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This is the records summary for Jan. 24.

Fire burns garage near Nest Lake

NEW LONDON — The garage portion of a Quonset hut divided into a garage and living quarters was destroyed by fire Wednesday near Nest Lake.

According to New London Fire Chief Sig Holme, the cause of the blaze remains under investigation. The New London Fire Department, along with fire crews from Spicer and Willmar, were on the scene along 150th Avenue Northeast for about two hours.

The living quarters on the other end of the building are not inhabitable, Holme said. Also responding were the Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad, Spicer First Responders and New London Ambulance.

Bird Island sex offender meeting set

OLIVIA — A community notification meeting regarding Jeffrey Joseph Lingl will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 7 the Bird Island Municipal Building.

According to Renville County Sheriff Scott Hable, the release of information about Lingl is required by the state statute that authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a Level 3 sexual or predatory offender’s release from prison or a secure treatment facility when law enforcement believes that the release of information will enhance public safety and protection.

Lingl moved Jan. 18 into a home in Bird Island Township. He has been convicted of criminal sexual conduct or another offense that requires registration with law enforcement pursuant to state law. He has a history of sexual contact with female victims (ages 4 to adult) and was known to his victims.

Lingl is not wanted by the police and has served the sentence imposed on him by the court.

Representatives from the Department of Corrections and the Renville County Sheriff’s Office will be available at the meeting to provide useful information on public safety.


WILLMAR — The theft of car keys was reported around 6 p.m. Tuesday along the 300 block of Becker Avenue Southwest.

WILLMAR — The theft of shoes from a locker room was reported around 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Willmar Senior High School, 2701 30th St. N.E.

Property damage

WILLMAR — A case of property damage was reported around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday along the 1500 block of 30th Street Southwest.

District Court

Kandiyohi County

- Kayla Marie Eliason, 24, of Willmar, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Wednesday on a felony charge of escape from custody for absconding from work release.

 Eliason was sentenced to 13 months in prison, which was stayed, 90 days in jail, a $500 fine and five years of probation.

According to the complaint, Eliason was in the custody of the county jail on a probation violation in a fifth-degree controlled substance possession case and was on work release at the county recycling center. Around 1 p.m. Jan. 9, she was noted as missing from her work release assignment.

- Nevin Joseph Rogalski, 21, of New London, pleaded guilty Wednesday to an amended charge of aiding and abetting — fifth-degree drug sale for selling marijuana to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant.

As part of a plea agreement, the charge was changed from fifth-degree drug sale and petty misdemeanor charges of possession of a small amount of marijuana and of drug paraphernalia will be dismissed. He will be sentenced Feb. 21.

Rogalski and Jeramiah Mark Sommers, 20, of New London, are both charged in the case. Sommers’ next appearance is Monday.

According to the complaint, the informant arranged to purchase 4.4 grams of marijuana for $60 from Rogalski on June 13, 2012, in the parking lot of the county office building in downtown Willmar. The informant told agents that Sommers handed him the marijuana and took the money, while Rogalski was inside the county building.