Records published Aug. 17, 2020

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One injured in Sunday crash near Granite Falls

GRANITE FALLS — One person was injured in a crash near Granite Falls early Sunday morning.

The crash occurred shortly after midnight along Highway 67 at 490th Street in Hazel Run Township about five miles west of Granite Falls, when two vehicles traveling west on Highway 67 collided, according to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol.

Ross Charles Kwilinski, 18, of Montevideo, driving a 1995 Ford F-150, was uninjured. A passenger, Tyler Michael Blue, 19, of Montevideo was uninjured, but a 16-year-old boy was transported to Avera Granite Falls Hospital. No information about the boy’s name or injuries was released in the State Patrol report.

The driver of the other vehicle, Matthew Brian Karty, 46, of Clarkfield was also uninjured.

All the people in the vehicles were wearing their seat belts, according to the report. Alcohol was not listed as a factor for either driver.


The Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office, Granite Falls Police Department, Granite Falls Fire Department, Granite Falls Ambulance and Upper Sioux Police Department assisted at the scene.

Woman injured after car hit by semi

DANVERS — An Ortonville woman was injured Sunday afternoon in a car-semi crash on U.S. Highway 12 in Swift County.

Shannon Lee Scoblic, 46, of Ortonville, driver of a 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix, was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis with non-life threatening injuries, according to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol.

The driver of the 2004 Peterbilt tractor/trailer, Titus Samuel Wipf, 28, of Aberdeen, South Dakota, was uninjured.

According to the State Patrol, both vehicles were traveling east on Highway 12. The car was attempting to turn into a rest area when the semi swerved to about hitting the car.

The driver of the semi said he had reached for something and looked up to see the car, according to the report. The semi hit the car, causing it to spin and go into the ditch.

Both drivers were wearing their seat belts, according to the report.

The Swift County Sheriff’s Office, Appleton Fire Department and Appleton Ambulance also responded to the scene.


Property damage

WILLMAR —Willmar Police received several reports of eggs being thrown at their property.

A front door and pillar near it were egged sometime overnight in the 1300 block of First Street South. The damage was reported Sunday morning.

Two cars were reportedly egged while parked in a driveway in the 1200 block of Campbell Avenue Northwest.


WILLMAR — A 42-year-old man was arrested for driving while impaired at U.S. Highway 71 and Civic Center Drive Northeast early Saturday.

WILLMAR — A 24-year-old man was arrested for driving while impaired early Sunday at Ella Avenue and Business Highway 71 Northwest.

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