Olivia Police Officer Fatally Shoots Person Department Says Was Armed During 'Altercation'An officer in Olivia shot and killed a person the police department said was armed during an "altercation" in an alley early Sunday morning.
Minn. Mother Of Surviving Separated Twin Posts Update, PictureA Minnesota mother who gave birth in late August to conjoined twins– one of which passed away – has released an emotional and uplifting update on the health of the surviving twins.
1 Dead In Head-On Crash In OliviaA 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.
State Patrol: 2 Killed, 1 Hurt In Crash Near OliviaTwo 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.
Cops: Man Died After Stealing Van, Crashing Into Squad CarA 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.
Dayton Authorizes Shelter For Stranded MotoristsGov. Mark Dayton has issued a retroactive executive order authorizing the use of a National Guard Armory in Olivia as shelter after some stranded motorists had to stay there during Sunday night's blizzard.
Arson Suspected In Fire At Renville County Food ShelfA food shelf west of the Twin Cities is temporarily closed after a suspected arson Sunday night left the building significantly damaged, authorities say.
Finding Minnesota: Corn Capital DaysBy this time, there should be some Minnesota sweet corn for sale at the roadside stands, but a cool, wet spring caused much of this year's crop to be a little late.
Parole Possible For Child Abductor In 34 YearsThe Marshall man convicted of abducting and sexually assaulting a 14-year-old paper girl could be eligible for parole in nearly 34 years.
Charges: Dad Stabs Son After FightA 47-year-old man is charged with second-degree assault after allegedly stabbing his son with a knife, following an argument.
Fahey Pleads Guilty To Abducting, Assaulting GirlA 25-year-old man has pleaded guilty to abducting and sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl delivering newspapers in Fairfax last May.
Man, 20, Charged With Murder In Olivia Toddler's DeathA 20-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder for the death of a 1-year-old girl.
Charges Expected In Death Of Girl, 19 Months OldA 19-year-old man is expected to be charged Tuesday in the death of a 19-month-old baby girl. Tiana Moore was assaulted last Wednesday. She died in a hospital in St. Paul on Christmas Eve. The toddler lived in the western Minnesota town of Olivia in Renville County.
19-Month-Old In Critical Condition, 1 ArrestedOlivia Police said a baby is in critical condition after suffering significant injuries at the hand of another.