MORTON (KMHL) – A 19-year-old Marshall woman was injured n a one-vehicle rollover accident on U.S. Highway 71 north of Morton last night. The Renville County Sheriff’s Office says the crash was reported to them shortly after 9:30 last night. Authorities say the driver, Maryan Ali, of Marshall, was discovered inside the vehicle which had flipped onto its roof and had to be extricated from the vehicle. Ali was taken to the Redwood Falls hospital where she was treated for her injuries. Authorities say the road was covered with snow and ice at the time of the accident.
MARSHALL (KMHL) - To assist with future planning opportunities, the City of Marshall hired Baker Tilly to perform a scientific random-sample survey of the City’s registered voters. The intent was to gauge the community’s support for a variety of potential improvements to the City’s parks and recreations facilities and to measure reaction to possible methods for paying the cost of such enhancements. A telephone survey was conducted by the firm in early October this year. The survey included a random sample of 303 registered voters living within the boundaries of the City of Marshall. Interviews consisted of 33 questions, with an [...]
MARSHALL (KMHL) - Ralco is announcing the opening of a new distribution center along Highway 23 in Marshall. According to a press release from the company, the facility will be a 37,500-square-foot center and will help consolidate two Ralco properties into one. The company says the goal is to allow more space for employee offices and product containment all in one location. "While the locations don't seem far apart, Ralco trucks transfer 10-20 loads per day between Ralco's East Complex and the old distribution center on Lake Road," said Ralco's Logistics Manager, Dave Einerson. "The elimination of those loads will save [...]
ANAGOON, ALASKA (KMHL) – A former longtime area school district superintendent passed away this week in Alaska. Bruce Houck, who served for several years as the superintendent at the RTR, Lynd and Hendicks School Distircts passed away at his home in Alaska on Tuesday at the age of 61. Houck was currently serving as the Superintendent of the Chatham School District in Alaska. Officials say Houck died of natural causes in his sleep and no foul play is suspected.
DILWORTH (LEARFIELD): Governor Tim Walz said yesterday the discovery of the COVID omicron (OH-mih-cronn) variant in Minnesota is not a surprise, but the state needs to show caution and concern, and is learning more every day: "It highlights one of the things that I pledged and with the help of the legislature on some of this of making sure that Minnesota has the best testing system in the country," said Walz. "The reason that we found this first is because we do this better, California, us and Massachusetts." The governor says nothing has changed in the state's approach to COVID and [...]
MONTEVIDEO (KMHL) – A one vehicle crash along U.S. Highway 212 south of Montevideo left one woman injured. The Minnesota State Patrol says Lacey Knutson, 34, of Granite Falls was driving a 2010 Ford Escape along highway 212 when the vehicle left the road and struck a tree. Authorities say the crash was reported shortly after 11 p.m. last night. Knutson was taken to the Granite Falls hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The patrol says the road was wet at the time of the crash.
MINNEOTA (KMHL) – Authorities have identified the man killed in a construction accident near Minneota earlier this week. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office says Luis Gerardo Rojas Juarez, 44, of Minneota was killed while he was operating heavy construction equipment on a project at a construction site around two miles northeast of Minneota. Authorities say the incident occurred Wednesday afternoon around 2:30. Sheriff’s officials say Juarez was declared dead at the scene of the incident.
MINNEOTA (KMHL) – A 44-year-old man was declared dead at the scene of a construction accident northeast of Minneota Wednesday. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office says a 44-year-old man was declared dead at the scene of the incident, which was reported shortly after 2:30 Wednesday afternoon. Sheriff’s officials say the man was operating heavy construction equipment on a project when the equipment overturned on him. Authorities have not identified the man, pending notification of family. Sheriff’s officials say the incident is still under investigation.
ST. PAUL (LEARFIELD) - Some Minnesota farmers are anxiously awaiting a drought relief package from the Minnesota Legislature, as Republican lawmakers and the governor continue trying to reach agreement for a special session amid a tangle of COVID politics. Dan Glessing, newly-elected president of Minnesota Farm Bureau, says assistance is important for producers who fed their winter supply of forage to their livestock last summer because pastures were dried up. "When your winter supply is gone and you're just coming into winter, that certainly is a problem," said Glessing. He worries some producers are faced with having to liquidate their herds [...]
GRANITE FALLS (LEARFIELD) -- A 41-year-old Morton man has been sentenced to prison for shooting his girlfriend in the leg. Billy Jo Fischer had entered a guilty plea to a charge of felony domestic assault. Investigators said Fischer and the victim were fighting inside a vehicle in the parking lot at Prairie’s Edge Casino in Granite Falls. When casino security approached their vehicle, Fischer gave the gun to his girlfriend and told her to hide it. When she took the gun it discharged and hit her in the leg.