeting TODAY at 5:00pm  in the Cottonwood County Courthouse in Windom. The meeting will also be available through Microsoft Teams by calling 872-88-7894 and using Conference ID number 409 002 878 #.

Commissioner Tour of N71 County Office Buildings at 3:30pm.


Windom City Council will meet tonight at 6:30pm in the Windom City Hall Council Chambers.


Mountain Lake City Council will be meeting Wednesday June 22nd at 6:30pm at Mountain Lake City Hall.


The Jackson County Board of Commissioners will hold a special work session meeting on Thursday June 23rd at 9am in the Jackson County Courthouse County Board Room located at 405 Fourth Street for the purpose of reviewing & discussing uses for Jackson County’s Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) provided through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).


On behalf of KDOM I would like to thank our loyal listeners. We appreciate your faithful listening. I apologize for the glitch in the news update Saturday morning. If you are leaving a message on our answering machine after hours, please by all means leave your name and your phone number so we can respond to you! Machines aren’t perfect and I am just human! Thanks for being awesome!


Local Celebrations happening this week are:

Mountain Lake POW WOW Continues through the 21st

St James Railroad Days starts Today through 26th

Springfield Riverside Days Starts Wednesday June 22nd through 26th

Lamberton 150th Anniversary Celebration starts Thursday June 23rd through the 26th

Westbrook Fun Day’s Starts on Friday June 24th through the 26th.

And Blue Heron Days in Heron Lake will be Saturday June 25th.