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Memorial Day 2017: Willmar, area communities plan cemetery services and more
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Commentary: Health care for the future in our community
January 18, 2011
Three Litchfield women arrested after attempted car theft
LITCHFIELD -- Three young women were arrested on charges of attempted auto theft after a Friday evening incident in Litchfield. According to the Meeker County Sheriff's office, deputies were called around 5:55 p.m. Friday to Premier Auto, along Highway 12 in Litchfield. The owner...
January 18, 2011 - 9:04am
January 3, 2011
Dassel man dead, shot self after short pursuit Saturday
HUTCHINSON -- A 20-year-old Dassel man was found dead, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, after a short pursuit involving Hutchinson Police and the Meeker County Sheriff's office. According to the sheriff's office, deputies were called to assist the Hutchinson Police around...
January 3, 2011 - 9:58am
October 5, 2010
Pickup fire in Watkins under investigation, started by kids with lighter
LITCHFIELD -- The Meeker County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fire that burned a pickup Monday afternoon along 627th Avenue in Watkins. According to the sheriff's office, a report of a possible barn fire at the William Lindenfelser residence located at 39515 627th Ave. was...
October 5, 2010 - 11:39am
Stearns County 911 not working
ST. CLOUD -- Stearns County Sheriff's Office dispatchers have discovered that 911 services in the county is not functioning. It is believed that this affects both cell and land line phones in the county and a portion of central Minnesota. According to a news release from Sheriff...
August 5, 2010 - 10:45am
June 24, 2010
Meeker County set to crack down on impaired boaters
LITCHFIELD -- Boat and water deputies from the Meeker County Sheriff's Office and Department of Natural Resource officers will be out in full force this weekend for Operation Dry Water 2010, a national crackdown on those boating while intoxicated from alcohol or drugs.
June 24, 2010 - 9:37am
June 18, 2010
Meeker County sends deputies to help in storm-ravaged Wadena County
LITCHFIELD -- Three off-duty sheriff's deputies and fully equipped squad cars left Litchfield around 10:30 a.m. this morning to help law enforcement officials in Wadena County, where a tornado ripped through Wadena Thursday evening. Gov. Tim Pawlenty is due to view the damage from...
June 18, 2010 - 2:11pm
April 1, 2010
Meeker Sheriff investigating graffiti at Watkins School
WAKTINS -- The Meeker County Sheriff's Office is investigating a spate of graffiti damage in Watkins, including damage to playground equipment and the Watkins Elementary School building. According to a news release from the sheriff's office, the property damage report was made around...
April 1, 2010 - 9:13am
March 10, 2010
Semi driver escapes injury in crash with train
GRANITE FALLS -- A Hanley Falls man was not injured in truck-train accident around 8 a.m. Wednesday south of Granite Falls. According to the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office, Allen Stengel was driving a semi, pulling a trailer that was struck by a train as it crossed the tracks...
March 10, 2010 - 12:14pm
March 4, 2010
Icehouse stolen from Kingston Township residence
KIMBALL -- The Meeker County Sheriff's office is investigating the theft of an icehouse from a residence in Kingston Township North. According to Sheriff Jeff Norlin, a citizen reported that his icehouse was taken from his residence between Monday and Wednesday. The icehouse was...
March 4, 2010 - 8:58am
March 2, 2010
Two men to Hutch hospital after snowmobile crash
COSMOS -- Two men were taken to Hutchinson Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in a snowmobile crash around noon Monday near Cosmos. According to the Meeker County Sheriff's office, dispatch received a call around 11:59 a.m. Monday regarding a multiple snowmobile accident...
March 2, 2010 - 8:58am
June 4, 2009
Pilot lands experimental plane unhurt after engine quits
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office said a 69-year-old pilot was unhurt and his experimental airplane appeared to be undamaged after the engine quit and he was able to land Wednesday evening in a corn field southwest of Willmar and just north of state Highway 23. Sgt....
June 4, 2009 - 9:06am
April 2, 2009
Sheriff seeking information on Dassel break-in
LITCHFIELD -- Anyone with information about a break-in at the Midwest Garden Company on County Road 18 in Dassel is asked to contact the Meeker County Sheriff's Office at 320-693-5400. According to a news release from the sheriff's office, a report of the burglary was received around...
April 2, 2009 - 9:35am
November 11, 2008
Kandiyohi, Chippewa counties to swap territory along Hwy. 23
WILLMAR -- The sheriffs' offices in Kandiyohi and Chippewa counties, along with the State Patrol, will conduct a week-long law enforcement effort along Highway 23 from Willmar to Granite Falls beginning this Sunday. During this cooperative effort, Kandiyohi County deputies will patrol...
November 11, 2008 - 12:00am
October 23, 2008
Sheriff's Office receives light bars for Safe and Sober patrols
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office received two low-profile, LED light bars Wednesday in recognition of the agency's involvement in the state's Safe and Sober impaired driving and seatbelt awareness campaigns. The presentation was made by Brad Kollmann, the law enforcement...
October 23, 2008 - 12:00am