This is the records summary for Feb. 19. Arrests WILLMAR — A 34-year-old man was arrested Friday evening for driving while impaired after a report of a traffic complaint at U.S. Highway 71 and 60th Avenue Southeast. WILLMAR — A 25-year-old man was arrested Friday evening after a 911 call reporting a fight in the 400 block of Litchfield Avenue Southeast. According to the police report, the telephone line was left open, and yelling and screaming could be heard in the background.
This is the records summary for Feb. 17. Two rescued from partially submerged car on Lac qui Parle WATSON — Two people were rescued from a partially submerged car on Lac qui Parle Lake Thursday evening. The Chippewa County Sheriff's Office received a report of a car through the ice at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The car was said to be partially submerged with two people inside. According to the release, the car was located on the southeast part of the lake just north of County Road 13 in the channel of the lake.
BELGRADE – Two men were injured Thursday afternoon in a car-semi crash northeast of Belgrade. A car driven by Blayne Phillip Jongeward, 27, of Spicer, and a tractor trailer driven by Harold Joseph Lahr, 67, of Sauk Centre, collided at the intersection of Highway 71 and Stearns County Road 32 shortly after 3 p.m., according to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol. Both drivers sustained non-life threatening injuries. Jongeward was transported to St. Cloud Hospital, and Lahr was taken to Sauk Centre Hospital.
This is the records summary for Feb. 16. Two injured in crash BELGRADE — Two drivers were injured in a crash Thursday afternoon at U.S. Highway 71 and Stearns County Road 32 north of Belgrade. The Minnesota State Patrol said a 1994 Volvo tractor-trailer driven by Harold Joseph Lahr, 67, of Sauk Centre, was traveling south on Highway 71 and collided at County Road 32 with a westbound 1998 Saturn driven by Blayne Phillip Jongewand, 27, of Spicer.
REDWOOD FALLS - A suspect was arrested Wednesday after a lengthy standoff that began with a report of a domestic assault. The Redwood County Sheriff's Office said an investigation was underway into a domestic assault-related incident Wednesday morning in Milroy when deputies attempted to make a traffic stop on a male suspect.
This is the records summary for Feb. 15. Drugs found after assistance call WILLMAR — Law enforcement responded to a call for a motorist needing assistance at 8:16 p.m. Tuesday at the 1000 block of Seventh Street Northwest in Willmar. As the officers helped get a vehicle out of a ditch, they reportedly smelled marijuana. A K-9 unit was called to search for narcotics and the dog alerted its handler to a smell in the vehicle. A pipe was found under the front passenger seat.
This is the records summary for Feb. 14. Willmar man sentenced for fleeing MONTEVIDEO — Steve Lopez, 29, of Willmar, was sentenced to one year and one day in prison for felony charges of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle. The charges stem from two separate incidents. In October, Lopez led authorities on a 60-mile chase that started in Montevideo and ended in Swift County.
WILLMAR — The Associated Builders and Contractors Minnesota/North Dakota chapter recognized Marcus Construction of Willmar with a Pyramid Award at the association's Excellence in Construction banquet. The award celebrates the constructed offices of Farmers Union Industries in Redwood Falls. The association's Excellence in Construction recognizes outstanding construction projects by Minnesota and North Dakota contractors. Also receiving awards for the Farmers Union Industries project were Chappell Central Inc., of Willmar, and TNT Construction/Kerkhoff Inc., of Morgan.
GRANITE FALLS — Jim Thoreen and Ginny Dambroten have joined the team at Pioneer TV as it moves into its new home in Granite Falls. Thoreen, of Glenwood, has been named the new host of the station's public affairs program, "Compass." The show is starting its third season on March 22. Thoreen has over 39 years of experience in local county and government administration. He also has experience in radio news production and hosting.
NEW ULM — Scott Roemhildt is the new regional director for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' southern region, which includes the west central area, according to ann announcement from the DNR. Roemhildt succeeds Dennis Frederickson, who retired on Feb. 6. Frederickson had led the regional office since 2011. It followed his 30 years of service as a state senator.. Headquartered in New Ulm, the DNR's southern region is comprised of 32 counties stretching from Mower County in the southeast to Big Stone County in its northwest corner.