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WILLMAR – The Willmar Police Department and Willmar Ambulance were called at 8:44 a.m. Monday to what was later determined to be an attempted suicide at a business in the 3000 block of South First Street in Willmar. According to Police Chief Jim Felt, the male individual was found in the business parking lot with injuries from a firearm. The male was taken to Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar and then transferred to St. Cloud Hospital with what Felt said are serious injuries.
PAUL – Minnesota 4-H’ers from 87 counties brought over 2,300 exhibits, delivered about 175 public presentations and participated in dozens of group learning experiences and performances at the 2018 Minnesota State Fair. And there were more than 2,800 animals in the livestock exhibits, according to University of Minnesota Extension.
Fall sports are upon us and WCT sports reporters Jake Schultz and Joe Brown break down some of the early season action. Here's what to look for in this installment of the WCT Sports Show: Joe brings up a new segment, "One Clap," to honor some of the top performances of the week (00:48) New London-Spicer vs. Holy Family Catholic preview (3:35) Dawson-Boyd vs. Adrian (5:10) Willmar vs. Fergus Falls (7:25) MACCRAY vs. Mountain Lake (10:03) BOLD vs. Paynesville (11:25)
The 2018 Football/Pigskin Preview sections are now available online. Checkout previews and photos from all the west central area teams here .
BENTON TOWNSHIP, CARVER COUNTY – A 20-year-old woman lost her life in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 212 at the intersection with Carver County Road 51 at 7:44 a.m. on Tuesday.
The August/September issue of Live it! Magazine now available online The August/September issue of Live it! Magazine is now available to view online here .
BENSON --A ruptured underground gas line in the city of Benson has temporarily closed portions of two highways. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, sections of U.S. Highway 12 West and state Highway 29 South are currently closed. The gas company, fire department and emergency services are on site. The roads will remain closed until they are safe for traffic, according to MnDOT.
EAGLE LAKE -- Every spring, pairs of bobolinks make a roughly 6,000 mile trip from the southern tip of South America to nest on the grassland that Wayne and Shirley Block put into the Conservation Reserve Program about 1 ½ miles upstream of Eagle Lake in 1987.
WILLMAR – The District 7 American Legion Riders Post No. 59, Montevideo, legacy fund ride, was held Saturday, July 21. Leaving from Montevideo, the ride made stops in Spicer, Paynesville and Litchfield, as well as the American Legion in Willmar, where American Legion rider Kurt Dahl and Darrell Modica, a Post 167 Honor Guard member, were caught swapping cycling stories as 82 motorcycles “stand at ease” in the Willmar Legion parking lot.
WILLMAR -- The 25th annual Kandiyohi County Relay for Life will take place today from 5 to 10:30 p.m. at Hodapp Field, next to Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar. The change of venue is due to all the rain and wet conditions at the original site. Events will start at 5 p.m. with food, games, bouncy houses and other fun acitivites. The opening ceremony is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. with recognition of 25 years of Relay volunteers and teams. The Luminaria Ceremony and Survior Lap will begin at 8:15 p.m. with the closing ceremony at 10:30 p.m.