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New faces, familiar issues for legislators, including rural-urban divide challenge
GRANITE FALLS — There will be a new governor and lots of new faces in the House of Representatives when the Legislature convenes in January, but two veteran legislators expect the big issues will not necessarily be new ones.
District 16 legislators back leadership, question Miller group's mini-caucus move
GRANITE FALLS — Two Republican state legislators from District 16 will continue to support their party's leadership, despite a move by four members of the party to create a separate caucus in the House.
One-day court trial set for Monte Police Chief
MONTEVIDEO — A one-day trial before a judge is scheduled to hear the accusations in a restraining order against Montevideo Police Chief Adam Christopher. District Judge Charles Glasrud ordered the court trial on February 26 in the Stevens County Courthouse in Morris. The order was filed Thursday fol
Workers protest outside Minnesota Amazon warehouse
Yesterday afternoon, Somali-American workers marched outside of Amazon’s Shakopee, Minnesota fulfillment center, chanting “hear our voice.” Estimates of the exact number of marches vary from source to source, but The Minneapolis Star Tribune puts it at around 100.
BELVIEW WOMAN INJURED IN ACCIDENT
A Belview woman was injured in an accident near Raymond on Thursday afternoon. A Toyota RAV4 driven by 74-year-old Carrol Breitkreutz was traveling southbound on Highway 23. The Toyota slowed to a stop, waiting for oncoming traffic to clear before turning south on County Road 1. A GMC Envoy driven b
Renville County names outstanding conservationists
OLIVIA — Dave and Lanae Wordes of Renville were recently honored as outstanding conservationists at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts. They were selected by the Renville County Soil and Water Conservation District for the award.
Several changes at the top in Montevideo
(Montevideo MN-) Come January 1st you may need name tags to keep track of all the new faces at Montevideo City Hall. The city is losing or has already lost it's current mayor, 2 city council members, it's city manager and assistant city manager. Current Council Member Sandy Hodge and Current Mayor D
Belivew woman hurt in crash on Highway 23 north of Clara City
CLARA CITY – A Belview woman was transported to Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar after her vehicle was rear-ended as she attempted to make a left turn on Trunk Highway 23 north of Clara City at 12:01 p.m. on Thursday.
Blomkest woman hit by car in Downtown Willmar
(Willmar MN-) A Blomkest woman was hurt when she was struck by a van in Downtown Willmar Wednesday afternoon. The Willmar Police Department says at 4:35 p.m. Wednesday, 51-year-old Gwen Johnson had just stepped off the sidewalk near the intersection of Southwest 4th Street and Litchfield Avenue when
"Santa Semi" begins it's trek Thursday p.m.
(Kandiyohi MN-) The Kandiyohi Men’s Club & Atwater Chamber say the 2018 Holiday Express Eighteen-Wheeler begins it's 13-stop journey tonight. Men's Club Member Steve Lueders says bring the kids to meet their favorite characters like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck…and to see Santa...
Olivia Fire Department Extinguishes Flames
The Renville County Sheriff’s Office reported that there was a Bobcat Skid-Steer on fire on Thursday afternoon. The fire was reported at a farm-site 9 miles southwest of the City of Olivia. The preliminary investigation showed that the Bobcat belonged to Thomas and Karrie Jansen of Olivia and their
Crash near Raymond injures Belview woman
(Raymond MN-) A Belview woman was hurt when her vehicle was rearended southwest of Raymond yesterday. The state patrol says just past 12 noon an SUV driven by 74-year-old Carrol Breitkreutz of Belview was driving southwesterly on Highway 23 and slowed to make a turn onto Chippewa County Road 1 when
Minnesota woman stabbed to death while studying in Netherlands
Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A Minnesota woman studying in the Netherlands was stabbed to death and the suspected killer, a fellow student, was arrested, police said. Sarah Papenheim, 21, a psychology student at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, was found dead in her home in a student apartment complex Wednesday
Minnesota Weather: Brown Christmas Looking More Likely
TWIN CITIES, MN — There's good news if you're a fan of having brown, muddy conditions over Christmas Day. Above-average temperatures over the next week will slowly melt away the snow during the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
Murdered Minnesota Student’s Mom Knew Something Was Wrong
When Sarah Papenheim’s mother answered her front door and saw a Minnesota sheriff, she knew something terrible had happened to her daughter in the Netherlands. Donee Odegard told a local ABC news affiliate that she had been down this road before—when her son committed suicide three years earlier.
Video: Minnesota Officers End Up Playing Video Game After Responding to Noise Complaint
It started as a noise complaint but ended with St. Paul police officers playing video games with a group of friends gathered at an apartment. — ST. PAUL, Minnesota -- It started as a noise complaint but ended with St. Paul police officers playing video games with a group of friends gathered at an ap
Minnesota Lt. Gov.-elect Flanagan pledges support for tribal rights
GRANITE FALLS, Minn. – Minnesota’s governor- and lieutenant governor-elect are committed to upholding tribal sovereignty and government-to-government relations with the state’s tribal communities, Lt. Gov.-elect Peggy Flanagan told an audience at a listening session Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Upper S
Man charged in shooting incident in central Minnesota
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. - One of the two men arrested in connection with the Dec. 8 shooting in Alexandria has been formally charged and bail has been set. New details have also emerged about the events that led up to the shooting, involving allegations of robbery, arson, a fake kidnapping, a requested ex
Dutch roommate (with mental issues) who murdered Minnesota musician identified
Rotterdam man, Joel Schelling identified as the suspect who stabbed Minnesota musician, Sarah Papenheim to death. Was struggling with mental issues. Dutch authorities have revealed the identity of the 23 year old Rotterdam roommate who stabbed to death a Minnesota musician studying at local Erasmus
Steinbach leaving Montevideo, to become Yellow Medicine County Administrator
(Montevideo MN-) Assistant Montevideo City Administrator Angie Steinbach is moving one county to the south and will become the Yellow Medicine County Administrator. Longtime administrator Peg Heglund is retiring at the end of January, and Steinbach was offered the post on November 21st. She has been