This is the records summary for April 18. Jail inmate pleads guilty WILLMAR — Brino Antonio Gamboa, 32, of Onamia, a Department of Corrections inmate being boarded in the Kandiyohi County Jail, pleaded guilty Monday in Kandiyohi County District Court to a charge of third-degree assault causing substantial bodily harm. Gamboa was witnessed on video punching another inmate in the jail the evening of Feb. 24. The inmate who was punched said he did not know why the incident happened.
This is the records summary for April 17, 2017. Bello Cucina reports burglary SPICER — The Bello Cucina restaurant in Spicer was burglarized sometime in the early weekend, according to the Bello Cucina Corporate's Facebook page. As a result of the apparent burglary, the business was closed Saturday due to property damage.
SPICER — The annual Earth Day Festival will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 22, at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center in rural Spicer. The theme is "Water Connects," and begins with a pancake and sausage breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. at no charge; however, donations are welcome. Presentations and informational booths will feature urban and rural environmental practices and small steps to help make the planet healthier.
WILLMAR – The Northern Plains Citizens Alliance is holding a rally to support President Donald Trump from 12 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Kandi Entertainment Center at 500 19th Avenue Southeast in Willmar. The event is being billed as a rally to show the president support, to discuss the president’s executive orders, memoranda and campaign promises fulfillment and to start the process to replace long-time U.S. Representative Collin Peterson for Minnesota’s 7th District.
This is the records summary for April 14. Crashes BENSON — A Benson man was injured Wednesday night when his vehicle collided with a semi. According to the State Patrol, the accident happened around 7:14 p.m. Wednesday on Minnesota Highway 9 and Swift County Road 31, east of Benson. A 2002 Chevrolet Blazer driven by Anthony Daniel Klucas, 47, was going north on County Road 31, failed to stop at a stop sign and was struck by a 2015 Peterbilt semi driven by Dale Mark Theiler, 53, of Swanville, that was traveling east on Highway 9.
WILLMAR — The Minnesota Department of Transportation on Thursday announced its 2017 transportation construction program, and motorists should know work will be starting soon. Favorable weather is allowing an early start on some projects. There is $35.4 million in work planned in District 8, which includes the southwest Minnesota counties of Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville and Yellow Medicine. Here's a look at the major projects slated for our area:
NEW LONDON — Ava Hanson, a student at New London-Spicer Middle School, has been selected for the 2017 Middle School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. She will perform at Carnegie Hall in June with the Honors Junior Choir. Participation in the choir is limited to the highest-rated middle school performers from across North America and select schools internationally. Ava auditioned this fall and was accepted after a review by the Honors Selection Board. Acceptance is based on talent, dedication, and achievements demonstrated in her application and audition recording.
BENSON — A Benson man was injured Wednesday night when his vehicle collided with a semi. According to the State Patrol, the accident happened around 7:14 p.m. on state Highway 9 and Swift County Road 31, east of Benson. A 2002 Chevrolet Blazer driven by Anthony Daniel Klucas, 47, was going north on County Road 31, failed to stop at a stop sign and was struck by a 2015 Peterbuilt semi driven by Dale Mark Theiler, 53, of Swanville, that was traveling east on Highway 9. Klucas was taken to the Swift County-Benson Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
WILLMAR — Spring road restrictions in Kandiyohi County will end at 12:01 a.m. Friday, the county Highway Department has announced. The restrictions, designed to minimize wear and tear on road surfaces during the spring thaw, have been in effect since February.
This is the records summary for April 12. Theft WILLMAR — Two chainsaws were reported stolen from Fireside Hearth & Home, 1001 Highway 12 E. The theft was reported at noon Tuesday. WILLMAR — The theft of ammunition and other items was reported from a storage locker in the 300 block of U.S. Highway 12 East. Missing were a box of 12-gauge shotgun shells, two boxes of .40-caliber ammunition, a 5-gallon oil can shell and a 5-gallon metal gas can. Arrest