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Records for March 5

This is the records summary for March 4.

Hutchinson man hurt in snowmobile incident

DASSEL — A 30-year-old Hutchinson man was taken by Gold Cross Ambulance to Hutchinson Hospital with non-life threatening injuries suffered in a snowmobile incident around 4:40 p.m. Sunday in Dassel Township.

According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, emergency responders were called to State Highway 15 and 240th Street where Chase Ostlie was driving a 2001 Polaris snowmobile with a group of snowmobilers attempting to cross the highway. As Ostlie drove up the side of the ditch to cross the roadway, his snowmobile tipped on its side and he fell off the machine on Highway 15.  

Also responding were the Dassel Fire Department and Rescue Squad.

Barn, animals lost in Sunday fire near Litchfield

LITCHFIELD — Eleven pigs and a cow, along with a 30-by-80-foot barn, were lost in a fire reported around 5:15 p.m. Sunday at the Charles and Mary Nething residence at 63724 260th St., in Darwin Township.

According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, the Litchfield and Dassel fire departments responded to the blaze, which may have been caused by an electrical short in the wiring. The owners were able to remove two horses from the barn during the fire.

The total dollar amount of loss is not known and the fire is under investigation.

Granite Falls woman hurt in rollover on Highway 212

GRANITE FALLS — A 30-year-old Granite Falls woman suffered a minor injury in a one-vehicle rollover crash around 8:20 a.m. Monday and was treated at Granite Falls Hospital.

According to the State Patrol, Brenda Franco was driving a 2002 Toyota Camry westbound on Highway 212 when the vehicle went off the road and rolled.

Also responding were the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office and Granite Falls Ambulance.


NEW LONDON — The theft of wheels and tires was reported around 8:25 a.m. Monday along 187th Avenue Northeast.