Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office advises residents to stay home Wednesday

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office in a notice issued around 9 a.m. Wednesday requested residents not travel and encouraged all to stay home if possible.

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Vehicles slowly drive along an ice-covered Minnesota Highway 23 in Spicer the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office issued a no-travel advisory around 9 a.m. this morning and encourage residents to stay home if possible.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County Chief Sheriff's Deputy Kent Baumann advised residents in the southern half of Kandiyohi County to stay at home Wednesday morning.

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Many Raymond residents were not awakened by the sound, but it wasn't long before neighbors, volunteers and law enforcement officers were knocking on doors to start the evacuation process.
Everybody who was trained to help in emergency situations such as the train derailment overnight in Raymond showed up and knew exactly what needed to be done.

According to a news release sent around 9 a.m., the Sheriff's Office requested residents not travel, with special attention in the southwest quadrant of the county.

“We are fielding numerous reports of vehicles that are stalled or stranded,” Bauman said in the release.

The Sheriff's Office was also assisting the Minnesota State Patrol with a crash near the Kandiyohi/Renville County line and U.S. Highway 71 South.

Residents should “heed the warning” and stay home Wednesday if they can.


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A sheet of ice covers Green Lake Boulevard in Spicer the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023. A no-travel advisory was issued at 9 a.m. this morning, encouraging residents to stay home if possible.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

Dale Morin is a reporter with the West Central Tribune. He covers public safety and breaking news beats.

Dale can be reached at or by phone 320-214-4368.
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