REDWOOD COUNTY

Man Who Shot and Wounded Woman Near Pelican Rapids is Sentenced

Phouttasa PrathaneFERGUS FALLS, Minn. (KVRR)– A man who pleaded guilty to attempted murder and burglary for shooting a woman who had a protection order against him near Pelican Rapids, is sentenced to 15 years in prison. 36-year-old Phoutthasa Prathane fled after the shooting in April but was later arrested following a high-speed pursuit in Redwood County, Minnesota. He later admitted…

Gov. Walz Says Financial Relief Could Be Coming For Drought Stricken Producers

REDWOOD COUNTY, Minn. — Gov. Tim Walz got an earful at Farmfest in Redwood County from farmers and ranchers seeking drought relief. Most of the state is in a severe or extreme drought. Agriculture officials say livestock and specialty crop farmers are hardest hit because their insurance generally covers less than corn and soybean farmers. Walz and Democratic House Speaker…

State auditor, senator injured in Redwood County crash

THREE LAKES TOWNSHIP, Minn. – Minnesota‚Äôs state auditor and a state senator are hospitalized following a collision with a semi in Redwood County. A legislative aide for Sen. Melisa Franzen says Franzen and state Auditor Julie Blaha were injured Wednesday while driving back from Farmfest in Redwood County. The Minnesota State Patrol says a Jeep Cherokee driven by Blaha collided…