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This is the records summary for April 17.

Dassel man cited after grass fire

DASSEL — A 39-year-old Dassel man was cited for burning without a permit after the brush fire he started burned about 15 acres of grass and slough land in Collinwood Township.

According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, fire crews from Dassel and Litchfield were called around 3:40 p.m. Tuesday to 74706 County Road 29, where Tracy Kraemer was burning a brush pile when fire spread to the surrounding area of grass and slough.

Dawson man hurt in crash south of Clarkfield

CLARKFIELD — A 57-year-old Dawson man was taken to Avera Marshall Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday along U.S. Highway 59 south of Clarkfield.

According to the State Patrol, Charles Harer was driving a 2002 International southbound when the semi left the roadway and tipped over. Also responding was the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office.


WILLMAR — An assault was reported around 1:40 p.m. Tuesday along the 300 block of Eighth Street Southwest.

District Court, Kandiyohi County

- Hope Ranae Rudolph, 42, of Watertown, S.D., was sentenced Wednesday to one year and one day in prison, which was stayed, 90 days in jail, five years of probation and a $1,500 fine on a felony charge of fourth-degree drug sale for selling two grams of meth to a CEEVI Drug Task Force informant.

 Rudolph was also ordered to follow the recommendations of a chemical use assessment, to not be present where illegal drugs are sold, possessed or used and to submit to random testing.

The charge was filed after the informant arranged to buy meth from Rudolph on June 19 at a downtown Willmar location. The deal was completed in a parking lot and the informant turned over two bags of white powder that tested positive as meth.

- Jacob John Wall, 21, of Kandiyohi, made his first appearance Wednesday on a fifth-degree drug sale charge for allegedly selling marijuana to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant.

His next appearance is April 28,

According to the complaint, the informant purchased 7.8 grams of marijuana from Wall on Feb. 12 at a house on the southwest side of Willmar.

District Court, Swift County

- Troy D. Homme, 41, of Benson, made his first appearance Monday on two felony charges of theft for allegedly stealing $2,000 worth of premium fuel from a bulk fuel tank in Danvers.

Unconditional bail was set at $10,000. His next appearance is April 22.

According to the complaint, the theft of 500 gallons of fuel was reported Sunday to the Swift County Sheriff’s Office by Ascheman Oil in Danvers. The investigation revealed video surveillance footage, from around midnight Saturday night, of a Ford pickup pulling a trailer with a large tank and entering the locked bulk fuel storage area near the gas station. The pickup was connected to Homme, who had worked at a tank shop and therefore was suspected of knowing how to operate the bulk fuel tanks and equipment.

Also on Sunday, a Swift County deputy went to Homme’s rural Benson residence and located the pickup and the trailer and the large tank. Homme was arrested and allegedly admitted to the fuel theft.