Records published May 5, 2020

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Accident injures one

APPLETON — A South Dakota man was injured late Sunday night in Swift County when the semitractor-trailer he was driving left the road and tipped on its side.

The incident was reported at 10:43 p.m. Sunday on U.S. Highway 12 and 190th Avenue Southwest, north of Appleton.

According to the State Patrol, Roger Ray Salo, 59, of Aberdeen, South Dakota was driving a 2017 Kenworth semi east on Highway 12 when the vehicle entered the ditch and hit a field approach, causing the semi to tip onto its side.

Salo was taken to a St. Cloud hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol report.

The road was dry at the time of the accident, alcohol was not a factor and the driver was wearing a seat belt.


The Swift County Sheriff’s Office, Appleton Police Department, Appleton Fire Department, Appleton Rescue Squad and Lifelink assisted at the scene.


LAKE LILLIAN — A 40-year-old Lake Lillian man was arrested for a probation violation around 11 p.m. Sunday on the 700 block of Second Street East.

According to the report, law enforcement originally responded to a domestic call that the man was holding someone’s mother in a bathroom against her will at the residence.

The domestic issue was mediated by officers, but the man was arrested for violating probation before they left the residence.

WILLMAR — A 16-year-old male was arrested on a warrant around 1 p.m. Monday on the 1100 block of Sixth Street Southeast.

Domestic incidents

NEW LONDON — Law enforcement responded to a domestic call around 12:45 a.m. Monday of a person being punched by their wife on the 100 block of Third Avenue Southeast.

According to the report, there was a domestic assault on both parties and it is currently being reviewed.

WILLMAR — Law enforcement responded to a domestic call around 2:45 p.m. Sunday on the 600 block of 11th Street Southwest.


According to the report, no crime had been committed at that time, but an officer advised the party that if he did what he said, that would be a crime.

Disorderly conduct

WILLMAR — There was a report around 4 p.m. Monday of a client breaking things at a home on the 1000 block of Lakeland Drive Northeast.


NEW LONDON — The New London Fire Department responded to a deck fire around 1:30 a.m. Monday on the 7100 block of 164th Avenue Northeast.

According to the report, the fire was put out.

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the incident.

Cars stuck in field

WILLMAR — Two cars had to be towed out of a field around 4:30 p.m. Sunday after they got stuck in a field on the 2100 block of 75th Avenue Southwest.

According to the report, the parties that got stuck were trespassing on the property.

Kimball homeowner suffers minor injuries in fire

KIMBALL — A Kimball resident suffered minor injuries after a house fire around 9:30 a.m. Saturday on the 30 block of Elm Street South, according to a Stearns County Sheriff’s Office news release.


Homeowner Judy Anderson, 73, suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

The Kimball Fire Department extinguished the fire and the house sustained extensive smoke and fire damage.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Anderson told law enforcement she was using a cigarette lighter to burn a wood tick wrapped in a napkin and some nearby paper started on fire.

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