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Motorists sheltered in west central Minn. towns, deputies rescue several stranded in Monday’s storm

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OLIVIA — Communities along U.S. Highway 212 in Renville County hosted roughly 100 stranded motorists in community centers and a church as winds created blizzard conditions Monday night.

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Renville County Sheriff Scott Hable said that four squad cars were kept busy without a break from about 8 p.m. to midnight, responding to calls from about a dozen stranded vehicles.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
(320) 214-4335
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