Ralco Owners Purchase Landmark Mercantile and Atlantic Hotel

2021-06-28T07:36:12-05:00June 25th, 2021|Categories: News|

MARSHALL, Minn.—June 25, 2021—The Knochenmus family, owners of Ralco, announced today that they have signed a purchase agreement with Schwan’s Company to acquire the Landmark Mercantile and Atlantic Hotel on the corner of Main Street and College Drive in Marshall, MN. The property consists of three floors with more than 45,000 square feet and will be further developed to support additional businesses in support of the downtown community. The main level, which is currently home to Bello Cucina and U.S. Bank, will continue to focus on retail space. In addition to the current tenants, plans include completing space for several additional [...]

Deadly Traffic Stop in New Ulm

2021-06-24T13:25:27-05:00June 24th, 2021|Categories: News|

A routine traffic stop turned deadly in New Ulm on Tuesday evening. The New Ulm Police Department had a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation, when the adult male driver of the vehicle became non-compliant. During the encounter, the driver then became combative. A struggle ensued between the driver and the police offers on the scene, and the driver produced a handgun that had been in his possession. The struggle ended with the driver using his own weapon to fire on himself. The driver was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. From there, he was transported to a medical facility in [...]

Derek Chauvin to be Sentenced on Friday

2021-06-22T10:55:22-05:00June 22nd, 2021|Categories: News|

(Minneapolis, MN)  -  Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin will be sentenced on Friday after being convicted of murdering George Floyd last year. The former Minneapolis police officer has been in jail since his conviction in April. Judge Peter Cahill will decide if the ex-cop will get probation, an outcome requested bu his attorney, or more than the 30-year punishment favored by prosecutors. Chauvin was seen on video kneeling on Floyd's neck for more than nine minutes.  Floyd's death sparked global outrage and protests in addition to unrest. Chauvin and the three other former officers on the scene that day were [...]

U of M Will Not Require COVID-19 Vaccinations

2021-06-15T12:14:15-05:00June 15th, 2021|Categories: News|

(Minneapolis, MN) - Coronavirus vaccination will be optional for students and staff returning to University of Minnesota campuses this fall. The University of Minnesota won't require COVID-19 vaccinations at any of its five campuses. On Monday, university president Joan Gabel announced the decision, saying staff, students, and faculty don't need to be vaccinated to return to campus this fall. Gabel said that officials consulted with public health experts, school members, and considered vaccination rates and infection data in making the decision. The university is pushing a public information campaign to encourage vaccinations, but says getting the vaccine is a "complex and [...]

Stabbing in Redwood Falls

2021-06-10T09:03:32-05:00June 10th, 2021|Categories: News|

On Wednesday evening, Redwood Falls police were dispatched to a fight happening in the front yard of a residence. Several people were involved in the fight and by the time police arrived one person had been stabbed. The Redwood County Sheriff's Department and Centra Care Amublance assisted at the scene. Two of the persons involved tried to flea on foot, but the two were apprehended by police and later determined to have fled because they were drinking underage. As a result, Jose Silverio of Willmar, Demetri Means of Redwood Falls, and a juvenile from Morton were cited for underage consumption. This [...]

Christensen Hog Farm Fire

2021-06-09T13:50:49-05:00June 9th, 2021|Categories: News|

On Monday evening, multiple fire departments were paged to Christensen Hog Farm, located near Ivanhoe, MN. The Lincoln County Dispatch Center received a 911 call of a fire at 8:49 pm. Luckily, no personal injuries were reported due to the fire; however, the building received fire damage and numerous animals were injured or deceased. Fire departments paged to the scene included Ivanhoe, Arco, Tyler, Hendricks, Lake Benton, Minneota, Porter, Taunton, and Ghent, along with the Ivanhoe Ambulance. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Ivanhoe Police Department, and Minnesota State Patrol also responded assisting with traffic control. Lincoln/Pipestone Rural Water assisted with sourcing [...]

Shooting Near Belview

2021-06-09T13:37:38-05:00June 9th, 2021|Categories: News|

In the early morning hours of Sunday, June 6th, the Redwood County Sheriff's office was dispatched to a residence south of Belview, MN. When they arrived, they discovered a young man with a single gunshot wound. Deputies provided life saving measures until ambulance arrived on the scene to transport the victim to the hospital. The victim was later flown to North Memorial Hospital. The incident is still under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the Redwood County Sheriff's Office at 507-637-4036. UPDATE:  The victim of the shooting is identified as Austin Beran, age 22, of Morton, MN. Mr. [...]

Minneota Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash Tuesday Evening

2021-06-02T10:53:47-05:00June 2nd, 2021|Categories: News|

A Minneota man is dead after a crash between an SUV and two motorcycles Tuesday evening. EMS and First Responders were dispatched to area of the Lyon County Road 6 and 310th Ave. finding that two motorcycles and an SUV were involved in a head-on collision.  The operator of one of the motorcycles was identified as 44 year old Peter Haugen of Minneota.  Haugen was pronounced dead at the  scene.  The operator of the second motorcycle, 41 year old Frederick Day of  Minneota was treated for injuries sustained in the crash.  The driver of the SUV, and  lone vehicle occupant, was [...]

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.

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