HERON LAKE (KMHL) – A child was shot and killed at a home near Heron Lake Wednesday. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department says a weapon discharged inside the home and a bullet struck the child in the head. Deputies responded to a 911 call along with officials from the Heron lake Police Department and the Heron Lake Ambulance Wednesday. Few other details about the incident are available, as sheriff's officials say the incident remains under investigation. The child was transported to Windom Area Hospital and pronounced dead.
REDWOOD FALLS (KMHL) – Nurses in Redwood Falls are planning to hold an informational picket at the hospital next Tuesday. Shawna Hamlin, a nurse at the hospital, says most of the nurses at Carris Health - Redwood Falls are from the community or area and know and live in the community. She says it’s important they are the nurses to care for the patients. "We feel it's important that us local nurses are able to care for them," said Hamlin. "So a big thing that we are pushing is that they care that they retain us, that's not a feeling nurses [...]
Minnesota Gophers' play-by-play man Mike Grimm, had a chance to catch up with Marshall-native Blaise Andries at Gophers practice this week. Take a listen to how Andries feels practice is going so far, and what to expect from the Gophers in 2019.
WILLMAR (LEARFIELD) - It was just a home-made sparkler, a man from Benson who's now facing multiple charges told police, after they found a bomb in his pickup truck Monday afternoon. Kandiyohi County Sheriff Eric Holien (ho-LEEN) says the device had a fuse and was larger than a pipe bomb. "It had inside materials that would be used as shrapnel, so that if it was detonated it would shred anything in it's path," said Holien. Police found 31-year-old Randy Frederiks sleeping inside his pickup Monday afternoon just outside the Willmar city limits. When they checked his license, he jumped out of [...]
MONTEVIDEO (KMHL) – The Chippewa County Sheriff’s office has identified the two people who were found dead over the weekend in a secluded area near the Sparta cemetery. Authorities say Charity Hoffelt, 41, of Sioux Falls, died at the scene of suicide from a gunshot wound. Sheriff’s officials say the death of 42-year-old Andy Wilcox, also of Sioux Falls, remains under investigation. Authorities say the two were dating. Officers began searching for Wilcox after receiving a call from his family saying they believed he was suicidal. They found both near the cemetery on Sunday afternoon. Authorities say Hoffelt was declared dead [...]
Huge turnout for Carter’s Court MARSHALL (KMHL) – There was a huge turnout yesterday at Independence Park for the unveiling of Carter’s Court. Marshall won a vote of southern Minnesota communities in need of an upgraded outdoor basketball court from the Minnesota Timberwolves and US Bank. In addition, Carter Strong also contributed money for the project. Wade Boerboom, Carter's father, said the grant from the Timberwolves and U.S. Bank really helped to push the court's timeline forward. "A project like this takes a lot of money," said Boerboom. "We had a little seed money and we had the idea [...]
MARSHALL (KMHL) - A surveillance video is circulating Marshall showing a person who appears to be peeking into a windows of a residence early this morning in the Westwood neighborhood of Marshall. Marshall Police say they have received the report and are investigating the incident. The video is circulating on Facebook. Police have received only the one report so far, according to a post on the neighbors app, the incident occurred shortly before 1:30 this morning. The poster of the video says they saw the man in the area of County Road 7 and the bike path around 8 p.m. last [...]
MARSHALL (KMHL) – The unveiling of Carter's Court at Independence Park will take place this afternoon. The Minnesota Timberwolves, US Bank and money from Carter Strong all went in to reconstructing the basketball court at the park. The unveiling will be held this afternoon from 4 until 5 p.m. at Independence Park.
MARSHALL (KMHL) – There was a good turnout for the first annual Hometown Heroes walk, held last night in Independence Park. The event was held to say thank you to servicemen and women, police officers, fire fighters, emergency responders and clergy members for their service. "Sometimes we spend a lot of time on people who take from the community, these are people who give to the community," said Byrnes. "That includes our emergency responders, our EMTs, our firefighters, our police officers, our clergy, our veterans and all of those who have offered their service and made our community a better place." [...]
DES MOINES, IOWA (KMHL) – Hy-Vee says it is in the early stages of investigating a data security incident involving their payment processing systems. In a press release from the company, Hy-Vee says they have detected unauthorized activity in some of their payment systems. The company says it is early in the investigation, but they immediately began investigating the issue with help from leading cybersecurity firms and reported it to law enforcement and the payment card networks. "We believe the actions we have taken have stopped the unauthorized activity on our payment processing systems," said Hy-Vee in the statement. Hy-Vee says [...]