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Willmar police using new information piece to inform citizens

WILLMAR -- The Willmar Police Department has begun using a new publication that is a guide for neighborhoods and city ordinances on many common complaints received by the department.

According to city Community Policing Office Marilee Dorn, the document includes a great deal of information designed to educate citizens. It was created this spring with the assistance of two law enforcement students, she said.

The flyer can also be used as a written warning when one needs to be issued, she added. Officers began using the document, which includes an area for the officer to outline the offense, on April 11.

Topics covered include city rules on fireworks, lawns, fire pits and burning, animals, alcohol, display of address, sidewalks and snow removal, curfew, ATVs, weapons, noise, garbage and parking.

Also included is contact information, and a list of common topics citizens usually have questions about, for the police, fire, city offices, planning and development department and the Kandiyohi County Humane Society.

Copies of the document can be obtained by contacting the police department, 320-235-2244, or the planning and development office at 320-235-8311.

One driver to hospital after crash at Highway 23 and County Road 5

WILLMAR -- One driver was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries after a crash around 7:30 a.m. today at the intersection of County Road 5 and State Highway 23 southwest of Willmar.

According to the State Patrol dispatch at St. Cloud, Michael Kvam, 16, of Willmar, was driving a pickup that collided with a car driven by Mario Servinochoa, 22, of Willmar. Information about which driver was taken to the hospital was not available.


WILLMAR -- A 21-year-old Willmar man was arrested for driving while impaired and open bottle around 3 a.m. Thursday along 30th Street and Willmar Avenue Southwest.


NEW LONDON -- A burglary was reported around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday along the 24000 block of 130th Street Northeast.


WILLMAR -- The theft of a bag, paperwork and cigarettes was reported around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday along the 1000 block of Sixth Street Southwest.

Property damage

KANDIYOHI -- Damage to a soda vending machine was reported around 6:45 a.m. Thursday along the 200 block of Fourth Street North.