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Single vehicle crash injures Granite Falls woman

2021-12-03T06:17:01-06:00December 3rd, 2021|Categories: News|

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.

Authorities identify Minneota man killed in construction site accident

2021-12-03T06:15:01-06:00December 3rd, 2021|Categories: News|

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.

Man dies in construction project incident northeast of Minneota

2021-12-01T21:12:42-06:00December 1st, 2021|Categories: News|

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.

Farmers waiting for drought relief package as Walz, Republicans try to agree on special session

2021-11-30T08:30:45-06:00November 30th, 2021|Categories: News|

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 [...]

Morton man sentenced for shooting girlfriend in leg

2021-11-30T08:19:43-06:00November 30th, 2021|Categories: News|

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.

Paynesville man dies from injuries suffered in tree-cutting incident near Clarkfield

2021-11-26T09:22:01-06:00November 26th, 2021|Categories: News|

PAYNESVILLE (KMHL) – A Paynesville man who was severely shocked in a tree-cutting accident this past spring near Clarkfield has died. Bradley Kneisl died on Tuesday in Wisconsin from complications suffered in the May 24th incident. Yellow Medicine County authorities say Kneisl was in a bucket lift to trim trees on May 24th near Clarkfield when he came into contact with an electrical line and was shocked. Kneisl leaves behind a wife and a daughter.

Agriculture department confirms emerald ash borer in Nicollet, Redwood Counties

2021-11-24T08:00:41-06:00November 24th, 2021|Categories: News|

  REDWOOD FALLS (KMHL) - The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has confirmed emerald ash borer (EAB) in Nicollet and Redwood counties for the first time. Thirty counties in the state now have EAB. An MDA employee was surveying for EAB near reported infestations in Brown County when he noticed ash trees with signs of EAB at Sailors and Soldiers Memorial Park Campground in Sanborn, Redwood County, and across the Minnesota River from New Ulm in Lafayette Township, Nicollet County. Both sites are less than 10 miles from previously confirmed EAB infestations. MDA staff were able to find live EAB larvae [...]

DEED: Job and wage growth continuing in Minnesota

2021-11-22T08:37:43-06:00November 22nd, 2021|Categories: News|

ST. PAUL (LEARFIELD) - While job growth continues around the state so does wage growth. "Wages have shown strong growth during the recovery with increases tracking with this really sharp rise in inflation while high demand, low wage jobs are seeing even stronger wage growth than jobs overall," said Oriane Casale with the state Department of Employment and Economic Development. Casale says the average hourly wage for all private sectors rose 6.3 percent over the year and 8.7 percent since October 2019.

No charges will be filed against Olivia police officer following July 4th shooting

2021-11-22T08:31:49-06:00November 22nd, 2021|Categories: News|

OLIVIA (LEARFIELD) There will be no charges against an Olivia police officer who fatally shot 32-year-old Ricky Torres in an alley early the morning of July 4th. "I'm good. He's got some sawed-off shotgun. Came around the car. I told him to stop. He pulled it on me." Officer Aaron Clouse told investigators Torres approached him while he (Clouse) was mounting a trail camera behind a furniture store.  Blue Earth County Attorney Pat McDermott, who reviewed the case, issued a letter that says "given the facts and circumstances, Officer Clouse acted within the law in his use of deadly force." McDermott [...]

Snow forces some area schools to close early

2021-11-12T09:15:23-06:00November 12th, 2021|Categories: News|

MARSHALL (KMHL) – Some area schools in southwest Minnesota didn’t open at all today as the season’s first blast of winter weather hit portions of southwest Minnesota. Three school districts in the Marshall area were closed for the day, or used a distance learning day as snow and strong winds moved in. The National Weather Service has put much of the Marshall Radio listening area in a Winter Weather Advisory. Forecasters are calling for up to another inch of snow accumulation and wind gusts to near 55 miles per hour could significantly reduce visibility in areas, and even cause some tree [...]

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