GLENWOOD — Five people were injured in a head-on crash with an ambulance Saturday afternoon on Minnesota Highway 28 just west of Glenwood. The Minnesota State Patrol said a 2005 Dodge Stratus was westbound on Highway 28 when it went into the ditch, the driver apparently overcorrected and went back onto the highway into the eastbound lane, hitting the ambulance head on. The driver of the Dodge was identified as Melanie Joy Sievert, 58, of Starbuck. She was taken to Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.
OLIVIA — Four meetings over two days in separate locations will be conducted in Renville County to provide information on the new buffer law requirements and how to meet them. The Natural Resources Conservation Service and Farm Service Agency in Renville County, Renville County Water Management the and Renville County Soil and Water Conservation District will conduct the meetings Feb. 27 and 28. The Feb. 27 meetings will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Renville County Offices, Room 116, in Olivia and from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Renville Community Center in Renville.
This is the records summary for Feb. 18. Fires WILLMAR — A fire call early Friday morning to a home in Parkwood Estates on Kandiyohi County Road 5 turned out to be a false alarm. The resident apparently fell asleep with the oven on, according to a Willmar Police Department report. Police found no signs of suspicious activity. Kandiyohi County marriage licenses Roberto Ocampo, Pennock, and Rossy Isela Moreno, New London. Travis Daniel Hanson, Willmar, and Shaundel Leigh Rudolph, Willmar.
This is the records summary for Feb. 17. Theft WILLMAR — Two LG 39-inch LED TVs were stolen in a four-day span from St. Mary's Catholic Church on the 700 block of 12th Street Southwest in Willmar. A woman reported the thefts to the Willmar Police Department shortly before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police say it appears no forced entry was made to the building. The TVs were taken out of classrooms, likely when other events were happening at the church. Suspicious report leads to DWI arrest
The following is a list of convictions in Kandiyohi County for felony, gross misdemeanor and/or misdemeanor charges. The date listed is the date of the offense. Felony Hector Manuel Osorio Jr. 37, Willmar, fifth-degree drug possession, Dec. 17, 2015 Hector Manuel Osorio Jr. 37, Willmar, fifth-degree drug possession, Jan. 20, 2016 Darrell Leonard Webb, 57, Willmar, stalking, June 21 Darrell Leonard Webb, 57, Willmar, fifth-degree drug possession, June 21 Gross misdemeanor
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.