Ghent (KMHL) - Beginning Tuesday, January 19 at 12 p.m. Marshall will be one of nine sites for a community COVID-19 vaccine pilot program. These pilot sites will initially serve adults 65 years of age or older and educators, school staff, and child care workers. Representative Chris Swedzinski, (R-Ghent), issued the following statement about the new Marshall COVID-19 vaccine pilot site: "This pilot site will be critical for delivering the vaccine to Minnesotans who want it in Southwest Minnesota," Swedzinski said. "I am grateful that folks in our area won't have to travel hundreds of miles to get vaccinated. Targeting the [...]
Marshall (KMHL) - The body of a deceased man was found outside Friday afternoon. The Marshall Police department responded to a report of a possible deceased person found outside the 500 block of Country Club Drive. The responding officers arrived and discovered the body of a 63-year-old Marshall man. Name and details are being withheld from the public for now and the death is currently under investigation by the Marshall police department with assistance from the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, Lyon County Coroner, and the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office.
St. Paul (LEARFIELD) -- It’s a time of unrest as the Minnesota Department of Public Safety and State Patrol are preparing for possible armed protests around the State Capitol over the next several days. DPS spokesman Bruce Gordon says while the Capitol remains a safe place, officials are asking Minnesotans who do not have any planned activity or business to consider visiting at another time. Gordon is also urging anyone who sees something suspicious to report it to local authorities. Governor Tim Walz plans to address Minnesotans later today about safety and security leading up to the presidential inauguration.
MARSHALL (KMHL) - As COVID-19 Vaccines are distributed to Avera Staff and long-term care facilities in Marshall and surrounding areas, there is still hesitancy about the vaccine side effects and possible complications. One rumor that has been circulating around is that the vaccine could cause infertility or sterilization to those who receive it. Doctor Steven Meister of Avera Marshall clears up those rumors, stating: Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs at Avera Marshall, Doctor Steven Meister, clears up the misinformation with the vaccine by stating, “I can reassure you that fertility is not going to be affected by [...]
Marshall MN (KMHL)As priority groups across the state of Minnesota begin receiving COVID-19 vaccinations, the Lyon County Joint Information Center encourages area residents to exercise patience and be informed so they are prepared when they can receive it themselves. COVID-19 vaccines are currently being administered across the state to groups in phase 1a as outlined by the Minnesota Department of Health which at Avera Marshall this includes vaccinating health care workers and long-term care residents. While community members wait to get their vaccine, Dr. Steven Meister says it’s important to continue to stay vigilant about wearing a mask, social distancing and [...]
Governor Tim Walz announced today the loosening of restrictions on bars, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Walz will allow in-door restaurant dining at 50-percent capacity with a limit of 150 people and a 10pm service cut-off. Under the new guidance, restaurants will be able to seat up to six people per table, with tables spaced six feet apart. Bars will be able to seat open parties of two also with tables spaced six feet apart. In-person service and dining has been prohibited in Minnesota since November 18th and health officials say COVID numbers have improved because of the restrictions. Hospitality Minnesota was [...]
Marshall (KMHL) - With many applying for the job, the Marshall School Board members on Monday decided not to interview any new candidates and offer Jeremy Williams a permanent superintendent position. Williams previously served as director of teaching and learning at MPS, and over the years has also served as assistant principal of MATEC and Marshall High School, and as principal of West Side Elementary. In May of this year, Williams accepted an interim superintendent contract after former MPS superintendent Scott Monson stepped down for a different job offer. The Marshall Public School received 11 applicants for the position, and the [...]
Lynd (KMHL) - Attorneys for the Minnesota Department of Health are trying to have penalties increased against Lynd restaurant, Haven’s Garden. Larvita McFarquhar, owner of Haven’s Garden, has been defying Governor Tim Walz’s executive order and staying open for indoor dining despite having a temporary restraining order from Ramsey County. There was a motion for further sanctions against Haven’s Garden placed in Ramsey County District Court on December 29, and attorneys for the MDH asked that a new hearing be scheduled to consider increasing the civil contempt penalties from $250 a day. McFarquhar says currently she has not been notified or [...]
St. Paul (LEARFIELD) -- High school sports are able to return to practice today after being put on hold by Governor Tim Walz during a surge in COVID-19 cases late last year. However, with the return of practice also comes restrictions. In compliance with the Minnesota Department of Health, players will be required to wear a mask at all times, this includes in practices and in games. The only exception will be for wrestling and swimming where those guidelines are not practical. There will be a limit on the number of players who can practice together, and players are being urged [...]
There was an overall feeling of excitement for Avera Marshall’s hospital and clinic staff yesterday as they began receiving the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. Lisa Buseth, a registered nurse for Avera Urgent Care, was one of the first to receive vaccine Wednesday morning. “It was more exciting than anything” Buseth said, describing her experience receiving the vaccine. “It felt like any other vaccine I’ve received. No different I would say in level of pain…I’ve had no side effects so far.” Just like any vaccine, there is misinformation about what to expect once you receive it. Doctor Timothy Hindbjorgen of [...]