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

This is the records summary for June 3.


WILLMAR — The theft of items from a garage was reported around 1:45 a.m. Monday along the 1300 block of 12th Street Southeast.


WILLMAR — The theft of credit cards and other items was reported around 11 p.m. Sunday along the 7000 block of Highway 71 South.

North Dakota man hurt in Highway 71 crash

WILLMAR — A 24-year-old Reynolds, N.D., man was taken to St. Cloud Hospital for treatment of serious injuries sustained in a two-vehicle rear-end type crash around 12:45 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of U.S. Highway 71 and County Road 29.

According to the State Patrol, Matthew Moen was a passenger in a 2006 Chevy pickup driven by Casey Jenny, 25, of New London. The other vehicle involved in the crash was a 2003 International semi driven by Michael A. Smith, 37, of Melrose. Smith was not injured in the crash and Jenny sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Also responding to the crash was the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office.

Road work on state highways 40 and 67

WILLMAR — Road work on State Highway 40 begins on Wednesday and will continue on State Highway 67 both lasting until mid-June weather permitting.

Drivers on highway 67 will find a 3-inch bump on the west end of the bridge that crosses the Yellow Medicine River due to settlement repairs done over the weekend. Future repairs on the bridge will be necessary.

State Highway 67 south of Granite Falls is being resurfaced with a bituminous overlay, aggregate shouldering is being constructed and culvert pipes are being lined.

A bituminous overlay is being added to State Highway 40 from Kandiyohi County Road 5 in Willmar and will extend 20 miles west to State Highway 277.

Traffic will be allowed through both work zones but it will be slow as flaggers and pilot cars are leading drivers through the construction areas.