Weather Forecast




PENNOCK -- A Pennock resident reported a shed was forcibly entered sometime during the last couple of weeks and miscellaneous tools, a motor and other items were taken. The theft and break-in were reported to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday.

NEW LONDON -- A CD player was stolen Monday from a school bus. The player was on the bus at the New London Spicer Middle School, according to a report to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office.


DARWIN -- The Meeker County Sheriff's Office said Robert Ray Billiet, 55, of Hutchinson was injured Monday evening when the front brake on the 1982 Honda motorcycle he was driving locked up, throwing him off the motorcycle.

The accident happened on 205th Street and County Road 9, rural Darwin. Billiet was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and was transported by Gold Cross Ambulance to the Hutchinson Hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. The Dassel Rescue Squad also responded to the accident.

District Court, Kandiyohi County

Cory Dale DeCathelineau was sentenced to jail time Monday on a first-degree charge of driving while impaired, his fourth DWI conviction in 10 years.

DeCathelineau, 32, of Elk River, also was placed by Judge Donald Spilseth on seven years of supervised probation. Spilseth agreed to stay a 42-month prison term for seven years but ordered DeCathelineau to spend 180 days in the Kandiyohi County jail. The sentence will be served in a staggered fashion: 60 days immediately, followed by 30 days during each of the next four years. DeCathelineau will receive credit for 44 days he has already spent in jail. He also will be eligible for work release and community service work.

Additional charges of refusal to test, driving after cancellation and speeding were dismissed.

DeCathelineau was arrested early on the morning of March 8 after a Kandiyohi County sheriff's deputy on patrol observed a vehicle speeding south on state Highway 23, between Spicer and New London.

The driver was identified as DeCathelineau, who was clocked at 68 miles an hour in a 55-mph zone, court records said. A check of his driver's license revealed that the license had been canceled and that DeCathelineau had three prior DWI convictions, one in December 1999, one in January 2006 and one in April 2008.

After failing field sobriety tests, he was brought to the Law Enforcement Center in Willmar where he refused to submit to a breath test until talking to an attorney. According to the complaint filed in court, he could not reach his attorney. When the deputy offered him the use of several phone books and a chance to call another lawyer, he allegedly refused and continued to refuse the breath test.