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Blane Aidan Wendt
November 5, 2014
Municipal election results
The following are election results for municipal posts in selected cities in the region. Results are reported from the Secretary of State’s website and local officials, and they are unofficial until canvassing boards meet. The unofficial winners are marked with an asterisk. Details...
November 5, 2014 - 11:18pm
October 31, 2014
Letter: Clarifications on tax bill
After reading the letter in Saturday’s paper from Jacque Collins, I think a couple of the statements in the letter need to be clarified. The letter stated that Andrew Falk voted for the repeal of the farm machinery repair tax. While this is true, what is also true is that he...
October 31, 2014 - 9:00am
October 8, 2014
Hector man airlifted after fall at work site south of Litchfield
LITCHFIELD -- A 24-year-old Hector man was airlifted to the hospital Wednesday morning after he fell 20 feet onto a driveway while trimming trees on a property south of Litchfield. Troy Melsha was thrown off the platform of a Lull lift when the lift tipped over. The...
October 8, 2014 - 3:03pm
May 7, 2014
Records for May 8
This is the records summary for May 8. Hector man airlifted after ATV crash HECTOR — A 51-year-old rural Hector man was airlifted Tuesday evening to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale for treatment of injuries suffered in an ATV rollover. According to the Renville County...
May 7, 2014 - 10:22pm
Hector man airlifted after ATV crash
HECTOR — A 51-year-old rural Hector man was airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale Tuesday evening for treatment of injuries sustained in an ATV rollover. According to the Renville County Sheriff’s Office, Paul E. Johnson was driving a 1992 Honda four-wheeler...
May 7, 2014 - 8:58am
April 4, 2014
Accident takes life of Hector man
OLIVIA — Carlos Quezada, 42, was killed in a broadside accident on Minnesota Highway 4 in Renville County around 5 p.m. on Thursday, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Quezada was driving a 2006 Ford Freestyle southbound on the highway near milepost 86 when it collided...
April 4, 2014 - 2:03pm
March 1, 2014
West Central Tribune delivery delayed today in Hector
Due to some production difficulties, delivery of the West Central Tribune in the town of Hector will be delayed until later today. Thanks for everybody's patience in this matter.
March 1, 2014 - 7:43am
February 21, 2014
Renville County towns open doors to 134 stranded motorists
OLIVIA — Communities in Renville County hosted 134 motorists stranded by last night’s winter storm after motel rooms had filled. The National...
February 21, 2014 - 10:59pm
Renville County communities open doors to 134 stranded motorists
OLIVIA — Communities in Renville County hosted 134 motorists stranded by last night’s winter storm after motel rooms had filled. The...
February 21, 2014 - 11:10am
Tribune delivery delayed in some towns due to blizzard conditions
Delivery of the West Central Tribune this morning has been delayed in some areas due to the blizzard conditions. Tribune subscribers will have late delivery this morning in the towns of Bird Island, Olivia, Hector, Cosmos, Blomkest, Lake Lillian, Renville and Prinsburg. The...
February 21, 2014 - 9:10am
January 25, 2014
Two Willmar men killed in rollover northwest of Hector
HECTOR -- Two Willmar men were killed in a rollover accident Friday afternoon in Renville County. According to a news release from Renville County Sheriff Scott Hable, two unbelted passengers in a 2001 Dodge Caravan were ejected when the vehicle rolled over at about 3:15 p.m....
January 25, 2014 - 10:06am
January 11, 2014
Former Hector city administrator pleads to reduced theft charge
OLIVIA — The former city administrator for the city of Hector pleaded guilty Friday to an amended charge of gross misdemeanor theft by false representation for falsely claiming more than $7,000 in expenses in 2012.
January 11, 2014 - 2:07am
November 22, 2013
Former Hector city administrator faces embezzlement charge
OLIVIA — The Renville County Attorney’s Office has filed felony charges of embezzlement of public funds and theft – false representation against the former city administrator of Hector. Barbara Hoyhtya, 60, of Hector, resigned her position as administrator in June in the midst...
November 22, 2013 - 11:07pm
October 11, 2013
Two hurt in ATV crash northeast of Hector, Minn.
OLIVIA — The juvenile driver of an ATV that crash around 7 p.m. Thursday northeast of Hector was airlifted from the scene to an undisclosed hospital for treatment of her injuries. According to the Renville County Sheriff’s Office, emergency responders were called to 82441 County...
October 11, 2013 - 8:53am
September 9, 2013
Several area schools close early today because of heat
WILLMAR — Willmar Public Schools will dismiss students two hours early today, due to the anticipated extreme heat and humidity. In addition, after school activities and athletic events have been cancelled. BOLD and Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart schools will also be closing...
September 9, 2013 - 12:19pm