A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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Accidents LITCHFIELD—The drivers of two vehicles escaped injury in a rear-end collision Saturday morning in Meeker County. According to the State Patrol, a 2012 Ford Escape driven by Patricia L. Fitz, 56, of Alexandria, was stopped in the left turn lane of eastbound of U.S. Highway 12 when an eastbound 2007 Ford Escape driven by David K. Mohs, 59, of Spicer, rear-ended the stopped vehicle. The accident was reported at 11:38 a.m. Road conditions were dry at the time. Alcohol is not believed to have been a factor in the rash.
Arrest WILLMAR—Following a traffic stop Friday morning, a 23-year-old man was arrested on two counts of third-degree DWI, possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The incident was reported at 3:23 a.m. in the 700 block of Park Avenue Northwest. Counterfeit bill WILLMAR—A bank in Willmar reported Friday morning that a counterfeit $20 bill was received. Theft
LITCHFIELD -- A man from Ontario, Canada, was injured Thursday morning in a two-vehicle accident in Meeker County. Three other individuals involved with the crash were not injured. According to...
WILLMAR—The despair that was felt in the Minnesota poultry industry this time last year—after nine million turkeys and chickens were wiped out in an unprecedented outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza—was replaced with a sense of determined readiness during a celebration Thursday christening the new Minnesota Poultry Testing Lab in Willmar. "This project was born in a crisis," said Dr. Trevor Ames, Dean of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota.
WILLMAR—Fear fueled by misinformation—and not science—is a driving force in the anti-GMO movement that could harm agriculture and make it difficult to feed a growing world population. That was the message delivered Tuesday during the sixth annual Ag and Animal Science Conference at the MinnWest Technology Campus in Willmar.
LITCHFIELD -- A Spicer man was seriously injured Saturday afternoon in Meeker County when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a dirt bike driven by a 15-year old girl,...
NEW LONDON—Two tax abatement hearings are scheduled for next month on a proposed $7.8 million project to build a hotel, event center, restaurant and new pro shop at the Little Crow Country Club near New London. A hearing will be Oct. 4 during the meeting of the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners, when a request for a 10-year county tax abatement totaling $750,812 will be reviewed. The New London-Spicer School Board will conduct a similar hearing Oct. 10 on a request to abate $272,882 in taxes over the 10-year period.
NEW LONDON—A patented process to produce vegetables with an aeroponics method that was developed by a 1987 New London-Spicer graduate could serve as an educational tool—and revenue source—for the school district in the future. Dana Anderson gave a presentation Monday night to the NLS School Board about his Living Green Farms. Anderson developed the automated misting system that feeds vertical containers of leafy vegetables that are grown in air—without soil—in 2010.
NEW LONDON—A compromise might be in the works between the New London-Spicer School District and the state Department of Natural Resources on a proposal to bring a segment of the Glacial Lakes State Trail through school property. During a meeting Tuesday morning, all sides agreed to study a new proposed route and meet again later this fall to compare notes. That action could help preserve the project to extend the recreational trail from New London to Sibley State Park.
SARTELL -- Two separate accidents Sunday afternoon involving vehicles colliding with silage boxes is a reminder that harvest has begun and farm vehicles are on the roads. Both accidents happened...