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October 22, 2016
Minnesota DNR designates Bonanza Valley Groundwater Management Area
ST. PAUL – The Department of Natural Resources this week designated the state's second groundwater management area. According to a news release...
October 22, 2016 - 9:24am
March 2, 2016
Update: Teen deaths near Litchfield were murder-suicide, sheriff says
LITCHFIELD - A Meeker County Sheriff’s Office investigation says the Monday deaths of two teens near Litchfield were the result of a murder-suicide....
March 2, 2016 - 12:31pm
May 27, 2015
Bird flu numbers increase again; 97 Minnesota farms affected
WILLMAR –– Three new cases of bird flu were reported today on Minnesota farms, bringing the total number to 97 poultry farms affected by the deadly H5N2 virus. The latest cases include commercial turkey farms in Kandiyohi, Meeker and Brown counties that have presumptive positive...
May 27, 2015 - 3:08pm
November 5, 2014
Voters decide municipal races in region
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...
November 5, 2014 - 12:59pm
October 31, 2014
Meeker County man injures leg when revolver accidentally discharges
LITCHFIELD - A Meeker County man injured his leg when his revolver accidentally discharged while he was holstering it after having shot at a skunk. Kyle Hallberg, 23, reported he was injured around 7:49 p.m. on Thursday at a residence along Meeker County Road 18. The accidental...
October 31, 2014 - 12:16pm
July 15, 2014
Transit merger between Kandiyohi and Renville counties progresses
WILLMAR –– Another step was taken this week in the expected Jan. 1 merger of transit systems in Kandiyohi and Renville counties, and now there’s talk of adding a third county. At their meeting Tuesday, the Kandiyohi County Commissioners gave final approval to a joint powers...
July 15, 2014 - 10:10pm
July 2, 2014
Kandiyohi County modifies no-wake restrictions on area lakes
WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog said Wednesday that no wake restrictions, which were put in place June 18, have been lifted on...
July 2, 2014 - 10:45pm
April 10, 2014
Remember to obtain permits for open burning
As the danger of wild fires increase, area residents are reminded that permits are required for open burning and those permits have limitations, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. An open burning permit is required for any fire larger than 3 feet in diameter...
April 10, 2014 - 11:24pm
Be safe, be legal: Permits required for open burning
NEW ULM - As the danger of wild fires increase, area residents are reminded that permits are required for open burning and those permits have limitations, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. An open burning permit is required for any fire larger than...
April 10, 2014 - 2:36pm
December 27, 2013
Weather advisory as Arctic blast on way
WILLMAR — Strong winds and snow are on the way, leading the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities to issue a weather advisory for the...
December 27, 2013 - 10:53pm
December 1, 2013
KAT takes transit in new direction
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi Area Transit is moving in a new direction — literally and figuratively. KAT is currently working with Meeker County to establish a shared route between Litchfield and Willmar and they are working with the Renville County transit system on a proposed merger...
December 1, 2013 - 11:13pm
August 30, 2013
Darwin collision results in diesel fuel leak
DARWIN — No injuries were reported but an estimated 150 to 180 gallons of diesel fuel leaked onto U.S. Highway 12 following a collision Thursday night between a car and a semi-truck in Darwin. The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office said authorities responded at 9:24 p.m. after...
August 30, 2013 - 10:39am
August 26, 2013
Weather Service warns oppressive heat to peak in region today
WILLMAR — The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has issued an excessive heat advisory for the region today. It warns that dangerously hot conditions will persist through Tuesday. The temperature is expected to reach 96 degrees in Willmar this afternoon. High humidity...
August 26, 2013 - 11:28am
November 29, 2012
Grass fire near Grove City, Minn., burns shed, vehicles
GROVE CITY -- A grass fire, apparently started by wood stove ashes dumped on a brush pile, burned a shed and nine vehicles on a property near Grove City Wednesday morning. According to Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, deputies, firefighters from the Grove City and Cosmos departments...
November 29, 2012 - 9:55am
November 28, 2012
Meeker County, Minn., Sheriff's Office now on Facebook and Twitter
LITCHFIELD -- The Meeker County Sheriff's Office has launched both a Facebook page and Twitter feed in an effort to better connect with the county's citizens. "Businesses of all kinds have found social media to be a very effective way of reaching potential or existing customers,"...
November 28, 2012 - 12:00am