WILLMAR — A snow emergency goes into effect at 10 p.m. tonight for Willmar's central business district. It expires at 6 a.m. Wednesday. The affected area extends from First Street to Seventh Street Southwest and from Trott Avenue to the bypass. Vehicles may use city parking lots to park cars that would normally use these city streets. Any vehicles left on the streets during the snow emergency timeframe will be towed at the owner's expense, according to the Willmar Public Works Department.
WILLMAR — Hormel Foods Corporation, parent company of Jennie-O Turkey Store, has named Jeff Baker as the new group vice president for deli. In this role Baker will lead the deli offerings across Hormel, including Jennie-O's deli division. The new group will work to offer innovative solutions for retailers to expand deli. Baker was previously the group vice president of food service.
WILLMAR — Cost Cutters in the Kandi Mall in Willmar is welcoming a new manager and a new stylist. Danielle Needham has been named the new manager. She has seven years of experience as a stylist, doing both men's and women's cuts as well as specialty waxing and on-trend hair coloring. Stylist Amy Jo Spellman is coming to Cost Cutters with 23 years of experience. She has expertise in permanent waves. Appointments can be made at 320-231-2218.
This is the records summary for Feb. 20. Burglary WILLMAR — A resident in the 700 block of 15th Street Southwest reported that a window had been broken, and items were missing from the house. WILLMAR — The theft of several items from a home was reported Sunday evening in the 300 block of Augusta Avenue Southeast. Items stolen included two TVs, a PlayStation 4, an Xbox and various games. Vandalism
This is the records summary for Feb. 19. Arrests WILLMAR — A 34-year-old man was arrested Friday evening for driving while impaired after a report of a traffic complaint at U.S. Highway 71 and 60th Avenue Southeast. WILLMAR — A 25-year-old man was arrested Friday evening after a 911 call reporting a fight in the 400 block of Litchfield Avenue Southeast. According to the police report, the telephone line was left open, and yelling and screaming could be heard in the background.
This is the records summary for Feb. 17. Two rescued from partially submerged car on Lac qui Parle WATSON — Two people were rescued from a partially submerged car on Lac qui Parle Lake Thursday evening. The Chippewa County Sheriff's Office received a report of a car through the ice at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The car was said to be partially submerged with two people inside. According to the release, the car was located on the southeast part of the lake just north of County Road 13 in the channel of the lake.
BELGRADE – Two men were injured Thursday afternoon in a car-semi crash northeast of Belgrade. A car driven by Blayne Phillip Jongeward, 27, of Spicer, and a tractor trailer driven by Harold Joseph Lahr, 67, of Sauk Centre, collided at the intersection of Highway 71 and Stearns County Road 32 shortly after 3 p.m., according to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol. Both drivers sustained non-life threatening injuries. Jongeward was transported to St. Cloud Hospital, and Lahr was taken to Sauk Centre Hospital.
This is the records summary for Feb. 16. Two injured in crash BELGRADE — Two drivers were injured in a crash Thursday afternoon at U.S. Highway 71 and Stearns County Road 32 north of Belgrade. The Minnesota State Patrol said a 1994 Volvo tractor-trailer driven by Harold Joseph Lahr, 67, of Sauk Centre, was traveling south on Highway 71 and collided at County Road 32 with a westbound 1998 Saturn driven by Blayne Phillip Jongewand, 27, of Spicer.
REDWOOD FALLS - A suspect was arrested Wednesday after a lengthy standoff that began with a report of a domestic assault. The Redwood County Sheriff's Office said an investigation was underway into a domestic assault-related incident Wednesday morning in Milroy when deputies attempted to make a traffic stop on a male suspect.
This is the records summary for Feb. 15. Drugs found after assistance call WILLMAR — Law enforcement responded to a call for a motorist needing assistance at 8:16 p.m. Tuesday at the 1000 block of Seventh Street Northwest in Willmar. As the officers helped get a vehicle out of a ditch, they reportedly smelled marijuana. A K-9 unit was called to search for narcotics and the dog alerted its handler to a smell in the vehicle. A pipe was found under the front passenger seat.