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Safety coalition rewards drivers for buckling up
Records published Oct. 26
Trump comes out ahead in Willmar High School mock election
County Board candidates square off at forum
Renville County parks to close to motor vehicles in winter
Four-goal period sparks Wild to rout of Bruins
Ness runs wild in NLS victory
Prahl helps Dragons overcome Holdingford
Kluber, Indians blank Cubs in World Series opener
Cardinals preparing for stingy Northfield defense
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
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Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
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Aldean "Swede" Carlson
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Jill R. Benson letter: Sawatzky will bring positive change
Inga Mae B. Urke letter: Get informed, then go out and vote
Joe Jorgenson letter: Our legislators' choices matter
Sharyl R. Helgeson letter: Asmus has long record of service
May 2, 2016
Woman accused of trying to bring drugs into jail appears in court
OLIVIA — A woman who attempted to take cocaine, methamphetamine, a hypodermic needle and two cans of beer into the Renville County Jail using...
May 2, 2016 - 10:00pm
April 22, 2016
Man who threatened RC Hospital gets probation, community service
OLIVIA — A man who spurred a September lockdown at RC Hospital in Olivia with a threatening phone call was sentenced Monday in Renville County District Court to two years of supervised probation and 120 days of community service. Officers from the Olivia Police Department arrested...
April 22, 2016 - 8:52pm
April 19, 2016
New energy park to be constructed in Shakopee
SHAKOPEE — The Minnesota Municipal Power Agency has begun construction on a new 46-megawatt distributed generation power facility near Canterbury Park in Shakopee. The natural gas-fueled facility will add electric generation capacity to the 12 communities and utilities, including...
April 19, 2016 - 8:13am
March 30, 2016
Redwood Falls man faces charges after 70-mile, 110-mph chase
OLIVIA — A high-speed chase Monday stretched across three counties, breaking speeds of 110 mph, only to end when the driver crashed his vehicle and overturned in a drainage ditch. Now, the Redwood Falls driver who allegedly led a Renville County sheriff’s sergeant on the 70-mile...
March 30, 2016 - 11:19pm
March 27, 2016
Fatal rollover in Renville County
OLIVIA (Staff reports) — A male driver lost his life in a one-vehicle rollover on Easter Sunday in Renville County. The victim’s identity is being withheld until relatives can be notified, the Renville County Sheriff’s Department reported. His identity will be released at noon...
March 27, 2016 - 10:48pm
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
March 16, 2016
National Guard officer from Olivia to challenge Koenen in November election
OLIVIA — Andrew Lang, a Minnesota National Guard officer, pilot and Renville County employee from Olivia, announced this week he’s seeking...
March 16, 2016 - 10:35am
March 11, 2016
Renville County deputy says he was evicted from his apartment because he is gay
OLIVIA — Renville County Sheriff’s Sergeant Sam Olson says he was evicted from his Bird Island apartment because he is gay. Olson is now suing the apartment complex, Island Estates of Bird Island, on the grounds of discrimination. The Minnesota Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination...
March 11, 2016 - 11:28pm
March 7, 2016
Olivia seed plant to stop production
OLIVIA — Dow AgroSciences announced in news release last week that it would be idling its seed production plant in Olivia, which would result in the elimination of most operational positions at the plant. The exact number of jobs lost has not been released by Dow AgroSciences, and...
March 7, 2016 - 11:34pm
February 23, 2016
Mac’s Hardware fills retail hole in Olivia
OLIVIA — The building has been empty since ALCO turned off the lights almost a year ago. Today shoppers in and around Olivia have a new place...
February 23, 2016 - 12:00am
February 19, 2016
Appeals court reverses conviction of Renville County man
OLIVIA — While searching a Renville County farm property on the night of April 23, 2014, for a man that sheriff’s deputies felt could pose a threat to them, one of officers came across a rifle on a sofa in a lighted shed. The deputy unloaded the rifle and called in its serial...
February 19, 2016 - 11:14pm
February 17, 2016
Franklin man to serve maximum sentence for campsite killing in Renville County
OLIVIA - Dwayne Alan Case, 30, might have saved the life of Elizabeth Gregg, 46, had he gotten immediate medical help for her after firing a...
February 17, 2016 - 4:00am
February 16, 2016
Case to serve 415 months for campsite killing
OLIVIA—Dwayne Alan Case, 30, might have saved the life of Elizabeth Gregg, 46, had he gotten immediate medical help for her after firing a broadhead tipped arrow into her abdomen at a remote campsite in Renville County on June 12, 2015. Case, of Franklin, will now serve a 415...
February 16, 2016 - 4:28pm
February 4, 2016
Farmers take aim at buffer law: Legislators listening session held on eve of governor’s water summit
OLIVIA — Renville County farmers took aim at Minnesota’s new buffer law in a listening session hosted by Republican legislators Thursday...
February 4, 2016 - 10:54pm
February 2, 2016
Rep. Miller hosting listen session on environmental rules
OLIVIA — State Rep. Tim Miller, R-Prinsburg, is hosting a listening session on environmental issues from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday in the basement of the Renville County Administration building. He will co-host the meeting the Rep. Denny McNamara, R-Hastings, chairman of the Minnesota...
February 2, 2016 - 10:24pm