The following is a list of convictions in Kandiyohi County District Court for felony, gross misdemeanor and/or misdemeanor charges. The date listed is the date of the offense. Felony Joseph Thomas Knott, 42, Willmar, fifth-degree drug sale, Oct. 12 Joseph Thomas Knott, 42, Willmar, possession of ammunition/firearm after conviction for crime of violence, Oct. 12 Darren Gregory Melges, 45, Spicer, possession of ammunition/firearm after conviction for crime of violence, Dec. 12, 2015
MADISON – A woman was injured Sunday afternoon when her vehicle collided with a semi in Lac qui Parle County. According to the State Patrol, a 2006 Nissan Altima, driven by Kalie Lynn Molden, 24, of Milan, was going west on U.S. Highway 212 in Garfield Township and was attempting to pass a westbound 1998 Freightliner. The semi had slowed down and was making a left-hand turn into a driveway when it was struck by the Altima.
This is the records summary published for Aug. 14 Alcohol compliance OLIVIA — The Renville County Sheriff's Office completed alcohol compliance checks this month at 21 businesses with licenses to serve and sell alcohol throughout the county. Eighty-six percent passed, but three were caught selling alcohol to persons under 21. The three who failed the check were Casey's General Store in Fairfax, the Buffalo Lake Municipal Liquor Store and the Main Street Bar and Grill in Renville, the sheriff's office said in a news release.
Solar eclipse: When the moon blocks out some or all of the sun. A total solar eclipse is only possible on Earth because of a cosmic quirk of geometry: The sun's diameter is 400 times wider than the moon's, but it is also 400 times farther away. First contact (C1): The moment when the Moon takes its first tiny nibble out of the solar disk — the beginning of the partial phase of an eclipse. Second contact (C2): The instant when the total or annular phase of an eclipse begins. For a total eclipse, this is synonymous with the disappearance of the first diamond ring.
MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State University Planetarium in Marshall will present shows on the eclipse at 7 p.m. Aug. 16, 17, 18 and 19. The shows will cover many details of the eclipse, including eye safety. Special eclipse viewing glasses will be available for $3 each at the planetarium shows. Admission is $5. Tickets are sold at the door only.
This is the records summary for August 11, 2017. Marriages Bethanie Ann Waldemarsen, St. Louis Park; Matthew Jacob Dembosky, St. Louis Park Kyle Patrick Smith, Wilmington, Delaware; Kimberlee Joy Wright, Willmar Miranda Jean Nelson, Willmar; Joseph Lee Ahrenholz, Prinsburg Anthony Thomas Jackel, Willmar; Brooke Ann Rambow, Clara City Candace Marie Hensley, Willmar; Camron Lee Pieske, Willmar Nathaniel Don Barber, New London; Amber Jean Ellen Ruchti, New London Crash
This is the marriage license summary for August 11, 2017. Marriages Bethanie Ann Waldemarsen, St. Louis Park; Matthew Jacob Dembosky, St. Louis Park Kyle Patrick Smith, Wilmington, Delaware; Kimberlee Joy Wright, Willmar Miranda Jean Nelson, Willmar; Joseph Lee Ahrenholz, Prinsburg Anthony Thomas Jackel, Willmar; Brooke Ann Rambow, Clara City Candace Marie Hensley, Willmar; Camron Lee Pieske, Willmar Nathaniel Don Barber, New London; Amber Jean Ellen Ruchti, New London
This is the records summary for Aug. 10. Theft SPICER — A sapphire and diamond ring and cash were reported stolen from a purse inside a car in the 300 block of Lake Avenue South. The theft was reported shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday. WILLMAR — A garage door was opened, and tools and other property were taken, according to an initial police report. The theft was reported shortly after noon Wednesday in the 400 block of Lakeland Drive Southeast.
This is the records summary for Aug. 9, 2017. Thefts WILLMAR — A small amount of cash was taken in a theft from a vehicle parked overnight on Mary Avenue Southeast. The owner's wallet and ID also were found lying on the curb about 20 feet away. The theft was reported Tuesday to Willmar Police. Someone else reported to police Tuesday that their vehicle had been gone through but nothing appeared to be missing. The vehicle was parked overnight in the 2300 block of Eighth Avenue Southeast.
BENSON—A 60-year-old man from Danvers died in a single-vehicle crash Friday afternoon near Clontarf. The Swift County Sheriff's Office identified him as Ricky Aust. The Sheriff's Office said Aust was alone in his vehicle when it went out of control and came to rest in the westbound ditch of Swift County Road 22, about one mile east of Clontarf. The driver was ejected from the vehicle and taken to the Swift County-Benson Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.