Records published March 4, 2021

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WILLMAR — A 40-year-old woman and a 34-year-old man were arrested Wednesday morning during a shoplifting call at a Kwik Trip on the 200 block of Second Street Southwest.

According to the report, they were arrested on drug and domestic-abuse-no-contact-order violation charges. The report does not specify who was arrested for what.

WILLMAR — An 18-year-old man was arrested early Wednesday morning on the 1600 block of First Street South.

According to the report, law enforcement was responding to a suspicious call of a man trying to open doors on multiple vehicles.


The man is currently in the Kandiyohi County Jail where he is being held on a felony fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct charge.


PRINSBURG — A person was injured Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of 105th Street and 180th Avenue Southwest.

According to the report, one driver was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and the other driver was released at the scene. Both vehicles were totaled.

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office, Prinsburg Fire Department, Prinsburg First Responders and the Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad responded to the incident.

Stolen vehicle recovered

PAYNESVILLE — A stolen vehicle was recovered Tuesday evening in Stearns County by the owner on the corner of 225th Avenue and 190th Street Northeast.


WILLMAR — A person reported Tuesday afternoon that they had been scammed out of $1,000 on the 800 block of Eighth Street Southwest.

Naked man yells

WILLMAR — Someone reported Tuesday afternoon that a intoxicated tenant in an apartment building on the 300 block of Lakeland Drive Southeast runs up and down the apartment halls either naked or in his underwear and yells.

The report suggests the man has done this more than once.


Court sets $2.5 million bail for suspect in Friday night homicide in Meeker County

HUTCHINSON — A Friday night argument over a drug deal led to the death of a rural Grove City man who showed up at the residence, according to court documents.

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BCA: Duluth standoff suspect twice shot at officers, was killed after pointing gun at deputies

DULUTH — Officers attempted to enter a Duluth residence and arrest a domestic abuse suspect three times before he was fatally shot on the front porch of the home Feb. 26, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said Tuesday, March 2.

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Former northwest Minnesota bank CEO sentenced for involvement in 'African diamond and gold' scam

GREENBUSH, Minn. --- The former CEO of a chain of northern Minnesota banks has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for using his position to issue unauthorized letters of credit to buy into an African gold and diamonds scam.

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Brothers killed in Wadena County shooting

SEBEKA, Minn. -- Brothers Shannon and David Savela of Sebeka were the two men killed in a shootout Saturday, Feb. 27, involving a Wadena County Sheriff's deputy and a Sebeka police officer.

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