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Alice Kohler

2023-11-07T13:33:26-06:00November 7th, 2023|Categories: Obituaries|

Alice Florence Kohler, age 89, of Tyler, Minnesota, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday November 4, 2023 while residing at the Lockwood House of Prairie Home Hospice and Community Center in Marshall, Minnesota.  A visitation will be Friday, November 10 at St. Dionysius Catholic church from 4:30 – 7:00 PM with a prayer service to begin at 6:30 PM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, November 11 at 10:30 AM at the church with burial to follow at St. Dionysius Catholic Cemetery.  The Hartquist Funeral Home's Tyler Chapel is handling the arrangements. Alice Florence (Kerkaert) [...]

Gene Larsen

2023-03-21T16:51:08-05:00March 21st, 2023|Categories: Obituaries|

Gene Raymond Larsen, age 85 of Henryville Township, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, March 16, 2023 at his home. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 23, 2023, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls. Visitation will be 4:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 22 at Redwood Valley Funeral Home. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at church on Thursday. Interment will be in the Johnsonville Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Gene wished memorials be given to Shriners Hospitals for Children, St. Jude's Children Hospital, or Omaha Home for Boys.  Stephens Funeral Service [...]

Southwest Minnesota highways re-opening after March snowstorm

2023-03-17T09:53:16-05:00March 17th, 2023|Categories: News|

WILLMAR (KMHL) – Highways and roads in southwest Minnesota have largely re-opened following a winter storm that pushed through the region yesterday. However, the Minnesota Department of Transportation says conditions are still impacted by snow and ice-covered roads and highways and areas of reduced visibility, due to blowing and drifting snow. While the majority of highways have re-opened, there are still some areas of scattered road closures, including: U.S. Highway 14 from Florence to Tracy State Highway 30 from Pipestone to Woodstock and from Westbrook to St. James State Highway 67 from U.S. Highway 75 to Granite Falls State Highway 7 [...]

MnDOT closes stretch of Highway 14, advises no travel in Marshall area

2023-03-16T13:17:11-05:00March 16th, 2023|Categories: News|

WILLMAR (KMHL) - The Minnesota Department of Transportation has closed a stretch of U.S. Highway 14 in southwest Minnesota, and is advising no travel in parts of the region. According to MnDOT, strong winds and heavy snow have created poor visibility and drifts which are quickly backfilled as soon as they are plowed along many southwest Minnesota highways. MnDOT says it has closed Highway 14 from Florence to Tracy due to poor visibility, blowing and drifting snow, and vehicles blocking a stretch of the roadway. The agency says when a road is closed it is illegal to travel in that area [...]

Harvey Wohlers

2023-01-12T06:05:43-06:00January 7th, 2023|Categories: Obituaries|

Harvey Wohlers, age 78, of Marshall, Minnesota, died on Thursday, January 5, 2023, at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2023, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Marshall, Minnesota. Following a reception, interment will be in the Marshall Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Saturday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church just before the service, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of his celebration at 11:00 a.m.  Arrangements are with the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall. Harvey William Wohlers was born on May 11, 1944, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was the son [...]

MnDOT expects roads to remain closed in region through much of the day

2022-12-24T09:09:36-06:00December 24th, 2022|Categories: News|

WILLMAR (KMHL) - The Minnesota Department of Transportation expects most highways in southwest Minnesota to remain closed for much of the day (Saturday). MnDOT says an evening of strong winds and blowing and drifting snow combined with stranded vehicles made most state highways in the region impassable Saturday morning. According to MnDOT, vehicles that were stranded require towing so they can reopen many of the roads - and travelers who ventured out on closed roads this morning and became stranded made the situation worse. "MnDOT's goal today is to get one lane open," said District 8 Maintenance Superintendent Lonnie Hoffman. "And [...]

MnDOT advises no travel in southwest Minnesota

2022-12-22T19:27:52-06:00December 22nd, 2022|Categories: News|

MARSHALL (KMHL) - The Minnesota Department of Transportation is advising no travel across much of southwest and south central Minnesota Thursday evening. MnDOT says no travel is advised overnight in 12 southwest Minnesota counties due to limited visibility and extreme weather conditions -- which could be life-threatening if a motorist becomes stranded. MnDOT is advising no travel in Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Murray. Pipestone, Redwood, Renville and Yellow Medicine counties. According to 511mn.org, MnDOT has also closed several stretches of highway, including Interstate 90 from the South Dakota border to Blue Earth, state highway 23 south [...]

Sherry Fehl

2022-10-26T13:54:55-05:00October 24th, 2022|Categories: Obituaries|

Sherry Lynn Fehl, age 65, of Lake Benton, Minnesota passed away Thursday, October 20, 2022 at Moments Hospice/Crossroads Care Center in Worthington, Minnesota after a brief illness with cancer. Sherry was born on June 25, 1957 in Tyler, Minnesota to Morris and Irene (Wichern) Fehl of Lake Benton, Minnesota. She was a graduate of Lake Benton Public School and attended St. Cloud State University, earning a bachelor's degree in Business Marketing. She lived in Minneapolis, Dallas and Chicago during her years of employment with Burroughs Corporation.  Sherry very much enjoyed creating various, beautiful quilts and gifting them to relatives as well as [...]

Health officials concerned about an increase in RSV hospitalizations

2022-10-10T07:17:02-05:00October 10th, 2022|Categories: News|

ST. PAUL (LEARFIELD) - Health officials are concerned about an increase in hospitalizations for RSV. Health officials say over 100 children were hospitalized with the respiratory virus in September, a higher number than usual for this early in the season. RSV hospitalizations have increased in the last two weeks to a level typically seen during peak winter months. Health officials are worried that the trend could extend to flu season, which hasn't popped up yet in the state.

Sen. Smith in Mankato to discuss Inflation Reduction Act

2022-10-10T07:11:15-05:00October 10th, 2022|Categories: News|

  MANKATO (LEARFIELD) - U-S Senator Tina Smith used a visit to the Mankato area to talk about the Inflation Reduction Act and the Farm Bill.   Smith toured the four-point-five megawatt Kasota Prairie Community Solar Garden Thursday which has four-thousand solar panels: "The Inflation Reduction Act has tax credits exactly for this kind of project," said Sen. Smith. "And the beauty of those tax credit is that it makes less expensive to build solar gardens like Kasota Prairie and it will help to lower costs for consumers." Senator Smith says the bill is the single largest investment in climate and clean [...]

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