Weather Forecast


Records published Dec. 3

This is the records summary for Dec. 3

Snowy roads lead to multiple crashes

WILLMAR - Snow-covered roads contributed to multiple crashes Saturday afternoon and evening across the region.

No serious injuries were reported but area law enforcement was kept busy responding to numerous calls involving vehicles that slid off the road.

One person was taken to Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar for treatment and three passengers were treated at the scene following a crash at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Seventh Street Southwest and Kandiyohi Avenue.

One of the drivers reportedly failed to come to a full stop at the intersection and struck a vehicle that was northbound on Seventh Street. The driver's side door of the second vehicle was damaged and jammed shut in the crash, prompting a call to the Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad to remove the door so the driver could be extricated.

Most locations across the region received somewhere between 1 and 3 inches of snow Saturday afternoon and evening. According to the National Weather Service, 1 inch of snow was reported in Clara City, Observers in New London and Bird Island reported 2 inches, while Sacred Heart had 2.8 inches of snow.


SPICER - Four window panels in the main building at the Camp Sanderson Girl Scout facility on Nest Lake were shot out sometime over the weekend.

The damage was reported Saturday to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office.


WILLMAR — Willmar Police received two reports this past week of attempted scams involving phony instructions from the Internal Revenue Service.

One of the victims was told to send $3,000 to the IRS via Walgreen's or Wal-Mart and warned that local law enforcement would make an arrest if there was a failure to comply. The individual reported the call to police and did not send any money.