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Man's body found in Big Kandi Lake
June 6, 2012
Madison, Minn., couple treated, released after rollover on Highway 40
MONTEVIDEO -- Two people were treated and released at Montevideo-Chippewa County Hospital after their vehicle rolled around 3:40 p.m. Tuesday along Highway 40. According to the State Patrol, William A. Gualtieri, 88, of Madison, was driving a 2008 Buick Enclave westbound on Highway...
June 6, 2012 - 9:27am
May 16, 2012
Grand jury brings first-degree murder indictment against Darek Nelson in fatal stabbing in Montevideo, Minn.
MONTEVIDEO -- Darek Nelson now faces the possibility of life in prison for the fatal stabbing of Vinessa Lozano, 18, on Jan. 13 in Montevideo. A grand jury returned an indictment this afternoon for first-degree murder - premeditated, to the District Court in Chippewa County, according...
May 16, 2012 - 4:11pm
May 5, 2012
Man killed in tractor rollover identified
KERKHOVEN -- The victim of a fatal tractor rollover on Wednesday has been identified as Kenneth Eugene Gerdes, 70, of rural Kerkhoven. He was pronounced dead at the scene around 4 p.m. Wednesday along 70th Street Northeast. Authorities had withheld the release of his identity pending...
May 5, 2012 - 12:00am
May 4, 2012
Victim in fatal, Chippewa County tractor rollover is identified
KERKHOVEN -- The victim of a fatal tractor rollover on Wednesday has been identified as Kenneth Eugene Gerdes, 70, of rural Kerkhoven. He was pronounced dead at the scene around 4 p.m. on Wednesday along 70th Street Northeast. Authorities had withheld the release of his identity...
May 4, 2012 - 10:34am
May 3, 2012
Rural Kerkhoven, Minn., man killed in tractor rollover
KERKHOVEN -- A 70-year-old rural Kerkhoven man was pronounced dead at the scene of tractor rollover around 2 p.m. Wednesday along 70th Street Northeast. According to the Chippewa County Sheriff's Office, the name of the man is not being released pending family notification. The accident...
May 3, 2012 - 8:42am
May 2, 2012
Prosecutor asks to convene grand jury in Montevideo stabbing case
MONTEVIDEO -- Chippewa County Attorney David Gilbertson filed a motion Wednesday with the district court asking that a grand jury be convened in the stabbing death of Vinessa Lozano, 18, of Montevideo. Derek Jon Nelson, 24, of Montevideo, is currently held in the Chippewa County...
May 2, 2012 - 1:58pm
April 23, 2012
Tornado east of Milan, Minn., damages farm; thunderstorm produces several funnels
WILLMAR -- A Saturday afternoon thunderstorm produced numerous funnel clouds and one tornado that touched down and damaged a farm between Milan...
April 23, 2012 - 12:00am
April 20, 2012
Montevideo, Minn., approves removal of dam on Chippewa River
MONTEVIDEO -- A 54-year-old dam on the Chippewa River will be coming down this summer. The Montevideo City Council approved plans and specifications...
April 20, 2012 - 12:00am
April 16, 2012
UPDATE: Clara City, Minn., man was pilot of crashed ultra-light plane
BUNDE -- The Chippewa County Sheriff's office has released the name of the pilot of an ultra-light aircraft that crash Saturday afternoon near Bunde. The pilot was Boyd Folkerts, who was taken to Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. According to the...
April 16, 2012 - 11:14am
Pilot treated after ultra-light loses power, flips in field near Bunde, Minn.
BUNDE -- The person piloting an ultra-light aircraft was taken to Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital for treatment of minor injuries sustained when the craft lost engine power and crashed into a field Saturday north of Bunde. According to the Chippewa County Sheriff's office, dispatch...
April 16, 2012 - 8:45am
March 10, 2012
Burglars shoot doors on businesses in Milan, Clara City, Minn.
MONTEVIDEO -- Burglars used a shotgun to blast glass doors on two Chippewa County businesses located 68 miles from one another. They may also be responsible for shooting out the windows and the radiator of a pickup truck parked at the Lac qui Parle Valley High School in rural Madison. The...
March 10, 2012 - 12:00am
March 9, 2012
Burglars shoot open doors with shotgun on grocery, convenience store in Milan and Clara City
MONTEVIDEO -- Burglars used a shotgun to blast glass doors on two Chippewa County businesses located 68 miles from one another. They may also be responsible for shooting out the windows and the radiator of a pickup truck parked at the Lac qui Parle Valley High School. The burglars...
March 9, 2012 - 3:04pm
February 21, 2012
Montevideo, Minn., woman hurt in Highway 7 crash
MONTEVIDEO -- A 51-year-old Montevideo woman was taken to Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash around 6 p.m. Monday along State Highway 7 near the intersection with County Road 7. According to the State Patrol, Tamera Hein...
February 21, 2012 - 8:58am
February 2, 2012
Arrest made in alleged cattle theft in western Minn.
MADISON -- Authorities in Lac qui Parle County said late Thursday afternoon that all the cattle missing in an alleged theft Saturday from a rural Madison feedlot have now been accounted for. According to the Lac qui Parle County Sheriff's Office, 40-year-old Richard Kenneth Nelson...
February 2, 2012 - 7:04pm
January 17, 2012
Bail set at $750K for Nelson, told cops he planned Montevideo., Minn. killing for week
MONTEVIDEO -- Unconditional bail was set at $750,000 this morning for Darek Jon Nelson, 24, of Montevideo, who faces murder and manslaughter...
January 17, 2012 - 12:28pm