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MORTON — A Fairfax woman was injured in a one-vehicle crash Wednesday morning near the intersection of Highway 19 and Second Street, according to a news release from the Renville County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the release, Joyce Crooks, 70, was treated on scene for minor injuries after she took a curve too fast in a 2006 Hyundai Sonata as she was entering Morton. She lost control of the vehicle, exited the roadway and crashed into a power pole.

She was wearing a seatbelt.

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The investigation is active, according to the release.

The Morton Medical Response Unit, Morton Fire Department and CentraCare Ambulance service also responded to the incident reported at 8:30 a.m.


WILLMAR — A 56-year-old man was arrested on domestic abuse and assault charges Tuesday evening on the 400 block of Lakeland Drive Southeast.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the man was listed as in custody in the Kandiyohi County Jail for charges related to the incident.


BROOTEN — A 2022 Honda dirt bike was reported stolen Wednesday morning from the 12000 block of 270th Avenue Northwest.

NEW LONDON — A skid steer jackhammer was reported stolen Wednesday morning from the 14000 block of Highway 71 Northeast.

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