Jackson News


07/18/2018 04:51 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Robert Al Johnson, 96Free Access 

He was born February 15, 1921, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was one of four children born to Albert Johnson and Lulu Alexander.


07/18/2018 04:51 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Sheriff's Report 7-19-18 

A deputy responded to a report of a wrong-way driver on Highway 71 leaving Burger King in Jackson. The vehicle was gone when the deputy arrived in the area and is believed to have self-corrected.


07/10/2018 02:14 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Des Moines River crests in Jackson, causes trouble all along river route 

The Des Moines River spills into the Jackson baseball and softball fields along the river. Alyssa Sobotka / Forum News Service Gov. Mark Dayton pledges his support to Jackson and surrounding communities affected by the Des Moines River flooding.


07/09/2018 09:46 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Officials praise efforts, pledge supportFree Access 

State and federal officials were in Jackson Monday to see firsthand flood-related damage, praise local officials and community volunteers for their efforts to contain floodwaters and pledge support as cleanup and recovery begin. A contingent of top elected officials led by Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Rep. Tim Walz toured flood-damaged areas of Jackson prior to meeting with local officials and community members Monday morning at the Jackson Fire Hall.


07/09/2018 09:46 PM  ~~~Source~~~
River Crests, Water Begins to RECEDEFree Access 

Floodwaters through Jackson are beginning to recede. "The river has crested," Jackson County Sheriff Shawn Haken said of the Des Moines River through Jackson at around noon on Monday.


07/09/2018 09:46 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Marie Therese Halloran Vorlicky, 82Free Access 

Marie Therese Halloran Vorlicky, 82, of Plymouth, Minnesota, after living with Alzheimer's for 5 years, passed away peacefully on July 3, 2018. Marie was born on October 24, 1935 in Jackson, Minnesota, the eighth of Dr. Walter and Teresa Halloran's 9 children.


07/08/2018 04:22 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Floodwaters Continue to RISEFree Access 

Floodwaters continue to rise in Jackson. As of 1 p.m. Sunday, the Des Moines River through Jackson was running at more than 13.5 feet - a foot-and-a-half above flood level and close to 17 inches higher than just two days prior.


07/07/2018 10:20 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Flooding Concerns Rise Along with Des Moines River 

Officials in Jackson County are warning residents of flooding concerns as the Des Moines River continues to rise following heavy rain in the area earlier this week. The heavy rain which fell prior to the 4th of July holiday dropped widespread 4-8 inches of water, with locally higher amounts, through much of Southwest Minnesota and is the most recent event affecting the area over the past month.


07/07/2018 03:11 AM  ~~~Source~~~
City Braces for FLOODWATERSFree Access 

The city of Jackson is bracing for a flood. Around 11:30 a.m. Friday, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office received notification of the potential flooding of the Des Moines River through Jackson.


07/03/2018 06:13 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Sheriffa s Report 7/5/18 

A deputy responded to a report of a vehicle stuck in the ditch in Petersburg Township. The deputy spoke with the owner about getting the vehicle removed.


06/28/2018 12:59 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Sheriff's Report 6-28-18 

A deputy assisted a motorist at the Jackson County Fairgrounds. The deputy unlocked a vehicle so the person could retrieve needed medications.


06/26/2018 01:48 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Commissioners Call Emergency MEETINGFree Access 

Jackson County Commissioners will meet in special session Wednesday morning to consider approving a resolution declaring a state of emergency as related to recent flooding across the county. The meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Jackson County Courthouse in Jackson.