This is the records summary for April 23, 2017. Animal RAYMOND — A stray bull was reported at 6:02 p.m. Friday at the side of 75th Avenue, about a third of a mile south of state Highway 23 near Raymond. When law enforcement arrived the animal was found in a yard at the 8200 block of 75th Avenue. The owner of the bull was called and said he would come round it up. Alcohol offense
This is the records summary for April 22. Woman pleads guilty in drug case WILLMAR — Ciera Nicole Mendoza, 22, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Friday to the a felony charge of storing methamphetamine paraphernalia in the presence of a child. Mendoza was one of five people arrested on drug-related charges after a search warrant was executed in February at a Willmar home. An infant was in the house at the time of the search. The search yielded 100 grams of meth, pipes, pills, a digital scale and numerous pieces of drug paraphernalia.
Jill May of Willmar was the featured speaker Thursday at the 2017 Life Connections event at the Willmar Civic Center. May was the season one winner of NBC's national reality fitness show "Strong." Life Connections continues from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, with keynote speaker Patty Wetterling taking the stage at 12:15 p.m. The event also includes booth exhibits, music, food and much more. Admission is free.
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.