This is the records summary for Oct. 20. Teacher threatened WILLMAR — An assault was reported at 1:38 p.m. Tuesday at Willmar Senior High School. A caller reported to the Willmar Police Department that a teacher at the school was threatened. Stolen handgun returned
The Hats In the Ring advertisement for Doug Reese published Wednesday contained an incorrect fact. Reese is an Incumbent Nonpartisan Candidate for the District 2 seat on the Kandiyohi County Board.
This is the records summary for Oct. 19. Man airlifted after Renville rollover crash
MONTEVIDEO — Due to excessive rains and high waters along the Minnesota River near Montevideo, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has halted construction on the Lac qui Parle Dam. It was deemed unsafe to continue work on the project at this time. The Corp's maintenance and repair team was scheduled to replace the nine gates at the dam this fall. A cofferdam was to be constructed to block water flow as the gates were replaced.
GROVE CITY—An acetylene torch engulfed a rural Grove City shed in flames Monday night, completely gutting the structure valued at over $100,000. The fire was likely accidental, and began in a few corn stalks, Meeker County Sheriff Brian Cruze wrote in a message to media Tuesday morning. Joseph Flanders, 38, of rural Hawick, had been working with the torch Monday night in a shed on the 50700 block of Meeker County Road 3 when the corn stalks caught fire. Flanders safely escaped the shed with the farm equipment he'd been working on.
RENVILLE—A Crosby man was airlifted after a late-night rollover crash on Renville County Road 21 just northeast of Renville. At 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Thomas Venne, 78, had been driving a 2005 International truck south on the county road, according to the Renville County Sheriff's Office. His truck and trailer drove into the southbound ditch, rolling onto the passenger's side.
This is the records summary for Oct. 18. Escape from custody WILLMAR — A 26-year-old woman was arrested just after 3:30 p.m. Sunday for escaping from custody. Kandiyohi County sheriff's deputies, as well as officers from the Willmar Police Department and Kandiyohi County jail assisted with apprehending the woman and bringing her back to jail. Possible gunshot heard
BLOMKEST—A community meeting has been scheduled regarding the move of a Level Three predatory offender from Willmar to Blomkest. Lee Rolland Rudolph will move to Blomkest Nov. 1, the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office announced in a Monday news release. The Sheriff's Office has scheduled a community notification meeting for 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Blomkest Community Center at 103 Main Street. Representatives from the Sheriff's Office and Minnesota Department of Corrections will be there to answer questions and provide information about the move.
LITCHFIELD — Marc Vaillancourt has been hired as the new executive director of the Meeker Memorial Foundation of Meeker Memorial Hospital. Vaillancourt, a certified fundraising executive, has been active in not-for-profit leadership and fundraising for more than 12 years. For the last seven years, he worked as a major gifts officer at two large health care systems in St. Cloud and Minneapolis where he has helped secure more than $7.5 million in philanthropic resources.
LITCHFIELD—A 47-year-old Watkins woman and a 79-year-old Litchfield man were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after separate crashes Friday. The first crash happened just after 1 p.m. Friday, East of Eden Valley in Forest Prairie Township. Lisa Colon had been driving West on State Highway 55. When a vehicle in front of her slowed to turn onto Meeker County Road 34, Colon swerved and crashed into the ditch.