Xcel Energy oversaw the implosion of the former Minnesota Valley electric generation plant in Granite Falls on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. The plant generated electricity from 1930 to 2004, and was officially retired in 2009.
Alex John Schlangen pleaded guilty in Yellow Medicine County District Court to illegal discharge of a firearm and a charge of domestic assault was dismissed for an incident in the city of Granite Falls. Schlangen was not on duty as a police officer at the time, but a felony conviction brings the automatic revocation of his peace officer license in the state of Minnesota.
The pilot of a plane that crashed Friday morning near the Granite Falls Airport was treated at the scene and then airlifted to North Memorial in Robbinsdale, according to the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office.
The documentary "Bring Her Home" helps bring awareness to the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Leya Hale hosted a screening of her documentary at Pioneer Public TV in Granite Falls in early May.
Teresa Peterson and Walter "Super" LaBatte of the Upper Sioux Community offer a treasure of Dakota stories passed down from the generations, as well as their own, in their book, "Voices From Pejuhutazizi: Dakota Stories and Storytellers."
Summit Carbon Solutions, joined by Granite Falls Energy, hosted meetings with landowners to negotiate easements for a proposed pipeline to carry carbon dioxide from the ethanol plant to North Dakota. The plant is among 31 ethanol plants in five states that are part of the proposed $4.5 billion project.
Larry Cole tells of his journey as a farm kid and athlete for the Granite Falls Kilowatts to playing in five Super Bowls and 26 playoff games as a stalwart of the Dallas Cowboys and the team's "Doomsday Defense." He brought the competitive spirit he showed on the field to business and built a successful career as a real estate developer.