Plymouth (KARE 11) - A Plymouth Middle School went into lockdown early this morning after reports of gun shots fired. According to the city’s police chief, no injuries were reported and one person has been taken into custody. As of right now the school remains in lockdown and parents are being directed on how to pick up their children. We will keep you posted as more details emerge.
Marshall (KMHL) - In an email to parents of Parkside students, the Marshall School District has confirmed that a first-grade student at Parkside Elementary in Marshall has died due to complications from Covid-19. The Parkside first grader, Week Day, passed away Sunday, according to the school district. As of today, Lyon County has had 3,514 positive COVID-19 cases with 48 confirmed deaths. Minnesota in total has had 6,692 confirmed deaths. Funeral services for Day are pending.
Marshall (KMHL) - Prominent Physician Assistant, Craig Maki, has announced his retirement from Avera Marshall. After earning his undergraduate degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, he went on complete the Physician Assistant program at the University of Iowa in Iowa City where he then dedicated 37 years to serving the rural health needs in Southwest Minnesota. Over the course of his career, Maki has served patients in southwest Minnesota communities including Lamberton and Granite Falls. From 1987 to 1993 he offered care in both Tyler and Marshall, then in 1997 he started full time in Marshall. “We are incredibly [...]
Marshall (KMHL) - The Marshall Police Department is warning community members of a new unemployment fraud scheme. Some people in the area have received letters from Minnesota Unemployment Insurance notifying them that they have applied for unemployment benefits when in fact they had not. Oftentimes their employer received the same letter. These cases are the result of identity theft where the victim’s personal identification information is used by another actor to fraudulently apply for unemployment benefits. If you receive this letters it is recommended that you: File a fraud report with Minnesota Unemployment Insurance using their online form, which is found [...]
Granite Falls (KMHL) - Early Sunday morning the Granite Falls Police Department was dispatched to a residence to investigate a fight. Officers spoke with the victim, Pablo Cruz Horton age 28 of Granite Falls, about the assault, and he notified officers that he was the passenger in a vehicle that just struck and injured a man near his residence. Officers quickly located the crash scene where there was evidence of serious injury, but no victim was found. Later officers located the vehicle, a 2009 white Chevy Tahoe, and the alleged driver Alan Asuncion De Los Santos, age 27, of Granite Falls [...]
Dawson (KMHL) - A Dawson woman has been acquitted of two charges of illegal sexual contact with a young girl from South Dakota. A grandy jury in Lincoln County South Dakota had indicted Kendra Lindblad, age 27, who owned Redemption Basketball Academy in Dawson for alleged contact with a 12-year-old child in 2017 and 2018 when she was 24 years old. In January of 2020 Lindblad pleaded not guilty. According to a news release, Lindblad’s attorney Ron Fraunshuh stated that on March 12 of this year, a 12-member jury found Lindblad not guilty.
Cottonwood (KMHL) - Tragedy hit the Cottonwood community with two separate accidents over the weekend. On Saturday afternoon, at approximately 2:26 PM, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an ATV accident in Stanley Township. The operator of the ATV was identified as Parker Viaene, 20, of rural Cottonwood. Viaene was pronounced deceased at the scene due to injuries sustained from the crash. The crash remains under investigation. Then on Sunday morning at 02:20 a.m. the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office was notified of multiple people injured at a bonfire in rural Granite Falls. A flammable liquid was poured [...]
Marshall (KMHL) - The Marshall Police are making information available on Bradley Scott Edwards, a level three predatory offender, who will be moving to Marshall April 13th on the block of West Lyon Street. He will remain under supervision of the Minnesota Department of Corrections Intensive Supervised Release program. An informational presentation and public fact sheet is available on the Marshall Police Departments Facebook page. People with questions are also encouraged to call the Marshall Police at 507-537-7000.
Wabasso (KMHL) - The Wabasso Board of Education has voted to select Mr. Jon Fulton, who is currently the Superintendent in Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley School District, as the district's new superintendent. "We believe Mr. Fulton is a great fit for Wabasso Public Schools and has the experience to keep our district moving forward in the years ahead. We look forward to working with Mr. Fulton." said Dave Eis, Board Chair. The School Board will be conducting contract negotiations with Mr. Fulton and a contract is expected to be approved at a Special Meeting set for April 9, 2021 for this purpose. The start [...]
Marshall (KMHL) - Marshall’s new Southview Elementary School is set to be open this fall for students, according to Superintendent Jeremy Williams. Southview Elementary will serve students in grades 2-4, replacing the current West Side elementary location. The construction progress at Southview Elementary should allow for West Side staff to move into the new school in July. Williams has a goal of holding a public open house during Sounds of Summer in August, depending on COVID-19 guidelines. "We think it will be a good weekend, when people will be able to stop by the new school," Williams said. It would go [...]