WILLMAR — The drainage authority for Joint County Ditch No. 3 Kandiyohi and Chippewa counties Laterals C and D will meet at 1 p.m. March 31 in the board room at the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services Building in Willmar. The purpose of the meeting is to review a utility permit application submitted by Meadowstar Dairy of rural Pennock to install an underground manure pipeline. The proposed pipeline will cross areas of open ditch and tile lines of Joint Ditch No. 3 KC Laterals C and D.
WILLMAR — A forum on issues affecting farmers and rural communities will be held Thursday morning at the American Legion in Willmar. Key topics expected to be discussed are health insurance, buffer rules, property taxes, ditch mowing regulations and commodity prices, according to a news release. The meeting is hosted by the Minnesota Farmers Union, which is conducting similar sessions around the state.
This is the records summary for March 27. One injured in Meeker County collision DASSEL — A 77-year-old man was treated at the Meeker County Memorial Hospital in Litchfield for non-life threatening injuries following a two-vehicle crash Friday morning involving his car and a semi-trailer truck near Dassel.
This is the records summary for March 25. Crash SUNBURG — At around 9 a.m. Friday, a Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Deputy discovered a vehicle stuck in a ditch near the 23300 block of Kandi-Swift Line Road Northwest in Sunburg. A few yards away, he found a 53-year-old Sunburg man, covered in mud, wandering around a field. The man told the deputy he had been there for a few hours, and had walked away from his vehicle after it got stuck in the ditch. He was transported to Rice Hospital with signs of hypothermia. Drug arrests
This is the records summary for March 24. Criminal damage to property WILLMAR — A vehicle was egged sometime between 10:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, a man reported to the Willmar Police Department. The incident was reported around 3 p.m. Wednesday from the 1000 block of 18th Street Southwest in Willmar. Attempted burglary
WILLMAR — Nearly one million dollars in Highway Safety Improvement Program funds has been awarded to revamp a dangerous intersection north of Willmar. The Minnesota Department of Transportation District 8 will receive $900,000 to construct a "reduced conflict intersection" where Kandiyohi County Road 90 crosses the four lanes of U.S Highway 71/state Highway 23. The intersection, which is a popular crossover to the Willmar Senior High School, has been the site of serious accidents in the past.
SPICER — The second in a series of meetings on broadband expansion in northern Kandiyohi County will be at 5 p.m. today at the Dethlefs Center in Spicer. Representatives of Consolidated Telecommunications Co. will be on hand to explain the project and answer questions. Those who live or do business within the proposed project zone also will have an opportunity to sign up for future services.
This is the records summary for March 23. Stalking NEW LONDON — At 10 p.m. Tuesday, a woman called the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office to report that a suspicious vehicle had been following her from Willmar into New London. The woman told police she didn't know who was following her. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office later arrested a 26-year-old New London man in connection with the incident. He was booked into the Kandiyohi County Jail facing multiple stalking charges. Robbery
This is the records summary for March 22. Fleeing a peace officer
WILLMAR — Willmar-based Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing was named one of the 100 best companies to work for by Minnesota Business magazine for 2017. The award recognizes the state's top companies. The awards are decided based on anonymous online questionnaires filled out by employees of participating companies. The questionnaires determine which companies have excellent work environments, employee benefits and overall employee happiness. A celebration for those 100 companies will take place June 1 at The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel.