NEW LONDON — The fifth annual Minnesota BEST robotics competition takes place Friday and Saturday at the New London-Spicer High School. BEST stands for Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology. Six teams will compete including ARCHER Home School, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Henning Schools, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, MACCRAY and New London-Spicer.
This is the records summary for Oct. 28. Three injured in crash northeast of Cosmos
COSMOS—Two vehicles collided in a rural intersection northeast of Cosmos Wednesday afternoon, sending both drivers and a passenger to Meeker Memorial Hospital. The Meeker County Sheriff's Office is crediting seatbelts for saving their lives. Dee Smith, 47, Dimitri Lund, 20, and Levi Lund, 17, all of Rural Cosmos, sustained non-life threatening injuries in the 3:30 p.m. crash.
WILLMAR — Ties to Sweden run deep throughout Minnesota, and a Willmar native is getting a once-in-a-lifetime chance to find out the depth of her Scandinavian ties. Sarah Steinman, a Willmar-born wilderness guide, who now resides in Minneapolis, spent May and June in Sweden filming her part of a genealogy-infused reality show called "Allt för Sverige," or the Great Swedish Adventure. The show premiered Sunday on SVT1, with the second episode to air Sunday at 8 p.m. Steinman was on hand for a premiere party in Minneapolis, according to her Facebook page.
Willmar native Josh Halverson is a member of Team Miley on The Voice which airs at 7 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays on NBC. Josh was raised by his mother, a Sioux Indian, and his dad, a busy cattle rancher. At 21, Josh moved to Southern California where he immersed himself in the music scene. However, living in California became too expensive, so he moved to Texas, where he now resides in Denton, Texas. Josh tours but also has to help his dad around the ranch to make ends meet.
This is the records summary for Oct. 27. Man injured in Atwater electrical accident ATWATER — A 29-year-old man was injured Wednesday when a concrete delivery boom truck struck a power line, shocking him with electricity. The man, who was not named, suffered minor burns to both arms, according to a news release from Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Corporal Jason Keith. Keith said the man was transported to Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield.
ATWATER -- A 29-year-old man was injured Wednesday when a concrete delivery boom truck struck a power line, shocking him with electricity. The man, who was not named, sustained minor...
This is the records summary for Oct. 26. Potential voter fraud WILLMAR — The Willmar Police Department is investigating a potential case of voter fraud. The Minnesota Office of Secretary of State reported the potential fraud to the Kandiyohi County Auditor, after a clearinghouse triggered when the voter's registration was processed.
This is the records summary for Oct. 25. Olivia police investigate restaurant break-in OLIVIA — Police in Olivia put a call out to the public for information after local restaurant The Back Forty, on the 100 block of North Ninth Street, was burglarized Friday morning. The restaurant's management posted photos of its shattered front door on its facebook page Friday.
WILLMAR — The fourth public open house for the roundabout project near Blomkest is set from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Willmar Public Library, 410 Fifth St. S.W. in Willmar. The roundabout will be constructed next summer at the intersection of U.S. Highway 71 and state Highway 7. The final layout will be available for viewing. Staff from the Minnesota Department of Transportation and Kimley-Horn will be present to answer questions and provide information on roundabouts. There will be no formal presentation.