This is the records summary for Aug. 7 Plane crash injures two near Hector HECTOR — A pilot and a passenger were injured in a plane crash Sunday afternoon in Renville County. According to the Renville County Sheriff's Office, the accident happened around 3:45 p.m. Sunday when a 2011 fixed wing single engine Ultralight aircraft, operated by Gary Bipes, was attempting to take off at the Hector Municipal Airport. When the plane was about 15 to 20 feet in the air, it stalled and nose-dived into the ground.
This is the records summary for Aug. 5. Accident injures two LAKE HENRY — A Brooten couple was injured in a two-vehicle accident Friday afternoon near Lake Henry. According to the Stearns County Sheriff's Office, Richard Earl Laage, 95, of Brooten, was driving a Cadillac east on County Road 32 and attempted to pass a semi that was pulling a trailer with farm equipment. Laage didn't realize the semi was slowing down to make a left turn onto 345th Avenue and his vehicle crashed into the driver's side of the semi cab.
This is the records summary for Aug. 4. Crash injures three COSMOS — Three people were injured in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday near Cosmos. According to the State Patrol, the crash happened around 5 p.m. on state Highway 7, near Meeker County Road 10. A 2000 Honda Civic, driven by Taylor Charles Alsleben, 20, of Cosmos, was traveling west on state Highway 7 and rear-ended a 2014 Chevy Silverado driven by Laurel Donald Schiro, 65, of Cosmos.
This is the records summary for Aug. 2. Accident HUTCHINSON — Two adults were seriously injured in a one-car rollover Sunday night in Renville County. Five juveniles in the vehicle had minor injuries. According to the Renville County Sheriff's Office, a 2000 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Jennifer Risk, 27, of Hector, was going west on 870th Avenue, about five miles southwest of Hutchinson, when the vehicle left the roadway, entered the ditch and overturned.
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. — A 30-year-old Little Falls man was killed Sunday when the all-terrain vehicle he was driving crashed on a driveway approach near Little Falls.
WILLMAR — Raea Cordes has returned to Paffrath Jewelers in Willmar. She previously worked at Paffrath from 2003 until 2010, when she and her family moved to Fargo, North Dakota. There she worked as a bridal buyer and custom engagment and wedding ring designer for Royal Jewelers. Cordes lives in Spicer with her husband and three children.
WILLMAR — Jennie-O Turkey Store announces that Absame Abdullahi has been promoted to supervisor trainee at the Willmar Avenue Plant. Absame has been working in the white meat boning area on the night shift for the past year. In his new role, he will train with other supervisors to learn how to supervise different departments and meet company production goals.
WILLMAR — Joe Maffit has joined the Christianson PLLP accounting and consulting firm in Willmar as a technical research analyst. He has a master's degree in public administration from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. His background includes experience in research and policy analysis as well as organizational management from his work with the Department of Homeland Security and leadership roles in healthcare and nonprofit organizations.
WILLMAR — Connie Snyder has joined the team at Paffrath Jewelers in Willmar. She has more than 10 years experience in jewelry sales, having worked in Macy's fine jewelry department in Indianapolis from 2005-2014 and at Zales from 2014-2015. Snyder is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and holds a law degree from Regent University in Virginia Beach. Snyder was admitted to the Indiana State Bar in 2004. She and her husband, Ryan Snyder of Willmar, had a estate planning law practice for several years before the couple moved to Willmar.
This is the records summary for Aug. 1. Traffic complaint WILLMAR — An individual was arrested Sunday for possession of a stolen vehicle and for driving while impaired by a controlled substance. The arrest took place around 6:07 p.m. at the 1300 block of First Street South in Willmar. Thefts WILLMAR — A tool box was reported stolen around 9:14 p.m. Sunday at the 800 block of Mary Avenue Southeast in Willmar. A caller said a Dewalt tool box and several miscellaneous tools were taken.