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Princess Kay of the Milky Way visits KEYL/KXDL


The 65th Princess Kay of the Milky Way, Bekka Paskewitz, paid us a visit on Friday May 10th.

Congratulations to Sandy Wienhold of Long Prairie - winner of Make Your Garden Grow Giveaway!

Sandy wrote this note to KEYL/KXDL: " we would like to thank KEYL/KXDL Radio Station and all of the sponsors of the Make Your Garden Grow Giveaway. I (Don, since he is our gardener) was the lucky winner. I registered at Everybody's Market in Long Prairie and picked up the merchandise at Long Prairie Fleet Supply. Thank you, thank you! "


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Man Charged in Traffic Deaths

ST. CLOUD — An Avon man is facing charges in connection with a December horse-drawn buggy crash that left two people dead. The crash killed 72 year old Robert Keppers, and 66 year old Mary Keppers, both of Avon, according to a December press release from the Stearns County Sheriff's Office. 23 year old Marc Knapp, was charged Thursday with one misdemeanor count of careless driving.A horse-drawn buggy was hit from behind by a pickup truck December 16, 2018 near Avon, killing two people and the horse. Knapp told a Stearns County deputy he was driving on Stearns County Road 9 going around 55-60 miles per hour. He was driving a Ford F-150 truck.Knapp said he came around a curve and "did not see the buggy right away," according to the criminal complaint.Prior to striking the buggy, Knapp told a deputy he saw "the buggy was both on the shoulder and in the traffic lane," according to the complaint. Knapp did not brake and said he did not have time to move prior to hitting the buggy. Deputies saw no signs alcohol or drugs were involved, and Knapp denied being distracted according to the complaint.A state trooper "ultimately concluded" the cause of the crash was Knapp's "failure to fulfill his duty to drive with due care," according to the complaint.The maximum sentence for a misdemeanor charge of careless driving is 90 days in jail and $1,000.


School Bus Accident

A school bus carrying seven children rolled over into a ditch after being struck by a pickup in western Minnesota. The crash happened in rural Traverse County just after 8 a.m. Thursday as the school bus, which was carrying children aged 5-15, was southbound on 740th Avenue. As it approached 680th Street, a pickup traveling westbound struck the bus, causing it to change direction before rolling into a ditch. The children on board the school bus, as well as the driver, were treated and released from Wheaton Sanford Medical Center. The pickup driver, a 24-year-old man, was taken to Sanford Wheaton by ambulance, and was later airlifted Fargo with non-life-threatening injuries. The school bus was operated by Raguse Bus Lines, based out of Wheaton. The incident is under investigation.


Wolf Hunting Band

ST. PAUL - A bid to fully ban wolf hunting in Minnesota appears to have fallen short of reaching the desk of Gov. Tim Walz, who had indicated he likely would have signed it. The development became clear Wednesday and Thursday, when state lawmakers from both parties presented a compromise agreement on natural resources and environmental policy that left out the ban, which had passed the Democratic-majority House by one vote in a bit of a surprise victory for those pushing for the ban. To be clear, nothing would have immediately changed for the state’s estimated 2,655 wolves. They’re currently protected under the federal Endangered Species Act, so they can’t be killed except to protect human life. But the Trump administration has said it wants to strip those federal protections from the wolves, and under current Minnesota policy, that would allow the state to re-open hunting and trapping — as the state did from 2012 to 2014. Whether the state would actually do that now remains unclear. After the House vote, Walz said he supported a ban, an apparent reversal longstanding state policy.


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