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Man robbed outside Zorbaz by two men on skateboards
Man hits Minnesota as he looks to pull his home on wheels from Washington State to D.C.
Circus returns to Atwater today for twin shows
Litchfield woman hospitalized after being pinned between dump truck, forklift
Police arrest protesters outside governor’s home
Fighting injuries, Vikings OL Loadholt plans to retire
MLB notebook: Yankees send Chapman to Cubs
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10 possibilities for Twins' GM job
Injury forces Loadholt to retire
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Fern A. Heglund
Jervey C. Christiansen
R. Vernon Benson
Stanley A. Nelson
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Police arrest protesters outside governor’s home
October 5, 2015
Trucker injured this morning in Renville County roll-over
OLIVIA -- John P. King, 46, of Olivia was injured early Monday morning near Olivia when the 2005 International semi he was driving rolled. The accident was reported at 2:13 a.m. on U.S. Highway 212. According to the State Patrol, King was traveling west on Highway 212 just west...
October 5, 2015 - 7:07am
September 21, 2015
RC Hospital and Clinics dedicates new facility
OLIVIA — It’s possible to deliver the very best and most modern of health care services in a rural setting and do it as an independent, locally...
September 21, 2015 - 11:50pm
September 1, 2015
Area expects high crop yields
WILLMAR –– While fully acknowledging that a crop “isn’t made until it’s in the bin,” Kandiyohi County Farm Service Agency Director...
September 1, 2015 - 11:19pm
August 28, 2015
Board denies Duininck Inc.’s appeal
OLIVIA — The Renville County Board of Adjustment and Appeals denied a request by Duininck Inc., of Prinsburg, for a variance it sought to reopen...
August 28, 2015 - 12:15am
August 18, 2015
Renville County Jail receives good reviews
OLIVIA — There are not too many accolades given to county jails, but the Renville County Jail has picked up a few important ones recently. One came from a rock star “guest” that put the jail in the national limelight. The other came from the federal Department of Corrections. Ned...
August 18, 2015 - 11:11pm
August 17, 2015
Bail set at $1 million in Renville County homicide
OLIVIA — District Judge Randall Slieter concurred with a prosecutor’s request and set bail at $1 million for the man accused of using a bow...
August 17, 2015 - 2:25pm
August 12, 2015
Records published Aug. 12
The following contains the records summary for Aug. 12. Scammer poses as law enforcement OLIVIA — The Renville County Sheriff’s Office received report Tuesday of a telephone scammer posing as law enforcement. It was reported Tuesday that a person received a call from a number...
August 12, 2015 - 12:00am
July 27, 2015
Renville County to host buffer meeting
OLIVIA — The Renville County Board of Commissioners invites Renville County property owners to a meeting on the new buffer legislation. It will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday in Rooms 116/117 of Renville County Government Service Center, 105 South Fifth Street, Olivia. The new state...
July 27, 2015 - 10:59pm
Puddle of Mudd singer plays jail house blues in Olivia
OLIVIA — The City of Olivia hosted its biggest rock star since Olivia Newton-John came for Corn Capital Days in 1978, but this latest visitor arrived unwillingly and slipped out of town quietly after a one-night stay in the local jail. Wesley Reid Scantlin, 42, vocalist and...
July 27, 2015 - 6:19pm
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
June 27, 2015
Two injured when van collides with calf in Renville County
OLIVIA - A driver and passenger were injured Friday night when their vehicle struck a calf that had wandered onto Highway 71 in Renville County. The Minnesota State Patrol identified the driver as Bryan K. Martin, 53, of Atwater. Martin’s passenger was Christy C. Martin, 54,...
June 27, 2015 - 2:23pm
June 26, 2015
Man arrested in alcohol-related crash involving his three kids
STEWART -- A Hutchinson man was arrested last night following an alcohol-related crash in Renville County that involved the driver's three young children. According to the Renville County Sheriff's Office, Andrew Kyle Bergum, 35, was arrested and transported to the Renville County...
June 26, 2015 - 7:20am
June 16, 2015
Frontier Communications to improve rural Internet
WILLMAR — Frontier Communications Corp. accepted $27.5 million from the Connect America Fund to expand and support broadband to more than 40,000 rural Minnesotans. Kandiyohi County is projected to receive $114,635 of the support for expanded broadband deployment by Frontier. Yellow...
June 16, 2015 - 11:56pm
June 15, 2015
Names released in Renville County shooting that left one dead
FRANKLIN -- The names of two individuals involved in a shooting incident Friday in Renville County that left one dead and one seriously injured were released this morning. According to a press release, Elizabeth M. Gregg, 45, of Morgan was dead at the scene. The cause of her death...
June 15, 2015 - 8:07am