Renville County Sheriff’s Office
Two workers at a power line work site near Fairfax, Minnesota were shocked on Monday morning, according to the Renville County Sheriff’s Office. The accident happened at about 8:45 a.m. Both workers were airlifted from the scene.
Two men were killed Friday in a one-vehicle rollover crash west of the Twin Cities, according to the Renville County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities responded to the crash at about 3:15 p.m. Friday on County Road 16 about two miles north of County Road 11 in Osceola Township, which is 11 miles northwest of Hector.
Authorities said Saturday the case of a man missing from the Hector area since Thursday has been resolved and the man is in no danger. Casey Clark, 36, was located in central Minnesota and contacted at about noon Saturday.
A St. Paul man is dead after a head-on crash in Olivia on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The fatal accident occurred at 1 p.m. on Highway 212 near Highway 71 in Renville County. A 1999 Volkswagen Passat, driven by 55-year-old Bu Shwe, collided with a 2011 Dodge Ram, driven by Michael Traxler, age 31. Shwe was killed in the crash. Traxler, of Long Prairie, was unharmed, as was his passenger, 18-year-old Hope Nue of Granite Falls.
Two people died and at least one other person was hurt Sunday night in a two-vehicle crash in western Minnesota, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities said the crash happened at about 8:43 p.m. Sunday on Highway 71 near 780th Avenue in Renville County near Olivia.
A 22-year-old man from Hector, Minn., died last weekend after he stole a van, fled pursuing police and crashed head-on into a squad car, police said.
Authorities have identified a man who died over the weekend after falling 60 feet in a grain elevator in Buffalo Lake, according to the Renville County Sheriff’s Office.
A food shelf west of the Twin Cities is temporarily closed after a suspected arson Sunday night left the building significantly damaged, authorities say.
The Renville County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about the death of a Cosmos man who disappeared about a year ago and whose body was found, months later, in a cornfield.