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Worthington Plant Temporarily Closes Following JBS Cyber-attack

2021-06-02T09:07:15-05:00June 2nd, 2021|Categories: News|

(Worthington, MN)  - The JBS plant in Worthington had to close Tuesday following a cyber-attack on the world's largest meat supplier.  Reports say hackers out of Russia targeted JBS servers in North America and Australia in a ransomware attack, disrupting operations for the company.  In Worthington, some shifts have also been canceled today. Officials say they will continue to work to resolve the incident as transactions suffer some delays. “Our systems are coming back online and we are not sparing any resources to fight this threat," Andre Nogueira, CEO of JBS USA, said in a statement. JBS is the second-largest producer [...]

Damage Found on 45 Vehicles in Marshall, One Suspect in Custody

2021-05-25T09:31:27-05:00May 25th, 2021|Categories: News|

(Marshall, MN) - On May 24th at 1:02 AM the Marshall Police Department received a report of a single male suspect slashing tires and damaging multiple vehicles in the 500 block of Village Dr. Marshall, MN. The suspect was identified and officers that responded located him at the scene. A 52-year-old Marshall man was taken into custody without incident.  Through further investigation, 45 vehicles throughout the 500 and 600 block of Village Dr. were found to have damage consisting of slashed tires and broken side mirrors.  The suspect was arrested and brought to the Lyon County Jail.

East College Drive in Marshall Reduced to One-Lane Road

2021-05-25T08:25:38-05:00May 25th, 2021|Categories: News|

(Willmar, MN) – Eastbound Highway 19/East College Drive has been reduced to one lane in Marshall, just east of Mustang Trail, while crews investigate and repair a sink hole. Road work is expected to take a full day. Watch for orange cones MnDOT asks drivers to: Slow down when approaching every work zone Never enter a roadway that has been blocked with barriers or cones Stay alert; watch for workers and slow-moving equipment Obey posted speed limits; fine for a work zone violation is $300 Minimize distractions behind the wheel Be patient and expect delays, especially during peak travel times Join [...]

Man Electrocuted While Trimming Trees in Clarkfield

2021-05-26T12:33:22-05:00May 25th, 2021|Categories: News|

According to the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office, a man was electrocuted on May 24th in Clarkfield. The Sheriff’s Office received a call that the victim was in a lift bucket trimming trees on Monday afternoon and had come in contact with an electrical line causing electrocution. Emergency personal responded to the scene to render aid once the power was off. Those responding to the scene were the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office, Clarkfield Ambulance, Clarkfield Fire/rescue, Granite Falls Ambulance, Renville tactical rescue team, and North Memorial Air Care transported the victim to Hennepin County Medical Center. At this time no name [...]

Fire at Woodville Pork in Waseca Resulted in Devastating Loss

2021-05-18T15:53:36-05:00May 18th, 2021|Categories: News|

MINNEAPOLIS — A fire chief in southern Minnesota says more than 12,000 pigs are dead after a fire broke out at a pork farm near Waseca. Around 10:30 p.m. Sunday, nine different fire departments were called to Woodville Pork to supply water. At one point there were more than 20 tankers on scene. Two buildings were destroyed, but firefighters put in a fire break to save a third. While no people were hurt, thousands of hogs were killed. “At this point I want to say around 12,000. We had 3,000 sows and 9,000 piglets I believe at this time. That’s just [...]

MN House Passes Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

2021-05-14T08:22:30-05:00May 14th, 2021|Categories: News|

(St Paul, MN) — For the first time ever, under DFL leadership, the Minnesota House of Representatives approved a bill tonight to legalize cannabis for adult use and expunge records for people convicted of non-violent offenses involving cannabis. Legislators voted 72-61 to approve the bill. “The Minnesota House made history today because we listened to and worked with people of all backgrounds over the course of years to bring forward the best cannabis legalization bill in the nation,” said Rep. Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley), the bill’s author and House Majority Leader. “The war on drugs is a failed policy. The harms caused [...]

Gov Walz Announces the End of Minnesota’s Mask Mandate

2021-05-13T19:03:31-05:00May 13th, 2021|Categories: News|

[ST. PAUL, MN] — Governor Tim Walz today announced the end of Minnesota’s statewide mask requirement, aligning Minnesota with new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on face coverings. Minnesotans who are not fully vaccinated are strongly recommended to wear face coverings indoors. Private businesses and local municipalities may still put in place face covering requirements. And Minnesota’s Safe Learning Plan, along with the existing face covering guidance for schools and child care settings, remain in effect. “This great day is possible because vaccines have proven to be effective,” said Governor Walz. “Once you are fully vaccinated you are protected. You [...]

Worthington Woman Found Guilty of Medicaid Fraud

2021-05-13T11:03:03-05:00May 13th, 2021|Categories: News|

(St Paul) - Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced that his office has obtained convictions against the former operator of a home care nursing agency in Worthington who defrauded Minnesota’s Medical Assistance (Medicaid) program of more than $1.8 million. Following a five-day trial — and after deliberating for just over two hours — a Nobles County jury found Remona Lysa Brown guilty of 14 felony counts of aiding and abetting theft by false representation. Brown was the sole managing employee of the Minnesota branch of Caring & Compassionate Healthcare Agency (CCHA), a home care nursing agency which also had a location [...]

Jim Klobuchar, Father to U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, Dies at 93

2021-05-13T10:57:51-05:00May 13th, 2021|Categories: News|

(Minneapolis, MN)  --  Longtime columnist Jim Klobuchar, who wrote for the Star Tribune, is dead at the age of 93.  The father of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar was said to have written over 84-hundred columns by the time he retired in the 1990s.  Senator Klobuchar said the man born in Ely died Wednesday.  As a veteran, Klobuchar will be buried at Fort Snelling, and a public celebration will be held at a later date.  Anyone wishing to honor the late journalist can donate to the University of Minnesota's School of Journalism and Mass Communication. In a statement, Amy Klobuchar said of [...]

MN House to Vote on Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

2021-05-12T10:44:03-05:00May 12th, 2021|Categories: News|

(St. Paul, MN) The Minnesota House is set to vote Thursday afternoon on a bill to legalize recreational marijuana for adult use. Leili Fatehi with Minnesotans for Responsible Marijuana Legislation says that's significant. “This session is the first time we've had an adult-use cannabis bill even get voted out of a legislative committee and it's very exciting that it's gotten voted out of not just one committee but 12 committees and now it's going to the House floor, where we anticipate it will pass there as well.” The legislation would allow Minnesotans 21 and over to buy and possess certain amounts [...]

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