MARSHALL (KMHL) – Members of the House Capital Investment Committee will be in Marshall this evening as they wrap up their first day of a three-day listening tour, hearing proposals for state-backed construction projects ahead of the legislative session. Lawmakers will hear the proposals this evening at Southwest Minnesota State University, beginning around 6 p.m. Legislators will hear several different proposals including one from city of Tyler on sanitary sewer reconstruction and a project to replace runway lights at the Redwood Falls airport. The committee’s three-day tour will also take them through Willmar, Olivia, Pipestone, Luverne and Worthington as well.
OLIVIA (KMHL) – One man was serious hurt in a tractor accident that occurred just southwest of Olivia Monday morning. The Renville County Sheriff’s Office said a man was driving the John Deere tractor pulling an empty grain cart northbound on a rural road southwest of Olivia when the driver lost control of the tractor and ended up in the ditch. Authorities say the driver of the tractor was thrown about inside the cab and suffered significant injuries. Sheriff’s officials say the man was flown from the scene to North Memorial Health in Robbinsdale with serious, but non-life-threatening agencies.
COTTONWOOD (KMHL) – Two men have been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay more than $1 million dollars in restitution for shooting at and rupturing a pipeline near Cottonwood in April of 2019. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Eric Weckworth-Pineda, 25, of Cottonwood, and 21-year-old Tanner Sik (sheek) of Ivanhoe caused the pipeline to rupture after firing several shots at it on April 24, 2019. Magellan Midstream Partners L.P., who owns the pipeline says the rupture caused more than 3,900 gallons of diesel fuel to spill into the Yellow Medicine River and cost more than $1.1 million to clean up [...]
Photo courtesy: Southwest Minnesota State University, smsu.edu MARSHALL (KMHL) – Southwest Minnesota State University students are dedicating today to a day of service. SMSU says the day is called “Mustangs Give” and the university says its an opportunity for students and staff to give back to the communities and organizations that support SMSU. SMSU President Kumara (coo-MAR-ah) Jayasuriya (jai-AH-suh-REE-ah) says it’s a new initiative this year and he adds there are 250 students and faculty volunteering. "I want us to be able to partner with the community, so we can get to the next level," said Jayasuriya. "It is [...]
RENVILLE (KMHL) – Authorities in Renville have identified both the victim and suspect in a shooting that occurred in that community last week. According to a press release from the Renville Police Department, 31-year-old Pablo Gutierrez, of Renville, was killed in the shooting. Authorities say he was transported by ambulance and lifesaving measures were attempted, but he was pronounced dead following Thursday night’s shooting. Authorities were called to the scene around 10:15 p.m. on Thursday. Police say Julian Valdez, 26, of Renville, was taken into custody and is being held pending formal charges by the Renville County Attorney’s Office. Authorities say [...]
RENVILLE (KMHL) – One man is dead and a 26-year-old male is in custody in Renville County after an apparent shooting that occurred last night in Renville. The Renville County Sheriff’s office said it received a call around 10:15 Thursday night that a man had been shot in Renville. Emergency responders attempted life saving measures, but the male victim was pronounced dead. According to a press release, sheriff’s officials say officers took a 26-year-old male into custody related to the shooting, and that individual is being held in the Renville County Jail in Olivia pending formal charges. Sheriff’s officials say they [...]
MARSHALL (KMHL) – No one was hurt, but a home received extensive damage during a house fire Saturday night in Marshall. Marshall Assistant Fire Chief Ray Henrickson tells Marshall Radio, the fire occurred in the 700 block of south First Street. Henrickson says the resident of the home was at home at the time of the fire, noticed smoke, but was able to escape the home. Fire officials say the fire was reported shortly after 10 PM Saturday evening. Officials say the fire began in the garage, but the exact cause of the fire remains under investigation with the state fire [...]
MARSHALL (KMHL) – Two men were arrested following an armed robbery in Marshall Saturday evening. The Marshall Police Department says two men, a 33-year-old Minneota man and a 29-year-old Marshall man were arrested in Yellow Medicine County following the incident. Authorities say the robbery occurred shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday evening in the 500 block of Village Drive. Marshall Police say the victim was not injured in the incident.
MARSHALL (KMHL) - Southwest Minnesota State University Director of Athletics Chris Hmielewski announced that he has resigned from SMSU. According to a press release from SMSU, Hmielewski's resignation is effective June 4 and he is pursuing a new professional opportunity in the private sector. Hmielewski is completing his 15th year in the position, he was named the Director of Athletics in August 2006. Hmielewski has spent the last 25 years at SMSU, prior to his time as the athletics director he also worked in enrollment and served as an assistant coach on the SMSU baseball team. "I want to extend my [...]
SMSU.edu - used with permission from the university. MARSHALL (KMHL) – Southwest Minnesota State University has changed the name of its major winter celebration, which has become known as “Hawaiian Night.” In a message to students and staff, SMSU President Dr. Kumara (Koo-mar-ah) Jayasuriya (JYE-AH-sur-EE-ah) announced the university is changing the name from Hawaiian Night to Tropical Night. "This past year SMSU faculty members and the SMSU Student Association raised the issue of the term 'Hawaiian Night' and the revelry associated with the evening as being a form of cultural appropriation," said Jayasuriya in a message to students and [...]