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Cool Christmas Cash Winner

Congratulations to Jeremy Nelson of Long Prairie. Jeremy registered at Jim Woeste Auto in Long Prairie. He won $1000.00 with the Cool Christmas Cash Giveaway! Be listening for your next chance to win from KEYL & Hot Rod Radio.


Marines Invade KEYL/KXDL Radio!

Pictured L-R: Allen Bailey, KEYL/KXDL; Sgt Robert Pildner and LCpl Dyson Kramer.  The two marines were on Open Mic on Friday Decmeber 14th. Sgt Pildner is on recruiting assignment from Brainerd. LCpl Kramer is a Marine Reservist. Sgt Pildner was deployed with Allen Bailey's son, Taylor, last year. Bailey and Pildner met at the National Night Out in Long Prairie this year. Sgt Pildner is originally from Pigeon Forge, TN and is having a hard time adjusting to the cold. LCpl Kramer and staff at the radio station assured Sgt Pildner that this is not cold for this time of year.


Please be safe on the ice!

Be careful on the ice whether you are ice fishing, snowmobiling or anytime you are on a lake or river. We want you to stay safe! Many factors other than thickness can cause ice to be unsafe. White ice or "snow ice" is only about half as strong as new clear ice. Double the thickness guidelines shown below when traveling on white ice. The Minnesota DNR does not measure ice thickness on Minnesota lakes. Your safety is your responsibility. Check ice thickness at least every 150 feet.

Temperature, snow cover, currents, springs and rough fish all affect the relative safety of ice. Ice is seldom the same thickness over a single body of water; it can be two feet thick in one place and one inch thick a few yards away. Check the ice at least every 150 feet.



Are you outgoing and creative? KEYL and Hot Rod Radio in Long Prairie has an immediate opening for an Advertising Sales Representative. Successful candidate will be meeting with new and current advertisers in the area to develop advertising campaigns to increase business. Must have a genuine desire to work with people, have a valid driver’s license as well as a dependable car, and able to lift up to 50 pounds. We’re looking for someone who is comfortable speaking to people in public, can make presentations, build good customer relations and have good computer skills. Salary plus commission. Apply in person at 221 Central Avenue Suite 6, Long Prairie, Minnesota 56347. Or email resume to: or regular mail to Allen Bailey, KEYL/KXDL PO Box 187, Long Prairie, MN 56347. KEYL/KXDL is an equal opportunity employer.


Latest News

couple killed in crash identified

AVON, Minn. — The couple who died after their horse-drawn buggy was struck by a pickup Sunday, Dec. 16, in central Minnesota have been identified.The victims were identified as 72 year old Robert Keppers, and 66 year old Mary Joan Keppers The Ford F-150 pickup was driven by Mark Lucas Knapp, 23, of Avon.According to a report from the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, the pickup and buggy were both traveling north on Stearns County Road 9 north of Avon when the crash occurred at 11:17 a.m. The buggy was on the shoulder, and Knapp struck it from behind, sending it into the east ditch.The crash was reported by the pickup's OnStar impact activation system. Several passers-by stopped to assist at the crash scene.County Road 9 was closed for longer than two hours while aid was rendered and an investigation was conducted.The horse was severely injured and died at the scene. Family friends of the couple removed its remains.


Man and women killed in buggy /truck crash

AVON — A man and woman from Avon in a horse-drawn buggy died Sunday afternoon after their buggy was hit from behind by a pickup truck. The identities of the man and woman have not yet been released. They were 72 and 66 years old, according to a media release from Stearns County Sheriff's office. The horse also died at the scene. The release said the sheriff's office was dispatched to a crash involving a pickup truck and a horse-drawn buggy at about 11:15 a.m. on County Road 9 just south of Queens Road near Avon.According to Sheriff Don Gudmundson, a Ford F150 driven by 23 year old MarcKnapp, of Avon was travelling north on County Road 9. The buggy was also traveling north along the shoulder."Knapp struck the buggy from behind sending it into the east ditch," according to Gudmundson. The horse was severely injured in the crash and died at the scene. The county road was closed from Queens Road to Pond's Edge Lane until about 2:45 p.m. The bodies of the man and woman were transported to Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office. The crash is still under investigation by the sheriff's office.


two vehicle accident

On Saturday (12/15/18) night at 8:24P.M., the Todd County Sheriff's Office received a report of a two vehicle accident at the intersection of US 71 and Main Street, Bertha. Officers arrived and found that a vehicle driven by Joseph Bond had collided with another vehicle driven by Mark Allen. Four individuals were transported to the hospital by ambulance to be treated for their injuries. The crash remains under investigation.



Lake Deaths

Authorities found the bodies of two Cushing men after receiving a report Sunday, Dec. 9, of overdue fishermen on Fish Trap Lake. The Morrison County Sheriff's Office was called at 6:32 p.m. regarding two neighbors who live on Fish Trap Lake, 5 miles north of Cushing in Scandia Valley Township. The two were together fishing Sunday night. Family members notified the sheriff's office they were unable to contact the fishermen, who were late returning home. The sheriff's office coordinated search and rescue efforts with responding units and learned a Polaris side-by-side all-terrain vehicle was missing. Responders searched the lake and located open water west of the Big Island, which is near the middle of the lake. At this location, the body of 68-year-old Wayne Vaverek of Cushing was found on the ice near the edge of water, a news release stated. Lifesaving efforts were attempted but were unsuccessful, and Vaverek was pronounced dead at the scene. After a thorough search, responding units were unable to locate the other fisherman. Search efforts were called off and resumed Monday morning. Members of the Morrison County and Stearns County dive teams located the body of 71-year-old Leonard Sanoski of Cushing inside the enclosed cab of the Polaris side-by-side ATV, the sheriff's office reported. The side-by-side ATV, which is typically designed to carry two or more people, was discovered in 40 feet of water. This incident took place on a pressure ridge, which is 200 yards long, running north to south and 75 yards wide running east to west. Pressure ridges are known to have broken or weak ice. Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen stated the pressure ridge is marked with cones and authorities are reminding residents to stay away from the area.  The release stated: "The sheriff's office wants to remind everyone that the ice conditions vary throughout the lake and should not be considered 100 percent safe."


$1.8M settlement reached in Todd County inmate death

KSTP channel five tv out of the twin cities is reporting thatTodd County agreed Wednesday to pay $1.8 million to the family of a mentally ill man who killed himself in the county jail in June 2017. A civil rights lawsuit documented how jailers repeatedly ignored signs that Brett Huber, Jr., was suicidal, and that guards went so far as to falsify jail logs to make it look like they checked on the 25-year-old at the same time he hanged himself in his cell. The lawsuit accused Todd County of violating the rights of Brett Huber, Jr., and demonstrating "deliberate indifference" for his life. In the civil complaint, lawyers say jail staff observed an earlier suicide attempt by Huber and other bizarre behavior but never sought to have him evaluated by a mental health professional. A month before Huber's death, an outside nurse practitioner wrote that he would "likely benefit from a full psychiatric evaluation," but his family says that never happened. The family of Brett Huber, Jr., says jail staff also missed an opportunity to save his life as he was preparing to hang himself. The lawsuit reveals that surveillance cameras recorded him spending several minutes fashioning a noose out of bedsheets inside his cell, but no staff attempted to stop him. Jailers are also accused of logging a check of Huber's cell at the same time he hanged himself – something the lawsuit called a "complete fabrication." The Minnesota Department of Corrections has found the Todd County jail "chronically understaffed" in the past and repeatedly cited it for following the rules to keep inmates safe.


Upcoming Local Events & KEYL/KXDL Events

Coffee in Clotho

1st Friday of the month in Clotho at the United Methodist Church from 6:30-9:00am ..


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