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Beware Of Jumping Worms

2022-05-16T09:47:53-05:00May 16th, 2022|Categories: News|

Marshall (Learfield)- The highly invasive jumping worm, which can damage soil and gardens, has spread across several Midwestern states, including Minnesota. Ryan Hueffmeier with the University of Minnesota-Duluth says jumping worms are earthworms that live in the top few inches of soil, “have a voracious appetite,” and “consume a lot of…organic material such as your mulch or your compost that’s in your yards or garden. To date, jumping worms have been documented in the southeast portion of Minnesota up through the metro area and as far north as the St. Cloud area. They get their name for the aggressive way they [...]

Historic Severe Weather day on Thursday

2022-05-13T08:25:23-05:00May 13th, 2022|Categories: News|

Marshall (KMHL)- Storms the like of which we witnessed yesterday are rare. We ended the day with nearly 170 damaging wind reports, 59 of them significant at over 75mph. That’s the 2nd highest number of hurricane-force wind reports from a non tropical storm in the United States since 2004. There will be more perspective on this storm in the days to come as we collect all the damage reports.

Turn State Turquoise for Lung Cancer Awareness

2022-05-09T10:03:45-05:00May 9th, 2022|Categories: News|

Marshall (Learfield)- The American Lung Association is turning the state turquoise this week. The organization says the goal is to raise awareness of lung cancer and educate folks about life-saving screenings available. The association says major landmarks in Minnesota will be lit turquoise including Allianz Field, Target Field, Capella Tower, and the Mayo Clinic. Lung cancer is the nation’s leading cancer killer. In 2022 alone, it is estimated that nearly four-thousand Minnesotans will be diagnosed with lung cancer.

Lyon County Board hears requests for federal stimulus funding

2022-05-05T13:02:43-05:00May 5th, 2022|Categories: News|

Marshall (KMHL)- Street and sewer reconstructions, ambulance equipment and fire station upgrades were all on the list of projects for which Lyon County communities are seeking federal stimulus money. Lyon County had received a total of $4.9 million on ARPA funding, said Lyon County Administrator Loren Stomberg. Of the funding requests commissioners heard Tuesday, the only one granted right away was $65,000 for the Tracy Ambulance service. Commissioners heard several different funding requests on Tuesday. They included a $200,000 request from the city of Russell to help offset some street construction costs for part of a major infrastructure project. The city [...]

Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program

2022-05-02T14:48:18-05:00May 2nd, 2022|Categories: News|

Marshall (KMHL)- United Community Action Partnership, Inc. on behalf of Lyon County is anticipating Federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program Phase 39 and ARPA to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the area. A local Board will determine how the funds awarded are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service organizations in the area. Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local government or private voluntary organizations chosen to receive funds must: 1) be non-profit, 2) have an accounting system and conduct and annual audit, [...]

Fishing Opener Countdown is on, Ice Still Not Out

2022-04-25T08:15:54-05:00April 25th, 2022|Categories: News|

Marshall (Learfield)- The countdown to this year's fishing opener is on. The DNR's Brad Parsons says ice-out conditions on area lakes are a little behind this year. He says that is not a bad thing necessarily since the delayed ice-out and warm temperatures in May can really aid in walleye reproduction. This year's walleye fishing opener is Saturday, May 14th.

DEED Announces Infrastructure Grants for Greater Minnesota

2022-04-25T08:07:50-05:00April 25th, 2022|Categories: News|

St. Paul (Learfield) The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced today that it has awarded two-point-three million dollars in grants to infrastructure projects in Greater Minnesota. The funding, awarded from DEED’s Greater Minnesota Business Development Public Infrastructure Grant Program, was approved for Brooten, Redwood Falls, Luverne, and International Falls. It is expected to retain or create more than 200 full-time jobs.

Tax Rally at Capitol Calls for Permanent Tax Cuts from Surplus

2022-04-25T07:56:44-05:00April 25th, 2022|Categories: News|

St. Paul (Learfield)-  A rally at the state capitol highlighted the push by Republican lawmakers for permanent tax cuts for Minnesotans. Organizers from the conservative group Center for the American Experiment are urging the legislature to use the state’s more than nine-billion-dollar surplus to fund the cuts. The group calls the surplus a result of over-collection of state taxes and used the slogan, “Give it Back.” Democrats have been reluctant to push through permanent cuts, instead opting for direct payments.

Nine Year Old Female Shot in Lynd

2022-04-19T13:16:02-05:00April 19th, 2022|Categories: News|

On Monday, 04/18/2022 at approximately 1:31 PM, EMS and other Lyon County Public Safety Services were dispatched to a rural Lynd residence for a report in which a firearm had reportedly discharged striking an individual in the head. Upon arrival, a 9yo juvenile female was located suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound to her head. Due to the seriousness of the injuries, the female was air-lifted from the scene. The extent of injury and condition of the female at the time of report is unknown. The circumstances surrounding this matter are under investigation by the Lyon County Sheriff’s [...]

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