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Moderate drought persists for much of the region

2022-09-02T06:25:44-05:00September 2nd, 2022|Categories: News|

MARSHALL (KMHL) – While drought conditions are improving across much of the state – the immediate area around Marshall remains in a moderate drought, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor. Parts of Lyon, southern Lincoln and most of Redwood Counties remain in a moderate drought. That region stretches east to include much of south central Minnesota and even parts of the western metro. Parts of Yellow Medicine, Renville, eastern Lac Qui Parle and northern Lincoln Counties remain abnormally dry. While cooler temperatures are expected in the week ahead, there is not much of a chance for precipitation.

Morton motorcyclist hospitalized after colliding with deer

2022-09-01T06:19:44-05:00September 1st, 2022|Categories: News|

GAYLORD (KMHL) – A Morton man was hospitalized after he collided with a deer while riding a motorcycle south of Gaylord. The Minnesota State Patrol says, Dustin Arredondo, 24, Morton, was headed northbound on Highway 22 on a 22 Harley Touring when the bike struck a deer in Sibley Township. Arredondo was transported to the Mayo Clinic Mankato with non-life-threatening injuries.

Bird flu returns, detected in Meeker County turkey flock

2022-09-01T06:17:29-05:00September 1st, 2022|Categories: News|

ST. PAUL (LEARFIELD) - State officials are urging poultry producers to review and observe biosecurity measures, after HPAI bird flu re-emerged in Minnesota, in a commercial turkey flock of 130-thousand birds in central Minnesota's Meeker County. Senior Veterinarian, Doctor Shauna Voss at the Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory in Willmar says things played out differently than in 2015, when there was a big outbreak in the spring with cases dropping off by June: "Very different this year," said Voss. "There's a large wild population that is impacted by the influenza virus. We've been watching detections in our wild populations here in Minnesota [...]

Polaris issues ‘stop riding, stop selling’ order on snowmobiles

2022-08-31T06:49:32-05:00August 31st, 2022|Categories: News|

MEDINA (LEARFIELD) -- Minnesota-based Polaris issued a “stop riding and stop selling” order affecting over a quarter-million of its snowmobiles. Officials say they’re cooperating with federal officials on a likely recall and will provide free repairs once the fix is fully tested. The company warns of a fire hazard from degraded fuel in gas tanks, particularly after extended storage. Polaris says the problem has resulted in 30 gas tank ruptures, 16 fires, and one reported injury. Affected are some Matryx models from 2021 to 2023, Axys from 2015 to 2022, and Select Trail Performance from 2013 and ‘14.

Jensen – teachers’ union exchange shots over education plan

2022-08-31T06:44:06-05:00August 31st, 2022|Categories: News|

UNDATED (LEARFIELD) - Critics are blasting Republican candidate for governor Scott Jensen's education plan, which would convert very-low-performing public schools -- such as Minneapolis  -- into charter schools, self-governed schools or non-public schools. "The list to us looks like the greatest hits of failed and discredited policies from the last 20 years," said Education Minnesota teachers union president Denise Specht. But Jensen fired back saying Specht "has every right to speak about what failure looks like." "Our public K-through-12 system in Minnesota is failing," said Jensen. "Teachers recognize it. Parents recognize it. Kids recognize it. Superintendents aren't gonna stand with Ed [...]

One of three injured in Renville County Crash dies

2022-08-31T06:38:51-05:00August 31st, 2022|Categories: News|

DANUBE (KMHL) – One of the three people injured in a two-vehicle crash in rural Renville County has died. The Renville County Sheriff’s Office says Kadin Huntley, 19, of Montevideo, died as a result of his injuries from an accident that occurred Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Renville County Road 1 and 4. According to authorities, Huntley was a passenger in a 2002 Ford Focus, which was involved in the crash with a 2017 Subaru SUV. The sheriff’s office says both drivers also were treated for injuries at the Olivia hospital. The crash remains under investigation with the Renville County [...]

Farmers’ Almanac predicts cold, snowy winter ahead for Minnesota

2022-08-30T06:39:40-05:00August 30th, 2022|Categories: News|

UNDATED (LEARFIELD) – It may be August, but you’re being warned. "Shake, shiver and shovel," said Peter Geiger, spokesman for the Farmers' Almanac. He notes that Minnesota is being designated as the hibernation zone. "It sounds horrible," added Geiger. "We do talk about some snows in the middle of October, November, more significant snow at the end of November, we talked about some snow in early December." When it comes to subzero temperatures, January is when we can expect the arctic blast to blanket the state.

3 injured, 1 critically, in Sunday afternoon Renville County crash

2022-08-30T06:33:49-05:00August 30th, 2022|Categories: News|

DANUBE (KMHL) – A crash in rural Renville County injured three people, one of them critically Sunday afternoon south of Danube. The Renville County Sheriff’s office says a 2002 Ford Focus was heading west on Renville County road 4, and missed the stop sign and collided with a 2017 Subaru SUV driven by an Omaha, Nebraska man. Authorities say a passenger in the Focus, 19-year-old Kadin Huntley, of Montevideo, was transported to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, and is in critical condition. The driver of the Focus, Calin Huntley, 19, of Montevideo, was treated for minor injuries. And the driver [...]

Virginia Schneider

2022-08-30T05:47:14-05:00August 29th, 2022|Categories: Obituaries|

Virginia Norma (Jaeger) Schneider, age 96 of Westbrook, formerly of Mapleton, MN passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at Goldfinch Estates in Fairmont. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 29, 2022 at Grace Lutheran Church in Westbrook. Visitation will be 5:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday at the Westbrook Funeral Home, and will continue one hour prior to the service at church on Monday. Burial is in the Westbrook Cemetery.  Stephens Funeral Service - Westbrook Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Virginia Norma (Jaeger) Schneider was born July 13, 1926 in Mapleton, MN to Alvin Sr. and Lillie [...]

Yellow Medicine County closes county bridge south of Clarkfield until further notice

2022-08-29T07:24:30-05:00August 29th, 2022|Categories: News|

HAZEL RUN (KMHL) – Officials in Yellow Medicine County are shutting down a bridge along County Road 3 south of Clarkfield. The Yellow Medicine County Highway Department says bridge 7102 is being shutdown to traffic until further notice. Officials say a routine bridge inspection turned up a finding that the bridge’s timber piles have deteriorated to a level where the bridge is a critical safety concern. Officials say the bridge had been scheduled for replacement, but the county has been waiting for state funding to remove and replace the structure.

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