Records published Dec. 27, 2019

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Atwater woman injured in southern Minn. crash

JEFFERS — An Atwater woman was injured Thursday morning when two southbound vehicles collided on a snow- and ice-covered U.S. Highway 71 north of Windom.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Amanda Lea Hartson, 19, was driving a 1995 Chevy pickup. The other driver, Jessica Lynn Marsh, 32, of Revere, was in a 2015 Ford Taurus.

Both vehicles were southbound on Highway 71 near 320th Street in Dale Township of Cottonwood County when they collided and left the roadway. The Chevy pickup rolled twice when it left the roadway.

Hartson was transported to Windom Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the Patrol report said. Marsh was not injured.

Both women were wearing seat belts, and alcohol was not a factor, according to the report.


Assisting at the scene of the crash reported at 8:34 a.m. Thursday were the Cottonwood County Sheriff's Office, Windom Ambulance and Jeffers Fire Department.

One injured in Thursday crash in Litchfield

LITCHFIELD — One person was injured in a crash about 8:30 a.m. Thursday in Litchfield.

According to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol, one vehicle was traveling west on U.S. Highway 12 near Meeker County Road 34 when it was struck by a vehicle making a left turn from the eastbound lane.

Christopher James Larsen, 34, of Litchfield, the driver making a left turn, according to the report, was transported to Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield with non-life-threatening injuries. The other driver, John Lawrence Winquist, 69, of Litchfield, was uninjured.

According to the accident report, road conditions were wet at the time of the crash, Winquist was wearing a seat belt, while Larsen was not. Alcohol was not involved.

The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office and Litchfield Police Department assisted the State Patrol at the scene.

Lost pony

SPICER — A Shetland pony was seen running down a road toward Spicer on Christmas Eve. The incident was reported at 3 a.m. Tuesday in the 15000 block along on state Highway 23 Northeast. The caller indicated they knew the owner of the animal.


WILLMAR — An individual flagged down an officer at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday in the 500 block of First Street South in Willmar to report that windows had been shot out sometime during the night. The report didn't indicate if the windows were in a vehicle or buildings.

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