Records published June 2, 2020

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Multiple people suffer injuries in car crash

NEW LONDON — Eight people, including two young children, were injured in a two-vehicle crash late Sunday afternoon north of New London.

The incident was reported at 5:31 p.m. at the intersection of Kandiyohi County Roads 9 and 33 in Burbank Township.

According to a news release from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office, a 2018 Honda Odyssey, driven by Jamie Henson, 36, of White Bear Lake, was driving east on County Road 33 and failed to stop at the intersection and struck a 2014 Ford Expedition, driven by Ricky Baker, 63, of Willmar, that was going south on County Road 9.

Henson and her three passengers, Robert J. Henson, 3, and Zoe Henson, 2, and Robert B. Henson, 32, from White Bear Lake, were injured and taken to Carris Health in Willmar.

Baker and three passengers, Michelle Baker, 59, Karen Crams, 55, and David Cram, 53, all from Willmar, were also injured and taken to Carris Health in Willmar.


The accident is under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.

The New London Fire Department, New London Ambulance, Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad, CentraCare Ambulance, Life Link Air Ambulance and the Willmar Police Department assisted at the scene.

Garage fire

NEW LONDON — The New London Fire Department responded to a structure fire Saturday evening on the 8200 block of 240th Avenue Northeast in Burbank Township, according to a New London Fire Department news release.

According to the statement from Assistant Fire Chief Mark Skindelien, when firefighters arrived at the rural Belgrade address, a detached garage located about five feet from a house had already collapsed and firefighters focused efforts on stopping the fire from spreading to the house and nearby propane tank.

The efforts to stop the fire were successful with damage to the siding and a window on the house.

Firefighters were on scene for two hours.

The garage and contents were a total loss with the damage estimated at $60,000.

No injuries were suffered in the incident.


The cause of the fire was undetermined.

The Spicer Fire Department and New London Ambulance assisted with the fire.


WILLMAR — A 24-year-old was arrested on second-degree assault charges around 9:45 p.m. Sunday on the 1200 block of Business 71 North. According to the report, the person “smacked” someone in the head.

Driver gives false name

WILLMAR — A 25-year-old man was arrested following a traffic stop around 4:15 p.m. Monday on the 1000 block of 15th Street Southwest. According to the report, the man gave officers a false name and was driving after revocation while speeding.


WILLMAR — About $800 of merchandise was reported stolen around 12:35 p.m. Monday from a business located on the 3300 block of First Street South. According to the report, the suspect is a repeat offender.


WILLMAR — A vehicle hit a telephone pole around 3:30 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Willmar Avenue Southeast and Sixth Street Southeast. According to the report, there were no injuries.


WILLMAR — “Justice for Floyd” was found around 4 p.m. on the north wall of a school located on the 500 block of Eighth Street Southwest.

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