Brandon man jailed for vehicular homicide in Steen woman's death

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LUVERNE – 25-year-old Christopher Weber of Brandon, SD, the man who was driving the pick-up that struck and killed Andrea Boeve Monday, is being held is the Nobles County Jail for vehicular homicide.

Formal charges, which had not yet been filed as of Tuesday afternoon, will come from Rock County.


Minnesota Finalizes Move to B10

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Diesel drivers on Minnesota roads and highways will be running on cleaner fuel this summer as they start filling up with the nation’s first, required 10 percent biodiesel blend. Known as B10, this higher blend will be sold annually from April 1 through September 30. A five percent mixture that works better in Minnesota’s winter weather, called B5, will be used between October and late March each year.


UPDATE: Name released in fatal bike crash in Rock County

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STEEN – The Minnesota State Patrol has released the name of the woman killed Monday just before noon when her bicycle pulling a trailer with her two children inside collided with a pick-up on Highway 270, north of Steen in Rock County.


Murray County contemplates ambulance tax district

SLAYTON – It looks as if the majority of Murray County residents are well on their way to being taxed for ambulance service. During a public meeting last week, the Murray County Hospital Board met with members of the Slayton City Council and various township and city representatives to discuss implementing a tax district for the Murray County Ambulance coverage area.


Nobles County Commissioners declare State of Emergency; regional rail authority assesses $1.5M in damages

WORTHINGTON – During an emergency meeting Friday, the Nobles County Board of Commissioners declared the county in a state of emergency for conditions resulting from the persistent and continuing high precipitation severe summer storms beginning June 11, which caused a significant amount of public property damage.

According to County Administrator Tom Johnson, the damage to the county is estimated at approximately $600,000, but that number could change as things continue to be assessed.


Rock Valley, Iowa looking for volunteers over the weekend

ROCK VALLEY, Iowa— Rock Valley officials are asking for assistance in clearing debris from homes and curbs as well as assisting residents and the city clean up grounds after the floods. Interested volunteers are encouraged to call the helpline that’s been used to organize the volunteer and assistance effort. The helpline will be open on Saturday, June 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. by calling 712-451-HELP.


Bluejay Golf Scramble

The annual Minnesota West Bluejay Golf Scramble is coming up once again. The Bluejay Scramble will be held on Saturday, August 9th at the Worthington Country Club, starting with a shotgun start at 10:00am. It's 5-person teams with a donation of $50 dollars per golfer. That includes golfing, lunch, prizes and beverages.


Kate's story: Keeping up the Kourage

WESTBROOK - Westbrook Fun Days have always been exciting, but this year there is a little bit of extra fun in the air. A special event has been added to the usual line-up that has even the most seasoned festival-goer raising their eyebrows a bit.

On Saturday night, former members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Journey and Santana will perform at a benefit concert at the Westbrook ball diamond in an event called Keeping up the Kourage for Kate.


Gruis signs Pro Basketball Contact with Sweden club

Trevor Gruis of the University of South Dakota has signed on with the Swedish basketball club Jamtland, who competes in the Basketligan of Sweden. The 6'9” native of Ellsworth is coming off a stellar college career with the Coyotes. Gruis was a model of consistency in college, starting 116 games out of 121 career games with the Coyotes. Gruis finished his 4-year career by averaging 11.1 points per game and pulled down 6.3 rebounds per game. He averaged 9.6 points per game as a freshman, 11.3 PPG as a sophomore, 12.3 PPG as a junior and 11.3 PPG as a senior.


Sen. Franken discusses flood damage

WORTHINGTON - US Senator Al Franken has floods on his mind. During a call to Radio Works Headquarters Wednesday morning, he explained his recent travels around the state of Minnesota, viewing flood damage.

Over the weekend he put on plenty of miles, from Luverne to Pipestone to Albert Lea to International Falls and several points in between.