GRANITE FALLS (KMHL) - A plane crashed near the Granite Falls airport Friday morning. The Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office said it received a 911 call reporting the crash just east of the airport in a field shortly after 7:00 a.m. Authorities say the pilot of the plate was Steven Lindquist, 67, of Granite Falls. Sheriff's officials say he was flying a small 1971 American Aviation AA-1A plane. Sheriff's officials say Lindquist was treated at the scene with cuts to his head - and was airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale. The pilot's condition isn't known at this time [...]
Marshall (Learfield)- A Click It or Ticket statewide seat belt campaign is now underway in Minnesota. Officials say the number of people killed by not wearing a seat belt rose in 2021 for the second year in a row. The Department of Public Safety reported as of May 15th unbelted fatalities were down 27 percent from last year. However, there are seven more unbelted motorist deaths so far this year than there were at this point in 2019. The Click It or Ticket campaign runs through June Fifth.
Marshall (KMHL)- The city of Marshall will be testing the weather warning system on Thursday, May 19th at approximately 1:00 p.m. Multiple tests may be conducted and should be completed by 1:15 p.m. These tests are being conducted after sirens failed to sound during last weeks round of severe weather that moved throught the area. Sirens are normally tested monthly on the first Wednesday of each month and had been functioning properly until officials attempted to sound the sirens during Thursday's storms and the system did not respond as it was supposed to.
Marshall (Learfield)- The highly invasive jumping worm, which can damage soil and gardens, has spread across several Midwestern states, including Minnesota. Ryan Hueffmeier with the University of Minnesota-Duluth says jumping worms are earthworms that live in the top few inches of soil, “have a voracious appetite,” and “consume a lot of…organic material such as your mulch or your compost that’s in your yards or garden. To date, jumping worms have been documented in the southeast portion of Minnesota up through the metro area and as far north as the St. Cloud area. They get their name for the aggressive way they [...]
Marshall (KMHL)- Storms the like of which we witnessed yesterday are rare. We ended the day with nearly 170 damaging wind reports, 59 of them significant at over 75mph. That’s the 2nd highest number of hurricane-force wind reports from a non tropical storm in the United States since 2004. There will be more perspective on this storm in the days to come as we collect all the damage reports.
MARSHALL (KMHL) - For the second consecutive night storms battered communities in southwest Minnesota. Minneota was one of the hardest-hit communities for the second straight day. On Wednesday, storms left street flooding in the community, but Thursday's storms had an even stronger punch. Strong winds from a large complex of thunderstorms swept across the region late Thursday afternoon knocked down power lines, several trees and even damaged a few buildings. Lyon County emergency management was asking that people not travel in rural parts of the county, especially in the Minneota area due to downed power lines in the area. Minneota and [...]
STORDEN (KMHL) - Severe storms that moved through southwest Minnesota Wednesday evening caused structural damage, including a gas leak, in the Cottonwood County community of Storden. The Cottonwood County Sheriff's office confirmed the information for Marshall Radio Wednesday evening. Authorities say the damage, included a gas lead, and they were evacuating people from the immediate area of the gas leak. According to the National Weather Service, a tornado was reported in Storden by emergency personnel just before 6 PM Wednesday night. There are no known injuries reported from the storm. Law enforcement in Renville County also reported storm damage near Buffalo [...]
Marshall (Learfield)- The American Lung Association is turning the state turquoise this week. The organization says the goal is to raise awareness of lung cancer and educate folks about life-saving screenings available. The association says major landmarks in Minnesota will be lit turquoise including Allianz Field, Target Field, Capella Tower, and the Mayo Clinic. Lung cancer is the nation’s leading cancer killer. In 2022 alone, it is estimated that nearly four-thousand Minnesotans will be diagnosed with lung cancer.
Marshall (KMHL)- Street and sewer reconstructions, ambulance equipment and fire station upgrades were all on the list of projects for which Lyon County communities are seeking federal stimulus money. Lyon County had received a total of $4.9 million on ARPA funding, said Lyon County Administrator Loren Stomberg. Of the funding requests commissioners heard Tuesday, the only one granted right away was $65,000 for the Tracy Ambulance service. Commissioners heard several different funding requests on Tuesday. They included a $200,000 request from the city of Russell to help offset some street construction costs for part of a major infrastructure project. The city [...]
Marshall (KMHL)- United Community Action Partnership, Inc. on behalf of Lyon County is anticipating Federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program Phase 39 and ARPA to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the area. A local Board will determine how the funds awarded are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service organizations in the area. Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local government or private voluntary organizations chosen to receive funds must: 1) be non-profit, 2) have an accounting system and conduct and annual audit, [...]