MONTEVIDEO — The January death of a Montevideo 11-day-old baby is now being investigated as a homicide, police said Thursday. In a news release, Montevideo Police Chief Adam Christopher said the baby died Jan. 18 at the Chippewa County Montevideo Hospital. The baby had been transported there by family around 10 p.m. Rescue attempts by hospital staff were unsuccessful. An autopsy at the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Anoka followed, and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was called in to assist with the investigation.
This is the records summary for Feb. 16. Olivia woman injured in crash OLIVIA — A 22-year-old woman was injured Tuesday morning in a rollover crash just north of Olivia. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Neannah Lynn Olson, of Olivia, was transported to RC Hospital in Olivia with non-life-threatening injuries.
This is the records summary for Feb. 15. Theft of services WILLMAR — A Champlin man was cited for theft of services Monday after he allegedly refused to pay a taxi driver for driving him from Champlin to Willmar. The driver told police that he had picked up the man in Champlin and agreed to drive him to Willmar for $250. The man, who said he was traveling to Willmar for a date, agreed to pay the driver $100 up front, and said his date would pay for the second half of the fare.
BIRD ISLAND — Frandsen Bank & Trust, which has a branch office in Bird Island, was named one of 24 Community Champions by the Minnesota Bankers Association for their community involvement. In total those 24 Minnesota banks donated more than $1.2 million to 600 community organizations, including the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, United Way, and the Salvation Army along with local schools, churches and nonprofits.
WILLMAR — Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing has welcomed Chelsea Erickson as a tax accountant. Her focus is tax preparation. Erickson is a graduate of the University of Jamestown with a bachelor's degree. She lives in Willmar with her husband and two children. She is also the daughter of CDS founding partner Rick Conway.
WILLMAR — Alina Laughlin has accepted a position at Jennie-O Turkey Store in Willmar. She will be the new corporate buyer-supplies and will be responsible for obtaining packaging supplies. Laughlin previously worked for Buhler Versatile as a buyer in the purchasing department.
BENSON — Custom Roto-Mold, a manufacturer of hockey dasher boards based in Benson, provided the boards used in the 2017 National Hockey League All-Star Game Fan Fair, which took place Jan. 27-29 in in Los Angeles. The boards were built at the Benson plant along U.S Highway 12 and then shipped and installed at the Convention Center in Los Angeles. After the All-Star Game weekend, the boards were sent to a high school in Ohio to be used for lacrosse. Similar boards are used at the ice rink operated by the city of Benson.
This is the records summary for Feb. 14. Assault WILLMAR — Around 10 p.m. Thursday, an individual told police that they had been assaulted. They told the Willmar Police Department that a man had entered their home, on the 1000 block of Lake Avenue Northwest, and choked them, while holding a crowbar. Police are investigating the case and believe the suspect was familiar to the victim. Public assist
This is the records summary for Feb. 10. Suspicious WILLMAR — A woman reported around 7 p.m. Wednesday that she had seen an individual climbing a gutter on a building on the 500 block of Julii Street Southeast in Willmar. She yelled at the individual, and she reportedly took off running. Police could not locate the suspect. Assault
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Historical Society will bring a new full-size exhibit highlighting the local story of "The Willmar 8" to The Barn Theatre today through Feb. 26. The exhibit will open at 6 p.m. tonight with several of the original Willmar 8 planning to attend. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and one hour before productions of "9 to 5: The Musical." "The Willmar 8" were eight female employees of the Citizens National Bank in Willmar who went on strike nearly 40 years ago on Dec. 16, 1977.