This is the records summary for Feb. 9. Burglary NEW LONDON — Just after 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, a FedEx driver reported a possible burglary at a home on the 6000 block of 192nd Avenue Northeast in New London. The driver told the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office he had left a door tag for a package at the residence on Tuesday. When he went back to the home on Wednesday, the door tag was gone, the door was kicked in, and the house appeared to have been gone through. Driving while impaired
Habitat for Humanity WILLMAR — The fifth annual Souper Bowl will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at the First Presbyterian Church in Willmar. Proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota. Melanie Smith
This is the records summary for Feb. 8. Possession and underage drinking WILLMAR — A student at Willmar High School was transported to Rice Memorial Hospital after a preliminary breath test showed the individual had a blood alcohol level of .12. Law enforcement were called to the high school around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. A second report said a student blew a .07 on the preliminary breath test and was in possession of tobacco and marijuana.
WILLMAR — The Willmar Senior High School honor roll for the second term has been released. Highest Honors students with two asterisks have a GPA greater than 4.0. High Honors with one asterisk have a GPA of 3.8 to 4.0. Honors have a GPA of 3.25 to 3.799. Grade 12
Update 9:40 p.m.: MACCRAY bond proposal for a single-campus proposal defeated MACCRAY voters have defeated the proposed $38.8 million bond issue to complete a single-campus system proposal. Unofficial vote total: No: 1,108 Yes: 1,003 More to come on this story. Update 9 p.m.: Vote count is in process on MACCRAY school issue
M State Graduating at the end of fall semester from Minnesota State Community and Technical College with campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena were: Granite Falls: Austin Lee Thorstad Hazel Run: Zachary Michael Kluver Madison: Cameron Wayne Kemen Paynesville: Briana Jill Soine Starbuck: Cody Mitchell Beyer St. Cloud State University
This is the records summary for Feb. 7. Jail fight WILLMAR — Two inmates were reportedly transported to the emergency room around 9:30 p.m. Sunday after an altercation at the Kandiyohi County Jail. The two suffered minor bruising, and both were cleared by a doctor. Man dies in crash south of Olivia
SPICER – A 20-year-old New London man escaped injury Monday night after the pickup he was driving went through the ice on Green Lake. According to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office, Alec DeSchepper, was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado near the inlet on the northwest corner of Green Lake when he went over an ice heave and broke through the ice. DeSchepper, who was alone in the truck, was able to escape before the vehicle became submerged.
OLIVIA — The Minnesota Municipal Power Agency, which provides power to 12 municipalities including Olivia, has added power from Black Oak Getty Wind Farm to its renewable power portfolio. Black Oak Getty Wind Farm is located in Stearns County, and has an output of 78 megawatts. The farm has 39 wind turbines and began operation in December 2016. This power joins the 44 megawatts Minnesota Municipal Power Agency receives from Oak Glen Wind Farm, eight megawatts from Hometown BioEnergy and renewable energy from other utilities.
WILLMAR — Megan Koppen has been promoted by Jennie-O Turkey Store to the position of nutritionist. In this new role, Koppen will be responsible for low-cost production via feed formulation, ingredient quality control and nutrition research. Koppen has a master's in poultry science from Texas A&M. While going to school, she also worked for Jennie-O, taking advantage of the company's tuition assistance program. Her previous job at Jennie-O was senior feed formulator.