WILLMAR — The West Central Association of Realtors has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Housing Opportunity Program of the National Association of Realtors to support activities that create and expand affordable housing opportunities. The grant will be used to institute a coordinated entry system for the Southwest Minnesota Continuum of Care housing services group, along with advertising, promoting and implementing the initiative.
This is the records summary for Jan. 6. Business fire NEW LONDON — A fire engulfed a building early Thursday at Concrete Products of New London on Highway 23 Northeast. According to New London Fire Chief Sig Holme, a crew at the company discovered the fire Thursday morning just before 5 a.m. as they came in for their shift. The fire appeared to have started on one machine, a computer that controls the block making plant.
DE GRAFF -- A Benson man died Wednesday as a result of injuries suffered in a snowmobile crash. According to the Swift County Sheriff's Office, 30-year-old Nicholas Edwards died at Swift County- Benson Hospital. Edwards had been driving a snowmobile southbound in the western ditch of County Road 31, just north of De Graff. Around 7 p.m. Wednesday, he crashed the snowmobile into a drainage ditch.
This is the records summary for Jan. 5. Arrests SPICER — A 50-year-old man was arrested following a domestic assault report shortly before midnight Saturday. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office responded around 11:50 p.m. to the 7300 block of 153rd Avenue Northeast in Spicer. A woman there told deputies that a man had hit her multiple times.
Wrong number complaint NEW LONDON – A New London resort on the 18900 block of County Road 5 reportedly displayed the wrong number on their website for three years, a woman told the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office around 10:40 a.m. Monday. She told the Sheriff’s Office she had been receiving hundreds of calls to book cabins because her number was listed instead of the resort’s. The resort told the Sheriff’s Office they would remove the number. Burglary
WILLMAR – Kaylee E. Giinthir, 21, of Willmar, was injured in a one-car rollover Tuesday morning south of Spicer. According to the State Patrol, Giinthir was driving a 2006 Chevy Malibu east on Highway 23 when she lost control of the vehicle at 71 Street Northeast, which went into the center median and rolled. Roads were icy at the time.
ST. PAUL – A farmer from Renville County has been named the interim president of the Minnesota Farmers Union. Gary Wertish, who has served as vice-president to the MFU for the last five years, assumed the leadership position this week following the retirement Dec. 31 of Doug Peterson. Peterson, had been president of the farm advocacy organization for the past 14 years.
This is the records summary for Jan. 3 Crashes REDWOOD FALLS – Minor injuries were reported in a one-vehicle rollover late on New Year’s Day on a rural road north of Redwood Falls. The Renville County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at 10:48 p.m. Sunday, reporting a one-vehicle accident near the intersection of County Road 1 and County Road 15 in Beaver Falls Township.
LITCHFIELD -- Two people escaped from a house fire in rural Meeker County early this morning. According to the Meeker County Sheriff's Office Kevin Gloege, 59, from rural Ortonville, and Lori Jagodzinski, 56, from Crystal, were able to get out of the house without being injured in the fire, which was reported at 3:12 a.m.
GRANITE FALLS -- Two people were injured in a one-vehicle rollover accident Monday afternoon on icy roads near Granite Falls. According to the State Patrol, Caitlin R. Leonard, 23, of Tracy, was driving a 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera west on U.S. Highway 212 when she lost control of the vehicle around a curve, slid into the ditch, hit a sign and rolled. Leonard and a passenger, Stephan L. Streich, 21, of Montevideo, were taken to the Granite Falls Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol.