MARSHALL (KMHL) – The Minnesota Department of Transportation is asking for ideas and input from people in the city of Marshall about a reconstruction project that is planned for State Highway 19 and East College Drive in Marshall in 2025. Transportation officials are hosting a community visioning event Tuesday evening at the Marshall Lyon County Library - and they are looking for ideas and thoughts from community members before the project is developed. They are asking everyone to attend and will even have Spanish translation services available. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Families are encouraged to [...]
MARSHALL (KMHL) – A developer has come forward with a proposal to fill vacant lots in downtown Marshall – but there still is a lot that needs to be worked out on it. APX Construction Group of Mankato came forward with a preliminary agreement to present to the council to develop the vacant lots on Block 11 downtown. Council members were presented a preliminary agreement outlining conditions to be met before the city or developer move forward on it. The agreement includes deadlines for APX to submit information and financing on the project – and the city will have its financial [...]
TRACY (KMHL) – A crash between a pickup and a tractor pulling a grain trailer east of Balaton injured a Tracy man yesterday afternoon. The Minnesota State Patrol says 35-year-old Nicholas Gramstad was driving a 2013 Ford F-150 that rear-ended a grain trailer, which was being pulled by a tractor turning left along Highway 14 yesterday around 2:15. Authorities say Gramstad was treated for Non-life threatening injuries at Sanford Tracy.
MARSHALL (KMHL) – Lawmakers appear to have a big task ahead of them in the 2020 Legislative session. The session, which is normally what lawmakers call a bonding session or a policy session, looks like it could be a tricky one for lawmakers. The main task of the session will be completing a bonding bill for state-backed construction projects. So prior to the session, members of the House Capital Investment Committee are out touring projects requesting state dollars to help determine which projects should get state money. Those tours brought lawmakers to Marshall and southwest Minnesota yesterday. House Capital Investment Committee [...]
GRANITE FALLS (KMHL) – A Granite Falls woman is under arrest after a drug bust that occurred yesterday in Granite Falls. The C-6 Regional Drug and Gang Task Force executed a search warrant at a trailer home in the Granite Falls Mobile Home Park on East Highway 212 yesterday. Authorities say they found a quarter pound of methamphetamine. A 61-year-old Granite Falls woman was arrested; authorities say more arrests are anticipated.
OLIVIA (LEARFIELD) – An Olivia man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for shooting a man he accused of persuading his wife to leave him. Michael Klatt, 61, of Olivia pleaded guilty to shooting a 36-year-old Hector man with a shotgun in the Smart Mart in Fairfax last January. Court records indicate that Klatt blamed the man for encouraging his wife to leave him. Klatt was charged with attempted murder and two counts of assault. A judge also ordered Klatt to pay restitution to the man.
MARSHALL (KMHL/LEARFIELD) – Members of the House Capital Investment Committee will be in Marshall today. It’s part of a tour of bonding projects that lawmakers will tour in southwest and central Minnesota over the next few days. Rep. Dean Urdahl (R-Grove City) will be on the tour today. He says the committee chair says there's quite a gap between where the House and Senate want to be on a bonding bill. According to Urdahl, House Capital Investment Committee Chairperson, Rep. Mary Murphy says the price tag for a bonding bill could go as high as $3.5 billion. "There's not that great [...]
COTTONWOOD (KMHL) – A Cottonwood woman was arrested and three people were injured in what authorities are describing as a group of people fighting, earlier this evening. According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s office, authorities responded to the call along Lindsay Drive around a quarter to six tonight in cottonwood. Authorities say one adult male received significant, non-life threatening injuries and two women received superficial injuries. Authorities say the man was treated and released for injuries from Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center. Sheriff's officals say the woman is currently being held in the Lyon County jail and all of the parties [...]
GRANITE FALLS (KMHL) – A Sacred Heart man was rescued after his boat became disabled on the Minnesota River in Granite Falls. According to the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office, authorities received a 911 call Friday afternoon shortly after 1:30. The man told the dispatcher that his boat wasn’t running and he was holding on to a tree branch, but was unable to get to shore. Authorities say Andrew Hanson, 24, of Sacred Heart was not injured in the incident – emergency responders were able to get Hanson back to the landing safely.
ST. PAUL (LEARFIELD) - Republicans say the "reinsurance" program they pushed through the legislature over Democrats' objections is what will keep health care premiums relatively stable in Minnesota for the third straight year in 2020. But, Gov. Tim Walz (D) says more needs to be done to make things work better for Minnesotans. "If they're taking credit for keeping prices high in health care, or if they're taking credit for keeping people out insurance, they should do that, because you don't get to do both," said Walz. Walz says he wants creative thinking from Republicans instead of a band-aid. "Stabilizing too [...]