This is the records summary for May 13. Crashes GRANITE FALLS — No serious injuries were reported when two vehicles collided Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Minnesota Highway 23 and U.S. Highway 212 in Granite Falls. The Minnesota State Patrol said the crash happened when the driver of a 2000 Ford Taurus that was southbound on Highway 23 attempted to turn left onto Highway 212 and was struck in the intersection by a Ford F150 truck, which was northbound on Highway 23.
WILLMAR — Landowners have a new option to protect their environmentally sensitive cropland with the introduction of the Minnesota Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program. The kickoff for continuous sign-up begins Monday.
This is the records summary for May 12. Man injured in rollover RAYMOND — A male in his mid-20s was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis with serious injuries after being extracted from his vehicle following an one-vehicle rollover crash on Kandiyohi County Road 5, just north of County Road 3, east of Raymond. The name of the individual has not been released. There were no other occupants in the vehicle. The incident happened at approximately 11:30 a.m. Thursday.
REDWOOD FALLS — A plan that will guide Renville and Redwood counties as they promote recreational and economic opportunities in the Minnesota River Valley is now available for review. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources released the Minnesota River Valley Master Plan on Monday, and is taking public comments on it for 30 days. A public open house will also be held to receive written comments from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 8 in the Redwood Falls Public Library community room. The purpose of the plan is to:
This is the records summary for May 10. Willmar man airlifted after Highway 71 crash OLIVIA — A Willmar man was airlifted after a three-vehicle crash Monday morning on U.S. Highway 71 north of Olivia. Dustin Ross Lavoie, 24, of Willmar was airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale with non-life-threatening injuries, according to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol. He was not wearing a seatbelt, according to the report.
WILLMAR — Jennie-O Turkey Stored has promoted Mary Conrad to application team leader supporting operations. In her new job Conrad will keep applications for plant operations running, make sure team members receive proper training and improve application processes. Conrad joined Jennie-O in 2008 as a application analyst. She has supported live production, supply chain, human resources and operations.
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency awarded 327 wastewater treatment facilities across the state for outstanding permit compliance from September 2015 to September 2016. Several regional plants were on the list including Bird Island, Granite Falls, Hanley Falls, Holloway, Lac qui Parle Valley High School, Milan, Montevideo, Paynesville, Pennock, Renville and Starbuck.
WILLMAR — Duininck Chiropractic of Willmar has welcomed Dr. Brian R. Paulson to the team. Paulson has been practicing in Willmar for the past 15 years. A New London-Spicer graduate, Paulson attended North Dakota State University in Fargo, and he earned his doctor of chiropractic degree in 2000 from Northwestern Health Sciences University. Paulson also is a certified provider of Active Release Technique for treating soft tissue disorders.
WILLMAR — Mary Lynch has been promoted to the position of export sales manager for Jennie-O Turkey Store. Lynch started at Jennie-O in 2016 in the supply chain department. Prior experience includes working as a securities analyst for Wells Fargo. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in marketing.
HECTOR — Two businesses in Hector were fined by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for construction stormwater violations in the first quarter of the year. Overland Properties LLC was fined $7,855, and Southern Building Company was fined $6,355. The MPCA completed 47 environmental compliance enforcement cases in 26 counties during the first quarter of 2017. The cases totaled over $440,000 in fines. There are 49 ongoing investigations, 19 which are new.