Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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LITCHFIELD — A Cokato man was killed and his father severely injured in a one-vehicle accident at 5:33 p.m. on Saturday east of Kingston, the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office reported. Timothy Keskey, 52, was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger and father, Melvin Keskey, 86, was airlifted by Life Link to St. Cloud, where he is reported in critical condition.
Man ejected from vehicle in roll-over GRANITE FALLS — A 28-year-old man was transported by North Memorial Air Care for injuries suffered after he was ejected from a vehicle in a roll-over accident at 2:30 a.m. on Sunday in Yellow Medicine County. Dean Nething was not wearing a seat belt when the 2003 GMC SUV that he was a passenger in rolled multiple times on 570th Street south of 120th Avenue, southeast of Wood Lake, according to the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Department.
SACRED HEART TOWNSHIP — Plans to develop an off-highway vehicle park in Renville County are being challenged by the township in which it would be located. Sacred Heart Township residents attending the annual meeting Tuesday evening voted 14 to 6 to adopt a resolution opposing the park. The resolution rescinds a vote by the board of supervisors made last year supporting the park. It is proposed to be developed in the Minnesota River Valley in Sections 22 and 23 of the township.
SACRED HEART TOWNSHIP — Plans to develop an Off Highway Vehicle park in Renville County are being challenged by the township in which it would be located. Sacred Heart Township residents attending the annual meeting on Tuesday evening voted 14 to 6 to adopt a resolution opposing the park. The resolution rescinds a vote by the board of supervisors made last year supporting the park. It is proposed to be developed in the Minnesota River Valley in sections 22 and 23 of the township.
GRANITE FALLS — The Yellow Medicine County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 on Tuesday to draft bid specifications to remodel a former bank building to house county offices. The vote came after the commissioners learned the remodeling project will cost an estimated $717,568.12 including construction, and architectural and construction management fees. The construction share of the total estimate is $570,302. The county purchased the former Yellow Medicine County Bank building in Granite Falls for $450,000 last autumn from Fagen Engineering.
GRANITE FALLS — The Yellow Medicine County Board of Commissioners voted three-to-two this morning to draw up specifications and call for bids to remodel a former bank building to house county offices. The vote came after the commissioners learned the remodeling project will cost an estimated $717,568.12, including construction, and architectural and construction management fees. Commissioners Gary Johnson and Louis Sherlin cast the no votes, while Ron Antony, John Berends and Greg Renneke voted yes.
OLIVIA — Renville County has played host to stranded motorists in two different storms this winter season, and is preparing to do so for many more, but absent the Minnesota National Guard Armory in Olivia. The city of Olivia learned prior to the last major snowstorm that federal rules require that the governor of the state approve the use of Minnesota National Guard Armories or its resources during emergencies. As a result, the city had designated its community center as its emergency shelter, a role the armory had played in countless winter storms prior.
OLIVIA — Renville County Hospital board members, staff and supporters of a proposed project to build a new hospital facility will be hosting a series of meetings and open houses in communities in upcoming weeks. Nathan Blad, interim administrator for the RC Hospital and Clinics, outlined an outreach campaign that includes the meetings, distribution of printed materials, media advertising; even a telephone “hot line,’’ all to get word about the need for the project.
MONTEVIDEO — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a man serving a prison sentence for burglarizing a Montevideo home while its occupant was asleep. In an order filed Monday, the court upheld the first-degree burglary conviction of Jordan Lee Downwind, 21, formerly of Montevideo and Red Lake. He is currently at the Moose Lake Correctional Facility serving combined sentences of 79 months for separate offenses. Downwind was convicted in November 2010 for a burglary on the night of July 27-28.
MONTEVIDEO — Deb Olson is not the first entrepreneur to realize that there is a growing lunch crowd in search of healthy, fresh and visually enticing foods. For two years, she and her daughter operated a Winsted café that made its reputation by offering exactly that recipe for customer satisfaction.