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Investigation Continues in Russell Hit and Run Fatality

2021-03-22T13:42:13-05:00March 22nd, 2021|Categories: News|

Russell (KMHL) - The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office has identified a suspected involved vehicle in last Thursday night’s hit and run incident that left a Russell man dead. Individuals associated with the suspected vehicle have been located and identified. Further forensic examination and analysis of the vehicle is underway, and the questioning of the suspected involved individuals and witnesses is continuing. Anyone that may have relevant information involving this investigation or who were in or around the city of Russell the night of Thursday, March 18th shortly before midnight and have not spoken to Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigators are encouraged [...]

Structure Fire in Renville County

2021-03-22T10:20:37-05:00March 22nd, 2021|Categories: News|

Morton (KMHL) - On Friday, March 19th, at 2:58 p.m. the Renville county sheriff’s office received several 911 calls reporting a loader on fire inside of a shop on the 200 block of North Main street in the city of Morton. Fire crews found the building to be engulfed in flames upon arrival. The loader, a pickup, and several other pieces of equipment were lost in the fire. The building later collapsed due to the damage and was considered a total loss. There were no injuries reported and as of right now the cause of the fire is under investigation. Responding [...]

Authorities Say Russell Man Found Dead After an Apparent Hit and Run

2021-03-22T10:56:41-05:00March 19th, 2021|Categories: News|

Russell, MN (KMHL) - On Thursday, March 18th, at 11:48 PM the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call indicating that an adult male was found unresponsive within the roadway in Russell, MN. First responders were dispatched to the scene, and upon arrival located a 50 year old adult male who was unresponsive and was not breathing. The condition of the male was assessed, and he was found to have suffered severe traumatic injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene and was later identified as Shane Alan Sanow of Russel. Located a short distance from Sanow, was a [...]

Victim Shot During Domestic Dispute Near Granite Falls

2021-03-16T12:15:23-05:00March 16th, 2021|Categories: News|

Granite Falls (KMHL) - On Monday evening law enforcement was notified of a possible domestic dispute in the parking lot at Prairies Edge Casino Resort. During the investigation, officers determined that a 31-year-old female victim from Willmar and her 41 - year-old boyfriend from Morton were the ones involved in a physical domestic dispute in the parking lot. According to the victim, the suspect threatened her with the gun then panicked when he saw officers approaching. He then forced the victim into a vehicle and drove from the scene. While they were traveling the victim was shot in the leg. Multiple [...]

Avera Marshall Invites Individuals Who Meet Criteria to Call for Vaccine Appointments

2021-03-15T13:43:14-05:00March 15th, 2021|Categories: News|

Marshall (KMHL) - Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center is inviting people who meet Minnesota’s newly expanded criteria for COVID-19 vaccination to call the organization’s call center. People who are already on Avera Marshall’s waiting list do not need to call again. The call center will reach out to individuals on the list who meet current guidelines to schedule appointments. “With the efforts of all of the organizations administering vaccine in our region, collectively we’ve been able to vaccinate more than 80% of people over age 65 in Lyon County,” said Debbie Streier, Regional President and CEO, Avera Marshall. “Our team has [...]

Walz Announces Significant Dial Back on COVID Restrictions

2021-03-12T12:13:30-06:00March 12th, 2021|Categories: News|

St. Paul (LEARFIELD)  --  Governor Tim Walz is significantly dialing back COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings and Minnesota businesses beginning Monday, March 15.  Bars and restaurants can go up to 75 percent capacity, fitness centers and pools can allow 50 percent capacity, and entertainment venues can have half capacity with up to 250 customers.  Occupancy limits for churches and religious gatherings are removed, but will still require masks and social distancing.  The so-called pod size for youth sports can increase to 50 for outdoor games.  Perhaps the most significant move will allow up to ten-thousand people at seated and unseated outdoor venues [...]

Walz Administration Expanding Eligibility For COVID-19 Vaccinations

2021-03-09T13:09:13-06:00March 9th, 2021|Categories: News|

St. Paul (LEARFIELD)  --  On Tuesday morning, the Walz administration announced they are expanding the list of those eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine -- emphasizing that people 65 and over, health care workers, and nursing home residents who have not yet been vaccinated still have top priority. “This is a good day of Minnesotans.” Governor Tim Walz said, "We're ready now to expand to the next group of folks. The new lane is added to the highway and it's gonna mean a whole lot of you out there." The next two phases for vaccine eligibility include two groups: those with underlying conditions that [...]

Three Injured in Crash Involving State Patrol Vehicle

2021-03-09T08:35:36-06:00March 9th, 2021|Categories: News|

Hanley Falls (KMHL) - Three people were injured in a crash in Yellow Medicine County, involving a Minnesota State Patrol Squad car on Sunday evening. The front of the squad car, driven by Chad Patrick Nigg of Marshall, was southbound on Highway 23 approaching County Road 18 with its emergency lights on, when he collided, hitting the passenger side of a 2013 Chevy Equinox that was proceeding into the intersection. The driver, 83-year-old Leo Roy Kack of St. Leo, was transported to Avera Granite Falls and then to Hennepin County Medical Center with injuries that were serious but not life threatening. His [...]

Dawson Fire Department called to Fire at AGP

2021-03-05T12:35:41-06:00March 5th, 2021|Categories: News|

Dawson (KMHL) - Thursday evening after 11:00, the Dawson fire department was called to AGP in Dawson where the south side of the plant was fully engulfed in flames. The Dawson police department, Dawson ambulance, Lac Qui Parle Sheriff, and Boyd and Madison fire departments were also called to assist at the scene. The Montevideo fire department was called to bring their aerial truck. The fire was contained and no injures were reported. The cause of the fire is thought to be an equipment bearing failure.

Swedzinski Asks to Lift State Taxes from Emergency Loans

2021-03-05T08:28:54-06:00March 5th, 2021|Categories: News|

St Paul (KMHL) - On Thursday State Representative Chris Swedzinski of Ghent called for immediate action to spare Minnesota businesses from owing state taxes on forgivable emergency loans recently issued by the federal government. In a press release, Swedzinski mentions that The Tax Foundation reports Minnesota is the only state in the Upper Midwest that has yet to exempt forgiven Paycheck Protection Plan loans from state income taxes, the loans that were offered as lifelines for businesses to keep employees o the payroll and meet other financial obligations. "The state has a 1.6 billion surplus, so there certainly is not a [...]

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