The United Way of Southwest Minnesota announced a grant of $20,000 will be sent to Reading Corps, an AmeriCorps program of ServeMinnesota. These funds will be used to help cover the cost of three additional Reading Corps tutors in local schools to help prepare elementary students to meet the critical milestones of reading proficiency by the end of the third grade. Over the past 20 years, Reading Corps has helped over 300,000 students achieve reading proficiency. UWSWMN’s service area includes the communities in Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Yellow Medicine, and portions of Minnesota’s Cottonwood, Lac qui Parle, Nobles, and Redwood counties. If [...]
WILLMAR – Two people are dead and one person sustained serious injuries in a two-vehicle collision south of Willmar on Wednesday, according to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office. At approximately 11:38 Wednesday morning, a Ford Edge was traveling westbound on County Road 3 and a Chrysler Pacifica was traveling northbound on County Road 5. The vehicles collided in the intersection and both vehicles ended up in the ditch. The driver of the Chrysler, an 83-year-old from Blomkest, and their passenger, a 76-year-old from Blomkest, both died from injuries sustained in the accident. The driver of the Ford, a 75-year-old from Clara [...]
GRANITE FALLS -- A Minnesota hunter is celebrating a rare find following a weekend trip to Granite Falls. Chase Mortenson of Madison was hunting on his uncle's farm on Sunday when he bagged a buck with three antlers growing from its head. The rare "unicorn buck" had a pair of normal antlers as well as a small outgrowth in the middle of its forehead. Mortenson shot at the deer and initially thought he'd missed, but says he found the buck about 20 yards away from his stand.
The Marshall City Council is scheduled to meet this evening at 5:30PM. The Council will consider the approval of the special and regular meetings on November 14th. The Council will hold an improvement hearing on the South Whitney Street Reconstruction Project from East College Drive to Jean Avenue. This project consists of reconstruction of the sidewalk, roadways and utility replacement on South Whitney Street from East College Drive to Jean Avenue. All public utilities will be replaced, including watermain, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer on South Whitney Street. Other items of work included in this project are pavement removal, aggregate base, [...]
MAYNARD – A Big Lake teenager is in critical condition following a rollover accident on Highway 23 in Chippewa County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. At approximately 11:48 Sunday morning, a 1997 Chevy pickup was traveling northbound on Highway 23 just south of Maynard when it lost control and rolled. The driver of the Chevy, a 16-year-old girl from Big Lake, sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to the St. Cloud hospital. Assistance was provided by the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office, Maynard Fire and Rescue, Clara City Ambulance, Granite Falls Ambulance, and Life Link Air Helicopter.
SANBORN – Two Sanborn teenagers were injured in a rollover accident on Highway 71 in Cottonwood County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. At approximately 12:16 Saturday afternoon, a 2009 Dodge Ram pickup was traveling southbound on Highway 71 in Amboy Township of Cottonwood County. Near the intersection with 280th Street, the vehicle left the roadway, entered the east ditch and rolled. The driver of the Dodge, 17-year-old Tyler Paul Therkilsen of Sanborn, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to the Windom hospital. One of his passengers, a 16-year-old Carter John Therkilsen of Sanborn, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to [...]
CHANDLER – An explosion at the Chandler Feed Company in Chandler was reported Wednesday afternoon, according to the Murray County Sheriff’s Office. At approximately 12:38 Wednesday afternoon, dispatch received multiple calls reporting an explosion at the Chandler Feed Company. Numerous fire departments were called to respond to the explosion. Mutual aid firefighters stayed on the scene until approximately 4:20 Thanksgiving morning, while the Chandler Fire Department continues to monitor the scene at this time in case of re-ignition. One person was injured in the explosion and was taken to a local hospital to be treated for injuries. Their condition is [...]
MARSHALL -- The Kitchen Table Food Shelf program of United Community Action Partnership has been awarded a community impact grant from the United Way of Southwest Minnesota (UWSWMN) for a total of $40,822. According to a press release, the funds will be used to help fund the Kitchen Table Food Shelves in Tracy and Marshall to address food insecurity needs. Community impact grants are the main way UWSWMN invests donations back into our communities. The community impact grant process involves local volunteers who help review funding requests and work together to make funding recommendations to our board of directors. For the [...]
Another sign winter is right around the corner, Mn-DOT is wrapping up this year's construction season. Projects in 2023 in southwest Minnesota include: Highway 14 – New Ulm to Nicollet – Crews will soon complete the second year of a two-year project that will convert the two-lane highway to a four-lane divided highway, creating a continuous four-lane road between New Ulm and Rochester. Crews also constructed new interchanges near Courtland and at County Road 37 in New Ulm, added turn lanes and installed snow fence. Highway 23 – New London to Paynesville – Completed the first year of a two-year Corridors [...]
MARSHALL – The Marshall Fire Department responded to a call about a man stuck on the roof of a shed in the 3000 block of Highway 59. At approximately 9:27 Thursday evening, a man was putting up Christmas lights on the roof of a shed, about 30 feet above the ground. The roof of the shed started to acquire a layer of frost and became slippery and the man was unable to get down safely. The Marshall Fire Department deployed their aerial truck and assisted the man off the roof. The man was uninjured. Assistance was provided by North Memorial Ambulance.