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Records published Nov. 25

This is the records summary for Nov. 25.

Four injured in Thanksgiving crash near Litchfield

LITCHFIELD — Four people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Thursday evening just east of Litchfield.

According to the State Patrol, a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox driven by Mitchell Ray Magnuson, 28, of Litchfield, was going east on U.S. Highway 12 and was attempting to turn left onto Johnson Drive when it collided with a 2003 Ford pickup that was going west on Highway 12.

Magnuson and two passengers, Judy Lynn Magnuson, 53, of Litchfield, and Melanie Marie Magnuson, 27, of Litchfield, were taken to Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the pickup, Scott James Steuck, 28, of Dassel, was also taken to Meeker Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Meeker County Sheriff's Office and Litchfield Police Department responded to the accident, which was reported at 5:54 p.m. Thursday.

Three hurt in one-vehicle accident in Meeker County

LITCHFIELD — Three people were injured in a one-vehicle rollover accident at 5:54 p.m. Wednesday on 260th Street east of 515th Avenue in Acton Township of Meeker County.

A 2005 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Mackenzie Gatewood, 16, of Atwater, was westbound on 260th Street when she lost control of the vehicle and it left the roadway. The vehicle entered the south ditch and rolled several times, according to the Meeker County Sheriff's Office.

Gatewood was airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital by LifeLink III and later transferred to the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

Passengers in the vehicle were Braden Barker, 10, of Atwater, and Connor Barker, 14, of rural Atwater. Braden Barker was transported by Gold Cross Ambulance to Rice Memorial Hospital, Willmar. Connor Barker was transported by Atwater Ambulance to Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield and later transferred to HCMC.

All three injured appear to have suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Also assisting at the scene was Grove City Fire Department, Grove City Rescue and Willmar Ambulance.

The accident remains under investigation by the Meeker County Sheriff's Office.

Man airlifted after farm accident

LITCHFIELD — A 61-year-old man was airlifted to the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis with what were described as non-life-threatening injuries after a farm accident at 10:54 a.m. Friday on the 58400 block of 300th Street in Harvey Township, Meeker County.

Wayne Baumgartner of rural Litchfield was working on a Caterpillar D7 bulldozer when he got his leg trapped in the track as it rolled backward, according to the Meeker County Sheriff's Office. A LifeLink III helicopter airlifted him from the scene to HCMC.

Meeker County sheriff's deputies, Gold Cross Ambulance, and Litchfield Rescue also responded to the scene.

Driver hurt in Pope County rollover

LONG BEACH — A driver apparently escaped serious injury when she lost control of her 2005 Jeep Liberty at 6:40 a.m. Friday while eastbound on state Highway 28 just before 10th Street in Long Beach, on the northwest corner of Lake Minnewaska.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Aurora Cooley Teegan, 26, of Little Falls, was transported to the Glacial Ridge Hospital, Glenwood, for observation.

She lost control and slid into the westbound lane and then into the north side ditch and rolled.

Passed out patron overstays his welcome

WILLMAR — A patron who passed out triggered a motion alarm at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Club in Willmar on U.S. Highway 12 East when he awoke after business hours at 2:02 a.m. Thursday. The alarm summoned police.

Staff apparently did not see the man passed out at a table in the dark when they closed for the night. He called his wife and she gave him a ride home.

Two take to the road after unhappy holiday visit

WILLMAR — A mother and her adult daughter took to the highway on foot with their suitcases, intending to return to Indiana after deciding they no longer wanted to say at their host's residence in Willmar.

Police responded to a report that the two were seen bundled up and walking at 10:10 a.m. Thursday along the U.S. Highway 71 bypass near 15th Avenue Southeast. They told police they were making their way back to Indiana as they did not want to stay with their hosts. They had a cell phone and were attempting to call for a ride.


WILLMAR — A 29-year-old man was arrested after busting out a window and refusing to leave a residence in a domestic incident reported at noon Thursday at a rural Hawick location.