This is the records summary for Aug. 3. 911 outage WILLMAR—Authorities said 911 emergency service was briefly out of order in both Kandiyohi and Meeker counties Tuesday morning. Residents in Kandiyohi County received an automated alert from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office about the outage via email, text message and phone call just after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Those in need of emergency service were directed to call 320-235-1260, the office stated in the alert.
This is the records summary for Aug. 2. Driver in chase crashes into house WILLMAR—No injuries were reported after a drunken high-speed chase early Saturday when a driver crashed into a cable box and a house near Fourth Street and Johanna Avenue Southeast in Willmar.
WILLMAR—Filing opens today for four seats on the Willmar School Board. The filing period will run from today through Aug. 16 for elections in which there is no primary election. Many school district and small city elections are in that category. Election Day is Nov. 8.
This is the records summary for Aug. 1 Benson man injured in Sunburg crash SUNBURG—Dustin J. Lundberg, 31, of Benson was injured Sunday morning in a one-vehicle crash. Lundberg was taken by Sunburg Ambulance to Rice Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, according to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol. Lundberg was injured when the vehicle he was driving went off Highway 9 in Sunburg shortly after 6 a.m. He was wearing a seatbelt, according to the report. Theft
SHAKOPEE — Tom Haag, a farmer from Eden Valley and past president of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, has been elected to serve on the National Corn Growers Association's corn board. Haag, who was elected last week during the association's Corn Congress in Washington, D.C., said he's eager to give Minnesota "a voice" on the National Corn Board.
This is the records summary for July 30. District Court Kandiyohi County WILLMAR—Johnny Hernandez Perez, 34, of Willmar, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct Friday. Perez entered an Alford plea in Kandiyohi County district court. In an Alford plea, the defendant does not admit guilt but acknowledges that the prosecution's evidence could reasonably lead to a conviction. Perez is to be sentenced Sept. 18.
WILLMAR—United FCS, based in Willmar, is exploring a potential merger with the Fargo, North Dakota-based AgCountry Farm Credit Services. If finalized, the merged entity would serve nearly 18,000 customer-members throughout 65 counties in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin, totaling more than $7 billion in assets. Representatives from both associations said in a news release that a merger would expand opportunities and services for the member-owned entities, which have provided credit to agriculture and rural communities for 100 years.
This is the records summary for July 28. Eden Valley woman injured in crash
This is the records summary for July 28. Police advise man against sending notes WILLMAR—At 11 p.m. Tuesday, a woman reported that a man had slipped a piece of paper under her door with blood on it, saying he had slit his wrists and that he was in love with the woman. Police, who responded to the 1800 block of Becker Avenue Southeast in Willmar, discovered that the substance on the note was actually ketchup. The man was not injured, but had made it seem like he hurt himself to gain sympathy, according to the report.
This is the records summary for July 27. Robbery