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'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
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'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
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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
Setting the stage for a new era for 'Olivia icon'
OLIVIA — August Dirks traveled by covered wagon to reach Olivia in 1911 and lease a furniture store facing a dirt street. Two years later he...
February 2, 2016 - 12:15am
January 13, 2016
Attorney general files lawsuit against carnival company that failed to show up for New London's Water Days
NEW LONDON - The Minnesota Attorney General’s office has filed a lawsuit against the carnival company that failed to show up for last summer’s...
January 13, 2016 - 11:25am
December 9, 2015
Franklin man pleads guilty to killing woman with an arrow
OLIVIA — A Franklin man pleaded guilty Wednesday to killing a woman with an arrow after an apparent argument while they shared a remote campsite...
December 9, 2015 - 11:58pm
December 3, 2015
‘Gabby Road’ takes the next step in telling our stories
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to correct a fact about Roger Cooper. Mr. Cooper is not deceased. OLIVIA — English literature has...
December 3, 2015 - 11:01pm
PHOTO/VIDEO: Renville County Food Shelf food drive pulls in 446 pounds of food
Renville County Food Shelf board members Betty Raitz, left, and Mary Schroepfer weigh canned goods donated Thursday by Veronica Roschild of Renville...
December 3, 2015 - 10:54pm
November 20, 2015
Lawmakers agree about transportation needs, not funding
OLIVIA — Area legislators are “hopeful’’ that they will be able to cobble together a transportation funding bill in the 2016 session, although they cautioned that the issues that prevented a deal in the last session remain far from resolved. “Our hope is is we are going...
November 20, 2015 - 11:09pm
November 17, 2015
Citizens in west central Minnesota speak out on rising health insurance costs
OLIVIA — Legislators heard the pain that rising health care insurance premiums are causing those who are buying individual policies this year. Small...
November 17, 2015 - 11:33pm