Marshall man killed in farm implement accident

2022-10-03T17:46:17-05:00October 3rd, 2022|Categories: News|

MARSHALL (KMHL) – A Marshall man is dead following a farm implement accident that occurred just south of Marshall Monday afternoon. According to a press release from the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department, Edward Gary Wyffels was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident. There are not a lot of other details available at this time. The sheriff’s department says the cause of the crash is under investigation.

Jensen calls on investigation of Gov. Walz over ‘Feeding our Future’ fraud case

2022-09-27T06:39:22-05:00September 27th, 2022|Categories: News|

ST. PAUL (LEARFIELD) - Republican candidate for governor Scott Jensen is using the 'Feeding our Future' fraud scheme to go after Governor Tim Walz. Jensen is calling for former Legislative Auditor James Nobles to investigate the Walz administration's involvement in what he calls "the cover-up" of the 250-million-dollar scandal. "So I would ask that we call for a special investigator to give a report by October 17th so that Minnesotans can chew on it," said Jensen. "And then at the debates on October 18th and 28th we can a conversation including that topic." Jensen's push comes after a judge said Friday [...]

2 people killed in Kandiyohi County crash

2022-09-26T06:29:49-05:00September 26th, 2022|Categories: News|

EAST LAKE LILLIAN (LEARFIELD)  --  A weekend crash in Kandiyohi County has left two drivers dead and a passenger hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. Emergency responders were called to the two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon in East Lake Lillian Township.  Both drivers were killed when the two S-U-Vs collided – 86-year-old August Faber of Lake Lillian and 35-year-old Jacob Dahlheimer of Faribault. Eighty-three-year-old Gertrude Faber of Lake Lillian was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment.

Hendricks woman killed, two others injured in Highway 75 crash

2022-09-26T06:27:57-05:00September 26th, 2022|Categories: News|

CANBY (KMHL) – The Minnesota State Patrol says alcohol was a factor in a crash that left a Hendricks woman dead and seriously injured two others, south of Canby Friday evening. Maria Christine Hanson, 32, of Hendricks, was killed when the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu she was driving collided with a 2017 Ford F-150 pickup along Highway 75 south of Canby. The patrol says alcohol was a factor for Hanson at the time of the crash. The driver of the pickup, Steven Bednarek, 42, of Canby, and a passenger in the pickup, Sarah Bednarek, 42, of Canby were transferred to Sanford Health [...]

Daudt says Walz administration didn’t do enough to end payments to ‘Feeding our Future’

2022-09-22T06:29:41-05:00September 22nd, 2022|Categories: News|

UNDATED (LEARFIELD) - House Republican Minority Leader Kurt Daudt (DOWT) says the Walz administration didn't do enough to end payments to the fraudulent "Feeding our Future" program -- the target of a federal investigation resulting in over four-dozen indictments. The state Education Department suspended payments -- but the program sued, alleging discrimination, and a judge ordered the payments be resumed.  Daudt says state officials should have appealed. "It's one thing if you want to say, well, we caught it as quickly as we could and then we stopped it as quickly as we could," said Daudt. "They paid 200 million dollars [...]

Body of missing Granite Falls man found Tuesday

2022-09-22T06:25:45-05:00September 22nd, 2022|Categories: News|

GRANITE FALLS (KMHL) – The body of a missing 26-year-old Granite Falls man was found Tuesday morning. According to the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Department, Jonathan Knutson left his home around 2:45 Saturday morning. Authorities say Knutson’s body was found on Tuesday after a search that used drones, dogs and a multitude of agencies and rescue workers. Authorities say there is no foul play suspected and there is no danger to the public, but the investigation into Knutson’s death is ongoing.

U.S. Attorney announces charges in massive $250 million Feeding our Future fraud case

2022-09-21T06:32:14-05:00September 21st, 2022|Categories: News|

ST. PAUL (LEARFIELD) - Anyone with information on the $250 million Feed the Future Fraud case is urged to contact U-S Attorney Andrew Luger's office or the local FBI. That's in the wake of Tuesday's announcement that at least 47 defendants are charged with conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering and bribery in the case. Minneapolis FBI Agent Michael Paul says it was a complicated scam, but serious scam. "What is spelled out in the charges details a blatant display of greed the programs at stake were created to feel to feed children these individuals were stealing taxpayer funds taking key support [...]

Judge orders Lyon, Redwood County to fill ditch vacancies

2022-09-21T06:27:36-05:00September 21st, 2022|Categories: News|

MARSHALL (KMHL) – A judge has ruled that Lyon and Redwood County Commissioners meet and fill vacancies on the Lyon-Redwood County Judicial Ditch drainage authority. Judge Patrick Rohland ruled this week that the counties were in violation of state statutes for their failure to fill two vacancies on the five-member drainage authority. The spots on the drainage authority have been vacant since April – the judge’s ruling gives the counties 30 days to fill the vacancies.

Danube man seriously injured after falling from bucket of skid loader

2022-09-16T06:40:08-05:00September 16th, 2022|Categories: News|

DANUBE (KMHL) – A 15-foot fall from the bucket of a skid loader seriously injured a 66-year-old Danube man yesterday. The Renville County Sheriff’s Department says William Voelz was attempting to cut down a pole yesterday at a gravel pit northeast of Danube. Authorities say after the pole was cut it fell and struck Voelz, knocking him from the bucket to the ground. Authorities say Voelz suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to a trauma center – there are not more details available on his condition.

CHS members to receive record $1B payout

2022-09-15T07:05:44-05:00September 15th, 2022|Categories: News|

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS (LEARFIELD) -- Minnesota-based C-H-S, the nation’s highest-grossing ag cooperative, is paying out one billion dollars to its members -- four times last year’s number and by far the largest annual payout in its history. C-H-S says it reflects a windfall the cooperative received as farmers in much of the U-S saw a large jump in their income, fueled by the war in Ukraine and surging global demand for food and fuel -- another area where C-H-S has significant operations. C-H-S member-owners will receive 500 million dollars in cash over the coming year, with a like amount to be [...]

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