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April 26, 2013
Records for April 27
This is the Records summary for April 27. Willmar man hurt in head-on crash LITCHFIELD — A Willmar man is hospitalized following a crash involving a minivan and semi-truck at 3:51 a.m. on U.S. Highway 12 west of Litchfield. Matthew Lindquist, 27, was transported by ambulance...
April 26, 2013 - 10:09pm
January 28, 2013
Drivers hurt in Highway 12 crash near Darwin, Minn.
LITCHFIELD — The drivers of two vehicles involved in a crash around 6 a.m. this morning along U.S. Highway 12 near Darwin were taken to Meeker Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, Michael Ostvig, 45,...
January 28, 2013 - 10:35am
July 11, 2012
Rollover crash hurts two south of Darwin, Minn.
LITCHFIELD -- Two people were hurt in a one-vehicle rollover crash around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday south of Darwin. According to the Meeker County Sheriff's office, Maxwell Garaghty, 22, of Hutchinson, was driving north on County Road 14, was distracted and did not see a curve in the road....
July 11, 2012 - 9:34am
July 3, 2012
Fire burns camper near Darwin, Minn., fridge is suspected cause
DARWIN -- A man pulling a burning camper was able to disconnect the trailer from his vehicle before emergency crews responded to the blaze. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, deputies and the Dassel Fire Department were paged just after noon Monday...
July 3, 2012 - 8:40am
April 16, 2012
Thieves clean out cars in Darwin, Dassel, Minn.; sheriff reminds citizens to lock vehicles
LITCHFIELD -- Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin reminds citizens to lock their vehicles and homes at night and when not in use after his department took multiple theft reports Saturday morning in Dassel and Darwin. According to Norlin's news release, the thefts likely happened early...
April 16, 2012 - 8:58am
March 7, 2012
Fire damages home in Darwin, Minn.
DARWIN -- A home in Darwin sustained moderate damage this morning due to an electrical fire. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, the Dassel Fire Department was called around 11:45 a.m. to the Philip Kloeckl residence at 401 First St. N. in Darwin. Kloeckl...
March 7, 2012 - 3:41pm
February 19, 2012
Weekend fire destroys house in Darwin, Minn.
LITCHFIELD -- A fire early this morning in Darwin destroyed the home and belongings of a 61-year-old renter. The Meeker County Sheriff's Office said the fire at 120 County State-Aid Highway 24 was reported at 4:25 a.m. today by a passerby on U.S. Highway 12. Deputies who arrived...
February 19, 2012 - 6:50pm
Two arrested, drug search warrant served in Darwin
LITCHFIELD -- Two people were arrested after CEE-VI Drug Task Force agents and deputies from the Meeker County Sheriff's office served a search warrant Thursday along East St. Paul Street in Darwin. According to Sheriff Jeff Norlin, the search of the residence revealed 4.3 grams...
August 19, 2011 - 9:24am
August 2, 2011
Rural Darwin home burns in fire, dog saved
LITCHFIELD -- A rural Darwin home sustained fire damage to the upstairs living quarters and extensive water and smoke damage to the rest of the home in a fire reported around 1 p.m. today to the Meeker County Sheriff's office. According to a news release from Sheriff Jeff Norlin,...
August 2, 2011 - 3:20pm
February 14, 2011
Dassel man faces charges for drunk driving crash
DARWIN -- A 26-year-old Dassel man was arrested for driving while impaired, and allegedly had a 0.278 blood alcohol content, after a two-vehicle crash around 5:15 p.m. Sunday southeast of Darwin. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, Jesse Donald McWherter...
February 14, 2011 - 9:32am
August 30, 2010
Garage burns in Darwin, teen allegedly admits to playing with matches
DARWIN -- A 14-year-old boy allegedly admitted to playing with matches and starting a fire that burned a garage Friday afternoon in Darwin. According to a news release from the Meeker County Sheriff's office, dispatch received a 911 call around 4:20 p.m. Friday regarding a garage...
August 30, 2010 - 10:09am
April 29, 2009
Glencoe man hurt in one-vehicle rollover
DARWIN -- A 27-year-old Glencoe man was airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center for treatment of injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash around 3:50 p.m. Tuesday on 198th Street and County Road 9, south of Darwin. According to Meeker County Sheriff Mike Hirman, Jonathan Michael...
April 29, 2009 - 11:49am
February 20, 2009
Darwin barn fire under investigation
DARWIN -- A barn and an unknown number of livestock were lost in a fire Thursday evening at the William and Silvia Settergren farm at 66544 205th Street in rural Darwin. According to the Meeker County Sheriff's office, deputies and the Dassel Fire Department responded to the fire...
February 20, 2009 - 10:18am
December 2, 2008
Body found in burned pickup near Darwin identified
DARWIN -- The body found in a burned pickup truck near Darwin on Nov. 23 is that of Alvin Karl Stone, 68, of rural Darwin. With the release of the name of the man, the Meeker County Sheriff's office is closing the investigation into the fire, according to a news release from the...
December 2, 2008 - 6:00pm
November 24, 2008
Authorities investigating body found in burned pickup in Meeker County
DARWIN -- Law enforcement authorities are investigating the cause of a Sunday evening vehicle fire and the identity of a body found inside the vehicle. According to Meeker County Sheriff Mike Hirman, a passing motorist called 911 around 10:15 p.m. Sunday and reported a vehicle fire...
November 24, 2008 - 12:00pm