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West Central Tribune
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

This is the records summary for Nov. 7.

New Ulm woman killed in crash in Redwood County

REDWOOD FALLS — A 57-year-old New Ulm woman was killed in a Monday afternoon crash east of Redwood Falls.


According to the Redwood County Sheriff’s Office, Susan Kay Achman was driving a 2003 Ford Taurus that was involved in a two-vehicle crash with a semi truck just before 4 p.m. along County Road 13 about a half mile south of County Road 2 in Paxton Township.

Achman was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the truck, Steven Gieseke, 42, of New Ulm, sustained minor injuries. The 2008 Peterbilt was registered to MR Paving & Excavating Inc.

Also responding were the State Patrol, Lower Sioux Police Department, Redwood Falls fire and rescue squad and North Ambulance.

Atwater woman hurt in rollover

KANDIYOHI — A 24-year-old Atwater woman was treated at Rice Hospital for non-life threatening injuries sustained in a one-vehicle rollover crash reported around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday along U.S. Highway 12 near 60th Street Northeast.

According to the State Patrol, Marilla Burgmeier was driving eastbound on the highway, when her vehicle ran off the right side of the road, vaulted off an approach and rolled.

Drivers injured in Highway 59 crash

CLARKFIELD — The drivers of two vehicles involved in a broadside crash around 4:50 p.m. Tuesday were taken to Granite Falls Hospital for treatment of their injuries.

According to the State Patrol, Brenda Parsley, 19, of Adrian, was driving a 2002 Pontiac southbound on U.S. Highway 59 and Mark Long, 63, of Clarkfield, was driving north in a 1999 Ford Ranger when the vehicles collided.

Both drivers were wearing their seat belts and sustained non-life threatening injuries. The Granite Falls Ambulance and Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the crash.


RAYMOND — A 33-year-old man was arrested on charges of driving while impaired around 6:40 p.m. Tuesday along 45th Avenue Southwest.


WILLMAR — A man reported around 12:40 p.m. Wednesday that someone had opened two accounts in his name. The report was taken at the Law Enforcement Center.


WILLMAR — An assault was reported around 9:20 p.m. Tuesday along Ferring Street Southeast. A man reported he was punched by a man dressed in black while he was out for a walk.

Property damage

WILLMAR — Damage to a car window was reported around 10 p.m. Tuesday along the 400 block of 30th Street Northwest.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- Nathan Sturm, 29, of Willmar, made his first appearance Wednesday on a felony charge of fifth-degree drug sale for his alleged role in selling hashish to a CEEVI Drug Task Force informant.

His next appearance is Nov. 18.

Sturm is one of three people charged in the case. Anthony Rooy Rolffs, 27, of Willmar, faces 12 fourth- and fifth-degree drug sale charges. His next appearance is Jan. 30. Krista Danielle Woodcock, 23, of Willmar, faces four fourth- and fifth-degree sale counts. Her next appearance is Jan. 22.

According to the complaints, Strum had a role in selling a half gram of hashish to the informant on April 25 at a Willmar apartment complex, which was part of a series of alleged drug sales in April and May.

- Heather Nicole Shank, 33, of Willmar, made her first appearance Wednesday on two felony charges of storing methamphetamine paraphernalia in the presence of a child and fifth-degree drug possession for items found in her Willmar residence when CEE-VI Drug Task Force agents served a search warrant.

Her next appearance is Nov. 18.

Shank is one of three people charged in the case. Gilbert Lee Torres Jr., 29, faces one felony charge of storing methamphetamine paraphernalia in the presence of a child and Troy Allen Miller, 45, faces the paraphernalia charge and a fifth-degree drug possession count. Both men are scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 13.

According to the complaint, agents served the search warrant on Oct. 3 and found all three defendants at the home, along with marijuana and multiple pieces of paraphernalia, including pipes and snort tubes that tested positive for meth. Also located in a purse were Alprazolam pills.

During interviews with agents, Miller said a 9-year-old child lives at the home and that he smokes marijuana in the garage. Shank claimed the purse, but denied there was a meth snort tube in the handbag. She allegedly admitted that there were pills in the purse.

- Hope Ranae Rudolph, 41, of Montevideo, made her first appearance Wednesday on a third-degree drug sale charge for allegedly selling two grams of meth to a CEEVI Drug Task Force informant.

Her next appearance is Nov. 18.

According to the complaint, the informant arranged to buy meth from Rudolph on June 19 at a downtown Willmar location. The deal was completed in a parking lot and the informant turned over two bags of white powder that tested positive as meth.