BALATON (KMHL) – Balaton-based tru Shrimp has been recognized for an environmental initiative it has been working on. tru-Shrimp recently received the "Solar Impulse Efficient Solution" label following a recent assessment from independent experts and now is joining the #1000 Solutions initiative by the Solar Impulse Foundation. To receive the label, tru Shrimp says it was thoroughly assessed by independent experts according to 5 criteria covering the topics of Feasibility, Environmental and Profitability. "We would like to thank the Solar Impulse Foundation for awarding our tru Shrimp technology its 'Efficient Solutions' Label," said President and CEO of tru Shrimp Michael Ziebell [...]
ST. PAUL (LEARFIELD) - Governor Tim Walz strongly hinted yesterday (Tues) that he could extend COVID closures of bars, restaurants and health clubs beyond December 18th. Walz points to the spike in the pandemic, even though a vaccine is on the horizon. "I just think I have to be as candid with Minnesotans as possible," said Gov. Walz. "Our hospitals are at the highest capacity they've been, our death rates for the last week was as high as any week in this pandemic, and our case-positivity rate is the highest it's been." However, House Republican Minority Leader Kurt Daudt offered some [...]
Marshall (KMHL) - While the governors Executive Order took place on Friday, November 20th mandating restaurants to move to take out only, one family owned restaurant in Lynd Minnesota, Havens Garden, is taking a stance and keeping the doors open. The restaurant’s owner, Larvita McFarquhar, a single mother of four, says the Governor is over stepping his rights and that small businesses have the right to stay open. “Governor Walz’s mandates are illegal and unconstitutional,” McFarquhar states, “We’re struggling as it is to make it, and to keep putting more demands on us that are unconstitutional, and trying to tie our [...]
West Des Moines, IA (KMHL) With Thanksgiving tomorrow, Hy-Vee Stores are voluntarily recalling two of their Short Cuts vegetable products. Both Hy-Vee Short Cuts Pot Roast Mix and Hy-Vee Short Cuts Grill/Oven Ready Veggie Mix are being recalled because of possible Listeria contamination. The contamination was found during routine safety sampling at production facilities. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with the products. All affected products have a "Best if Used By" date of December 3rd, 2020. Customers who purchased these products with these dates should not consume them but returned them to Hy-Vee stores for a full [...]
Marshall, MN (KMHL) The city of Marshall is doing what it can to help struggling bars and restaurants during yet another closure. At Tuesday's city council meeting, the vote was unanimous to wave the on-sale liquor license fees for the first 6 months of 2021. The council also unanimously approved a motion that would reimburse a portion of on-sale liquor license fees through for 2020 to be calculated through December 31st, instead of just the four weeks of the current closure. Council member James Lozinski said it wasn't certain that bars and restaurants would be able to open up after the [...]
Worthington, MN (KMHL) A Nobles County man is facing criminal vehicular homicide charges following a September 5th crash that killed an Ellsworth woman. 75 year old Terry Meyer of Reading allegedly ran a stop sign on Nobles County Road 14. As he crossed US Highway 59, he collided with a Chevy Tahoe driven by 22 year old Rynae Hix of Ellsworth. Hix was ejected from her vehicle and pinned under it. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Meyer also faces charges of driving after cancellation. If convicted, he faces a maximum 10 year prison sentence and up to a $20,000 [...]
Rock County, MN (KMHL) The Minnesota State Patrol says a two vehicle accident occurred on US Highway 75 on Tuesday afternoon in Rock County. A 2019 Peterbuilt semi was headed northbound on Highway 75 when it collided with a Buick Regal that was headed southbound in the northbound lane near 120th Avenue in Rock County. 53 year old Deborah Javner of Hardwick was driving the Buick Regal while 60 year old Ronald Van Grootheest of Edgerton was driving the semi. Both drivers were transferred to the Sanford Luverne Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
(Marshall, MN) - Avera is now offering a new treatment for COVID-19 after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization (EAU) for bamlanivimab, an investigational monoclonal antibody (mAB) for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adult and pediatric patients. The EAU was issued to Eli Lilly and Company. Avera has received its first allocation of bamlanivimab and has administered the therapy to over 150 patients. The therapy, offered only through intravenous (IV) infusion, is primarily being directed to the elderly and those at high risk for future hospitalization of COVID-19. It’s approved for anyone over age 12. [...]
[ST. PAUL, MN] – At a local Saint Paul restaurant today, Governor Tim Walz announced a COVID-19 economic relief package to keep businesses afloat, support workers struggling to get by, and help Minnesota families keep food on the table. Governor Walz will work with legislators on both sides of the aisle to move forward this much-needed proposal, integrate additional proposals, and call a special session when an agreement is final. “Our small businesses and the Minnesotans whose livelihoods depend on them are bearing a huge weight for the good of their entire community. As cases skyrocket and hospital capacity is [...]
Marshall, MN (KMHL) The Lyon County Board of Commissioners approved a conditional use permit for a proposed one-megawatt solar farm east of Balaton. The project, spearheaded by United Renewable Energy, aims to install nearly 4,000 solar panels on about 8.5 acres of land just east of Balaton. The power generated by the solar array would be sold to Xcel Energy and connected to the existing Xcel power lines in the area of the project and routed to the Lake Yankton substation along Lyon County Road 5.