Redwood Falls News


07/21/2018 03:34 AM  ~~~Source~~~
A summer arts fair 

I always enjoy going to the annual Brookings Summer Arts Fair - the variety of art mediums and items, the food, the activities, the music. But sometimes being among humongous groups of people make me a little nervous.


07/16/2018 02:43 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Crime and Accidents for July 16 

No report was in on an assist incident reported at 8:57 p.m. Saturday on the 400 block of North 3rd Street,a SMarshall Police said. MARSHALL - An intoxicated man was released to a responsible party in an incident reported at 11:13 p.m. Saturday on the intersection of North Seventh Street and Fairview Street, Marshall Police said.


07/09/2018 07:50 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Politicians view flooding 

Staff photo by Fritz Busch New Ulm Fire Chief Paul Macho, left, talks with District 16 Sen. Gary Dahms , U.S. representative and 2018 Minnesota governor candidate Tim Walz; U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and New Ulm Police Commander/ Emergency Management Director Dave Borchert on Cottonwood Street, just west of the Cottonwood River bridge, July 8. Politicians joined local officials and disaster response professionals to access area flood damage. NEW ULM - State and federal politicians met with local officials and disaster response officials, assessing widespread regional flood damage July 8. U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar visited the Tracy Fire Department and the Windom Emergency Service Center early Sunday.


07/09/2018 03:19 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Flood damage calls for funding help 

Governor Mark Dayton, Minnesota Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, and U.S. Rep. Colin Peterson have been through the area looking at damage caused by flooding this past week. While flash flooding caused by last week's heavy rain was not widespread, it caused significant damage where it did happen.


07/07/2018 03:13 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Thumbs Up/Down 

Thumbs Down: The torrential rains that have been pounding southwest Minnesota is leading to unprecedented flooding for this time of year. The power of water was shown in the washed out roads near Redwood Falls and Walnut Grove this past week.


07/06/2018 08:10 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Senior Caregiver at Center of Criminal Case Faces New Legal Action 

A western Minnesota caregiver already at the center of a criminal manslaughter case in Redwood County is now facing new legal action. This time, a new civil lawsuit has been filed by the family of 101-year-old resident Evelyn Schweim, who died in 2017, against Francisco Javier Ramirez and a nursing staffing company, All Temporaries Midwest, Inc., according to the Hennepin County District Court case.


07/05/2018 11:26 AM  ~~~Source~~~
A 16-year-old in Minnesota had recently gotten his licence. But then a sinkhole swallowed his car 

The Renville County Sheriff's Office says the sinkhole formed after a culvert under the road washed out. The teen wasn't injured REDWOOD FALLS, Minn.


07/04/2018 09:45 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Minnesota teen climbs to safety after rain washes out road 

OLIVIA, Minn.-A 16-year-old driver was had to climb to safety after the car he was driving plunged into a crevasse after heavy rains washed out a road south-central Minnesota. The driver was wearing his seatbelt and the driver's airbag deployed as the vehicle stood nearly vertical in the gap left by the washed out culvert on a township road.


07/03/2018 11:08 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Excessive Heat Watch - Few Atmospheric Fireworks? 

Excessive Heat Watches have been issued for Wednesday across the Twin Cities metro as we get another round of heat and humidity across southern Minnesota just in time for Independence Day festivities. Highs are expected to reach the upper 80s to low 90s Wednesday across the Twin Cities metro with the chance of a few showers and thunderstorms - especially during the afternoon and evening hours.


07/03/2018 04:13 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Rising waters, wind and oppressive heat hitting Minnesota 

High winds and rising waters smacked parts of Minnesota Tuesday, while oppressive heat and a threat of more rain could turn some Fourth of July celebrations into a wet mess. An excessive heat watch is in effect Wednesday for much of the Twin Cities, where high humidity will combine with temperatures in the 90s to make it feel like 100 to 105 degrees.


07/02/2018 04:14 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Flood warnings issued in area 

The city of Russell is under a flood warning. The National Weather Service said the Redwood River at Russell was at 15 feet, having peaked at 15.73 on June 24, dropping and re-reaching the 15-foot mark as of Sunday.