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Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
May 19, 2016
Records published May 19
This is the records summary for May 19. Vandalism WILLMAR — A Willmar man’s vehicle stalled near the Holiday gas station after a prankster poured syrup in his gas tank, a woman on the 1500 block of Trott Avenue reported to Willmar police at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday. She said the incident...
May 19, 2016 - 12:00am
April 25, 2016
Blomkest man faces 60 days jail for animal mistreatment
WILLMAR — A Blomkest man accused of mistreating over a dozen animals on a rural hobby farm was sentenced Monday to 60 days in jail and one...
April 25, 2016 - 9:24pm
March 9, 2016
Blomkest woman faces charges after driving into ex’s truck
BLOMKEST — A Blomkest woman who allegedly rammed her vehicle into her ex-boyfriend’s vehicle Tuesday has been charged with second-degree assault, first-degree damage to property, child endangerment and domestic assault. A criminal complaint on the charges in Kandiyohi County District...
March 9, 2016 - 11:01pm
February 18, 2016
Blomkest man faces charges for mistreating, torturing animals
Malnourished and dead lambs. Dead turkeys. Neglected horses, cats and dogs. That’s what a Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Deputy reported after a May visit to a Blomkest hobby farm. Now, a Blomkest man has been charged in Kandiyohi County District Court with one felony and 13 misdemeanors...
February 18, 2016 - 11:16pm
January 20, 2016
State Patrol says alcohol a factor in crash that injured two near Blomkest
Two people were injured Tuesday night after their vehicle ran off Highway 71 in Blomkest and rolled, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Eliezer Rodriguez, 22, of Renville, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier northbound on Highway 71. Dakota A. Wallert, 19, of Olivia, was a...
January 20, 2016 - 10:39am
September 8, 2015
MnDOT sets open house Thursday in Blomkest on plans for Highway 71/7 roundabout
WILLMAR — An informational meeting to learn about a roundabout scheduled to be built at the intersection of U.S. Highway 71 and state Highway 7 near Blomkest will be conducted from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Blomkest Community Center. This is the second in a series of three open...
September 8, 2015 - 12:06am
August 3, 2015
Roundabout to be constructed in 2017 at intersection of Hwys. 7, 71
LAKE LILLIAN — The safety of roundabouts as a traffic control device was the message from transportation officials discussing Kandiyohi County’s...
August 3, 2015 - 12:35am
March 24, 2015
MnDOT proposes roundabout at Highways 7 and 71 near Blomkest
WILLMAR — Construction of a roundabout at the intersection of state Highway 7 and U.S. Highway 71 near Blomkest has been proposed by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Construction is tentatively scheduled for the summer of 2017. The $1.9 million proposal is part of a...
March 24, 2015 - 8:44pm
March 17, 2015
Records published March 18
The following contains the records summary for March 17. Hazardous materials team responds to oil spill at Willmar railyard WILLMAR — It was reported around 12:37 p.m. Monday that about 500 gallons of oil spilled from one of the rail cars at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe...
March 17, 2015 - 11:07pm
March 16, 2015
Records published March 17
The following contains the records summary for March 17. Hazardous materials team responds to oil spill at Willmar railyard WILLMAR — It was reported around 12:37 p.m. Monday that about 500 gallons of oil spilled from one of the rail cars at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railyard...
March 16, 2015 - 11:46pm
February 23, 2015
Blomkest fish fry
Eric Bjonfald, left, and Dan Brink fry up fish and fries with other volunteers in a makeshift tent adjacent to the fire hall at the evening session...
February 23, 2015 - 12:13am
February 10, 2015
Ice, winds knock out power in Clara City, Raymond, Prinsburg and Blomkest area
CLARA CITY – Ice and windy conditions are blamed for a power outage that affected customers in the Xcel Energy service territory including Clara City, Raymond, Prinsburg and Blomkest on Tuesday morning. The outage affected 905 customers in the area, from 7:16 to 10:17 a.m., according...
February 10, 2015 - 3:18pm
June 19, 2014
Antique Power Collectors cancel show, set Sunday social gathering instead
BLOMKEST — The West Central Antique Power Collectors, due to heavy rain, have cancelled their power show originally scheduled for Saturday and Sunday and have instead scheduled a social gathering from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the show site located one-half mile east of Blomkest on...
June 19, 2014 - 10:41pm
Antique Power show at Blomkest cancelled due to wet conditions
BLOMKEST — Waterlogged ground conditions have forced the cancellation this weekend of the 18th annual West Central Antique Power Collectors summer show. Organizers called off the show on Thursday. It was scheduled to be held Saturday and Sunday in Blomkest.
June 19, 2014 - 3:40pm
May 23, 2014
County’s vintage Snogo finds new home near Blomkest
WILLMAR –– A vintage highway snow blower that could have been destined for the scrap metal pile was instead driven down the road Thursday...
May 23, 2014 - 3:00am