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August 15, 2012
No trial date in Montevideo stabbing as second psych evaluation requested
MONTEVIDEO -- A trial date has not been set in the first-degree murder case against Darek Jon Nelson, 24, of Montevideo pending a second evaluation requested by the defense. Nelson faces a first-degree murder charge in the fatal stabbing of 18-year-old Vinessa Lozano on Jan. 13 in...
August 15, 2012 - 12:00am
July 27, 2012
Two convicted of trespassing at historic building to 'see ghosts'
MONTEVIDEO -- Two men who allegedly told officers they wanted to "see the ghosts'' pleaded guilty to trespassing into a locked building after allegedly breaking into the Swensson Farmstead, a historic property in Chippewa County. Charles Dean Scheer, 26, of Redwood Falls, and Mathew...
July 27, 2012 - 12:00am
July 1, 2012
Maynard, Minn. woman injured in hit-and-run accident
MONTEVIDEO - A Maynard woman was injured Saturday morning in a hit-and-run accident near Montevideo. According to the State Patrol, Susan Ripley, 43, was going west on state Highway 7 when the 2001 Chevy Venture she was driving was struck by a vehicle that was going south on 40th...
July 1, 2012 - 5:27pm
June 21, 2012
Access to Chippewa County Road 42 in Montevideo to close Monday
MONTEVIDEO -- Access to Chippewa County Road 42 from U.S. Highway 212 on the southeast corner of Montevideo will be closed beginning Monday. The access is being closed due to the work to raise U.S. Highway 212 as part of the levee upgrade. Access to businesses along Highway 212...
June 21, 2012 - 10:08am
June 8, 2012
Chippewa County-Montevideo Airport runway to be reconstructed for $1.6M
MONTEVIDEO -- The main runway at the Chippewa County-Montevideo Airport will be reconstructed. Montevideo City Council members at their meeting Monday approved the low bid of $1,596,258.61 by Duininck Inc., of Prinsburg, for the project. The Chippewa County Board approved awarding...
June 8, 2012 - 12:00am
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