After more than a decade of hard work and road blocks, the parents of a fallen soldier are about to see his dream come true. Even before he became a soldier, Ryane Clark was pushing the DNR to build a parking lot near his home as part of his Eagle Scout project. The lot would help keep bikers and drivers safe from County Road 31 near New London.
A 48-year-old semi-truck driver is accused of illegally passing a school bus in a May incident where he nearly hit a girl getting on the bus in Kandiyohi County, according to court documents.
The young girl nearly hit by a semi truck that illegally passed a school bus late last week said she’s still shaken up from the incident. Sixth grader Alexis Schwartz said she’s trying to keep her mind off last Friday’s incident. “The semi came out of nowhere, almost like, just scared the heck out of me,” she said.
The semi-truck driver who almost hit a sixth grader while illegally passing a school bus last week made contact with law enforcement officials just hours after authorities asked the public to help find out who was behind the wheel.
Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer continued their adventures in the Willmar Lakes Area Friday, enjoying the gorgeous 80-degree weather. It was part of our Goin’ To The Lake: All Summer Long event, in which the familiar faces of WCCO-TV and WCCO Radio will hit the road every week to explore and celebrate lake country.
Authorities in west-central Minnesota say a 2-year-old child was flown to a Twin Cities hospital after being pulled from a pool. The Kandiyohi County sheriff’s office was called to a near-drowning in a pool near New London around 4:15 p.m. Friday. The child was flown by helicopter to a metro hospital. The child’s condition is unknown.
A 53-year-old Owatonna man was killed Sunday afternoon in a tree cutting accident just east of New London, authorities said. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office responded to the incident at about 12:45 p.m. Sunday.
It’s only a couple of weeks until Mother’s Day. Have you made plans for the special mom in your life? If you’d like some ideas of things to do besides go out to eat, consider one of these options.
A couple from far western Minnesota was killed Thursday after the van they were in hit a semi near New London, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
The Minnesota Orchestra and its musicians both have tough decision to make. The orchestra says it’s in a tough financial spot, after a nearly $3 million deficit in 2011, and laying off 20 percent of administrators. The musicians say they have to be paid at a top notch level in order to retain the top-notch talent.
This coming Saturday, Aug. 11, folks will have a chance to see quite the spectacle on the road. Dozens of antique cars, going as fast as they can go. It is a tradition entering its 26th year.
Residents of New London, Minn. will have fewer hours of police protection next year.
Two people died and two were injured in a crash west of New London in west-central Minnesota.
Why not pack up the car and drive just a couple of hours west of the Twin Cities to the Willmar area, which has plenty of fun to offer every family member all year round.
Hundreds of people from the small community of New London-Spicer gathered Sunday to deal with the crisis of teen suicide and embrace two grieving families.