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Records published Nov. 29, 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.

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Youth airlifted after falling off wagon at Meeker County tree farm

LITCHFIELD — A 6-year-old child was airlifted for injuries suffered after falling off a trailer and being run over by it at a tree farm in Forest City Township of Meeker County on Friday.

The youth was riding on the trailer with his parents and friends when he fell off it around 3:50 p.m. at the tree farm on the 67000 block of Minnesota Highway 24, according to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office.

The youth was airlifted to the Hennepin County Medical Center with internal injuries. The extent of the injuries was not known, but not believed to be life-threatening, according to the Sheriff’s office.

The trailer and vehicle were privately owned and operated. No employees of the business were involved with the incident. No one else was injured. The Sheriff’s office stated the matter is deemed an accident.

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The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, Litchfield Rescue and Fire, May Ambulance, and Life Link Helicopter responded to the scene.

Accidents

WILLMAR — A driver was treated at the Carris Health — Rice Memorial Hospital emergency room for non-life-threatening injuries after his car left the road and landed upside down in Foot Lake along Ella Avenue at 10:29 p.m. Friday.

According to an incident report, the driver was westbound on the 100 block of Ella Avenue when he took his eyes off the road to move some food items. The vehicle left the roadway, struck a tree and flipped upside down in Foot Lake.

The driver was able to crawl out of the vehicle and was transported to the emergency room. Willmar Police and the Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad responded.

Minor injuries in SUV, pedestrian mishap

WILLMAR — Minor injuries were reported in an accident involving a GMC Envoy and a pedestrian at the intersection of First Street South and Willmar Avenue Southwest in Willmar at 3:29 p.m. on Friday.

Woman, child hit by vehicle in lot

WILLMAR — A woman and a child were hit by a car in a lot on the 2000 block of First Street South in Willmar at 3:22 p.m. on Saturday.

Fires

WILLMAR — Willmar firefighters were called to respond to a fire in a garbage can and porch at a residence on the 1000 block of Olaf Avenue Northwest at 6:56 p.m. on Saturday.

SPICER — A resident was found to have an expired burning permit after a passerby reported what appeared to be an out-of-control brush fire at a property on the 7500 block of North Shore Drive in Spicer at 5:04 p.m. on Friday. The fire was controlled and apparently a leaf burning that occurs every Thanksgiving weekend at the site.

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Fight

WILLMAR — A man declined to press charges after officers responded to a report of a fight between the man and another at a business on the 1100 block of Highway 71 Northeast. The other party had left the scene before an officer could reach the location. The suspect was removed from the business.

WILLMAR — A Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s deputy assisted as corrections officers dealt with an assault in which an inmate threw a chair at another in the Kandiyohi County Jail at 10:19 p.m. on Saturday.

Thefts

WILLMAR — A vehicle with its keys left in the ignition was reported stolen from the 800 block of Fourth Street Southwest in Willmar at 3:05 a.m. on Saturday.

WILLMAR — Plywood was stolen and believed to be loaded into a vehicle parked near it at a business on the 1600 block of First Street South in Willmar on Saturday afternoon.

Suspicious

WILLMAR — Officers spoke to the ex-boyfriend of a resident on the 900 block of 20th Avenue after reports the man was knocking on windows of the residence at 10:43 p.m. on Friday.

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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.