Darfur, MN

Morgan man slightly injured avoiding a collision in Redwood County Tuesday

A Morgan man was slightly injured while trying to avoid a collision in Redwood County Tuesday. According to the Redwood County Sheriff’s Office, at about 5:40 p.m. on June 28, Daniel James Reel, age 20, of Morgan, was driving a 1993 Ford pickup northbound on County Road 2. Near the intersection with County Road 11, Reel passed two vehicles that were about to turn left. To avoid crashing into either vehicle, Reel went into the ditch at the northwest corner of the intersection.
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Jackson County Pilot

Post 130 beats another top team

On Monday, the Jackson American Legion Post 130 baseball team beat Windom, which won the Big South Conference championship this spring. On Thursday, Post 130 did even better, topping Fairmont, the team that just won the Class AA state title, 11-9. Jackson led 7-1 going to the bottom of the fifth, then Fairmont scored four runs to get back in it. Jackson answered with four runs in the seventh, then held on when Fairmont plated four of its own in the bottom half.
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Southern Minnesota News

Sleepy Fire Department rescues man from grain bin

The Sleepy Eye Fire Department rescued a man from a grain bin Tuesday, turning a potentially tragic circumstance into one of relief. Fire crews responded at about 11:30 a.m. to an individual trapped in a grain bin about three miles west of Sleepy Eye. Fire Chief Ron Zinniel said the man was buried up to his neck in corn when rescue crews arrived. Zinniel declined to name the victim, but the New Ulm Journal identified him as Robert Nelson.
Southern Minnesota News

Watch: Fox snake feasts on bird egg at Jeffers Petroglyphs

Jeffers Petroglyphs recently hosted a reptile with a robust appetite. The historical site, a rocky area with more than 5,000 sacred Native American carvings, sits about 15 miles southwest of Springfield. Last week, petroglyphs staff shared a video of a western fox snake feasting on a meal of killdeer eggs.
Jackson County Pilot

Mary Ann Hassing, 76

Mary Ann Hassing, age 76, of Sherburn, formerly of Alpha, Minnesota entered into eternal rest, with her daughter Ann and granddaughters by her side, on Friday, July 1, 2022, at Temperance Lake Ridge in Sherburn. Mary will be laid to rest at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.

Marvin J. Kleven, 79

Marvin J. Kleven, age 79 of rural Walnut Grove, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2022 at Westbrook Good Samaritan Society. Funeral Services were Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in rural Walnut Grove. Interment was in the St. Olaf Lutheran Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at Stephens Funeral Service – Walnut Grove Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Sleepy Eye man rescued after becoming trapped in grain bin

SLEEPY EYE, Minn. (KEYC) - The Sleepy Eye Fire Department rescued a man who was trapped in a grain bin on Tuesday. According to the Sleepy Eye Fire Department, crews arrived around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday to find Robert Nelson buried up to his shoulders in a grain bin on his farm.

St. James’ ‘Mr. Tennis’ Les Zellmann earns national top coach honor

Zellmann has posted 1,121 victories coaching boys’ and girls’ tennis and brought 16 teams to the state tournament. Les Zellmann never set out to become a tennis coach. Baseball was his sport growing up in Belle Plaine in the early 1970s. When he took his second teaching job in St. James in 1979, he sought a position coaching baseball, but there weren’t any available. So he settled on tennis, a completely new venture for him.
Cottonwood County Citizen Online

Motorist scam costs Windom store $148

Area convenience store clerks are no doubt keeping a close eye on pumps and fuel purchases, given the price of gasoline. However, that doesn’t prevent motorists from trying various schemes to steal gas. Last Thursday, a motorist walked into the Windom Speedway convenience store and complained that his credit card did not work at the pump.