Jackson News


04/20/2018 12:57 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Jackson's city administrator could ... 

Jackson could have a new city administrator in place by the first week of June. Members of the Jackson City Council on Tuesday approved a compensation agreement with Matthew Skaret for employment as city administrator.


04/19/2018 04:17 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Local social worker set to be honor... 

A woman who has dedicated her life's work to helping those who have been victimized - or those who just need a little help - is this year's Southwest Crisis Center Faces of Hope honoree from Jackson County. Angie Titus of Jackson, a children's mental health case manager with Family Services Network for the past 10 years and longtime contracted school social worker at Riverside Elementary School in Jackson, will be honored at the annual Southwest Crisis Center's Faces of Hope Banquet this Saturday in Pipestone.


04/19/2018 11:34 AM  ~~~Source~~~
County digs out ahead of second bla... 

Jackson County dug out from a wicked winter storm this past weekend just in time for another. The county was slammed by a powerful winter storm system Saturday and into Sunday that dropped between 10 and 15 inches of heavy snow on the ground and came accompanied by nearly 50-mile-per-hour wind gusts.


04/13/2018 06:11 PM  ~~~Source~~~
T-Care: New location, same service 

Though T-Care has moved across the river and the up the hill in Jackson, owners Justin and Staci Warmka say their business offers the same great service it always has. And more.


04/13/2018 01:28 PM  ~~~Source~~~
ACT test postponed 

The April 14 administration of the ACT, scheduled to be given at Jackson County Central High School in Jackson, has been postponed due to inclement weather. The rescheduled test date will be posted at actstudent.org as soon as it is set.


04/12/2018 04:02 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Fairmont man arrested following hig... 

A Fairmont man faces criminal charges after leading authorities on a high-speed chase through the city of Jackson on Easter night. Darin Sukalski, 32, was arrested at a Sheridan Street residence after fleeing the car he was driving and escaping on foot.


04/12/2018 12:07 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Former city attorney remembered as ... 

A former longtime Jackson city attorney is being remembered this week as a caring country lawyer, a loving father and a relentlessly proud Jackson native. John I. Halloran, son of legendary Jackson physician Walter Halloran, died last Thursday in Minneapolis.


04/11/2018 08:05 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Snow removal costs piling up 

Snow-removal costs this winter may reach all-time highs for the city and county. Jackson County's cost to clear its nearly 520 miles of road is just short of $26,000.


04/11/2018 03:43 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Good times set to roll at JCC prom 

Around 80 couples are set to dance the night away at the Jackson County Central High School Prom this Saturday. With a Vegas theme of "Let the Good Times Roll," this year's prom promises valet parking for students, an open-to-the-public grand march, pre-dance dinner and entertainment and a post-dance party.


04/06/2018 11:38 PM  ~~~Source~~~
March highs not that high, lows not... 

High temperatures last month didn't get quite as high as the historical average, and the lows didn't get quite as low. According to official weather statistics recorded and maintained at Federated Rural Electric headquarters in Jackson, last month's average high temperature - 35 degrees - was about 6 degrees cooler than the historical average high temp of nearly 41. However, last month's average low - 24 - wasn't quite as low as the historical average low of 22.5 degrees.


04/06/2018 07:30 PM  ~~~Source~~~
John "Jack" Ireland Halloran, 89 

John Ireland Halloran, 89, of Minneapolis Minnesota, a Jackson, Minnesota native and long-time attorney at law in his hometown, died on April 5, 2018 after a brief illness. "Jack" as he was known his entire life, except when in trouble with his mother, was born on May 31, 1928, the 4th of Dr. Walter and Teresa Halloran's 9 children.


04/06/2018 03:22 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Man charged following Easter chase 

A Fairmont man faces criminal charges after leading authorities on a high-speed chase through the city of Jackson on Easter night. Darin Sukalski, 32, was arrested at a Sheridan Street residence after fleeing the car he was driving and escaping on foot.


04/04/2018 03:11 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Valuing History 

A local committee working to raise money with which to construct a splash pad in Jackson is nearly halfway to its fundraising goal - thanks, in large part, to one recent donation. A $50,000 donation from Sanford Health has pushed the total amount raised by the committee to 44-and-a-half percent of the around $300,000 needed to build the outdoor water play area.


04/03/2018 07:30 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Snowstorm shuts down county 

Jackson County offices and Des Moines Valley Health and Human Services offices in Jackson closed at 2 p.m. Tuesday due to deteriorating weather conditions. District court offices also closed at 2 p.m., and any hearings were canceled for the rest of the day.


04/01/2018 04:23 AM  ~~~Source~~~
New assistant county attorney here 

Originally from Mankato, Quitten began her new role on March 20. While transitioning to the new job, Quitten says she feels right at home. "I like it here, everyone I work with is so nice and easy to interact with," Quitten says.