First Emerald Ash Borer Infestation in Morrison County Prompts Emergency Quarantine
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has confirmed the presence of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in Morrison County. This is the first time EAB, an insect that kills ash trees by feeding on their nutrients, has been found in this county. The insect has been reported in 46 counties across the state. The first suspected EAB infestation was reported at a Genola campground, with additional findings near Little Falls.
Pedestrian Hit by Pickup in St. Cloud Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries
(St. Cloud, MN) -- A man from Morrison County is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after being hit by a vehicle in St. Cloud. The Minnesota State Patrol says a pickup was northbound on Highway 23 Sunday morning when it struck 19-year-old Shawn Kimmons of Bowlus. Kimmons was taken to the hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. The report says there was snow and ice on the roadway and that alcohol was not involved.
Emerald ash borer found in Morrison County for the first time
GENOLA, Minn. — Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) officials say an emergency quarantine is now in effect in Morrison County after emerald ash borer was discovered, the first time the invasive pest has been detected in that county. Morrison is now the 46th county in the state to be...
Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in Morrison County
LITTLE FALLS (WJON News) -- The invasive insect Emerald Ash Borer has been found in another central Minnesota county. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has confirmed EAB in Morrison County for the first time. There are now 46 Minnesota counties with the invasive insect. The infestation was reported at a...
Weekly Safety Report: Crash and Fatality in Morrison County, Minnesota
Two incidents occurred in Morrison County, Minnesota this week. The first incident involved a one-vehicle crash near Upsala, where a 17-year-old boy lost control of the vehicle, went into a ditch, and hit a tree. The driver was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. The second incident took place at a firewood processing plant outside of Little Falls, resulting in the death of a 39-year-old man who was trapped in a firewood processing machine. Despite rescue attempts, the man died at the scene.
Man in critical condition after Hwy. 23 pedestrian crash in St. Cloud
ST. CLOUD, Minn — A Morrison County man is in the hospital after getting hit by a pickup truck in St. Cloud. State Troopers say it happened around 4 p.m. Sunday on Highway 23 near Lincoln Avenue Southeast. The pickup was driving northbound on Highway 23 when it hit...
Little Falls Man Dies in Accident at Firewood Processing Facility
A 39-year-old Little Falls man has died in an accident at a firewood processing facility near Little Falls. The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office says Hector Gonzalez Zelaya was found trapped in a firewood processing machine by co-workers. Deputies and first responders arrived and attempted lifesaving measures but were unsuccessful, and Zelaya was declared dead at the scene.
Man killed in firewood processing machine
(Little Falls, MN) -- A Little Falls man is dead as a result of a workplace accident at a firewood plant in Fort Ripley. Morrison County sheriff's deputies say employees led them to 39-year-old Gector Zelaya, who was trapped inside a firewood processing machine. First responded removed him from the machine and attempted life-saving measures but Zelaya died at the scene Wednesday.
Little Falls Man Killed in Workplace Accident at Firewood Plant
LITTLE FALLS (WJON News) -- A Little Falls man died as a result of an accident at his place of work Wednesday morning. The Morrison County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to a firewood plant on 233rd Street in Fort Ripley Township around 10:30 a.m. Authorities say 39-year-old Hector Gonzalez...
Minnesota man dies in workplace accident
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (KFGO/WJON) – A Little Falls man died in an accident at his place of work Wednesday. The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a firewood plant in Fort Ripley Township around 10:30 a.m. Authorities say 39-year-old Hector Gonzalez Zelaya’s co-workers found him trapped...
Man dies at firewood processing facility in central Minnesota, say officials
MINNEAPOLIS — A 39-year-old man has died after an accident at a firewood processing plant outside of Little Falls. The Morrison County Sheriff's Office says the accident happened at a plant at 233rd street just north of Fort Ripley Township. When they arrived on scene, they found the man trapped in a firewood processing machine. Sheriff's deputies and first responders attempted to save his life but were not able to. The man died at the scene.
Radiothon To End Child Abuse – Thank-You!
Well, as a community, we did it again! What a great year for the Radiothon to End Child Abuse. The passion of the agencies in Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison and Aitkin counties was palpable at the Westgate Mall. The phone banks were full of conversation that will forever ring in the halls of heaven. The community we live in, gave generously and the difference that was made this past Thursday and Friday, will only truly be known in the next generation. We say thank you to all!