President Obama has declared a disaster in eight Minnesota counties damaged by flooding, unleashing federal funds to help repair millions in damages. June and July storms hit more than 50 of the state’s 87 counties, costing Minnesota an estimated $55 million for flood response and repairs.
Teams from the state and federal emergency management offices are headed to four Minnesota counties to start adding up the damage from recent storms and flash flooding. The surveys were starting Tuesday and Wednesday in Jackson, Nobles, Renville and Rock counties.
The Loyal Mdewakanton community has filed a lawsuit with the government to reclaim what they say is tribal land. The tribe says a declaration from the Secretary of the Interior in 1863 set aside a 12-square mile radius of Redwood, Renville and Sibley counties for the band.
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.
Gov. Mark Dayton has declared a state of emergency in 26 counties after storms and flash flooding last month. The executive order will allow the state to call for federal disaster assistance in the areas hit hardest by storms.
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.
A 22-year-old man from Hector, Minn., was fleeing authorities before crashing into an unoccupied parked police car Saturday evening, according to the state patrol.
A 28-year-old contractor working on the expansion project at the grain elevator in Buffalo Lake fell to his death on Saturday morning, according to authorities.
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.
This coming weekend people who enjoy a challenge will head to southern Minnesota for a popular fishing contest. And it’s not for walleye or sunfish — it’s for a fish with whiskers.
Police jolted a man with a Taser after he displayed a knife following a chase through multiple counties Saturday, authorities said.
A 19-year-old man died Saturday morning while hunting geese after a gun accidentally discharged and stuck him, Renville County police said.
Authorities have identified the body of a 56-year-old man found in Renville County Saturday afternoon.
The body of what appeared to be an adult man was found in a corn field Saturday afternoon, according to police.
A school bus crash, a chemical spill, and a helicopter evacuation. They were all part of a “first of its kind” mock drill that took place in Renville County Wednesday night.