We don't know what's scarier -- that Watertown police arrested a convicted murder in possession of 13 guns and and note that said "I think about killing all the time," or that the dude somehow passed a background check to buy guns.SEE ALSO: Christian Oberender, convicted murderer, wrote note: "I thi ... More >>
When Christian Oberender was 14, he murdered his mother with a shotgun. Eighteen years later, released from prison and a civil commitment stint, he's been spending his days shooting guns in the back yard of the Watertown home where he killed her.SEE ALSO: Man with 'Vote No' car says he was left note ... More >>
In January, Carl Ericsson, a 73-year-old resident of Watertown, South Dakota, rang the doorbell at the home of former high school classmate Norman Johnson, asked Johnson to verify his identity, then shot him dead.The reason? A bullying incident that took place when the two were high school classmate ... More >>
How are Minnesota's bees doing?A recent New York Times article suggests that a virus and fungus have paired up to cause the demise of many hives across the country. Since the Upper Midwest is home to many large and small beekeeping operations, we asked a couple of local experts about what this me ... More >>
Photo by Nikki MillerIf you've had a memorable Saturday night, on Sunday morning you might be thinking of bloody Marys and sleeping in. But for a healthier morning after, head down to the second year of Uptown Market, which opened over the weekend and will run every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p ... More >>
Wardere found himself in hot water last Election Day when, while working as a translator, he was accused of interfering with voters.
It sounds extreme, and a little anti-tattoo, but officials insist they are anything but.
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Weather Alert, and it's a doozy.
More signs of summer continued to roll in this week on Hot Dish: scapes, sangria, and seafood boils to name a few.
Garlic scapes a suitable, more colorful substitute for garlic. Just remember mouthwash.
Is the anti-vaccine movement to blame?
THESE DAYS Plain Dealer Editor Doug Clifton says the Cleveland daily is not reporting two major investigative stories of "profound importance" because they are based on illegally leaked documents -- and the paper fears the consequences faced now by jailed New York Times reporter Judith Miller. The ... More >>
Senatorial hopeful takes gutsy stand in favor of mall-walking fundraiser
Mark Kennedy fails to put on a good face in the race to cure breast cancer Minnesota congressman Mark Kennedy is talking out of one side of his mouth while shoving his foot in the other. Last week, the Republican representative from Watertown posted a plea in his online "Weekly Column" encouraging M ... More >>
Ames farm revolutionizes the gathering of honey, to flabbergasting effect
How personal tragedy made a politician of Patty Wetterling
When Kate, Brigid, Rita, and Jane McDonald joined the Sisters of St. Joseph nearly 50 years ago, they knew that nuns worked hard, lived modestly, and wore long cloaks. The sit-ins, marches, and street protests didn't come till later.
City officials stayed away, but neighbors came to support