ST. PAUL — The water level on Lac qui Parle Lake will soon be down to the normal range for winter, and should stay there for at least the near term. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, announced Friday that it plans to reduce outflows from the Lac qui Parle Dam near Watson early next week. Outflows from the dam are currently around 2,000 cubic feet per second. The Corps plans to reduce the outflows to around 1,200 cubic feet per second as early as Monday, it said in a news release.
This is the records summary for Jan. 7. Arrests WILLMAR — A 23-year old man was arrested and charged with felony theft after he ran out of the Home Depot in Willmar with a Honda generator shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday. WILLMAR — A 48-year-old, intoxicated male was charged with disorderly conduct after causing a disturbance at the Willmar Coin Laundromat on the 14000 block of U.S. Highway 12 East in Willmar shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday. Traffic disrupted
CLARA CITY — Bethany Reformed Church will dedicate its building addition following the morning service Sunday. In November of 2013 the church voted to build a multipurpose addition and embarked on a fundraising endeavor to raise about 40 percent of the projected cost before starting. This was accomplished by the following Easter, but construction was delayed until the spring of 2015 to ensure favorable weather.
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.