MORRIS, Minn. — Babies were due to arrive and nurse midwife Paige Hardy had to make sure she was there for the delivery at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris during the April 11 and 12 blizzard. Hardy and her husband Rich set up the couple’s Ice Castle fish house in a parking lot at the University of Minnesota Morris on Wednesday, April 10, to make sure Hardy could cover her on-call shift from 8 a.m. April 11 to 8 a.m. April 12. Rich Hardy works at UMM and got permission to park the house on campus. Hardy lives in Chokio, about 14 miles from Morris.
HANCOCK, Minn. – The driver of the Hancock Public School van that collided with a semi Monday afternoon at the intersection of a gravel and paved county road in far western Minnesota allegedly did not yield to the oncoming semi, officials said. The crash just before 4 p.m. Monday, about 12 miles west of Benson, injured the van driver and all seven students, age 10 to 16, in the van, several seriously. The semi driver was not hurt.