Local Headline News

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Windom Police Department reported for the month of February, there were 10 total accidents for in the City of Windom, with no injuries.

On February 28th at approximately 5:50 pm Windom Police Officer was dispatched out for a 14 year old juvenile who had punched a family member. The Juvenile had left on foot without shoes while police were in route to the home. Officers later located juvenile and spoke with them. Possible Domestic Assault Charges are pending review by the County Attorney’s Office.


The Windom Public School Board is making progress in the selection for a new Superintendent. According to Board Chair, Dustin Stevens, the process is currently going well. The Minnesota School Board Association has been hired to lead the process and help procure applicants, which will start to be seen this week. Stevens went onto say as more applicants apply those will be available for the board to see, and ONLY the board and our points of contact in the school will have knowledge of these applicants.  At the time the final three candidates are chosen, their names will then become public.

For the process of interviews and committees, invitations have been extended to the groups and people that have interest in being on the committees for the hiring process. Stevens stated they will have some members of the public involved as well. Interested parties may contact the school district office. Input from the committees will be used by the board to help determine their interests through the hiring process. But the ultimate decision will lay with the School Board.

Stevens added that at this time, the process is on schedule with it looking as though the dates for the remainder of the process should be on schedule as well.  He concluded saying, we are hoping for several good candidates to apply, and have a smooth and confidential process to facilitate the hiring of a new superintendent.


Prairie Arts Continuum Scholarship Program (PAC) is seeking applicants!

Eligible applicants must currently reside in the Windom, Butterfield-Odin, Heron Lake-Okabena, Jackson County Central, Mountain Lake or Red Rock Central School Districts or have graduated from one of these school districts- including Home Schooling and be enrolled in a college or technical school majoring in one of the Arts. Former applicants and recipients are eligible to apply in 2022.

If you are interested in applying for a PAC Scholarship please call Cheryl Hanson at 507-822-4292

Since 2005, PAC has been proud to provide nearly $13,000 in scholarships to 27 different students that have pursued a post-secondary degree in one of the arts, representing communities of Jackson, Jeffers, Lamberton, Odin, Storden and Windom. Completed applications must be postmarked no later than Friday April 15th and mailed to Prairie Arts Continuum PO Box 6 Windom MN 56101 or emailed to Cheryl Hanson at [email protected]


It’s the time of year when anglers and hunters need to buy new fishing and hunting licenses. Minnesota fishing, hunting and trapping Licenses for 2022 are now available wherever fishing and hunting licenses are sold, online (mndnr.gov/BuyALicense ) and by telephone at 888-665-4236. Mobile buyers receive a text or email that serves as proof of a valid fish or game license to state conservation officers. New licenses are required for 2022 hunting and fishing seasons.