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This is the records summary for Aug. 24.

Port-a-potty burned at lake access

LAKE JENNIE — The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office and Dassel Fire and Rescue responded to a report of a Port-a-potty on fire Thursday evening at the Lake Jennie Public Access on Meeker County Road 18.

A man reported the fire shortly after 6:30 p.m. while he was launching his boat from the access. He said he heard the cracking sound of wood on fire and saw that the structure surrounding the Port-a-potty was on fire and was melting the plastic structure.

Dassel Fire and Rescue extinguished the fire, but the structure was a total loss. The value of the wooden structure was estimated at $200.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources was notified of the damage to the rented Port-a-potty.

The cause of the fire is undetermined, and the Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help. If anyone has any information or was in the area during the time of the fire, please contact the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office at (320) 693-5400 or call the confidential tip line at (320) 693-5411. The sheriff’s office may also be reached online at, under Sheriff; on Twitter @MeekerCoSheriff; or on Face Book at The Office of the Meeker County Sheriff.


WILLMAR — A person reportedly cashed a $3,905 check made out to someone else at Quick Funds, 222 Third St. S.W. The theft was reported at 9:20 a.m. Thursday.

WILLMAR — The theft of a Samsung Galaxy 4S cell phone and a pair of Tasco binoculars were reported stolen from the 900 block of Seventh Street Northwest. The theft was reported after 11 p.m. Thursday.


WILLMAR — A 32-year-old woman was arrested at about 6 p.m. Thursday after allegedly trying to leave Target, 2505 First St. S., with more than $1,700 in unpaid merchandise.

Marriage licenses

Kandiyohi County

Ashley Marie Hoekstra, Blomkest; Austin Henry Vande Vegte, Rock Valley, Iowa

Nathan Andrew Deleeuw, Atwater; Danielle Marie Palm, Atwater

Kate Michelle Ledeboer, Willmar; Brian Lee Fischer, Willmar