MARSHALL (KMHL) – The legislative candidates’ forum that was scheduled tonight at Southwest Minnesota State University has been postponed until next week. Organizers had to move the forum back a week because of the ongoing special legislative session in St. Paul. The forum will now be held next Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Upper level of the SMSU Conference Center.
MARSHALL (KMHL) – The Marshall Tiger volleyball team is being forced to quarantine due to a close exposure to COVID-19. Marshall School District Superintendent Jeremy Williams tells Marshall Radio the quarantine is for two weeks. Williams said the decision has been made in accordance with Minnesota Department of Education and Department of Health guidelines. He adds the district is doing what it can to keep kids safe. As a result of the quarantine, three Marshall volleyball matches this week and next week have been postponed.
ST. PAUL (LEARFIELD) -- Governor Tim Walz says five Minnesota counties impacted by heavy rains and flooding this summer are getting state disaster assistance. The storms from June 23rd through July 3rd caused significant damage and mudslides in Kittson, Le Sueur, Morrison, Renville, and Washington counties. The state will cover 75 percent of eligible response and recovery costs and the local counties will come up with 25 percent.
ST. PAUL (LEARFIELD) - Governor Walz will keep his emergency COVID powers after the Democrat-led state House today voted (69-64) to support the extension. State House Speaker Rep. Melissa Hortman (D-Brooklyn Park) says the powers remain essential amid the pandemic. "The COVID-19 emergency has not ended, and our country has experienced needless deaths and suffering due to the President's failed leadership," said Hortman. However, Rep. Anne Neu (R-North Branch) acknowledged the seriousness of COVID-19 but said no executive orders have been issued on the pandemic in months. "This is like Groundhog's Day," said Neu. "We have been here every month doing [...]
MARSHALL (KMHL) – A Women For Trump tour stop featuring South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem drew a crowd of nearly 300 people in Marshall last evening. Noem, who has drawn rave reviews from conservatives for how her state has handled the COVID-19 pandemic, gave a lot of that credit to President Trump. "What's made the difference for us, is that President Trump allowed us as governors to do our job, and to make decisions that were best for our state," said Noem. "And, South Dakota is doing very well. We focused on slowing down the spread, making sure we were protecting [...]
MARSHALL (KMHL) – A Women for Trump bus tour will be making a pass through Marshall today and will bring some heavy hitters in politics to the community this evening. The tour will bring South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem to the Republican headquarters on East College Drive in Marshall – around 5 p.m. The stop will also include Minnesota Republican Party Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan and Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.
MARSHALL (KMHL) – Work at Veteran’s Memorial Park in downtown Marshall is wrapping up – and the City of Marshall will hold the Veteran’s Memorial Park Inauguration on Thursday at 11 a.m. Former Marshall Fire Chief Mark Klaith led the effort to organize the park project. "It's been seven years in the making to get this done, and we've had great community support," said Klaith. "We're inviting everybody to come down and see that, we'll unveil it at that time." Klaith said the program will include a flyover from one of Ron Fagen's military planes. Thursday's Inauguration is the completion of [...]
MARSHALL (KMHL) – School officials in the Marshall School District announced over the weekend that West Side Elementary School will move to distance learning for two weeks effective today. There will be no classes today (Monday) as teachers prepare for distance learning. – classes will resume Tuesday. "We've recently seen a slight increase in staff confirmed COVID cases at West Side Elementary," said Superintendent Jeremy Williams. "The increase in positive confirmed cases is isolated to one school and, therefore, we feel it is best to take precautions and act early so that students attending other MPS buildings may continue in the [...]
Photo: Gary Noon, UNDATED (LEARFIELD) - The Minnesota pheasant hunting season opens Saturday morning. The DNR's Greg Hoch (HOKE) says the annual roadside pheasant index is up this year. "Last year it was 37.6 birds, this year it was 53.5 birds, so we're up significantly from the last couple of years," said Hoch. He says numbers still haven't recovered to where they were years ago. "It's been good relative to the last couple of years, but only about half of what it was about a decade and a half ago," said Hoch. Hoch reminds us that all pheasant hunters [...]
GRANITE FALLS (KMHL) – Work on the Highway 23 resurfacing project between Cottonwood and Granite Falls is finishing up – and as a result motorists can expect a few delays today in Granite Falls. According to a press release from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the project remains on schedule for completion by Oct. 31. However, travelers of the highway can expect delays - especially today - as crews will be paving the Highway 23 & 67 intersection. Travelers can expect delays of 15-20 minutes between 9 and 11 a.m. today. In addition, MnDOT advises travelers that the intersection of Highway [...]