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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 [...]

MN Commerce Dept. Warns of Energy Assistance Scam

2022-03-16T08:16:13-05:00March 16th, 2022|Categories: News|

ST. PAUL ( LEARFIELD)- Scammers are targeting Minnesotans with fraudulent calls about the state’s Energy Assistance Program. The Minnesota Department of Commerce’s Mo Schriner says in the scam people are being asked to provide a bank account or credit card information. He calls that a “red flag,” because the energy assistance program does not require people to provide banking or credit card info. Schriner says you can always hang up and call directly to your utility or local energy assistance service provider if you have any questions or suspect you’re being scammed. If you have any questions, you can directly contact [...]

Marshall Seeks Input On Name For Community Space

2022-03-14T11:43:50-05:00March 8th, 2022|Categories: News|

Marshall (KMHL) - This week, the City of Marshall unveiled their final proposed concept for the open space between Main Stay Café and City Hall that was previously occupied by the vacant former Hotel Marshall building. The final conceptual design includes greenery, seating, and a planned space for a future sculpture to enhance visual interest. Name submittals will be accepted starting March 8th with a deadline to submit by April 5th. Community members will have two options to submit names for consideration. Submittals may be made by filling out an online form on the city’s website, or mailed to City of [...]

Food campaign underway

2022-03-07T10:22:38-06:00March 7th, 2022|Categories: News|

Minneapolis (Learfield)-  Minnesota FoodShare has launched its annual March food campaign, with the purpose of providing healthy food to low-income families across the state. Sarah Taubner with Minnesota FoodShare says they don't set any specific fundraising goals, instead they, “just push to amplify and support local food shelves every year.” She says they want to make sure anyone and any food shelf that participates receives a portion of the money raised. The goal of the 41st-annual campaign is to help the state’s 300-plus food shelves replenish their inventory. Taubner says one hundred percent of donations go into the food fund and [...]

Gas Price Hikes Hearings

2022-03-03T12:15:18-06:00March 3rd, 2022|Categories: News|

St. Paul (Learfield)- The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is hosting a pair of virtual public hearings today (Thursday 1 & 6 p-m) on the investigation of the spike in natural gas prices. State regulators want to hear from citizen about the impacts of the increase in heating bills due to severe weather in February of 2021. You can register and find more information online mn-dot-gov-slash-p-u-c.

United Way CEO Sarah Kicmal to step down

2022-02-23T12:28:10-06:00February 23rd, 2022|Categories: News|

MARSHALL (KMHL) - United Way of Southwest Minnesota announced that CEO, Sarah Kicmal is stepping down from her role at the beginning of April to accept a position with December Day Creative. During Kicmal’s time with UWSWMN, she helped raise over one million dollars to improve lives and strengthen communities across southwest Minnesota. The UWSWMN board of directors will open a search for a new CEO in the near future. Kritz and Rachel Nuese, will lead the transition and search committee for Kimcal’s successor.

Marshall Council Member Don Edblom Passes Away

2022-02-23T11:19:10-06:00February 23rd, 2022|Categories: News|

MARSHALL (KMHL)- Council member Don Edblom passed away last evening, February 22, 2022. Don served the City of Marshall as City Council member for three terms, and he was in his second year of his third term. Don also served as a Board Member of Marshall Municipal Utilities and the Marshall Planning Commission for many years as a member and as Chair of the Commission. As a Councilmember, Don was well prepared and made thoughtful decisions which benefited the community and those that served the community. Don’s public service to the City of Marshall will always be remembered as one served [...]

Drought Relief Package Approved

2022-02-21T09:17:08-06:00February 21st, 2022|Categories: News|

ST. PAUL (KMHL)- The House Agriculture Finance and Policy Committee approved an assistance package for livestock farmers and specialty crop producers harmed by the drought of 2021. The package includes $5 million worth of grants and other direct financial assistance, as well as an additional $5 million for the Rural Finance Authority’s revolving loan account targeted toward drought relief. Of that amount, the bill reserves $1 million for livestock producers, $1 million for specialty crop producers, and $500,000 for farmers market vendors who are livestock or specialty crop growers. The bill also requires MDA to do outreach to emerging farmers about the [...]

Marshall Middle School receives shooting threat

2022-02-17T10:10:57-06:00February 15th, 2022|Categories: News|

Update: MARSHALL (KMHL) – The Marshall Middle School has informed parents it had received a threat of a shooting at the school February 15th. Both the school and police department take all threats seriously and will work hard at identifying the individual (s) responsible for making the threat and hold them accountable. The Marshall Police Department along with the Marshall Area Crime Fund would like to offer a $200 dollar reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect (s) responsible for the threat. If you have information please contact the Marshall Police Department at 507-537-7000.  

Renville County Parks Offer Groomed Winter Recreation Trails

2022-02-15T10:42:23-06:00February 15th, 2022|Categories: News|

Renville (KMHL)- As of last week, winter recreation trails in Beaver Falls and Skalbekken County Parks have been groomed to allow for walking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, fat-tire biking, and other non-motorized recreational uses. The grooming effort is the result of a collaboration between the Renville County HRA/EDA and Renville County Parks Departments.  The trail follows the park road in both parks, providing a 1.5-mile trail in Skalbekken and a 2-mile trail in Beaver Falls. Visitors are encouraged to park in the horse camp in Skalbekken and at the south entrance in Beaver Falls.  Maps showing the groomed trail routes are posted [...]

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