UPDATE: BENSON — The Swift County Sheriff's Office confirmed the identities Monday morning of three individuals who died in a weekend fatal crash.at a township road intersection just southeast of Benson.
WILLMAR - A burglary late Sunday night at Sunray Square is under investigation by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office received an alarm call shortly before midnight Sunday at the Sunray gas station and convenience store just north of Willmar on U.S. Highway 71. Upon arrival, deputies found one of the main glass doors to the business had been shattered. An unknown person or persons had made entry into the building and stolen an undetermined amount of property from the store, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Office.
WILLMAR — The seventh annual West Central Alzheimer's Walk at Robbins Island in Willmar Saturday morning reportedly drew a record number of walkers with more than 550 participants and 39 teams.
WILLMAR - A man convicted of a brutal domestic assault was sentenced in Kandiyohi County District Court Friday to 14½ years in prison. Jared Busse, 45, of Duluth, also must pay $27,000 in restitution and fines. Busse entered a Norgaard plea last month, essentially pleading guilty although he told the court he had no recollection of what happened. As part of a plea agreement, additional charges of second-degree assault, third-degree assault and domestic assault were dismissed.
This is the records summary for Oct. 2. Fire NEW LONDON — The state fire marshal's office is investigating the cause of a fire that broke out Sunday morning at an unoccupied house on 227th Avenue Northeast, north of New London. The New London Fire Department, New London Ambulance and Kandiyohi County Rescue were all on the scene to fight the blaze, which was reported at 8:41 a.m. Sunday. Theft
WILLMAR — A suspect in a street robbery pleaded guilty Friday in Kandiyohi County District Court and will be sentenced Nov. 22. In a plea arrangement, Carlos Andres Rodriguez-Ortega pleaded guilty to an amended charge of simple robbery - liability for crimes of another. A second-degree assault charge was dismissed. Rodriguez-Ortega was accused of being an accomplice in a robbery this past March in an alley off Northeast Lakeland Drive. About $1,100 in cash, jewelry, a cell phone and other items were stolen from the two male victims.
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Willmar Municipal Utilities auditorium for what promises to be a full agenda. The council is expected to discuss the pros and cons of work sessions vs. committee meetings. Members also will discuss the termination of further payments to Willmar Downtown Development, consider nominees to a Robbins Island Park task force and review environmental services proposals for the city auditorium.
WILLMAR — One of five defendants charged in connection with a brawl at a children's birthday party last year was sentenced Friday and will serve time in jail, followed by probation. Alejandro Jesus Guerrero, 21, of St. Cloud, was convicted of second-degree felony assault with a dangerous weapon and misdemeanor fifth-degree assault. In an agreement reached this past March, he pleaded guilty to both counts. Five other felony assault charges were dismissed as part of the agreement.
This is the records summary for Sept. 30. Crash WILLMAR — Minor injuries were reported when a minivan went off the road Friday morning on the U.S. Highway 71 bypass at Highway 12 on the east edge of Willmar. The Minnesota State Patrol said the Ford Freestyle was southbound in the right lane of Highway 71 when it ran off the left side of the road and struck the cable barrier in the median ditch.
Tami Hauer, left, and Tammy Hatlestad, both from Spicer, sort clothing Friday to sell at the annual Fall Garage Sale at the Willmar Civic Center. The garage sale, which benefits the West Central Tribune's Newspapers in Education literacy program, will be open 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Civic Center's Cardinal Arena.