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This is the records summary for Aug. 10.

State Patrol: Marshall man hurt in fatal crash near Vesta

VESTA -- A 28-year-old Marshall man was taken to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D., for treatment of injuries sustained in a fatal, head-on motor vehicle crash around 11 a.m. Thursday along State Highway 19 west of Vesta.

According to the State Patrol, Michael V. Million was driving a 2011 Chevy 2011 Chevy Equinox that was eastbound on the highway and collided with a westbound 1995 Ford Escort.

The name of the other driver has not been released by the Patrol.

Also responding to the crash were the Redwood and Renville county sheriff's office.

Hutchinson teen to hospital after dirt bike crash

COSMOS -- A 17-year-old Hutchinson teen was taken by ambulance to Hutchinson Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday near Cosmos.

According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, Hunter Turner was hurt in the crash near State Highway 4 and 150th Street. Turner crashed a dirt bike into a large drainage ditch near that location.

The crash is under investigation by the Sheriff's office.

Also responding were the Cosmos police and ambulance, along with Allina Ambulance.

Area law officers ticket 135 drivers during speed enforcement

WILLMAR -- Law enforcement officers from Kandiyohi and Swift counties ticketed 135 motorists for speeding during the July statewide speed enforcement effort.

The Atwater, Benson and Willmar police departments and the Kandiyohi and Swift county sheriff's offices participated in the campaign that was coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety.

According to the news release from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's office, unsafe and illegal speed is the most commonly reported contributing factor in fatal crashes. From 2009 to 2011, speed was a contributing factor in 254 fatalities statewide.

In Kandiyohi County, an average speeding citation for 10 mph over the limit is $130. Motorists stopped at 20 mph over the speed limit face double the fine, and those ticketed traveling more than 100 mph can lose their license for six months.

"When we increase our speeds behind the wheel, we increase our chances of crashing," says Benson Police Chief Mike Jambor. "This campaign was about educating motorists that speeding is a dangerous and potentially deadly habit."

Arrests

WILLMAR -- A 35-year-old man was arrested for driving while impaired around 8:40 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Highway 12 and Lakeland Drive.

WILLMAR -- A 30-year-old man was arrested after police were called around 12:40 p.m. Thursday to Super America, 415 First St. S. on a report that the man had pulled a knife on another man.

Theft

ATWATER -- The theft of tools was reported around 10:30 a.m. Thursday along the 14000 block of Breezy Point Road.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

n Kenneth James Klang, 48, of Willmar, made his first appearance Wednesday on a felony charge of aiding an offender.

Conditional release was allowed on his personal recognizance. His next appearance is Aug. 20.

According to the complaint, a Willmar Police officer was notified by dispatch on June 29 that a woman who had been ordered to stay away from a southeast Willmar apartment complex by trespass order was at the complex. The officer verified that the woman, Shae Johnson, was wanted on a warrant and went to Klang's apartment. Klang told the officer he was the renter of the apartment, but that Johnson wasn't there. The officer was allowed to enter the apartment and heard the shower running. He inquired as to who was in the shower and Klang said it was another person and not Johnson. The officer advised Klang that he could be criminally charged for aiding an offender. After another person in the apartment indicated Johnson was in the shower, Klang yelled for her to come out of the bathroom and she did so.

This is the records summary for Aug. 10.

State Patrol: Marshall man hurt in fatal crash near Vesta

VESTA -- A 28-year-old Marshall man was taken to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D., for treatment of injuries sustained in a fatal, head-on motor vehicle crash around 11 a.m. Thursday along State Highway 19 west of Vesta.

According to the State Patrol, Michael V. Million was driving a 2011 Chevy 2011 Chevy Equinox that was eastbound on the highway and collided with a westbound 1995 Ford Escort.

The name of the other driver has not been released by the Patrol.

Also responding to the crash were the Redwood and Renville county sheriff's office.

Hutchinson teen to hospital after dirt bike crash

COSMOS -- A 17-year-old Hutchinson teen was taken by ambulance to Hutchinson Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday near Cosmos.

According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, Hunter Turner was hurt in the crash near State Highway 4 and 150th Street. Turner crashed a dirt bike into a large drainage ditch near that location.

The crash is under investigation by the Sheriff's office.

Also responding were the Cosmos police and ambulance, along with Allina Ambulance.

Area law officers ticket 135 drivers during speed enforcement

WILLMAR -- Law enforcement officers from Kandiyohi and Swift counties ticketed 135 motorists for speeding during the July statewide speed enforcement effort.

The Atwater, Benson and Willmar police departments and the Kandiyohi and Swift county sheriff's offices participated in the campaign that was coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety.

According to the news release from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's office, unsafe and illegal speed is the most commonly reported contributing factor in fatal crashes. From 2009 to 2011, speed was a contributing factor in 254 fatalities statewide.

In Kandiyohi County, an average speeding citation for 10 mph over the limit is $130. Motorists stopped at 20 mph over the speed limit face double the fine, and those ticketed traveling more than 100 mph can lose their license for six months.

"When we increase our speeds behind the wheel, we increase our chances of crashing," says Benson Police Chief Mike Jambor. "This campaign was about educating motorists that speeding is a dangerous and potentially deadly habit."

Arrests

WILLMAR -- A 35-year-old man was arrested for driving while impaired around 8:40 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Highway 12 and Lakeland Drive.

WILLMAR -- A 30-year-old man was arrested after police were called around 12:40 p.m. Thursday to Super America, 415 First St. S. on a report that the man had pulled a knife on another man.

Theft

ATWATER -- The theft of tools was reported around 10:30 a.m. Thursday along the 14000 block of Breezy Point Road.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- Kenneth James Klang, 48, of Willmar, made his first appearance Wednesday on a felony charge of aiding an offender.

Conditional release was allowed on his personal recognizance. His next appearance is Aug. 20.

According to the complaint, a Willmar Police officer was notified by dispatch on June 29 that a woman who had been ordered to stay away from a southeast Willmar apartment complex by trespass order was at the complex. The officer verified that the woman, Shae Johnson, was wanted on a warrant and went to Klang's apartment. Klang told the officer he was the renter of the apartment, but that Johnson wasn't there. The officer was allowed to enter the apartment and heard the shower running. He inquired as to who was in the shower and Klang said it was another person and not Johnson. The officer advised Klang that he could be criminally charged for aiding an offender. After another person in the apartment indicated Johnson was in the shower, Klang yelled for her to come out of the bathroom and she did so.

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