This is the records summary for June 12. Two injured in crash WILLMAR — Two people were injured Saturday afternoon west of Willmar when their vehicle was struck by a semi that went through a stop sign. According to the State Patrol, Levi Bennett Peterson, 21, of Ringsted, Iowa, was driving a 2016 Peterbilt semi south on Kandiyohi County Road 7 when it went through the stop sign. The semi broadsided a 1997 Plymouth Voyager, driven by Humberto Castillo Cortez, 57, of Montevideo, that was going east on state Highway 40.
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This is the records summary for June 10. One hurt in Paynesville crash PAYNESVILLE — A 58 year-old Sartell man suffered what were described as non-life-threatening injuries in a one-vehicle accident at 10:42 a.m. Friday in Paynesville. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Donald Norbert Erkens was driving a 2012 Victory Road motorcycle on the East Business Highway 23 ramp to state Highway 23 in Paynesville at the time of the crash. He was transported to the Paynesville Hospital.
This is the records summary for June 9. Arrests WILLMAR — A routine traffic stop near Atwater Thursday morning resulted in an arrest and the recovery of a controlled substance along with a loaded handgun. While on routine patrol around 7 a.m. Thursday, a Kandiyohi County sheriff's deputy pulled over a vehicle for allegedly having a cracked windshield. A K-9 was brought to the scene to sniff the exterior of the vehicle and alerted to the possible presence of drugs.
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 Bryce Ryan Stender, 25, Harris, fifth-degree possession of drugs, June 28, 2015 McKenzie Michael Notch, 22, Montevideo, fifth-degree possession of drugs, Feb. 23, 2016 Barbara Jo Weis, 62, Willmar, driving while impaired, March 9, 2016 Barbara Jo Weis, 62, Willmar, driving while impaired, May 2, 2016
This is the records summary for June 8. Fire call WILLMAR — The Willmar Fire Department was called at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday with a report that clients were trying to start a fire in the back of a building on the 1200 block of Olena Avenue Southeast. Burglary WILLMAR — The lock was reported cut on a bike in a garage in the 300 block of 14th Street Southwest. A red BMX bike had been stolen the previous week, the owner reported on Tuesday evening.
WILLMAR — Cathy Hedlof has been promoted to the position of general manager at Central Minnesota Fabricating Inc., while Phil Schaefer has been promoted to sales manager. Both new jobs were effective June 1. Hedlof has worked at Central Minnesota Fabricating for 39 years. She has worked in accounting, scheduling and purchasing. She was named operations manager in 1996. In her new jobs she will oversee procurement, fabrication and shipping at the Willmar location.
This is the records summary for June 7. Animal welfare WILLMAR — A caller reported two dogs locked in a vehicle at 1:47 p.m. Monday at the 500 block of Second Street Southwest in Willmar. When officers arrived, it was noted all the vehicle's windows were rolled up and the vehicle was not running. A temperature gun showed the temperature inside the vehicle was 122 degrees Fahrenheit. The officers were able to get in contact with the owner of the vehicle and dogs and was given a verbal warning for leaving the animals in the vehicles.
City celebrations Paynesville Town and Country Days: June 7-10; grand parade 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 7 Renville Sugar Beet Days: June 7-11; grand parade at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 11 Regional Dairy Days: June 8-10; build-a-burger 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 8-9, at Cash Wise Foods in Willmar; Youngren Dairy farm open house, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 10. Kandiyohi Kandi is Dandy Days: June 9-10; grand parade at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 10
WILLMAR — Jill Hanson and Christine Forsell have joined Mike Noonan as owners of Elmquist Jewelers in Willmar. Forsell is a graduate of Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg Schools and began working at Elmquist in 1997. She is the store manager, appraiser and a graduate gemologist. Hanson is a graduate of BOLD High School and earned a bachelor's in graphic design from St. Cloud State University. She began working at Elmquist in 1998 and is a goldsmith, graduate gemologist and marketing manager.