WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council will hold a public hearing Monday night on the proposed 2017 street and trail improvements. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 7:01 p.m. in the council chambers in the Willmar Municipal Utilities Building. There are a dozen projects being proposed. Pending council action, bids could be opened on April 4. Also on the agenda, the council will consider a request by the Willmar Curling Club to seek professional services for possibly siting a curling club near the Civic Center.
This is the records summary for March 4. Accident COLD SPRING — Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a crash Thursday afternoon in Stearns County involving a semi and a passenger car that injured one of the drivers. According to the Stearns County Sheriff's Office, Lavonne Stang, 65, of Cold Spring, was driving a 2016 Ford Edge north on County Road 2 when the vehicle crossed the centerline on a curve in the road near Island Lake Road.
WILLMAR — The enrollment period for entering lands in the Walk-In Access Program is now open and will continue through April 28. The Walk-In Access Program is a voluntary option that provides public hunting opportunities on private lands. Landowners who enroll land are compensated for allowing access.
This is the records summary for March 3. One injured in Hawick head-on crash HAWICK — A man was injured Thursday morning in a head-on crash with a box truck on state Highway 23 in Roseville Township, between Paynesville and Hawick. According to the State Patrol, Jay Wesley Magney, 33, of Foreston, was transported to Paynesville Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
This is the records summary for March 2. Theft WILLMAR — Willmar police arrested a man after a shoplifting theft was reported from the 700 block of 19th Avenue Southeast in Willmar. The man was arrested around 11:50 p.m. Tuesday. Assault
HAWICK — A man was injured Thursday morning in a head-on crash with a box truck on State Highway 23 in Roseville Township, between Paynesville and Hawick.
FREEPORT — A Freeport man was rescued Tuesday afternoon from a skid loader that was submerged in an abandoned manure pit. According to the Stearns County Sheriff's Office, Duane Herzog, 46, was operating a skid loader when it went through ice that was covering a manure pit on Herzog's farm site. The skid loader was completely submerged and Herzog was trapped inside. Rescue personnel were able to rescue Herzog, who was transported by Life Link helicopter to Hennepin County Medical Center.
This is the records summary for March 1. Traffic stop leads to drug arrests NEW LONDON — At 5:50 p.m. Monday, the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office stopped a vehicle near the intersection of 43rd Street and 189th Avenue Northwest in New London. A 56-year-old man and a 20-year-old man were arrested and booked into the Kandiyohi County Jail. Both are facing drug-related charges in Kandiyohi County District Court. Fraud on Facebook
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two bills sponsored by U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar have been signed into law by President Donald Trump. The bills are designed to encourage women in science, technology, engineering and math. Klobuchar was the lead Senate author on one bill and the lead Senate Democrat on the other. Both had bipartisan support.
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Township Association will conduct its annual meeting March 6 in Willmar. The event, which is open to the public, begins at 8 a.m. Monday with refreshments in the community room of the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services Building. The business meeting and election of officers begins at 8:30 a.m. Guest speakers include Loren Engelby, Kandiyohi County public drainage manager; Wes Nelson, director of the Farm Service Agency in Kandiyohi County; and Mel Odens, Kandiyohi County Public Works Director.