Accidental Shooting In Martin County


On Sunday, October 15, at 10:20 a.m., the Martin County Sheriff's Office responded to an emergency report of an accidental shooting. The caller was in the 1300 block of 130th Avenue and headed toward Fairmont for medical assistance. Deputies intercepted the caller's vehicle in the 1800 block of 120th Street. There they assisted an adult in rendering first aid to the victim, a two-year old child. Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service transported the victim to Mayo Clinic Health System Fairmont for further assistance. Later the victim was transported via air ambulance to Mayo Clinic Rochester. Based on information gathered at the scene, [...]

Accidental Shooting In Martin County2023-10-17T07:37:25-05:00

Algona Man Charged in Murder of Police Officer Enters Not Guilty Plea


The man accused of fatally shooting Algona Police Officer Kevin Cram has pleaded not guilty to first degree murder charges in a written plea submitted to Kossuth County Court. According to authorities, 43-year-old Kyle Ricke of Algona is charged with the shooting death of Officer Cram, who was attempting to serve an arrest warrant for third degree harassment at approximately 8pm on September 13th. After the incident, Ricke fled the scene and a four hour manhunt ensued, involving law enforcement from both Iowa and Minnesota. Recent court records reveal that a pretrial conference has been set for November 14th, with a [...]

Algona Man Charged in Murder of Police Officer Enters Not Guilty Plea2023-10-10T07:03:06-05:00

Spencer Man Arrested for Domestic Disturbance and Multiple Charges


A Spencer man, 29 year-old Challer Wadsley, is facing serious charges after a domestic disturbance led to a tense standoff with police on Sunday afternoon. Officers were called to the scene of an unknown disturbance in Spencer at around 3:45 pm. Upon arrival, officers quickly determined that Wadsley  had physically assaulted a family member and had retrieved a chainsaw, allegedly to further intimidate the victim. As officers attempted to arrest Wadsley, he became uncooperative and resistant. In an effort to gain control and protect the safety of those involved, police were forced to use a taser on Wadsley. After being subdued, [...]

Spencer Man Arrested for Domestic Disturbance and Multiple Charges2023-10-10T06:59:48-05:00

Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Promote State’s Fall Tourism with Visit to State Park


Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan are on a mission to boost the visibility of Minnesota's fall tourism. Today, the pair will be making a special visit to a state park near the southeast metro in order to highlight the opportunities that the state has to offer and to showcase the recent investments made in its state parks. Earlier this year, Governor Walz signed a bill into law that allocated a whopping 150 million dollars into improving and modernizing the state's outdoor recreation system. With this initiative, the governor aims to provide residents with what he calls a "world-class" [...]

Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Promote State’s Fall Tourism with Visit to State Park2023-10-10T06:56:47-05:00

State Legislators Tour Minnesota Project Sites in Preparation for Bonding Bill Vote


This week, members of the state legislature set out on a statewide tour to visit project sites in hopes of gathering crucial information for a new bonding bill. On Thursday, lawmakers will be traveling to various local areas, including Fairmont, Blue Earth, Lewisville, Lake Crystal, North Mankato, and New Ulm, among others. According to legislators, this bonding tour serves as a crucial opportunity to personally examine the proposed projects, whose funding will be put to a vote in the upcoming months. By getting a closer look, lawmakers hope to gain a better understanding of the impact and benefits these projects will [...]

State Legislators Tour Minnesota Project Sites in Preparation for Bonding Bill Vote2023-10-05T07:36:43-05:00

Jackson Man Sentenced for Recording Women in Workplace Bathroom


A Jackson man has been sentenced for his actions of violating women's privacy in a workplace bathroom. 39-year-old Kurtiss Gusch was convicted of gross misdemeanor interfering with privacy by using a surreptitious device. The court case, which took place on Wednesday, ended with Judge Darci J. Bentz ordering Gusch to one year of supervised probation. However, Gusch will be required to spend 360 days in jail if he violates his probation terms within the next year. In addition, Gusch must attend therapy sessions as part of his sentence. The incident was first reported in May by a human resources employee at [...]

Jackson Man Sentenced for Recording Women in Workplace Bathroom2023-10-05T07:33:45-05:00

Fairmont 6yo to Receive Kidney Transplant Thanks to Pre-School Teacher


(WCCO)- What started as a typical checkup ended with a devastating diagnosis for a young Fairmont girl. Her kidneys were failing at just 4 years old. But then, that little girl got a generous, life-saving gift from her preschool teacher. From playing in the mud to spending time with her big sister, Parker Lintelman is full of life. "Tons of energy, always running around, singing," said her father Seth. Around her fourth birthday, her parents and teachers noticed something may be wrong. "She was putting things in her mouth that shouldn't be in her mouth. Dirt, Play-Doh, things 4-year-olds tend to [...]

Fairmont 6yo to Receive Kidney Transplant Thanks to Pre-School Teacher2023-10-04T07:42:11-05:00

Estherville Man Shoots at Relative


A man from Estherville has been arrested and charged with multiple offenses after an alleged shooting early yesterday. Police were called to the 600 block of South 12th Street at around 3 a.m. for a reported assault. According to authorities, the suspect, identified as 47-year-old Grant Richard Dale, was involved in an argument with a relative. As the altercation escalated, Dale reportedly asked the relative to leave the residence. However, things took a dangerous turn when, as the relative was leaving, Dale allegedly fired his rifle. Thankfully, no one was injured during the incident. Following the altercation, Dale was taken into [...]

Estherville Man Shoots at Relative2023-10-04T07:37:28-05:00

Top NASCAR series coming to Iowa next year


Iowa Speedway will host its first NASCAR Cup Series event in 2024, the sanctioning body announced Tuesday. The Cup race, set for 7 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 16, will be part of a tripleheader weekend June 14-16 that also includes a NASCAR Xfinity Series race and an ARCA Menards Series race. The 0.875-mile, progressively banked track opened its doors in 2006 and hosted Xfinity Series and Truck Series races from 2009 through 2019. Nineteen Cup Series competitors projected to race in 2024 have won at the Newton, Iowa, race track, including champions Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott and Joey [...]

Top NASCAR series coming to Iowa next year2023-10-03T13:38:28-05:00

Dickens Man Arrested on Warrants After Brief Foot Pursuit


On Saturday evening, the Clay County Sheriff's Office apprehended 48-year-old Michael Daniels of Dickens, who was wanted for several warrants. The arrest came after a short foot pursuit, initiated by a deputy of the Sheriff's Office. Daniels had a warrant out for his arrest on charges including Interference with Official Acts, Theft in the 1st Degree and Driving While Barred. The deputy attempted to take Daniels into custody, but he fled on foot, leading to a chase. However, the chase was short-lived as Daniels was apprehended shortly after. Upon further investigation, it was revealed that Daniels had stolen a vehicle from [...]

Dickens Man Arrested on Warrants After Brief Foot Pursuit2023-10-03T07:08:00-05:00
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