Renville County News

01/16/2018 01:37 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.

01/13/2018 11:52 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Farmer interest in hemp heating up:Farmers brave winter's worst to... 

Robert Mitchell, founder of The Hemp Connection of Tulsa, Oklahoma, visits with Doug Breberg, Dawson, and Brad Kurtz, of Renville County, during the Frozen Farm Forum held in Madison on Friday. Kurtz holds a 1913 book on Minnesota agriculture that devoted a chapter to hemp production in the state.

01/11/2018 03:01 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Fairfax male in custody after dramatic chase 

A Fairfax man was taken into custody after a car chase Tuesday, the Renville County Sheriff's Office said. At approximately 10:17 p.m. the Fairfax Police Department and Renville County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to an address in Fairfax for a report of a suicidal male.

12/16/2017 02:38 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Cohasset man dies in vehicle accident in drainage ditch near Hector 

A Cohasset man was found dead Thursday morning, Dec. 14, inside an upside-down vehicle frozen in the ice at the bottom of a county drainage ditch by a farm field near Hector. The Renville County Sheriff's Office received a report at 10:32 a.m. Thursday about a vehicle lying on its roof at the bottom of Judicial Ditch 15, which is located about a quarter mile east of Hector.