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Southern Minnesota News Anchor Makes Jimmy Kimmel’s Show

If you've ever watched Jimmy Kimmel's show on ABC, you know that he has a bit entitled “Unnecessary Censorship”. It just so happens one of my friends from my time in Albert Lea just made the show! KIMT-TV's Raquel Hellman come on down! You can see her being 'censored' about :34 seconds into the clip


Summer outlook for Minnesota gets differing forecasts from 2 major weather outlets

In an Old Farmers' Almanac vs. Farmer's Almanac-like battle, the summer temperature forecast for Minnesota is portrayed differently by The Weather Channel and the National Weather Service.


Local Girl Scout sells 320 boxes of cookies

Pieper Gades, the daughter of Kent and Molly Gades of Benson, receives a check from Bob Cook, from the Benson VFW, for helping ship boxes of Girl Scout cookies to U.S. Troops through the Operation Gratitude program. Pieper had a goal to sell 100 boxes last year, but ended up selling 200. This year,


Pickup sinks in NW Minnesota floowaters

CLIMAX, MN (KFGO) - Another close call on a flooded road. A teenage driver went around a road closed barrier near Climax and his pickup was quickly swept away. The Polk County Sheriff's Office says the driver was able to get out and stand on the roof. The pickup sank. The teenager hung onto a tree u


NLS rallies for 6-5 win over Benson softball team in opener

The Benson softball team had its first two games postponed and canceled, but was finally able to get in a game last Monday at NLS. The Braves, coming off an 8-10 season from a year ago, led 5-4 going into NLS’ final at-bats, but the Wildcats struck for two runs to rally for the 6-5 win.


Minnesota man accused of raping woman who uses wheelchair

WILLMAR, Minn. – A Willmar man is in custody in the Kandiyohi County Jail on two charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, accused of an alleged sexual assault of a woman who uses a wheelchair.


Braves shut out by BOLD, 6-0

The Benson baseball team fell to 1-1 with a 6-0 home loss to BOLD last Tuesday night on Chiefs’ Field in Benson. The Braves were also supposed to play at Montevideo, Thursday, and host KMS, Friday, but both of those games were postponed due to weather. The Montevideo game will be made up Monday, Apr


Former Minnesota Viking scored in Hollywood with AMC's 'Into the Badlands' series

It’s been 35 years since Sherman Augustus suited up as a Minnesota Viking, but the competitive fires still burn brightly. “I always have to find a way to win,” said the 60-year-old actor who plays the menacing Nathaniel Moon on AMC’s “Into the Badlands,” concluding May 6 after three seasons. “Even i


Charges at Minnesota cop's trial offer jury range of options

MINNEAPOLIS – When a Minneapolis police officer shot and killed an unarmed woman who approached his squad car after calling 911, it was catastrophic. But was it murder?. Prosecutors have given jurors hearing the case against Mohamed Noor multiple options: second-degree murder, third-degree murder an


MNLARS woes have costly impact on Kandiyohi County

WILLMAR — It was late afternoon and the line at the Kandiyohi County License Bureau stretched past the counter and around the corner. The scene has been typical ever since the July 2017 launch of the problem-plagued MNLARS computer system for motor vehicle licensing and registration.


Nick Moser Music: Pennock man releases original music he recorded in Nashville

PENNOCK — Sometimes it can be the little things that can have a big impact on the human spirit. Take, for example, an empty coat hook near the front door. That's what Nick Moser saw when he brought his newborn daughter home from the hospital and pictured how her little coat would get bigger and bigg


Minnesota, Wisconsin congressmen make security case at border with Mexico

Two Upper Midwest congressmen visited the U.S. border with Mexico this week, tweeting out their party’s case for increased border security from the area around Yuma, Ariz. Reps. Pete Stauber, R-Minn., and Sean Duffy, R-Wis., have been sharing video and tweets from what they say are problematic cross


Council approves Scout recycling project in Hancock

The Scouts in Hancock will help residents recycle their aluminum cans with a project that should start this summer. The Hancock City Council approved allowing the Scouts to install an aluminum can recycling site near the city garage at 363 6th St..


Meeting slated Monday to consider $3 million health club proposal in Montevideo

MONTEVIDEO — A hospital-owned health club would help address a public health crisis, make the Montevideo area a better place to live and work, and support itself financially.


Track and Field: Willmar teams warming up

Willmar track and field head coach Jerry Popp knows he has good talent on both his boys and girls teams. He just needs to see those athletes getting outside more often to confirm it.


Flood warning continues for Montevideo

A flood warning continues to be in effect for the Minnesota River at Montevideo. The river, which had crested on March 30 at 21.3 feet, had been slowly receding over the past few weeks and was at a moderate flood stage reading of 16.7 feet as of Tuesday afternoon.


City and county boards hold special joint meeting

A special joint meeting of the City Council, County Board of Commissioners, and the Hospital Board was held on Tuesday evening at the EMS Training Center in Montevideo. The meeting was open to the public, and a large number of people packed the meeting room.


Milan man appears on drunk driving/crash-related charges

(Montevideo MN-) A Milan man accused of driving drunk and crashing, seriously injuring two of his friends, declined to enter a plea at a hearing in Chippewa County District Court in Montevideo Tuesday. 29-year-old Apsonom Kumo faces 6 felony charges of Criminal Vehicular Operation, as well as 4 char


MN Health System to Go Live with Epic EHR in 4 Locations in May

Minnesota-based Carris Health is preparing to go live with a new Epic EHR system at its clinics in Willmar, Litchfield, Redwood Falls, and New London. The EHR implementation project started at the health system over a year ago as part of an effort to improve health data access and exchange for patie


Qdoba slated for June opening in Waconia

Construction is already underway, and Qdoba Mexican Eats- Waconia is slated to open mid-June. Currently, owner Mark Miller estimates that the store will open June 17th, though he adds that this will also be impacted by construction.