OLIVIA — David Torgelson, Renville County Attorney, has announced he plans to run for re-election. Torgelson has served as the county attorney for nearly 20 years, after first winning election in 1998. In addition to serving as the legal adviser to the Renville County Board of Commissioners, Torgelson has also been involved with adult and juvenile criminal prosecution along with civil court matters such as child support enforcement and civil commitments, according to a news release announcing Torgelson's re-election bid.
This is the records summary for May 23. Explosion injures one in Swift County BENSON — A Swift County man was injured Monday afternoon in an explosion at a rural residence east of Benson. The injured man was identified as Brian Orsten, 51, of Benson. He was initially taken to the Swift County Benson Hospital and later airlifted to a hospital in Minneapolis for medical evaluation, according to Swift County Sheriff John Holtz. The explosion was reported at 3:55 p.m. Monday in the 1300 block of state Highway 9 Northeast.
LITCHFIELD - Brian Cruze, Meeker County Sheriff, announced his campaign Tuesday for election to a second term. Cruze has served as sheriff for the past four years. He said he will continue his pledge to lead the Sheriff's Office with integrity.
MONTEVIDEO — Dr. Jim Zenk, a dentist from Montevideo with nearly 40 years of experience, received the 2018 Minnesota Dental Association's Guest of Honor Award at the annual convention in St. Paul. Zenk earned the award for his exceptional service to both the dental profession and his community. Zenk is a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and has been awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from the school. He is also a Fellow of the American and International College of Dentists.
NEW LONDON — Lake Region Bank of New London has welcomed Kelli Gronli as a banking and commercial loan assistant. Gronli started working part-time at Lake Region in March and is now full-time. In her position Gronli will perform clerical and administrative support duties connected to commercial loans. Gronli previously worked for Marketing Concepts for 17 years and held several positions with the company. She is a graduate of Ridgewater College with a administration assistant diploma, as well as a Microsoft Office Specialist certificate.
LAKE LILLIAN — Tony Vruwink and Ben Dahline of Tracks USA, rural Lake Lillian, attended Makita outdoor equipment tech training in Buford, Georgia. During the training the duo toured the Makita facility and were certified in servicing and repairing Makita outdoor power tools. Tracks USA markets Makita gas and electric power tools.
ST. JOSEPH — Women from Kandiyohi County and Meeker County are among the 12 finalists for the Princess Kay of the Milky Way contest. The finalists were selected this past weekend during the Dairy Promotion and Leadership event May 18-20 at the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph. Korissa Lindquist, of Kerkhoven, represents Kandiyohi County. She is the daughter of Rod and Naomi Lindquist. Katherine Gathje, of Richmond, represents Meeker County. She is the daughter of Scott and Denise Gathje.
Boy hurt in ATV crash in Kandiyohi County NEW LONDON — A 13-year-old boy was seriously injured Sunday night when he was thrown from an ATV that he was operating in northern Kandiyohi County. The incident was reported at 8 p.m. at a residence on Northwest Fifth Street in Colfax Township. According to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office, the crash was caused by a rope the boy was carrying that got caught in the wheel of the ATV and pulled him off the vehicle.
Today is the 141st day of 2018 and the 63rd day of spring. TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1856, Lawrence, Kansas, was sacked by pro-slavery activists. In 1881, the American Red Cross was established. In 1901, Connecticut became the first state to enact a speed-limit law, limiting motor vehicle speeds to 12 mph in the city and 15 mph on country roads. In 1979, former San Francisco city supervisor Dan White was convicted of manslaughter in the deaths of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk.
This is the records summary for May 21 Child struck by vehicle in Willmar WILLMAR — A three-year-old child was injured after being struck by a vehicle Saturday afternoon. The incident was reported at 4:21 p.m. at Lakeland Drive Southeast and Trott Avenue Southeast. According to Willmar Police, the unidentified child was taken by ambulance to Rice Memorial Hospital. The driver of the vehicle was cited for not having a Minnesota driver's license. No other information was available.