MARSHALL (KMHL) - Listen to Thursday's post legislative session town hall forum featuring Sen. Gary Dahms (R-Redwood Falls) and Rep. Chris Swedzinski (R-Ghent). https://soundcloud.com/user-621108835/5-28-20-townhall-forum-processed
MINNEAPOLIS (LEARFIELD) - An angry crowd broke into the Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct headquarters Thursday night and set fire to the building, capping another day of protests, many of them violent, across the Twin Cities. "There is a lot of pain and anger right now in our city," said Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey. "I understand that, our entire city recognizes that. What we have seen over the past several hours and the past several nights is unacceptable." The police station on E. Lake Street has been the epicenter of protests this week for people demanding justice after the death of [...]
MARSHALL (KMHL) - Lyon County is currently without 911 service. According to a press release from the Lyon County Sheriff's Office, lines are down for land lines. Officials say Century Link is working to repair the problem, but in the mean time the sheriff's office is asking anyone with an emergency in the county to call the sheriff's office at (507) 537-7666.
CANBY (KMHL) – An area priest has tested positive for COVID-19 Antibodies. The Associate pastor at the Good Teacher Area Faith Community – Father Zachary Peterson – recently tested positive for the antibodies through Sanford Health in Canby. Peterson serves at St. Peter’s in Canby, St. Leo, St. James in Dawson, St. Eloi’s in Ghent and St. Edward’s in Minnesota. A published report notes that Peterson believes he was ill with the virus in early to mid-February. He is encouraging anyone who may have had contact with him in February to ask their doctor for a COVID-19 antibody test.
MARSHALL (KMHL) – The Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce raised more than $50,000 dollars for small businesses and non-profit organizations with their Rally Marshall Telethon event held yesterday at the chamber office. The chamber sold gift certificates to Marshall small businesses as a way to help the business community that has been affected by the COVID-19 shutdown. The chamber is continuing a portion of the telethon through Friday at 5 p.m. If you’d like to participate contact the Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce at (507) 532-4484 or online at marshall-mn dot org.
MARSHALL (KMHL) – The Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Rally Around Marshall and our area businesses telethon today. The event is being held this afternoon on Facebook live and the chamber office from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. The chamber is selling gift certificates to any local business and accepting pledges to help support local non-profit organizations in the community. If someone wants to help out - there are three ways they can purchase gift cards: Call the Chamber office during the event - (507) 532-4484 Order online - through the chamber website at Marshall-mn.org anytime through 6:30 p.m. tonight. Drive [...]
MINNEAPOLIS (KMHL) – A Pipestone woman was killed in a single vehicle accident that occurred in the metro area over the weekend. The Minnesota State Patrol says 22-year-old Jan’Qwes Lan’Tya Ronaye’ Tivis was driving a 1990 Nissan Sentra along Highway 55 in Hennepin County, at a high rate of speed when the vehicle ran off the road to the right and rolled down an embankment. Authorities say Tivis was not wearing her seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. The patrol says the crash was reported around 6:30 Sunday evening.
MARSHALL (KMHL) – While Minnesota bars and restaurants remain closed to customers, bars and restaurants in Sioux Falls will be fully open for business. Yesterday, the Sioux Falls City Council voted unanimously to remove all COVID-19 business restrictions in that city. Tom Handeland owns the Hitching Post in Marshall, he says the governor’s shutdown is sending Minnesotans flocking across the border. "Our whole neighborhood has been to South Dakota, some of them 3-4 times," said Handeland. "I have a friend that owns the State Line Bar up by Gary [South Dakota], and they are booming and it's right across the border." [...]
MANKATO (LEARFIELD) - Hog farms, and their impact on the state's economy, were the basis of a recent study from the University of Minnesota extension. Megan Roberts, an extension educator who worked on the project says the average hog farm generates more than $1.5 million in economic activity, activity that is often the life-blood of rural Minnesota. "For rural communities we really wanted them to think about how to have discussions about how to support agriculture in a community," said Roberts. "And to recognize that agriculture contributes to rural communities." Roberts says the study made it clear that not all farms [...]
BLOMKEST (LEARFIELD)-- Seven people are okay after a Memorial Day weekend boat rescue in west-central Minnesota. Sheriff's deputies say a speed boat malfunctioned Sunday afternoon on Big Kandiyohi Lake with three adults and four kids on board. A nearby pontoon rescued all seven from the sinking boat. No one was injured. Officers say the outboard motor fell off the 1974 boat into the water. The boat owned by a man from Hector is considered a total loss.