Records published Nov. 26, 2019


Crash injures couple from Spicer and man from Cosmos

HUTCHINSON — A Spicer couple and a man from Cosmos were injured in a two-car crash Monday morning in McLeod County.

The accident was reported at 7:45 a.m. at the intersection of state Highways 7 and 22, about five miles west of Hutchinson.

According to the State Patrol, a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Donald Brian Scott, 61, of Cosmos, was going east on Highway 7 and turning north onto Highway 22 when it collided with 2008 Audi driven by James Allen Sieben, 61, of Spicer, that was going west on Highway 7.

Scott, Sieben and passenger Luann Rose Sieben, 60, of Spicer, were all taken to Hutchinson Health Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol.

Road conditions were dry at the time of the crash and alcohol is not believed to have been a factor. All the parties were wearing seat belts, according to the report.


Farmer injured in baler accident

MELROSE — A farmer suffered serious injuries to his hand and arm after getting caught in a hay baler Monday afternoon northeast of Melrose.

According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, Glenn Hinnenkamp, 56, of Melrose, was working on his round hay baler at around 1:16 p.m. when his hand and arm got pinned between two rollers. The equipment was reportedly running when Hinnenkamp got trapped.

His wife turned the tractor and baler off and the Melrose Fire Department was able to extricate Hinnenkamp from the baler.

Hinnenkamp was transported to the Melrose hospital by the Melrose ambulance service with serious injuries, according to the report.

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