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Renville County to Hold Housing Study Kick Off Event

Renville County HRA/EDA is completing its 2020 Renville County Housing Study, and will hold a Housing Study Kick Off Event 3:30 p.m. Thursday, September 24. At this Housing Study Kick Off Event, Maxfield Research, the consultant assisting Renville County with this study, will provide an overview of the current housing situation and identify current and anticipated future housing needs. Renville County...

Counties Report Rash of Stolen Street Signs

Over the past few weeks, the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office has taken numerous reports from Public Works about street signs being stolen out in the county. Stop signs, yield signs, bridge ahead signs and other various signs have been reported stolen mainly in the northeastern portion of the county. Meeker County is also seeing similar issues in their county.  This...

District 17A Contenders Set

Republican incumbent State Representative Tim Miller of Prinsburg is seeking another term in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Miller has served District 17A since he was first elected in 2015. He successfully defeated his DFL opponents in 2016 and 2018. His Democratic opponent will be Appleton resident Benjamin Dolan, an attorney making his first foray into politics. Dolan was born...

St. Joseph Catholic Church to Hold Fall Festival on Sunday

The St. Joseph Catholic Church in Montevideo will be holding their 2020 Fall Festival on Sunday, September 20. Mass will be held at 10 a.m., and a pork chop dinner will be available for $10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will include a baked potato, coleslaw, green beans, and a special k bar. There will be two food...

SCORE Hosts Free Webinar on Cybersecurity

SCORE will hold some free, small-business focused webinars coming up in the next several weeks. The next topic will be Overcoming Cybersecurity Challenges During the COVID-19 Pandemic on Thursday, September 17. Access the webinar at https://www.score.org/event/overcoming-cybersecurity-challenges-during-covid-19-pandemic.

Free Food Distribution Offered in Yellow Medicine County

A free food distribution for those in need of food or newly struggling to make ends meet due to the COVID-19 crisis is being held from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, September 18 at the North Park in Clarkfield (by Swimming Pool). The event is being hosted by the Canby Area Food Shelf, Prairie Five and Second Harvest Heartland...

MnDOT District 8 Asks for Input on Freight Issues

MnDOT District 8 is looking for community input as part of the development of the District 8 freight plan. MnDOT District 8 covers 12 counties in southwest and west central Minnesota including Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville and Yellow Medicine. MnDOT desires to provide a freight transportation system that attracts new businesses and...

Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting Scheduled in Montevideo

A meeting to form a suicide prevention coalition in West Central Minnesota is planned for 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, September 18 at the Chippewa County Administration Building, located at 629 N. 11th St., Suite 9, in Montevideo. The meeting will be held in the basement of the administration building or attendees can join remotely. Those desiring to attend remotely can...

Teen Seriously Hurt in Renville County Farm Accident

A teenager was seriously hurt in a Renville County grain dryer accident Monday morning, at a farm five miles south of Hector. The Sheriff's Office reported that 15-year-old Jed Anderson of Lubbock, Texas was 15 feet off the ground working on the grain dryer when his legs became entangled in an auger and he became trapped. Responding to the scene...

Indian Beach Road Temporarily Closed

The Kandiyohi County Public Works Department has closed Indian Beach Road for bituminous surfacing. The project consists of several bituminous overlays and new pavement, and is part of a project on roads across the county. Central Specialties won the contract for the work around Green Lake. The work is expected to be done in a couple of days. Alternate...

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