NEW LONDON — A semi truck broadsided a car in the westbound lane of Highway 23 in New London Sunday evening, sending a 50-year-old New London woman to Rice Hospital. The State Patrol says Beverly Jean Tauer had been driving a 2016 Chevrolet MTL eastbound on Highway 23. Around 6:20 p.m., she made a left turn at State Highway 9 in front of the 2013 Volvo semi truck, which collided with the Chevrolet.
SPICER — The 13th annual Polar Plunge, held Saturday on Green Lake in Spicer, raised an estimated $57,000 for Special Olympics Minnesota. The event was held as part of the Spicer WinterFest celebration. The temperature at plunge time was 26 degrees with about 15 mph steady winds, which meant a wind chill of about 14 degrees, according to Willmar Police Chief Jim Felt. A total 234 people braved the elements to plunge in this year's event.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Jer-Lindy Farms of Brooten has been selected as the 2017 Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year by the International Dairy Foods Association and Dairy Herd Management magazine. The award recognizes U.S. dairy producers that apply creativity, excellence and forward thinking to achieve greater on-farm productivity and improved milk marketing. "The owners found innovative ways to expand and keep younger family members engaged in the operations," said veterinarian Michael Dykes, the association president and CEO, in a news release.
WILLMAR — Anez Consulting in Willmar received the 2017 Environmental Steward Award during the Minnesota Pork Board's annual conference earlier this month. Founded in 1997 by Jared and Kami Anez, Anez Consulting assists farmers with crop consulting, precision agriculture, conservation programs, engineering, feedlot permitting and manure management.
This is the records summary for Jan. 28. Theft WILLMAR — Police arrested a 25-year-old man at Cash Wise Foods around 6:45 p.m. Thursday. Employees had stopped the man as he attempted to steal a box of ice cream bars by concealing them in his waistband. He is facing a charge of theft by shoplifting. Public assist
This is the records summary for Jan. 27. Suspicious noise reported WILLMAR — Several residents on and around the 900 block of 20th Avenue Southeast in Willmar reported hearing loud gunshot-like noises both at 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. Thursday. Some reported hearing something that sounded like a blast or explosion; others heard bullets hitting walls. Around 4 a.m., officers from the Willmar Police Department searched the area and did not hear any further gunshot noises. Extra patrol requested
This is the records summary for Jan. 26. Fight WILLMAR — Around 1 p.m. Tuesday, Willmar police were called to the 300 block of Fourth Street Southwest on a report of a fight between two men. One man had allegedly confronted the other, who left and threatened to return with a knife. When that man attempted to return to the business, he was not allowed to enter, and fled the scene when he heard law enforcement had been called.
This is the records summary for Jan. 25. Crash NEW LONDON — A driver of an electric bike, Brandon Baker, 24, of New London, was injured when his bike hit a Chevy pickup around 6:51 a.m. Tuesday at First Avenue and state Highway 9 in New London.
Spicer Winterfest SPICER — Winterfest 2017 continues through Feb. 12 in Spicer with complete details available on the website, www.spicermn.com . This weekend festivities include the 13th annual Polar Plunge at 1 p.m. Saturday, the Green Lake pond hockey tournament Saturday and Sunday and the Sons of the American Legion omelet breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the American Legion in Spicer.
The following is a list of convictions in Kandiyohi County for felony, gross misdemeanor and/or misdemeanor charges. The date listed is the date of the offense. Felony Onesimo Juarez Jr., 59, Willmar, fifth-degree assault, July 26. Robert Craig Starz, 66, Richmond, theft by swindle, Dec. 28, 2015 Angel Domingo Conde, 27, Willmar, first-degree burglary, April 1 Tyrone Leronard Jefferson Jr., residence unknown, false imprisonment, Dec. 24, 2015 Alfredo Luna Jr., 20, Willmar, second-degree assault, Oct. 23, 2015