BARNESVILLE

Lane Of Interstate 94 Near Barnesville Reopens Hours After Semi Rollover

The clean up of the crash site took around three hours to complete

BARNESVILLE, MN — A semi rollover shut down a section of the interstate near Barnesville for hours. A notification was sent out around 1:30 that a semi rollover on I-94 near mile marker 26 shut down the left lane of westbound traffic. Crews were ready to close the eastbound left lane as well to make sure there was enough room to…

Wolves Take Down Barnesville Area Farmer’s 450 Pound Calf

Neighbors have also recently reported losing livestock to wolves

BARNESVILLE, MN — Barnesville area farmer Dave Heng says that wolves are responsible for killing a 450 pound calf this past weekend that was out in his pasture. Heng says a DNR conservation officer confirmed it was a wolf kill. Neighbors have also recently reported losing livestock to wolves. Heng says there’s more and more sightings and he believes there’s an…

Barnesville Dedicates Solar Garden to Community, Continues with Eco-Friendly Efforts

The garden is made up of two arrays, with 40 solar panels on each array

BARNESVILLE, MN– The City of Barnesville is continuing its green energy movement with a brand new solar garden. 54% of Barnesville’s energy comes from renewable resources. The city is strengthening its eco–friendly efforts by adding a brand new solar garden for the community to take part in. “I think this is the start of something pretty great,” Barnesville city administrator…

MN Cities with Municipally-Owned Liquor Stores Challenge Legislators

150 cities, including Barnesville and Fergus Falls, stand with the Minnesota Municipal Beverage Association

BARNESVILLE, Minn. – For some cities in Minnesota, like Barnesville, a big part of their revenue comes from the sale of one thing: liquor. “It allows us to provide some transfers into the general fund to keep property taxes down. In the past, we’ve been able to do that, and it’s a nice benefit to the community,” said Mike Rietz, the…

MN Prep Football Roundup: Barnesville Spoils DGF Home Opener

Barnesville starts the season 1-0.

GLYNDON, Minn. — The Barnesville Trojans opened the season with a big rivalry victory on the road over DGF 28-8 to begin the season. The Moorhead Spuds did not have as much luck as they fell 40-20 to Elk River. Perham picked up a win over Frazee 50-8 and Willmar downed Fergus Falls 51-6. Categories: High School, KVRR Sports Extra,…

Deeply Rooted Traditions Are Aplenty at “Potato Days” in Barnesville

The celebration has happened continuously in the city since 1991

BARNESVILLE, Minn. — Over the years, Barnesville has cultivated a rich history with one important crop. “This started in 1931, it took a few years off, and we brought it back in 1991, and we’re such a potato–rich area for farming, so it’s just a natural festival for us to have,” said Theresa Olson, the Festival Director for Potato Days. Like…

Man Found Dead After Crashing Car Is Identified

50-year-old Dale Tenderholt of Barnesville was an engineer for BNSF

DILWORTH, Minn. — Police have released the name of a man who was found dead in his car after crashing near Dilworth. He was 50-year-old Dale Tenderholt of Barnesville. Tenderholt was found in his car near railroad property after crashing around 1:30 in the morning on Tuesday. The police chief says Tenderholt may have had a medical issue. He was…

Clay County Fair Kicks Off in Barnesville

Many people have been coming year after year

BARNESVILLE, Minn. — The Clay County Fair kicked off today, and it’s a well –loved tradition by many in the area. Paul and Shellee Hansen, owners of Hansen’s Festival Concessions, have been involved with the fair for about 20 years, and they say many of the vendors are actually related to each other. “I get to see the same people year after…

Body Found Last Week In Henning, Minnesota Identified By Family

A family spokeswoman says the body is that of 19-year-old Jordan Bolgrean of Barnesville

HENNING, Minn. — A body found near the Canadian Pacific Railroad tracks in Henning on Friday has been identified. A family spokeswoman says the body is that of 19-year-old Jordan Bolgrean of Barnesville. They say Bolgrean was an Army graduate who struggled with drug addiction. In a Facebook post one year ago, Bolgrean wrote, “Back to work and starting NA…

Hawley Softball Holds off Barnesville

Nuggets improves to 14-1 on the season.

HAWLEY, Minn. — The Barnesville Trojans got off to a hot start with five runs in the top of the first inning but Hawley prevailed in game one of a double header on Tuesday by a score of 16-11. The Nuggets bats remained hot in game number two as they took down the Trojans 15-1. Categories: High School, Top Sports…