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November 23, 2012
Dawson man, 29, killed in crash near Clara City, Minn.
CLARA CITY -- Jesse Tollakson, 29, from Dawson was killed Wednesday in a head-on collision with a semi tanker near Clara City. According to the State Patrol, Tollakson was driving a 2001 Ford Ranger pickup west on state Highway 23 around 4:41 p.m. Wednesday when his vehicle crossed...
November 23, 2012 - 12:00am
November 21, 2012
Minn. Hwy. 23 traffic being detoured around an accident north of Clara City
An accident with a vehicle in the ditch on Minnesota Highway 23 north of Clara City has resulted a detour tonight. Traffic is currently being detoured on local roads around the accident until the accident is cleared.
November 21, 2012 - 5:06pm
November 2, 2012
Train cars derail southwest of Clara City, Minn., BNSF cleaning up
CLARA CITY -- BNSF Railway officials are cleaning up the scene of a train car derailment that happened Thursday southwest of Clara City. According to the Chippewa County Sheriff's Office, deputies and Clara City Police officers responded to a call of a possible train derailment at...
November 2, 2012 - 1:01pm
September 11, 2012
Clara City, Minn., man sustains minor injury in motorcycle crash
CLARA CITY -- A 47-year-old Clara City man sustained a minor injury when the motorcycle he was driving rolled Monday afternoon along State Highway 7 east of Clara City. According to the State Patrol, Darrel R. Schoep was westbound on Highway 7 about two miles east of Clara City when...
September 11, 2012 - 1:04pm
August 15, 2012
Crop duster walks away from Yellow Medicine crash
GRANITE FALLS -- A crop dusting pilot was treated and released Tuesday after his airplane crashed at 4:10 p.m. in a cornfield west of Hanley Falls in eastern Yellow Medicine County, according to Sheriff Bill Flaten. Pilot Bryce Orwick, 47, of Clara City, was able to walk away from...
August 15, 2012 - 12:00am
August 14, 2012
Pilot walks away after crop dusting plane crash west of Hanley Falls in Yellow Medicine County
GRANITE FALLS - A crop dusting pilot was treated and released after his airplane crashed in a corn field west of Hanley Falls in eastern Yellow Medicine County at 4:10 p.m. on Tuesday, according to Sheriff Bill Flaten. Pilot Bryce Orwick, 47, of Clara City, was able to walk away...
August 14, 2012 - 9:55pm
July 31, 2012
For Koenen, experience prepares him for challenges of new district
WILLMAR -- Sen. Lyle Koenen of Clara City believes his years of experience in the Minnesota Legislature make him the best choice to represent...
July 31, 2012 - 12:00am
April 23, 2012
Tornado east of Milan, Minn., damages farm; thunderstorm produces several funnels
WILLMAR -- A Saturday afternoon thunderstorm produced numerous funnel clouds and one tornado that touched down and damaged a farm between Milan...
April 23, 2012 - 12:00am
April 21, 2012
Donors helping Clara City, Minn., mother who led push for Jacob's Law to acquire a van for her family
CLARA CITY -- Sarah Guggisberg took on her quest for Jacob's Law with the determination to make as many trips to the Capitol in St. Paul as it required, no matter what. Her only concern was whether her 1994 model Lexus with nearly 260,000 miles on it would see her through. It did,...
April 21, 2012 - 12:00am
April 19, 2012
Koenen moves from Minn. House to Senate
ST. PAUL -- On Tuesday Rep.
April 19, 2012 - 7:00am
April 17, 2012
Clara City, Minn., man was pilot of crashed ultra-light plane
BUNDE -- The Chippewa County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the pilot of an ultra-light aircraft that crashed Saturday afternoon near Bunde. The pilot was Boyd Folkerts, who was taken to Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. According to...
April 17, 2012 - 12:00am
April 14, 2012
Clara City fire destroys garage, car
April 14, 2012 - 12:00am
April 12, 2012
Clara City: Hinterland opens the prairie to new possibilities
Just over eight years ago, Karin and Ron Koenen and their sons decided to grow their traditional corn and soybean farm in a way entirely new...
April 12, 2012 - 3:18pm
April 10, 2012
Voters casting ballots in special election to fill seat of late Senator Gary Kubly of Granite Falls
GRANITE FALLS -- Voters in state senate District 20 are casting ballots today to select a successor to the late State Senator Gary Kubly, DFL,...
April 10, 2012 - 10:39am
April 5, 2012
Clara City, Minn., youth wants to help kids overcome the issues associated with abuse
ST. PAUL -- Jacob Gould used to dream of being a professional wrestler, but now the 12-year-old with a new law named after him wants to devote...
April 5, 2012 - 12:00am