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This is the records summary for Dec. 12.

Youth snowmobile safety training Jan. 11 in Olivia

OLIVIA — The Renville County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Natural Resources will host a youth snowmobile safety training event at 9 a.m. Jan. 11 at the County Office Building.

There will also be practical exercise at The Special Touch, along Highway 212, in Olivia.

Register by contacting the county dispatch center at 320-523-1161. Preregistration is required and students must be at least 12 years of age, be accompanied by a parent or guardian, have their own snowmobile and proper safety gear and have successfully completed the DNR safety CD and have a printout of the certificate of completion.

For more information contact Dep. Karla Koplin at 320-523-3776 or Dep. Tom Swyter at 320-523-3774.

Fire destroys Kandiyohi farm home

KANDIYOHI — Fire destroyed a worker’s home and its contents on the Earl B. Olson Farm near the Harvest State Bank in Kandiyohi on Thursday afternoon.

A worker living in the two-story farm home discovered the fire around 2:40 p.m. He was returning to the home and discovered it filled with smoke and called in the alarm, reported Kandiyohi Fire Chief Jamie Swanson.

The Kandiyohi firefighters summoned mutual aid from the Willmar and Atwater departments to battle the blaze.

The fire is believed to have started in the basement of the home. It moved quickly up the walls of the older-style home, making it difficult to fight, according to the chief.

Fire fighters initially attempted to enter the structure to battle the blaze, but found it unsafe to do so. The fire had already weakened the floors.

The firefighters’ efforts focused on controlling the blaze.

Kandiyohi firefighters remained at the scene until 10:30 p.m.

The Kandiyohi County Rescue and Willmar Ambulance crews also responded to the fire scene.

Attempted burglary

WILLMAR — The glass in the door of a retail business on the 4700 block of U.S. Highway 71 Northeast, Willmar, was broken in an apparent burglary attempt at 10:16 p.m. on Thursday.

Officers responding to an alarm found no sign of entry. Bars on the window and the door lock were intact.


PENNOCK — Tools valued at more than $5,000 were taken in a burglary to a business on the 100 block of Atlantic Avenue Northeast, Pennock, it was reported Thursday.


RAYMOND — A 1989, red Yamaha Sno-Scoot snowmobile was stolen from a residence on the 600 block of Second Avenue South, Raymond, it was reported Friday.


WILLMAR — Three suspects involved in an altercation fled before police officers could reach the reported fight on the 700 block of 19th Avenue Southeast in Willmar at 7:48 p.m. on Thursday.

Traffic blocked

WILLMAR — Traffic was blocked for a short time at noon on Friday near the intersection of 19th Avenue and 11th Street Southwest in Willmar on Friday when a motorist ran out of gas.

A tow truck was called, but the motorist returned to the scene with a gas can in hand before it reached the site. The tow was cancelled.

District Court, Kandiyohi County

- David Bruce DeLong, 49, of New London, was sentenced Thursday to 14 months in prison, which was stayed, five years of probation, 111 days in jail and a $1,000 fine on a felony charge for violating the registration requirements for a predatory offender.

DeLong was given credit for 111 days already served in custody and is required to register as a predatory offender.

As part of a plea agreement, two additional felonies for the same charge were dismissed.

The charges were filed in March. According to the complaint, DeLong is required to provide that information to correction officers because he has a record for being a predatory offender.

 He was arrested in Willmar, where he’d been living for a couple of months even though he’d told probation officers he was living in rural New London.

 Authorities discovered the discrepancy while doing a routine check to make sure he was living at the residence that’s on record.