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April 16, 2012
UPDATE: Clara City, Minn., man was pilot of crashed ultra-light plane
BUNDE -- The Chippewa County Sheriff's office has released the name of the pilot of an ultra-light aircraft that crash Saturday afternoon near Bunde. The pilot was Boyd Folkerts, who was taken to Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. According to the...
April 16, 2012 - 11:14am
Pilot treated after ultra-light loses power, flips in field near Bunde, Minn.
BUNDE -- The person piloting an ultra-light aircraft was taken to Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital for treatment of minor injuries sustained when the craft lost engine power and crashed into a field Saturday north of Bunde. According to the Chippewa County Sheriff's office, dispatch...
April 16, 2012 - 8:45am
March 10, 2012
Burglars shoot doors on businesses in Milan, Clara City, Minn.
MONTEVIDEO -- Burglars used a shotgun to blast glass doors on two Chippewa County businesses located 68 miles from one another. They may also be responsible for shooting out the windows and the radiator of a pickup truck parked at the Lac qui Parle Valley High School in rural Madison. The...
March 10, 2012 - 12:00am
March 9, 2012
Burglars shoot open doors with shotgun on grocery, convenience store in Milan and Clara City
MONTEVIDEO -- Burglars used a shotgun to blast glass doors on two Chippewa County businesses located 68 miles from one another. They may also be responsible for shooting out the windows and the radiator of a pickup truck parked at the Lac qui Parle Valley High School. The burglars...
March 9, 2012 - 3:04pm
February 21, 2012
Montevideo, Minn., woman hurt in Highway 7 crash
MONTEVIDEO -- A 51-year-old Montevideo woman was taken to Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash around 6 p.m. Monday along State Highway 7 near the intersection with County Road 7. According to the State Patrol, Tamera Hein...
February 21, 2012 - 8:58am
February 2, 2012
Arrest made in alleged cattle theft in western Minn.
MADISON -- Authorities in Lac qui Parle County said late Thursday afternoon that all the cattle missing in an alleged theft Saturday from a rural Madison feedlot have now been accounted for. According to the Lac qui Parle County Sheriff's Office, 40-year-old Richard Kenneth Nelson...
February 2, 2012 - 7:04pm
January 17, 2012
Bail set at $750K for Nelson, told cops he planned Montevideo., Minn. killing for week
MONTEVIDEO -- Unconditional bail was set at $750,000 this morning for Darek Jon Nelson, 24, of Montevideo, who faces murder and manslaughter...
January 17, 2012 - 12:28pm
January 9, 2012
Nonprofit business assistance group based in Montevideo, Minn., needs help of its own with funding
MONTEVIDEO -- Roughly one-half of all new businesses fail within the first five years, according to the Small Business Administration. A nonprofit...
January 9, 2012 - 12:00am
December 12, 2011
Western Minn. counties take varying views of coyote bounties
MONTEVIDEO -- A $10 price was placed on the head of coyotes in Chippewa County starting Dec. 1, and some bounty hunters are answering the call. One week after the start of the bounty program, Chippewa County had paid out $10 bounties for eight coyotes. All of the coyote bounties...
December 12, 2011 - 12:00am
November 17, 2011
Montevideo, Minn., woman dead in rollover crash, fire
DEGRAFF -- A 70-year-old Montevideo woman was dead when emergency responders arrived at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover crash this morning on Chippewa County Road 4 about two miles north of State Highway 40. According to the Chippewa County Sheriff's office, a 911 call reporting...
November 17, 2011 - 4:05pm
November 14, 2011
Clara City, Minn., mother campaigns for parental notification after son's abuse goes unreported to her
CLARA CITY -- Like so many young victims of sexual abuse, Jacob Gould kept it secret. For four years. "I wasn't aware of anything until 2009,...
November 14, 2011 - 12:00am
November 8, 2011
Angry over not being informed of abuse to her son, Clara City mother launches online campaign
CLARA CITY -- When a Clara City mother learned four years after the fact what authorities in Lyon County knew all that time- that her son had been sexually abused- she turned her anger into action. Sarah Guggisberg of Clara City launched a Facebook campaign that within two weeks...
November 8, 2011 - 3:52pm
August 27, 2011
Court dismisses suit over Hawk Creek bridges
MONTEVIDEO -- A district judge has dismissed a civil lawsuit by Lone Tree Township landowners in Chippewa County challenging a decision by the Joint Ditch Authority for Hawk Creek to replace two, timber-frame bridges with culverts, rather than open span bridges. District Judge David...
August 27, 2011 - 12:00am
August 23, 2011
Pheasant numbers in west central Minnesota decline due to wet June, harsh winter
NEW LONDON -- Pheasant hunters in west central Minnesota will find fewer birds to chase this season, based on the annual, roadside counts conducted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in early August. "Disappointing'' but expected, is how Jeff Miller, assistant wildlife...
August 23, 2011 - 2:10pm
August 14, 2011
Woman survives explosion of rural Clara City home
CLARA CITY -- A rural Clara City woman was seriously injured, but is alive, after being pulled out from the rubble of her two-story home after it exploded early Saturday morning. Janice Harms was initially taken to the Chippewa County Montevideo Hospital and later airlifted to North...
August 14, 2011 - 5:47pm