One hurt in crash in Renville County

FAIRFAX — A child was treated for non-life threatening injuries she suffered as a passenger in a vehicle involved in a collision on Highway 4 near Elm Drive in Cairo Township, Renville County at 1:52 p.m. on Saturday.

Kitzelin Arel Morales, 12, of Gibbon was transported to the New Ulm Medical Center, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

She was a passenger in a 2015 Chevrolet Equinox driven by Erik Javier Morales, 31, Gibbon. The 2015 Equinox was southbound on Highway 4.

A 2017 Chevrolet Equinox driven by Jordan Anthony Williams, 23, of Aplharetta, Georgia, was northbound and crossed the center line and collided with the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Neither driver reported injuries, and a second passenger in the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox, Karen Angelica Enriquez, 28, of Gibbon, also escaped injury.

All of the drivers and passengers were wearing seat belts. Alcohol was not a factor, according to the State Patrol report.

The Minnesota State Patrol, Fairfax Ambulance, Fairfax Fire, CentraCare Ambulance, Redwood and Renville County Sheriff’s Offices, and Hector Police responded.

Two escape injury in Renville County intersection crash

DANUBE — Two drivers escaped injury when their vehicles collided at the intersection of Renville County Roads 1 and 4 about eight miles south of Danube in Henryville Township at 7:46 a.m. on Friday.

The Renville County Sheriff’s office reported that a 2009 Toyota Corolla, driven by Taylor Schmidt, 35, of Dell Rapids, S.D., was eastbound on County Road 4. He stopped for a stop sign and entered the intersection. The vehicle collided with a 2014 Chevrolet Impala, driven by Allen Larson, 63, of Redwood Falls, that was northbound on Renville County Road 1

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.

The Renville County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota State Patrol and Danube Fire Department responded to the scene.

Lac qui Parle Co. Sheriff’s Office investigates perceived school threat

MADISON — The Lac qui Parle County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a perceived threat made at the Lac qui Parle Valley High School in the past week.

Sheriff Allen Anderson reported in a news release that the threat states "shoot up school on 02-28-2020." The Sheriff’s Office along with members of the Lac qui Parle Valley High School and Lac qui Parle County Attorney's Office are conducting interviews and following up on information received. Steps have been put into place for security and safety of students and school officials. All leads and tips are being followed up on at this time.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is urged to contact the Lac qui Parle Sheriff's Office at 320-598-3720.


WILLMAR — A 29-year-old man was arrested for a fight with a security guard at a nightclub on the 1100 block of Highway 71 NE, Willmar, at 11:53 p.m. on Saturday.

WILLMAR — Police responded to a report of a fight at a restaurant on the 2600 block of First Street S, Willmar, at 2:06 a.m. Sunday.


ATWATER — A shotgun, drone and keys were reported stolen from a cabin on the 16000 block of 75th Avenue SE, Atwater, on Friday.

WILLMAR — A snowblower was reported stolen from a 400 Becker Avenue SW residence on Saturday.

WILLMAR — A catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle parked at a business on the 800 block of 19th Avenue SW, Willmar, it was reported Friday evening.

WILLMAR — An insurance fund check was reported stolen by the Kandiyohi County Emergency Management office at the Health and Human Services Building on Friday morning.

WILLMAR — A social security card and birth certificate were reported stolen from a residence on the 400 block of 15th Avenue SW in Willmar on Saturday.

WILLMAR — A Willmar woman reported on Sunday that her mobile phone was stolen possibly while she had been at a church, grocery store or restaurant on Saturday.

PRINSBURG — A resident on the 400 block of Cardinal Drive in Prinsburg reported going out to start her car Sunday and discovering the door of the unlocked vehicle was left open. She found her purse at the end of the driveway. It was missing a small wallet that contained some cash and a bank card.

Intoxicated person

WILLMAR — A resident reported finding a man passed out outside on the 500 block of 16th Street SW at 1:55 a.m. Saturday. The person was intoxicated, bleeding, non-verbal and transported by ambulance to the Carris Health- Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.

Man flees on bicycle, arrested

WILLMAR — A 19-year-old man fled police officers on a BMX bicycle and was arrested on the 1600 block of Seventh Avenue SE at 7:55 p.m. on Saturday. The suspect was taken into custody on a warrant for a drug charge and the bicycle placed in the impound lot.