PAYNESVILLE – The Minnesota State Patrol responded to a chain reaction crash early Friday morning near the site of a semi that had caught fire along Highway 23.
PAYNESVILLE – The driver of a semi involved with a hazardous fire early this morning that resulted in the evacuation of homes near Paynesville has been identified. The State Patrol said Derek Lacasse, 46, from Derry, New Hampshire was driving a semi and trailer on state Highway 23 when the trailer caught fire shortly after midnight. Lacasse was not injured in the incident.
PAYNESVILLE – Homes near Paynesville were evacuated early this morning after a semi trailer carrying hazardous materials caught fire. The westbound lane of state Highway 23 is still blocked.
This is the records summary for Aug. 18, 2017. Green Mill cook hurt in grease fire WILLMAR — A cook at the Green Mill restaurant sustained burns while trying to put out a grease fire that broke out in the kitchen shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday. The fire was confined to a pan and was extinguished before the Willmar Fire Department arrived. The employee was treated at the scene for burns to the arm before being taken to the emergency department at Rice Memorial Hospital for further evaluation.
WILLMAR—A cook at the Green Mill restaurant sustained burns in a grease fire that broke out in the kitchen shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday. The fire was confined to a pan and was extinguished before the Willmar Fire Department arrived. The employee was treated at the scene for burns to the arm before being taken to the emergency department at Rice Memorial Hospital for further evaluation. Business at the restaurant was temporarily disrupted but the doors were open again in time for midday customers.
This is the records summary for Aug. 17, 2017 Crash WILLMAR — A two-vehicle crash took place at 12:46 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Trott Avenue Southeast and Julii Street Southeast in Willmar. The police report said a Suburban was traveling southbound on Julii Street, approaching Trott Avenue, at the same time as an Impala was driving east on Trott, toward Julii. The driver of the Suburban drove through a stop sign without stopping and struck the Impala.
Heavy rains were reported across west central Minnesota and the state Wednesday, which put a large area under a flood watch until late Wednesday night. Western Hennipin County was under a flood warning until 11:15 p.m. Wednesday. The National Weather Service said the showers and thunderstorm would continue into early Thursday. A heavy rainfall could occur, with localized amounts between 4 and 6 inches possible in some locations. The storm risk in west central Minnesota is expected to diminish by Thursday afternoon, according to the weather service.
This is the records summary for Aug. 16 Theft WILLMAR — A business in the 1300 block of First Street South reported at 8:46 p.m. Monday that $130 had been taken from a safe. NEW LONDON — An individual in the 9000 block of 240th Avenue Northeast reported Monday afternoon that a check they'd given to someone was altered and cashed. Arrest
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RENVILLE — Following the announcement of the upcoming merger between Harvest Land Cooperative and Co-op Country Farmers Elevator, the company has announced its new name — Farmward Cooperative. The name was approved by the board of directors Aug. 8 and will go into effect when the merger is final Sept. 1. The merger was first announced in April. With the merger, the two companies hope to enhance, expand and extend the products and services, market access and risk management tools available to their customers.