Three from Granite Falls injured in accident
MONTEVIDEO -- Three women from Granite Falls were injured a two-car collision Friday afternoon.
An infant in one of the vehicles was not injured.
The accident happened at about 1:28 p.m. at the junction of U.S. Highway 212 and Chippewa County Road 42 near Montevideo.
According to the state Patrol, a 2001 Ford Taurus driven by Nicole D. McDaniel, 18, of Granite Falls, collided with a 2000 Chevy Malibu driven by Stacy M. Girard, 27, of Granite Falls.
Girard, McDaniel and a passenger in McDaniel's vehicle, Calie S. Sik, 17, of Granite Falls, were all treated and released at the Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital.
PRINSBURG -- The theft of 200 to 500 pounds of scrap copper cable and 60 to 80 pounds of 3-inch copper piping was reported at 10 a.m. Friday from Marcus Well Drilling. The theft occurred sometime during the past week.
- Jesus Elizabeth Vasquez, 32, of Willmar, made her first appearance Thursday on felony charges of aggravated forgery and forgery for allegedly using another person's name.
Unconditional bail was set at $20,000. Conditional bail was allowed on her personal recognizance. Her next appearance is Oct. 15.
According to the complaint, Willmar police received information from Kandiyohi County Family Services that Vasquez' husband, Ovidio Ochoa, had admitted to working under a false name at Jennie-O Turkey Store and that she had also worked for the company in the past. She had used the false name of Tatiana Rodriguez Rivera and had a driver's license in that name. Ochoa said that both were from Honduras and purchased their false identifications in 2002. He made his first appearance in court last month on four felony charges of aggravated forgery and forgery.
Investigators received information from the state Department of Vehicle Services that showed that Rivera's valid driver's license listed the same Willmar address as that of Vasquez' identification card. Information from Jennie-O officials also showed that Vasquez had worked under the Rivera name.
Jonathan Edward Pacholl, Spicer; Yunqi Huang, Spicer
Nathaniel Blair Willprecht, Murdock; Megan Justine Fladeboe, Murdock
Alejandro Vargas, Willmar; Audrey Mary Peterson, Willmar
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