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Propane Prices Much Lower Than Gasoline and Diesel

2022-04-18T08:22:41-05:00April 18th, 2022|Categories: News|

Zimmerman (Learfield)- The price of propane in Minnesota is well below the high cost of gasoline and diesel fuel two dollars, 34 cents a gallon, compared to three-94 for a gallon of gas. Drivers are making the switch or converting their vehicles to propane autogas. Dave Wager (WAY’-jur) of the Minnesota Propane Association says you can fill up at several locations including their facility in Zimmerman. Wager says propane conversion kits are several thousand dollars, but the association offers incentives to help to cover a large chunk of the cost. You can also buy dedicated vehicles and buses powered by propane.

Tax day

2022-04-18T08:10:48-05:00April 18th, 2022|Categories: News|

Marshall (Learfield)- Tax Day is here. There is still time to submit a return on time. All returns must be postmarked by the end of the day today. According to the Department of Revenue, nearly two million Minnesotans have filed an income tax return this year, with already a million refunds being sent out. For those that have filed, the “Where’s My Refund” website is the place to go to track the status of your refund.

Marshall to participate in water softener grant program

2022-04-15T09:14:19-05:00April 15th, 2022|Categories: News|

Marshall (KMHL)- Over the past couple of years, Marshall Municipal Utilities completed a more than $11.5 million project at the city water plant to pre-soften municipal water, using soda ash and lime. The project’s goal is to cut down on the amount of water softener salt households and businesses need to use, because that salt ends up in city wastewater and the Redwood River. Bolton & Menk has been awarded $250,000 chloride reduction grant that will be split between the cities of Worthington and Marshall, Anderson said. The grant requires a 25% match, which comes to $31,250 from each city. According [...]

FIRE CONTAINED TO CLASSROOM AT MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL

2022-04-12T08:14:22-05:00April 12th, 2022|Categories: News|

On Tuesday, April 11, 2022 around 4:00 pm there was a fire reported in a science classroom at Marshall High School.   The sprinkler system was activated and immediately extinguished the fire.  Superintendent Williams shared, “we are fortunate that no staff members were hurt and that the water damage is contained to one classroom”.  The fire Chief has allowed re-entry into the building.   School and activities will continue as normally planned.

Affordable College Textbook Act

2022-04-01T08:11:26-05:00April 1st, 2022|Categories: News|

St. Paul (KMHL)- U.S. Senator Tina Smith has introduced a bill that would expand the use of free, online college textbooks, allowing professors, students, researchers, and others to freely access material as a supplement or alternative to traditional textbooks. Smith says too many college students are struggling to make ends meet, and spending “hundreds of dollars” on textbooks doesn’t help. She says two-thirds of college students admit they don’t purchase textbooks because of the high cost.  

Avera Research Institute Takes Part in NIH RECOVER Initiative

2022-03-30T14:38:04-05:00March 30th, 2022|Categories: News|

Marshall (KMHL)- Through a partnership with the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute, Avera Research Institute, based in Sioux Falls, S.D., will be among more than 30 research teams across the country participating in the Research COVID to Enhance Recovery Initiative (RECOVER) Initiative through the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Research efforts will focus on the long-term effects of COVID in children and young adults, called post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC). Avera Research Institute will be enrolling children and young adults under age 25 in a four-year study to better understand the long-term effects and identify treatment options. Learn more about enrolling [...]

Proposed $300 Million Public Safety Plan Touted

2022-03-23T09:41:23-05:00March 22nd, 2022|Categories: News|

ST. PAUL (KMHL)- Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan will hold a roundtable discussion with public safety officials from New Ulm and Mankato focused on what their $300 million public safety plan would mean for New Ulm, Mankato, and communities across the state. Under the Walz-Flanagan Budget to Move Minnesota Forward, New Ulm would receive over $242,000 per year and Mankato would receive over $763,000 per year to provide for public safety. This roundtable discussion follows recent public safety meetings the Governor and Lieutenant Governor have had with community leaders in St. Cloud, Stillwater, St. Louis Park, Duluth, Brooklyn [...]

Schwan’s Rebranding Home Delivery

2022-03-23T06:25:42-05:00March 22nd, 2022|Categories: News|

MARSHALL (KMHL)- Schwan’s Home Delivery is taking a friendly, Midwestern turn with its name, rebranding to Yelloh. The switchover, announced Friday, March 18, is expected to be fully implemented by the start of 2023. The new brand name, which plays well with the frozen food home delivery firm’s distinctive yellow trucks, is meant to capture the company’s “optimistic spirit,” the third-generation family-owned firm announced in a PR Newswire release. Yelloh will continue to operate under the ownership of the Schwan family and remain headquartered in Minnesota as it has for 70 years.

Rural MOMS Act Signed Into Law

2022-03-18T12:07:22-05:00March 18th, 2022|Categories: News|

MARSHALL (LEARFIELD)- More than half of rural Minnesota counties lack hospital-based birthing services. The Rural MOMS Act was co-sponsored by Senator Tina Smith and has now been signed into law. Smith says the legislation will provide grants to connect patients to needed care, expand telehealth and provide training for clinicians to practice in rural community-based settings: ”This has really driven home to me when I heard from women in Minnesota that were driving 100 miles each way to get to their doctors and what a challenge that faced them. And in some ways limiting their choices of where they could even [...]

Renewed Push To Lower Prescription Drug Prices

2022-03-18T08:21:18-05:00March 18th, 2022|Categories: News|

MARSHALL (LEARFIELD)- Senator Amy Klobuchar is continuing a push to lower prescription drug costs especially for seniors. Klobuchar goes on to say she is advocating for legislation… “That requires Medicare to negotiate for less expensive drugs from the drug companies. I think people would be shocked to know that Medicare is banned from negotiating right now, whereas the Veteran's administration does negotiate this, significantly lower costs for our Veterans, which is great, we should have the same thing with our seniors.” Klobuchar says U-S consumers pay the highest drug prices in the world. Klobuchar and Senator Tina Smith today joins leaders [...]

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