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Man sentenced 52 years ago for northern Iowa crimes has died in prison

FORT MADISON — A man sent to prison for his involvement in a 1969 crime spree in northern Iowa has died in the Iowa State Penitentiary. According to Iowa court records, Elvin Gilroy was one of four men who broke out of a jail in St. Cloud, Minnesota in June of 1969. They stole a county car, ditched that vehicle and stole another car. They made their way south and robbed a grocery store in Spirit Lake, a filling station in Emmetsburg and the Fareway Store in Algona. Melvin Bay, the store manager in Algona, was shot during the robbery. He died ten days later.
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W’bago’s SuperValu bites the dust

Monday, June 27, marked both an end and a beginning for one of Winnebago’s Main Street mainstays. For the past few years, Winnebago’s aging, but historic SuperValu building has crumbled into a decrepit eyesore and veritable safety hazard. Hoping to transform the unusable building site into a valuable...

Granada man killed in crash on I-90

MARTIN COUNTY, Minn. (KEYC) - The Minnesota State Patrol says a Granada man was killed in a two car crash on I-90 Friday night. It happened just before 10:00 July 1 on Interstate 90 in Fairmont Township at mile marker 106. The patrol says a car going east driven by...

Titonka Man Facing Multiple Felony Charges

–A Titonka man is facing multiple felony counts after law enforcement officials executed a search warrant at a residence in Titonka Thursday evening. According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies executed the warrants around 6:45 PM Thursday at 348 Ripley Street in Titonka, and as a result, arrested 55-year-old Eric Dwyane Johnson.

Monday July 4th Local Sports

AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox — pre-game 6:30, first pitch 7:10. GARNER — Clear Lake scattered all of their runs over the final four innings in beating Central Springs 11-1 on Saturday in a Class 2A District 3 district quarterfinal round contest in Garner, as you heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB and Jett Neuberger had 14 strikeouts in six-and-two-thirds innings of work to pick up the win and was also 2-for-4 with an RBI. Dylan Bieber also knocked in two runs as the Lions improve to 10-13 on the season and will face top-seed Forest City in Forest City on Tuesday night in the district semifinal round, a game you’ll hear on KRIB scheduled for 7 o’clock. In the other 2A District 3 game played on Saturday night in Garner, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura beat Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 10-2. The Cardinals will face Osage in the first game of the district doubleheader on Tuesday night in Forest City at 5 o’clock.

Minnesota Man Killed in Crash on Interstate 90

Fairmont, MN (KROC-AM News)- A Granada, MN man was killed following a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 in western Minnesota Friday night. The State Patrol’s accident report indicates 72-year-old Gary Peterson was eastbound on Interstate 90 when his vehicle collided with another eastbound motorist. The report says Peterson was not buckled up.

Deadly Minnesota collision involves Forest City driver

MARTIN COUNTY, Minn. – A North Iowa driver is involved in a fatal collision in southern Minnesota. It happened just before 10 pm Friday on Interstate 90 in Martin County. The Minnesota State Patrol says Gary Roland Peterson, 72 of Granada, was heading east when he collided with the eastbound vehicle driven by Gerald Louis Stephan, 45 of Forest City, IA, near mile marker 106.
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Waterville gets by Blue Earth 6-2

The Waterville Indians took advantage of miscues by the Blue Earth Pirates and left Veterans Field with a 6-2 victory on Wednesday evening, June 29. Gusty winds made fielding pop flies interesting. High pop ups which looked like they might be caught near third base ended up falling closer to second base.
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Diamonds gain a split with St. James

The Blue Earth Diamonds softball team played host to St. James in a doubleheader on Tuesday evening, June 28. Each game was played with a 70 minute time limit. St. James won the opening game 3-0 in a defensive battle in which both teams struggled to score any runs. In...
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W/BE takes two games from MCW

Jimmy Allis pitched a complete-game shutout and his Winnebago/Blue Earth Legion teammates provided the offensive firepower in a 10-0 triumph over Martin County West in the opening game of a doubleheader on Thursday night, June 30, in Blue Earth. W/BE took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first...

Fourth of July Celebrations Underway

–Fourth of July Celebrations kick off around the area today and run throughout the weekend in preparation for Monday’s holiday. In Bancroft, they have activities tonight that include a Ragin’ Roosters game, a Middle School Swim night at the pool and a street dance beginning at 9 PM featuring Casey Muessigmann. City Clerk Crysti Neumann tells KLGA News that the fun will continue on Saturday.

Bishop Garrigan Forfeits Conference Baseball Title

Bishop Garrigan baseball is forfeiting Wednesday night’s 4-3 victory over Forest City and therefore the Top of Iowa West title after it was determined that the Golden Bears committed a violation of IHSAA pitch count rules during a game where the winner would clinch the 2022 conference championship. In...
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Giant Days

After the huge success of last year’s greatly expanded and enhanced Giant Days, this year is being touted once again as the biggest and best party in town. Giant Days 2022 is going to be held on Friday and Saturday, July 8 and 9, and you are not going to want to miss any of it.