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Updated Feb 25, 2015 at 8:33 AM

After applying for--and receiving--a grant from Education Minnesota late last year, support staff of District 840, the St. James school district, have been spreading that wealth around, including to Pleasant View.

Updated Feb 20, 2015 at 9:40 AM

Though it was supposed to be conducted last Saturday during the annual Chilla-Bration, the annual ice fishing contest sponsored by Watonwan County Pheasants Forever will be this Sunday, instead.

Updated Feb 19, 2015 at 8:14 AM

Travis Scott Hanson and Bradley Michael Oudekerk, who were arrested February 14 during a search of a St. James apartment by members of the St. James Police Department and the Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force, made their first court...

Updated Feb 18, 2015 at 9:24 AM

How healthy are the residents of Watonwan County? Well, in most measures, they are similar to other comparable counties and to the state average, but in aspects like teen birth rate, the county rates extremely poorly in comparison to...

Updated Feb 13, 2015 at 7:57 AM

Though people are more apt to hide in the comfort of their homes during winter’s icy February grip, locals will have myriad opportunities to get out this weekend for the third annual Chilla-Bration.

Updated Feb 11, 2015 at 9:02 AM

The Encore Coffee Caf has a new, yet familiar owner, as longtime manager Heather Wentzel officially purchased the restaurant from Jeanne Miest and Kathy Asendorf on February 1.

Updated Feb 8, 2015 at 11:33 AM

Nearly $695 was raised in this year’s Pennies for Peace campaign.

Updated Feb 6, 2015 at 8:01 AM

A measles outbreak that began at a Disneyland theme park in California continues to spread across the United States, with 102 cases now confirmed in 14 states as of Wednesday, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Updated Feb 4, 2015 at 7:58 AM

In a special election Tuesday night, voters in District 840 declined to authorize the St. James School District to issue nearly $30 million in bonds that would increase property taxes to pay for school improvements.

Updated Jan 29, 2015 at 8:08 AM

Watonwan County Attorney Stephen Lindee said Monday he won’t be pursuing any criminal charges against Butterfield Foods; the food processing plant was the target of an undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United...

Updated Jan 27, 2015 at 7:18 AM

(This is the second part in a three-part series examining the collective health of the citizens of Watonwan County. The first part ran last week, and the final portion will run next week.)

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