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Records, Aug. 17

Echo man dead after motorcycle crash

SACRED HEART -- A 23-year-old Echo man was killed in a single motorcycle crash Saturday morning near the intersection of Renville County Road 10 and 795th Avenue, about six miles southwest of Sacred Heart.

According to the Renville County Sheriff's Office, the agency received a report on the crash around 6:15 a.m. that killed Derek Andrew Preuss. The crash is under investigation.

Agencies responding to the crash were the sheriff's office, the Granite Falls Police Department, Renville Ambulance and Sacred Heart SHIRT Team.

Louisburg man held for observation after crash

LOUISBURG -- A 54-year-old Louisburg man suffered cuts and bruises and bump to the head and was held for observation at the Appleton Hospital after a one-vehicle crash around 11 p.m. Friday along State Highway 119 south of Appleton.

According to the State Patrol, Richard L. Nelson was driving a 1996 Buick that came off of County Road 34, crossed the state highway, entered the ditch and went into some trees. He was taken by Appleton Ambulance to the hospital.

Property damage

LAKE LILLIAN -- Damage to solar lights was reported around 2:30 p.m. Saturday at County Park 2, 9122 123rd Avenue Southeast.


WILLMAR -- A 27-year-old Willmar man was arrested on charges of driving while impaired after police were called to a motor vehicle crash around 12:30 a.m. Saturday at Business 71 and Porto Rico Street. Witnesses reported two people fled, and they were located later at a home along Benson Avenue.

Fire calls

PENNOCK -- The Pennock Fire Department was called around 1:40 p.m. Saturday to 126 Third Street Southeast after a caller reported the home there was filled with smoke.

WILLMAR -- The Willmar Fire Department was called around 8 a.m. Sunday to 1604 16th Avenue N.W. to extinguish a fire in a clothes dryer. According to Fire Chief Marv Calvin, the fire was contained to the dryer. The Pennock Fire Department was called to assist by providing more firefighters.

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