OLIVIA — Three people were injured when a grain truck and a van collided Friday afternoon at the junction of U.S. Highway 71 and Renville County Road 11 north of Olivia.
BENSON - An attempt to serve an arrest warrant led to a standoff Thursday in Benson. The incident began when officers with the Benson Police Department, along with agents from the CEE-VI Drug and Gang Task Force and Swift County Sheriff's deputies responded to a residence in Benson to serve an arrest warrant on a male suspect wanted by the Minnesota Department of Corrections. When the officers entered the residence, the suspect barricaded himself in a locked bedroom and indicated he had a firearm, the Police Department said.
Two separate ATV crashes, one in Kandiyohi County and the other in Meeker County, sent two individuals to the hospital Thursday. The Meeker County Sheriff's Office said Hunter Narragon, 20, of Atwater, was seriously injured when he apparently struck a deer and was thrown from his ATV. He was airlifted to North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale with life-threatening injuries. The crash, which was reported at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, happened near the intersection of 230th Street and 600th Avenue in Litchfield Township.
This is the records summary for Nov. 3. Grain dryer fire LAKE LILLIAN — Fire departments from Cosmos and Lake Lillian responded to a grain dryer fire Wednesday night. The fire was reported at around 8:40 p.m. at a farm in the 17000 block of 195th Street Southeast in Lake Lillian. The Cosmos Fire Department received the initial call and requested mutual assistance from the Lake Lillian Fire Department. Crews were on the scene for about two hours helping remove corn from the dryer. There were no injuries reported.
The following is a list of convictions in Kandiyohi County District Court for felony, gross misdemeanor and/or misdemeanor charges. The date listed is the date of the offense. Felony Sarah Faith Briggs, 34, Willmar, driving while impaired, Sept. 24, 2016 Robert Russell Love Jr., 48, third-degree assault, Oct. 30, 2016 Francisco Fredrick Galvan, 36, Willmar, predatory offender-knowingly violates registration requirement or intentionally provides false information, Jan. 16
NEW LONDON — More than 75 disheveled jack-o'-lanterns carved with spooky and goofy faces could become livestock feed. Following the third annual jack-o'-lantern walk at Sibley State Park, Park Naturalist Kelsey Olson said the pumpkins are being offered to local livestock farmers. "Do you have horses, cows, pigs or other livestock that would appreciate a pumpkin treat?" Olson asked in a news release announcing the giveaway.
A Holloway teen is one of four FFA members nationally to earn American Star Awards. Joseph Arnold, a member of the Lac qui Parle Valley FFA chapter, was named an American Star Farmer during the recent National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis.
WILLMAR — The Prairie Arts Chorale presents their fall concert series "Made in America" featuring American composers such as Aaron Copland, Charles Ives, Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin. The concert will include patriotic selections, folk songs, classics and new compositions including "Salute to the Armed Forces," "Johnny Has Gone For a Soldier," "O Magnum Mysterium" and "A Boy and a Girl." This will be the final season for director John Kleinwolterink of Morris.
This is the records summary for Nov. 2. Four teens hurt in single-vehicle accident NEW LONDON — Four teenagers were injured early Wednesday morning when their vehicle landed upside-down in a slough south of New London. The accident remains under investigation by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office, and charges are possible, according to Sheriff Dan Hartog. He said he is not releasing the names of those involved because they are juveniles. The accident was reported around 4 a.m. Wednesday on Kandiyohi County Road 9 near Nest Lake.
WILLMAR — Prepared Foods, a magazine dedicated to research and development and innovation in food and beverage, awarded Jennie-O Turkey Store with the Spirit of Innovation Award in the best new product for foodservice (front of the house) category. The award was for Jennie-O's all-natural, reduced sodium, sliced sandwich meats. The line of turkey meats, which includes oven roasted, smoked, ham and bologna, was introduced in 2016 and was worked on by Jennie-O's research and development team and marketing staff.