Two men arrested after armed burglary in Marshall Saturday night

2021-05-17T08:16:50-05:00May 17th, 2021|Categories: News|

MARSHALL (KMHL) – Two men were arrested following an armed robbery in Marshall Saturday evening. The Marshall Police Department says two men, a 33-year-old Minneota man and a 29-year-old Marshall man were arrested in Yellow Medicine County following the incident. Authorities say the robbery occurred shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday evening in the 500 block of Village Drive. Marshall Police say the victim was not injured in the incident.

MN House Passes Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

2021-05-14T08:22:30-05:00May 14th, 2021|Categories: News|

(St Paul, MN) — For the first time ever, under DFL leadership, the Minnesota House of Representatives approved a bill tonight to legalize cannabis for adult use and expunge records for people convicted of non-violent offenses involving cannabis. Legislators voted 72-61 to approve the bill. “The Minnesota House made history today because we listened to and worked with people of all backgrounds over the course of years to bring forward the best cannabis legalization bill in the nation,” said Rep. Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley), the bill’s author and House Majority Leader. “The war on drugs is a failed policy. The harms caused [...]

Gov Walz Announces the End of Minnesota’s Mask Mandate

2021-05-13T19:03:31-05:00May 13th, 2021|Categories: News|

[ST. PAUL, MN] — Governor Tim Walz today announced the end of Minnesota’s statewide mask requirement, aligning Minnesota with new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on face coverings. Minnesotans who are not fully vaccinated are strongly recommended to wear face coverings indoors. Private businesses and local municipalities may still put in place face covering requirements. And Minnesota’s Safe Learning Plan, along with the existing face covering guidance for schools and child care settings, remain in effect. “This great day is possible because vaccines have proven to be effective,” said Governor Walz. “Once you are fully vaccinated you are protected. You [...]

Worthington Woman Found Guilty of Medicaid Fraud

2021-05-13T11:03:03-05:00May 13th, 2021|Categories: News|

(St Paul) - Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced that his office has obtained convictions against the former operator of a home care nursing agency in Worthington who defrauded Minnesota’s Medical Assistance (Medicaid) program of more than $1.8 million. Following a five-day trial — and after deliberating for just over two hours — a Nobles County jury found Remona Lysa Brown guilty of 14 felony counts of aiding and abetting theft by false representation. Brown was the sole managing employee of the Minnesota branch of Caring & Compassionate Healthcare Agency (CCHA), a home care nursing agency which also had a location [...]

Jim Klobuchar, Father to U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, Dies at 93

2021-05-13T10:57:51-05:00May 13th, 2021|Categories: News|

(Minneapolis, MN)  --  Longtime columnist Jim Klobuchar, who wrote for the Star Tribune, is dead at the age of 93.  The father of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar was said to have written over 84-hundred columns by the time he retired in the 1990s.  Senator Klobuchar said the man born in Ely died Wednesday.  As a veteran, Klobuchar will be buried at Fort Snelling, and a public celebration will be held at a later date.  Anyone wishing to honor the late journalist can donate to the University of Minnesota's School of Journalism and Mass Communication. In a statement, Amy Klobuchar said of [...]

MN House to Vote on Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

2021-05-12T10:44:03-05:00May 12th, 2021|Categories: News|

(St. Paul, MN) The Minnesota House is set to vote Thursday afternoon on a bill to legalize recreational marijuana for adult use. Leili Fatehi with Minnesotans for Responsible Marijuana Legislation says that's significant. “This session is the first time we've had an adult-use cannabis bill even get voted out of a legislative committee and it's very exciting that it's gotten voted out of not just one committee but 12 committees and now it's going to the House floor, where we anticipate it will pass there as well.” The legislation would allow Minnesotans 21 and over to buy and possess certain amounts [...]

Gov. Walz says MN is Ready to Vaccinate Children 12+

2021-05-11T09:24:04-05:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: News|

(St. Paul, MN) — Following the Food and Drug Administration’s authorization of Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for 12-to-15-year-olds today, Governor Tim Walz announced that Minnesota is ready to begin vaccinating this age group this week. “This is an extraordinary development on our path back to normalcy — we now have nearly 300,000 more Minnesotans eligible to roll up their sleeves and get life-saving protection from this deadly disease,” said Governor Walz. “We have been planning and preparing for this moment and are ready to begin vaccinating teens 12 and older. Start making your plan, Minnesota — let’s get our kids their shot as soon [...]

Independence Park Shelter Vandalized

2021-05-11T08:55:32-05:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: News|

(Marshall, MN)  The Marshall Police Department is investigating criminal damage to property to a park shelter at Independence Park.   The park shelter received graffiti during the overnight hours between May 2, 2021 and May 3, 2021.  The cost of cleaning the graffiti is a significant expense to the City of Marshall and its taxpayers. The Marshall Police Department in conjunction with the Marshall Area Crime Fund are offering a reward up to $300.00 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for the graffiti.  Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Marshall Police Department at [...]

Criminal Complaints Filed Against Man Involved in St. Cloud Bank Standoff

2021-05-10T11:04:49-05:00May 10th, 2021|Categories: News|

A criminal complaint against the man charged with holding several people hostage at a bank in St. Cloud shed more light on what happened during a more than eight-hour standoff. 35-year-old Ray Reco McNeary allegedly threatened the lives of his 5 hostages several times during his standoff with police. According to a criminal complaint McNeary told them he wanted to put on a "big show" and be "a martyr." He now faces multiple charges including five counts of kidnapping. The most violent incident detailed in the complaint comes when McNeary allegedly held a pair of scissors to the neck of the [...]

State Fair Organizers Announce “Kickoff to Summer at the Fair”

2021-05-10T11:04:13-05:00May 10th, 2021|Categories: News|

Fans of the State Fair were excited earlier this week when organizers announced a "Kickoff to Summer at the Fair" event on Memorial Day weekend. The event will give goers a chance to gather with family and friends, and experience the music, food, shopping, and sites we all missed out on last year. The five-day event will start Thursday, May 27th and run through Monday, May 31st (Memorial Day). Tickets for the event will be $12.50 each and children four years and younger are free with a child ticket. Only 10,000 tickets will be sold and COVID safety guidelines will be [...]

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