Renville County HRA/EDA Announces Grants to Assist with Cleanup of Blighted Properties
The Renville County Housing and Redevelopment Authority/Economic Development Authority (HRA/EDA) has recently created a grant program for property owners and local units of government to assist with demolition and cleanup of blighted properties located within Renville County.

Redwood Falls man charged with arson for trailer park fire
A Redwood Falls man is accused of intentionally starting a fire in a trailer park last summer. Jacob Kelly Leith, 27, was charged last week with felony counts of 1st-degree arson and criminal damage to property in
U.S. Highway 71 lane closure at Sanborn on August 23
WILLMAR, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) will be performing materials testing on the U.S. Highway 71 bridge located three miles south of Sanborn, beginning Friday, August 23, 2019, and continuing into the following week. On
South Dakota man injured in collision with semi near Gibbon
A South Dakota man was injured in a collision with a semi-truck west of Gibbon Tuesday afternoon. According to the state patrol, a 2009 Hyundai Elantra driven by Obatola Olayinka Layiwola, age 21, of Madison, SD, was
Voting fraud charges for Vesta man
A Vesta man has been accused of voter fraud. David Alan Naatjes, 72, was charged with felony eligibility to vote in Redwood County Court last week. Court documents say Naatjes voted in the November 2018 election, despite
Mankato man accused of New Ulm baseball bat attack
A Mankato man is accused of waiting outside of a New Ulm apartment for over three hours to attack his former friend with a baseball bat. Jesse James Cowing, 40, has been charged with felony counts of
Sleepy Eye Del Monte plant will close
Del Monte will close its Sleepy Eye plant, the company said Tuesday. A release from Singapore-based Del Monte Pacific Limited says the Sleepy Eye plant is one of two in the U.S. to close its doors. Tim
PVC tube containing dynamite detonated in Meeker County
LITCHFIELD, Minn. (AP) — A PVC tube containing 11 sticks of dynamite was found in a Meeker County garage and detonated by authorities. Sheriff Brian Cruze says his office got a call Monday about possible explosives found
H and L Motors in Renville closes
The Renville County Register says earlier this month H and L motors in Renville closed its doors for good. The paper says last year the business was sold by long time owners Gary and Larry Eckhoff to
Kandiyohi County sheriff releases the names of the men in capsized sail boat
Two men swam a mile to safety after their sailboat capsized on Big Kandiyohi Lake during a storm early Sunday morning. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Department says at 1:23 Sunday morning they received a call about a