Olivia News


01/16/2018 01:55 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Fire after possible explosion destroys central Minn. home 

There were no injuries and all the occupants of the house were safe and accounted for, Renville County Sheriff Scott Hable reported. In a news release, Hable said his office received multiple 911 calls at 4:42 p.m. Monday with reports of smoke coming and reports of an apparent explosion.


01/12/2018 05:05 PM  ~~~Source~~~
And the most popular baby names in Minnesota are... 

Gone, for once, is that moment when scoping the list of "most popular baby names" begins to feel like reading the rosters for the boys' and girls' all-region high school lacrosse teams. In 2017, the Minneota Department of Health's Office of Vital Records kept track of the most frequently given names, as you'd expect.


12/22/2017 10:37 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Keeping tradition alive 

Teresa Rom makes adjustments to her display of 60 nativity scenes lining the perimeter of Backus Community Center room 101/102. Rom explained that this is the only nativity scene she allowed her children to play with, as it is kid-friendly and was inexpensive.