Records published June 25, 2021

The Tribune publishes Records as part of its obligation to inform readers about the business of public institutions and to serve as a keeper of the local historical record. All items are written by Tribune staff members based on information contained in public documents from the state court system and from law enforcement agencies. It is the Tribune’s policy that this column contain a complete record. Requests for items to be withheld will not be granted.

Police Lights.jpg

For previous reports, see: RECORDS


DASSEL TOWNSHIP — A fire was reported early Thursday morning on the 23000 block of 700th Avenue, according to a news release from the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the release, the owners, Amanda Darwin, 33, and Dustin Darwin, 39, and their five juvenile children were treated for possible smoke inhalation by Mayo Ambulance but were not transported.

It was determined the fire started in the laundry room and may have been related to a clothes dryer. The main floor laundry room and kitchen sustained significant fire and smoke damage which displaced the family.

The American Red Cross was notified to assist the family.


The Dassel Fire Department and Litchfield Fire Department responded to the fire, reported at 1 a.m. Thursday.


WILLMAR — Multiple people were arrested Wednesday evening on drug charges on the 400 block of 15th Avenue Southwest.

As of Thursday afternoon, all three people who were arrested — a 21-year-old man, a 19-year-old woman and a 29-year-old woman — were in custody in the in the Kandiyohi County Jail awaiting formal charges of felony fifth-degree drug possession.

WILLMAR — A 36-year-old man was arrested Thursday evening on multiple drug charges during a traffic stop at the intersection of Fifth Street and 19th Avenue Southeast.

As of Thursday afternoon, the man was in custody in the Kandiyohi County Jail awaiting a formal charge of felony third- and fifth-degree drug possession and multiple lesser drug-related charges.

WILLMAR — A 19-year-old man was arrested Wednesday evening on a warrant on the 400 block of 19th Avenue Southeast.

As of Thursday afternoon, the man was in custody in the Kandiyohi County Jail awaiting a formal charge for felony fifth-degree drug possession.

Children removed

RAYMOND — The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office helped Family Services with removing children Wednesday afternoon from a residence in Raymond.



WILLMAR — Law enforcement responded to a report Thursday morning of a piglet running around a Kwik Trip parking lot on the 2500 block of U.S. Highway 12 East.

According to the report, the piglet was safely captured.

Willmar man sentenced to 36 months for domestic assaults in 2020 and 2021

WILLMAR — A Willmar man was sentenced to prison Tuesday for domestic assault incidents in 2020 and 2021 against a woman he had been dating.

Read more about the story here.

Kerkhoven man injured Thursday night in motorcycle crash near New London

NEW LONDON — A Kerkhoven man was injured Wednesday night when his motorcycle crashed into another vehicle in Lake Andrew Township, according to a news release from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office.

Read more about the story here.

Authorities ID Rochester bicyclist killed in collision with truck

ROCHESTER — Authorities have released the name of a Rochester bicyclist who died following a crash with a flatbed truck Tuesday morning, June 22, in Rochester Township.

Read more about the story here.


Chisholm woman dead after 2-vehicle crash

DULUTH — A 69-year-old Chisholm, Minn., woman died after a two-vehicle crash Wednesday, June 23, in Chisholm.

Read more about the story here.

What To Read Next
Mike Clemens, a farmer from Wimbledon, North Dakota, was literally (and figuratively) “blown away,” when his equipment shed collapsed under a snow load.
Volunteers lead lessons on infusing fibers with plant dyes and journaling scientific observations for youth in Crow Wing and Olmsted counties.
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission met on Jan. 5, 2023, to consider the application for Summit Carbon Solutions.
Qualified Minnesota farmers will receive dollar-for-dollar matching money to purchase farmland.