WILLMAR – The story of a Willmar man’s attempted flight with his homemade rocket bike has gone viral Tuesday. The 40-year-old man was injured Friday afternoon after attempting to fly a homemade rocket bike on skis off his house roof in the 800 block of Third Street Southeast. The man was identified Tuesday by the Willmar Police Department as Patrick Rodney Ellson of WIllmar.
WILLMAR — Jose Rojas has been promoted by Jennie-O Turkey Store to the position of director of live production while Gorcia Rajcic-Spasojevic has been promoted to director of live production operations. Before his promotion Rojas was the director of breeder/hatchery division. He just recently came to Jennie-O from parent company Hormel Foods, where he was the vice president of farm operations in the western United States. In his new role he will be overseeing the commercial growing operation, along with breeder egg production.
WILLMAR — The American Psychological Association has elected ACMC psychologist Dr. Kristi Phillips to sit on the Committee on Rural Health. The committee's mission is to make sure rural and remote populations are able to achieve optimal health and well-being by ensuring equal protection and respect for those living in rural regions, along with integrating rural perspectives into the association's policy and removing barriers to comprehensive health care.
This is the records summary for Feb. 6. Thefts WILLMAR — A local resident reported Monday to Willmar police that half a tank of gas was siphoned from a truck. The vehicle was parked in the 1500 block of Becker Avenue Southeast.
This is the records summary for Feb. 5 Accidents
This is the records summary for Feb. 3. Woman growing 117 pot plants pleads guilty APPLETON — An Appleton woman who is charged with growing more than 100 marijuana plants while living in the caretaker's unit of an Appleton motel pleaded guilty to a felony charge this week in Swift County District Court. Lynda Michelle Smith, 43, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree possession of drugs.
Vehicle through ice SPICER — The driver of a 2013 Dodge pickup escaped injury Wednesday night after his vehicle plunged into open water on Lake Calhoun, in northern Kandiyohi County. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office said it received a report at 6:48 p.m. Wednesday of a partially submerged vehicle on the south side of Lake Calhoun. The vehicle went into open water a few hundred yards east of the public access, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Office.
DAWSON — Comedian Cy Amundson will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Auditorium as part of Winterfest weekend activities in Dawson. With energetic storytelling, observations and fun crowd interaction, Amundson's brand of stand-up comedy is all his own. Growing up one of nine children in rural Minnesota, his Dad's strict television rules left him with few evening options other than Nick At Night. It was among the countless hours with Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore and Lucille Ball that Cy began to fall in love with comedy.
NEW LONDON — The Little Theatre presents "Blithe Spirit," a comedy in three acts by Noël Coward, at 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday and Feb. 8-10, and at 2 p.m. Feb. 11. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under, and are available online at www.newlondonlittletheatre.com . Socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, played by Ben Watson, invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant Madame Arcati, played by Deb Nelson, to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book.
SPICER — The driver of a 2013 Dodge pickup escaped injury Wednesday night after his vehicle plunged into open water on Lake Calhoun, in northern Kandiyohi County. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office said they received a report at 6:48 p.m.of a partially submerged vehicle on the south side of Lake Calhoun. The vehicle went into open water a few hundred yards east of the public access, according to a press release from the sheriff's office. After arriving on the scene, deputies discovered the adult male driver was able to exit the vehicle without injury.