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Yellow Medicine County
May 27, 2014
YM County ponders vets program: What they need most
GRANITE FALLS — Veterans struggling with a return to civilian life could get the housing and training they need for a new career on the campus of a Minnesota West Community and Technical College. That is a proposal the Veteran’s Service officer for Yellow Medicine County is pursuing...
May 27, 2014 - 11:50pm
May 13, 2014
Yellow Medicine County delays choice on general contractor for courthouse
GRANITE FALLS — Yellow Medicine County’s Board of Commissioners delayed selecting which of two firms to serve as general contractor for a...
May 13, 2014 - 11:12pm
May 6, 2014
Mother of infants in homicide case sentenced to jail, probation in separate case
GRANITE FALLS – The mother of two infants at the center of a South Dakota homicide investigation went directly to jail today on Minnesota charges...
May 6, 2014 - 3:00pm
April 22, 2014
Yellow Medicine County showcasing new government center with open house today
GRANITE FALLS — Workers at Minnesota’s visitor information centers are well practiced at answering the question: “How do I get to…?’’ Janel...
April 22, 2014 - 5:00am
April 21, 2014
There’s humor too, but retired officer ‘Blackie’ tells of real-life drama when wearing the badge
GRANITE FALLS — Take one cop with a penchant for playing pranks, plunk him down in a rural county for 34 years, and what do you get? Stories...
April 21, 2014 - 4:00am
April 8, 2014
Yellow Medicine moves on new courthouse
GRANITE FALLS — Yellow Medicine County is moving forward on its building needs by going back to where it left off. The county board of commissioners...
April 8, 2014 - 10:28pm
March 31, 2014
Tornado damages three farm sites in central Yellow Medicine County
GRANITE FALLS — A tornado caused damaged to at least three farm sites southeast of St. Leo in south-central Yellow Medicine County around 4:10 p.m. Monday, the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office reported. There no known injuries. The Sheriff’s office reported...
March 31, 2014 - 6:18pm
March 25, 2014
Yellow Medicine County favors building new courthouse
GRANITE FALLS — Yellow Medicine County is looking to build a new structure to replace its aged courthouse, rather than remodel it. The Yellow Medicine County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 on Tuesday to direct staff to put together a proposal on how to move forward with building...
March 25, 2014 - 10:43pm
March 17, 2014
Driver of FedEx truck remains in critical condition
GRANITE FALLS — The FedEx truck driver injured in a collision on Friday afternoon with a Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train remains in critical condition. Chad Borka, 46, of Atwater, remains at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, where he was airlifted...
March 17, 2014 - 9:57am
March 14, 2014
Driver airlifted after crash with train south of Granite Falls
GRANITE FALLS — A 46-year-old man was airlifted to the Hennepin County Medical Center after his truck collided with a Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train around 2 p.m. Friday south of Granite Falls. The Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Department reported that...
March 14, 2014 - 4:41pm
February 11, 2014
Commissioners look at second opinion on YM Co. building plans
GRANITE FALLS — Yellow Medicine County will pursue a second opinion before making a decision on whether to raze its original courthouse and build a new facility on the site for court services and a number of county offices. And no matter whether the county decides to build new...
February 11, 2014 - 11:33pm
February 4, 2014
Yellow Medicine County man dies in grain bin accident
GRANITE FALLS — A rural Yellow Medicine County man died Monday after apparently being accidentally buried in a grain bin. The Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office identified him as Richard Rosetter, 77. The Sheriff’s Office was notified at 4:40 p.m. Monday that Rosetter...
February 4, 2014 - 9:49am
January 29, 2014
Options grow, costs shrinking for replacement of courthouse in YM County
GRANITE FALLS — Options to solve the building and space needs for services now located in the Yellow Medicine County courthouse are getting more varied, and less costly. The Yellow Medicine County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday reviewed new proposals from Wold Architects, of...
January 29, 2014 - 11:49pm
January 7, 2014
YM County asks legislators to end levy cap
GRANITE FALLS — County commissioners in Yellow Medicine County told local legislators on Tuesday that the state’s imposition of levy limits has hurt the county’s budget, as has the way the state distributes funding for probation programs. A state-imposed levy cap meant the...
January 7, 2014 - 11:33pm
Yellow Medicine County is continuing to debate options for courthouse
GRANITE FALLS — Members of the Yellow Medicine County Board of Commissioners want to take one more look at possibly remodeling the county’s aged courthouse before they make a decision on whether to replace it. They are also interested in looking at two possible alternatives to...
January 7, 2014 - 11:21pm