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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 appearance Wednesday; for each man, bail was set by Watonwan County District Court Judge Greg Anderson at $75,000 with conditions and $250,000 without conditions.

Updated Feb 16, 2015 at 8:49 AM

Two St. James men were arrested Saturday at 600 1/2 1st Ave. S., Apartment 203, on third degree possession of a controlled substance, a felony, according to the St. James Police Department.

Updated Feb 6, 2015 at 10:02 AM

Prison is not a pleasant place. Every single occupant has committed a crime or series of crimes, each defying the laws and morals of society. That reluctance to conform doesnt end at the prison gate. Within the prison walls, many inmates continue...

Updated Jan 30, 2015 at 7:43 AM

Bernard George Kleinschmidt Jr., of Lewisville, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of 1st degree criminal sexual conduct, penetration of a person under the age of 13, and one count of possession of child pornography.

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 21, 2015 at 10:51 AM

This week, the nation commemorated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leading black members of Congress chose to remember Dr. King at an event hosted by the Wellspring United Methodist Church in Ferguson, Missouri.

Updated Jan 4, 2015 at 11:14 AM

Alexis Liemthongsamout, whose residence was destroyed by a fire in November 2014, received a car donated from a local auto dealership Wednesday afternoon.

Updated Dec 25, 2014 at 1:06 PM

In the wake of Michael Brown’s controversial death in Ferguson, the Eric Garner "I can’t breathe" imbroglio in New York, and other recent police confrontations, there’s been much soul-searching about how...

Updated Dec 23, 2014 at 2:31 PM

Following a fire in her St. James mobile home last month, Alexis Liemthongsamout and her daughter, Madisyn Murch, spent over a week in the hospital being treated--during which time Steven Murch, Liemthongsamout’s then-boyfriend and...

Updated Dec 17, 2014 at 2:07 PM

The last 12 months may well mark the beginning of the end for the death penalty in America.

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