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Apartment fire in Willmar sends one to the hospital

WILLMAR — A female occupant of an apartment located on the 1400 block of 5th Street Southwest in Willmar was treated for smoke inhalation following a fire at the property.

According to the Willmar Fire Department, the smoke alarm at the property went off around 11:22 a.m. Saturday. When the deputy fire chief arrived on scene he reported light smoke coming from a first floor apartment window.

The deputy fire chief and a Willmar Police officer then observed a female occupant of that apartment climbing out of a window. She was taken by CentraCare EMS to Carris Health - Rice Memorial Hospital.

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Firefighters from the Willmar and Kandiyohi Fire Department were on scene until about 2:45 p.m. There were no injuries reported to firefighters or any other occupants of the building, the press release said.

The Willmar Fire Marshal and Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division are investigating the cause of the fire.

Alleged stabbing reported in Raymond

RAYMONDKandiyohi County Sheriff's Department deputies responded to a report of an individual having been stabbed and beaten on the head around 10:34 a.m. Sunday at the 400 block of Emerson Avenue North in Raymond, the sheriff media report said

The individual was transported to an area hospital for treatment by Raymond Ambulance.

Corporal Ross Johnson said there is no danger to the public and the Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the incident.

Business fire reported north of Willmar

WILLMAR — A fire was reported around 10:12 a.m. Sunday at a business on the 4100 block of 18th Avenue Northeast, north of Willmar.

According to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department media report, flames and smoke were seen coming out of the windows of the building. The report said a window air conditioner might have been on fire.

The Willmar and Kandiyohi Fire Departments were called to the scene.


WILLMAR — There were several arrests reported by both the Willmar Police Department and Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office over the weekend in Willmar.

A 45-year old male was arrested on warrants and new charges around 11 a.m. Friday at a property on the 800 block of Litchfield Avenue Southwest in Willmar.

A 49-year old male was arrested on multiple county warrants around 12:03 p.m. Friday at a property located on the 600 block of Charlotte Street Southeast in Willmar.

A 43-year old woman was arrested on warrant and drug charges at 10:38 p.m. Friday at the 300 block of Litchfield Avenue Southeast in Willmar.

A 38-year old man was arrested after police officers responded to a physical domestic call around 11:54 p.m. Friday at a residence on the 1400 block of Lakeland Drive Northeast in Willmar. The man reportedly left the scene in a vehicle, but was apprehended.

A 53-year old man was arrested on warrant and other charges around 8:47 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of 5th Street Southeast and 28th Avenue Southeast in Willmar.

Two-vehicle crash in Willmar reported Friday afternoon

WILLMAR — A two-vehicle crash was reported at 3:43 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Minnesota Avenue Southeast and 4th Street Southeast in Willmar. The Willmar Police Department media report said at least one injury was reported.

In addition to the police department, responding to the scene were the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office, Willmar Fire Department and the Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad.

Man from Canby injured in crash on Friday

CANBY — Scott Lucian Verhelst, 47, of Canby, suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a motor vehicle crash around 6:49 p.m. Saturday on Minnesota Highway 68 in Fortier Township, Yellow Medicine County.

The Minnesota State Patrol accident report said the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Verhelst, was headed eastbound on Highway 68 when the truck left the roadway and struck a culvert.

The report said alcohol was involved and Verhelst was wearing his seat belt.

Assisting at the scene were the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office, Canby Ambulance, Canby Fire Department and the Canby Police Department.

Montevideo woman hurt in crash Friday

MONTEVIDEO — Susie Rodriguez Luna, 54, of Montevideo suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a one-vehicle crash around 6:47 a.m. Friday on Minnesota Highway 29 at 20th Street Southwest, north of Montevideo.

The Minnesota State Patrol report said the 2002 Chevy Impala, driven by Luna, was headed northbound on Highway 29 when it left the roadway and rolled.

Luna was wearing her seat belt. She was transported to Chippewa County Hospital.

Assisting at the scene were the Chippewa County Sheriff's Office, Montevideo Police Department, Fire Department and EMS.