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WILLMAR -- One person was hurt in a collision between a van and a semi pulling a gravel trailer at 5:48 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of County Road 9 and County Road 27, the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office said.

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Lee T. Fader, 22, of Breckenridge, Colo., was driving the 1993 Ford van north on County Road 9 when the van was struck by the 1999 International semi driven east on County Road 27 by Terry L. Hansen, 54, of Ogden, Utah.

Fader was transported by New London Ambulance to Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar for treatment. The sheriff's office said Hansen was cited for failure to yield.

FRANKLIN -- The Renville County Sheriff's Office said two people were injured in a one-vehicle rollover Thursday afternoon on 645th Avenue, about 1½ miles southwest of Franklin.

Brandon Jones, 21, of Morton, was transported to Redwood Area Hospital and later airlifted by Life-Link to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale. Troy Thompson, 22, of Redwood Falls, was airlifted from the crash scene to North Memorial by North Air Care.

The sheriff's office said the conditions of the individuals are not known at this time. The sheriff's office is investigating.

Other agencies assisting at the scene were the Fairfax Police Department, Morton Police Department, Franklin Ambulance Service, Franklin Fire Department, Fairfax Ambulance Service and Lower Sioux Police Department.

DANUBE -- The Minnesota State Patrol said Anne M. Biesenbach, 22, of Olivia was treated and released at Renville County Hospital in Olivia for collar bone pain received in a two-car crash Friday afternoon at the intersection of Renville County Roads 1 and 11 north of Danube.

The patrol said the 2002 Pontiac driven by Biesenbach and a 1998 Chevrolet Prizm driven by Sandra L. Vanlerberghe, 54, of Apple Valley collided at 1:36 p.m. Vanlerberghe received a bruised chest from her seatbelt, the patrol said.

Boat fire

SPICER -- The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office said Steven L. Wright, 50, of Willmar and his 13-year-old son escaped without injury after their boat caught fire Thursday afternoon at the County Park 4 beach on Green Lake in Spicer.

The sheriff's office said Wright had just fueled the inboard-outboard engine on the Larson runabout and had pushed the boat away from the dock when smoke and then flames started in the engine area. Father and son got out of the boat before it was totaled by the flames, according to the sheriff's office report.

The Spicer Fire Department was called at about 2:30 p.m. and was on the scene until 3:15 p.m. The lifeguard at the swimming beach briefly cleared the beach in the event of a fuel spill.

Theft

NEW LONDON -- Christy's Auto Wrecking of New London reported on Friday the theft of aluminum radiators valued at $700. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office investigated.

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Kandiyohi County

- Jolynn A. Bloomquist, 42, of New London made her first appearance Thursday on four gross misdemeanor counts of check forgery. Judge Kathryn Smith released Bloomquist on her personal recognizance and set July 6 for a hearing. Bloomquist is charged in connection with forging a $100 check at Skindelien's in New London and with forging a check at Country Stop in New London. Both incidents were on March 8, 2009. The checks stolen from the home of a New London woman. The woman reported on March 8 that her home had been entered and the checkbook taken.

- Judge Smith released Mayra M. Gamez, 27, of Willmar on her personal recognizance after Gamez made her first appearance Thursday on a felony charge of falsely endorsing a check. Her next appearance will be July 6. Gamez is alleged to have illegally endorsed -- between March 5 and April 30, 2009 -- a $763 state of Minnesota check written to a Willmar man. The check, dated March 5, was cashed at the United Minnesota Bank branch in the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Willmar, according to the criminal complaint.

- Leticia Castellano, 30, of Willmar made her first appearance Thursday on two gross misdemeanor charges of neglect of a child and child endangerment. Judge Smith released Castellano on her personal recognizance and set the next court appearance for July 6. A criminal complaint alleges Castellano's three-year-old son wandered off on May 9 and 10 from the home in the 700 block of Trott Avenue Southwest. Willmar Police were called both times and found the child 1½ blocks from home.

- Wilmer Antonio Trochez Ramirez, 26, of Willmar pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony charge of aggravated forgery and a gross misdemeanor charge of giving a peace officer a false name. Six other charges were dismissed. Judge Michael Thompson ordered a presentence investigation and set sentencing for July 8. The defendant was charged with signing a false name on an employment eligibility form for Jennie-O Turkey Store on Jan. 21, 2005, and with giving the false name to a peace officer on Oct. 11, 2006.

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