Local Headline News

Monday, June 27, 2022

Windom Police Department- reported that on June 23rd, Speedway in Windom reported that at approximately 8:30pm a male had driven off without paying for his gas. Value of drive-off was $148.29. On the 20th, at approximately 4pm a 2012 Chevy Sonic and a 1997 Olds Silhouette collided at the intersection of Hwy 60 and Dollar General turnoff. Moderate to Heavy damage to the vehicles and one person was taken to the Windom Area Hospital.


Jackson County Sheriff’s Department reported a Deputy conducted a traffic stop on June 23rd at approximately 12:15 am on Springfield Parkway in Jackson. As a result, a driver was issued a citation for speeding 50 in a 30 mile per hour zone. A Deputy checked on a disabled/unoccupied vehicle in the Delafield Township at 3:23am Assisted a motorist on I-90 near Heron Lake exit with a flat tire at approximately 6pm and a Deputy gave a homeless 20-year-old male a ride from the Nobles County Line to Cottonwood County at his request.

On the 21st a Deputy conducted a traffic stop on County Road 4 near Petersburg. As a result, the driver was issued a citation for speeding 74 in a 55 mile an hour zone. Also a Deputy at approximately 9:50pm responded to a report of a rear window that was intentionally broken out of a vehicle in the Ashley Estates parking lot.  Criminal Damage to Property are pending for a 20 year old male from Jackson.

On June 20th at 5:20 am a Jackson County Deputy conducted a traffic stop on US 71 near Industrial Parkway in Jackson. As a result, the driver was issued a citation for speed 62 in a 45-mph zone. Also at 8:30pm assisted the Lakefield PD with a disturbance. And at about 11pm responded to a report of a suspicious person at the Loon Lake County Parks.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies continue to issue “I Got Caught Ticket’s” to kids for wearing their helmets while riding their bicycles. Kids receive a free Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cone when “Caught in the Act” of wearing their helmets.


Red Rock Central School District Board of Education will meet Monday June 27th at 5pm in Lamberton.


Windom Area Health Governing Board of Directors will hold their meeting TONIGHT at 5:30pm in the Large Conference Room at the Hospital.


Windom Area School Board of Education will have a work session meeting TONIGHT at 6pm in the Windom City Council Chambers. You can view live or at another time by going to Media SB22 on YouTube.


The Murray County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday June 28th at 8:30 am in the Murray County Government Center. If you would like to call in and listen or join via zoom you can find further information on the Murray County Home Page.

You may attend the meeting in person, listen by calling 312-626-6799 (Passcode: 402764), or view the meeting live via zoom. The zoom link is below, or can be found on the Murray County home page, https://murraycountymn.com/.

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Meeting ID: 915 6931 9831           Passcode: 402764        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)


Windom City Council will hold a Special meeting for the second half of the Facility Tours on Wednesday June 29th starting at 5pm. The Council will be touring the following locations- Emergency Services Facility, Library, Police Department, Telecom NOC, Island Park & Pool, Powerhouse, Arena, Airport and the North Windom Industrial Park.

According to Denise Nichols, City of Windom Finance/Deputy Clerk, the public is invited to attend each site but they must provide their own transportation.  The tour will begin at 5pm please meet in the back parking lot at City Hall the group will walk to the first 4 locations and then transportation will be needed to attend the remaining locations on the tour.


Cottonwood County 4-H is having a Jam & Bread Workshop on Thursday, June 30th. This workshop is open to youth in grades K-13th (Completed high school as of June 2022) Cost is $15 per participant and the group will leave the Extension Office at 8am to head to Schumacher’s Berries to pick strawberries. After picking the group will turn the strawberries into jam at the Windom Area Middle High School FACS room. The day will be finished by making bread in a bag. You can register online at https://z.umn.edu/JamBreadWorkshop or call Crystal Reith, 4-H Extension Educator at 507-831-4022. You must be enrolled in 4-H. If you are not currently enrolled please note that you will need to complete a healthy and liability form prior to participating.