This is the records summary for April 21. Willmar man pleads guilty to crim sex WILLMAR — Chase John Hodapp, 26, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge of criminal sexual conduct in the third degree. According to the criminal complaint, Hodapp had sex with a girl who was 14 years old. The incident took place Jan. 16 in Hodapp's home.
A water main break flooded Fourth Street Southwest in Willmar Thursday night. The area flooded was reportedly between Kandiyohi and Monongalia Avenues in Willmar. Utility crews worked to slow down the water flow, but wanted area residents to still have water this morning. Willmar police were on hand to monitor the situation. A portion of Fourth Street in that area is closed pending repairs.
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service The West Central Tribune's annual Focus edition, Spotlight on Public Service, is now available to view online here . In this issue, we meet get an overview of public service employees across the region.
WILLMAR — Willmar Middle School has named students of the month for March. Four students from each grade are selected by their teachers. Grade 8 — Yareth Campagne, Abdurahman Jigre, Qiana Jones, Khalid Muhumed Grade 7 — Jesus Castellano, Hailey Getz, Ana Hernandez, Ethan Hurley Grade 6 — Grace Bjur, Abdinasir Hassan, Anallely Maldonado, Jaden Swanson Campagne Jigre Jones Muhumed Castellano Getz Hernandez Hurley Grace Hassan Swanson
WILLMAR — "Kitchen Witches" opens tonight at The Barn Theatre in downtown Willmar. The production is set for 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday, and April 27-29, and at 2 p.m. Sunday and April 30. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for ages 18 and younger and are available by calling 320-235-9500, or online at www.thebarntheatre.com . "Kitchen Witches" was written by Canadian Caroline Smith and was the winner of the 2005 Samuel French Best Canadian Play Award.
SPICER — A bipartisan legislative forum to discuss the opioid crisis will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center in rural Spicer. The town hall meeting will be hosted by U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, a DFLer who represents the 7th Congressional District. State legislators, Sen. Andrew Lang, R-Olivia, and Rep. Dave Baker, R- Willmar, will also be at the session. "With partisanship at an all-time high, it's more important now than ever to reach across the aisle," Peterson said in a news release.
This is the records summary for April 20. Raymond man's death believed to be natural causes RAYMOND — A man found dead in a Raymond apartment Tuesday evening is believed to have died of natural causes. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office was called to the scene after a relative reported the death at 9:10 p.m. Tuesday. The Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that no foul play is suspected.
WILLMAR — Laura Woltjer of Spicer was named Distinguished Young Woman of Willmar Area for the Class of 2018. The junior at Willmar Senior High School performed a gymnastics routine set to music for her talent. She is the daughter of Mark and Chris Woltjer. Distinguished Young Women is the largest and oldest national scholarship program for high school girls. The local event was Saturday. Woltjer will compete at the state program this July for the opportunity to represent Minnesota at the national program in 2018.
Southwest Minnesota State University Graduating at the end of fall semester from the Marshall school with a bachelor's degree unless otherwise noted were: Clara City: Abbey Karissa Thissen Dawson: Chelsea Rose Haugen, Esten Carl Weber Echo: Amanda Lee Boushek, Stephanie Kay Geier Granite Falls: Andrew Joseph Woon Peterson, master's of business administration in management Grove City: Glenn Carl Nelsen New London: Amber Jean Ellen Ruchti Willmar: Catherine Diana Holwerda; Kendra Karen Jasso-Chukwuyem, associate degree; Timothy Paul Meyering
RAYMOND—A man found dead in a Raymond apartment Tuesday evening is believed to have died of natural causes. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office was called to the scene after a relative reported the death at 9:10 p.m. Tuesday. The Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that no foul play is suspected.