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January 2, 2015
Highway 12 west of Pennock reopens after fatal crash
PENNOCK -- U.S. Highway 12 west of Pennock reopened around noon today after a fatal collision this morning involving a passenger car and a semitrailer. Preliminary information from the State Patrol is that a Cadillac passenger car was traveling eastbound around 6:47 a.m. today...
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January 2, 2015 - 12:06pm
Fatal crash west of Pennock closes Highway 12
PENNOCK -- The Minnesota State Patrol is currently investigating a fatal crash reported before 7 a.m. today on U.S. Highway 12 west of Pennock, and the highway has been closed. Preliminary information from the State Patrol is that a Cadillac passenger car was traveling eastbound...
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January 2, 2015 - 10:34am
January 1, 2015
Marshall man injured in crash near Franklin
A Marshall man was injured late Wednesday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash on Highway 19 in Renville County. Steven C. Ordemann, 66 , of Marshall, sustained non-life threatening injuries when the van he was driving westbound on Highway 19 near Franklin drifted onto the snow-covered...
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January 1, 2015 - 12:22pm
December 30, 2014
Victims of fatal crash in Paynesville ID-ed
PAYNESVILLE — The two people killed Sunday evening in a one-vehicle rollover crash west of Paynesville in Roseville Township have been identified, according to a news release from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office. The driver of the vehicle, Zachary John Pistulka, 20, of...
December 30, 2014 - 10:16pm
December 29, 2014
Vehicle tips sign
A vehicle knocked over a street sign at the corner of Monongalia Avenue Southwest and Eighth Street Southwest in Willmar Monday.
December 29, 2014 - 10:29pm
Two die Sunday in Paynesville crash
PAYNESVILLE — Two were killed Sunday evening in a one-vehicle rollover crash west of Paynesville in Roseville Township, according to a news release from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office. The accident happened around 8:54 p.m. along 240th Avenue Northeast, near Tri-County...
December 29, 2014 - 10:18pm
Man dies in snowmobile accident near Montevideo
MONTEVIDEO — A North Dakota man died Friday night in a snowmobile accident north of Montevideo, according to the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office. Joshua Peter Decock, 34, of Fargo, N.D., was driving a snowmobile on 10th Street Northeast at the time of the accident, Chippewa...
December 29, 2014 - 10:17pm
December 25, 2014
Snow makes for messy roads, crashes Thursday evening
The Minnesota State Patrol reported two vehicle crashes in Meeker County Thursday evening: A head-on crash occurred around 7 p.m. near U.S. Highway 12 at State Highway 15. The road was icy when Laverne Carlson, 83, of Willmar, drove a Toyota Sienna westbound on U.S. Highway 12 and...
December 25, 2014 - 11:33pm
Records published Dec. 25
This is the records summary for Dec. 26. Blaze destroys pickup Tuesday PRINSBURG — The Prinsburg Fire Department received report of a pickup truck on fire at a residence around 3:20 p.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of Sixth Street. Firefighters extinguished the fire within minutes...
December 25, 2014 - 11:30pm
December 24, 2014
Crash with propane truck injures three in Lac qui Parle County
BELLINGHAM -- A head-on crash involving a propane truck injured three people Tuesday afternoon in Lac qui Parle County. According to the State Patrol, Shane Sexton, 42, of Benson, was driving a 2002 Ford pickup north on state Highway 75 north of Bellingham when the vehicle turned...
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December 24, 2014 - 8:15am
December 23, 2014
Records published Dec. 24
This is the records summary for Dec. 24. Four teens injured Monday in Willmar crash WILLMAR — Four teens were injured in a two-vehicle side-swipe type accident Monday night on U.S. Highway 71 and 37th Avenue north of Willmar. According to the State Patrol, Jayme Hamlander, 19,...
December 23, 2014 - 11:04pm
December 22, 2014
Records published Dec. 23
This is the records summary for Dec. 23. Man injured Monday in Yellow Medicine County accident CLARKFIELD — A man was injured in a car accident Monday morning on Minnesota Highway 67, west of Yellow Medicine County Road 21. Jeovany Umanzor Fuentes, 41, of Clarkfield was reportedly...
December 22, 2014 - 11:06pm
Updated: Olivia crash causes injuries
Update 6 p.m. OLIVIA — Three were injured, one reportedly seriously injured, in an accident Monday afternoon west of Olivia. Dee A. Lothert, 59, of Renville was reportedly traveling westbound on U.S. Highway 71 when her Dodge Ram pickup truck crossed the center line, struck...
December 22, 2014 - 10:46pm
December 12, 2014
Juvenile driver in crash that killed Brau charged with misdemeanor
WILLMAR — The 17-year-old female driver involved in the Wright County crash that killed Robert Brau, 21, of Willmar, has been charged with a misdemeanor offense, Brau’s parents have learned. The girl was reportedly traveling eastbound on U.S. Highway 12 near Montrose when her...
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December 12, 2014 - 11:00pm
December 9, 2014
Carolina Panthers QB Newton suffers minor back fractures in car accident
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was involved in a car accident on Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina, and taken to the hospital where he was in fair condition with minor back fractures, officials said. Newton suffered two transverse process fractures in his lower back...
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December 9, 2014 - 4:08pm