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August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
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Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
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July 26, 2016
Dollar General to open in Hector
HECTOR—Discount retailer Dollar General is opening a new store in Hector. The new store at 751 Highway Avenue East will employ approximately six to 10 people. The retailer offers a wide assortment of merchandise, including food, housewares, apparel and health and beauty products....
July 26, 2016 - 1:19am
June 4, 2016
Hector issues boil order for water
HECTOR — Residents in Hector are being advised to boil municipal water before drinking it or to use bottled water. The boil order was issued Thursday as a precaution after the Renville County community of 1,150 temporarily lost pressure in its water system. Samples of the water...
June 4, 2016 - 12:01am
May 12, 2016
Loftness Specialized Equipment in Hector celebrates 60 years
HECTOR — When Dick Loftness built himself a V-type snow blower in 1956, he was starting the process which would bring about Loftness Manufacturing. The Hector company is now marking its 60th anniversary. Now known as Loftness Specialized Equipment, Loftness manufactures and sells...
May 12, 2016 - 5:20am
May 2, 2016
Plane ride launches Hector man's 36-year crop spraying career
HECTOR — Zipping along at 140 miles an hour just above the corn tassels while dodging power lines, trees and towers is not the time to be wondering...
May 2, 2016 - 11:45pm
April 26, 2016
Hector pilot to be inducted into hall of fame
HECTOR — Ed Newberg, a longtime aviator and aerial applicator in Hector, will be honored April 30 by the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame. He is one of 11 being inducted this year. Since the 1970s Newberg has been a fixed-base operator at the Hector airport and is a leader in agricultural...
April 26, 2016 - 8:22am
March 27, 2016
Fatal rollover in Renville County on Easter Sunday
OLIVIA - A male driver who lost his life in a one-vehicle rollover on Easter Sunday in Renville County has been identified. Preliminary investigation identified the driver as Victor N. Augustin, 75, of Austin, MN, according to the Renville County Sheriff's Department. The mishap occurred...
March 27, 2016 - 7:05pm
August 10, 2015
Hector child, woman airlifted for injuries from accident
LAKE LILLIAN — A 4-year-old girl and 24-year-old woman were airlifted for injuries suffered in a one-vehicle rollover accident Monday morning east of Lake Lillian. The accident occurred just before 10 a.m. Monday along Minnesota Highway 7 near Kandiyohi County Road 74. The Minnesota...
August 10, 2015 - 10:00pm
July 19, 2015
Bird Island man killed in crash Friday in rural Hector
HECTOR — Authorities have named the driver who was killed Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash at a rural intersection northeast of Hector. According to a news release from the Renville County Sheriff’s Office, Richard Strey, 61, of Bird Island, died in the crash. He was initially...
July 19, 2015 - 9:09pm
July 18, 2015
Fatal accident investigated in rural Hector
HECTOR -- One driver was killed Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash at a rural intersection northeast of Hector. According to a news release from the Renville County Sheriff’s Office, the driver who was killed was initially trapped in the vehicle and needed to be extricated....
July 18, 2015 - 1:25am
April 29, 2015
Two thousand hogs died, barn destroyed in Hector area fire
HECTOR — About 1,400 adult hogs and 600 piglets died Wednesday as the result of the fire that also destroyed a barn about four miles west of Hector. The Renville County Sheriff’s Office received several 911 calls shortly after noon reporting the fire at 79281 County Road 16,...
April 29, 2015 - 8:57pm
November 5, 2014
Municipal election results
The following are election results for municipal posts in selected cities in the region. Results are reported from the Secretary of State’s website and local officials, and they are unofficial until canvassing boards meet. The unofficial winners are marked with an asterisk. Details...
November 5, 2014 - 11:18pm
October 31, 2014
Letter: Clarifications on tax bill
After reading the letter in Saturday’s paper from Jacque Collins, I think a couple of the statements in the letter need to be clarified. The letter stated that Andrew Falk voted for the repeal of the farm machinery repair tax. While this is true, what is also true is that he...
October 31, 2014 - 9:00am
October 8, 2014
Hector man airlifted after fall at work site south of Litchfield
LITCHFIELD -- A 24-year-old Hector man was airlifted to the hospital Wednesday morning after he fell 20 feet onto a driveway while trimming trees on a property south of Litchfield. Troy Melsha was thrown off the platform of a Lull lift when the lift tipped over. The...
October 8, 2014 - 3:03pm
May 7, 2014
Records for May 8
This is the records summary for May 8. Hector man airlifted after ATV crash HECTOR — A 51-year-old rural Hector man was airlifted Tuesday evening to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale for treatment of injuries suffered in an ATV rollover. According to the Renville County...
May 7, 2014 - 10:22pm
Hector man airlifted after ATV crash
HECTOR — A 51-year-old rural Hector man was airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale Tuesday evening for treatment of injuries sustained in an ATV rollover. According to the Renville County Sheriff’s Office, Paul E. Johnson was driving a 1992 Honda four-wheeler...
May 7, 2014 - 8:58am