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Records published Sept. 28, 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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Thefts

WILLMAR — A motor vehicle was reported stolen Sunday afternoon from the 400 block of Benson Avenue Southeast.

NEW LONDON — A pontoon trailer was reported stolen Monday morning from the 20000 block of Kandiyohi County Road 5 Northwest.

Fire

LAKE LILLIAN — A grain truck fire was reported Sunday night near the intersection of 195th Avenue and Kandiyohi County Road 8 Southeast.

Fraud

WILLMAR — A caller reported Monday morning that a scammer said they would brighten a television through Charter Communications in Willmar.

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According to the report, money was taken but payment was stopped on the second check.

SPICER — A caller in Spicer reported Sunday evening that they had been scammed out of $4,000.

1 killed, another injured in Pope County crash

GLENWOOD, Minn. — A 93-year-old man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Sunday, Sept. 26.

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Dassel man killed Sunday night in crash with tractor near Canby

CANBY — A Dassel man suffered fatal injuries Sunday night after his vehicle collided with a tractor and farm machinery in Norman Township, south of Canby, according to a news release from the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office.

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Kerkhoven man injured Monday morning after motorcycle hits deer near Raymond

RAYMOND — A Kerkhoven man was injured early Monday morning in a motorcycle crash near Raymond, according to a news release from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office.

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Renville County looking to intentionally over staff jail

OLIVIA — The Renville County Sheriff’s Office is asking the Renville County Board of Commissioners to allow it to intentionally overstaff the jail as a possible solution to a long-standing staffing shortage.

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Family seeks justice for man found dismembered in Lake Superior

DULUTH — Over 30 members of Richard "Ricky" Balsimo Jr.'s family gathered in Duluth's Canal Park on Sunday morning, Sept. 26, to bring awareness to missing and murdered Indigenous men and to call for changes to the justice system. Nearly all of them were clad in T-shirts calling for "Justice for Ricky" in honor of their lost loved one.

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Jury to hear bizarre case of former Northwestern professor accused of sexual thrill-killing

CHICAGO — The accusations tell a sordid tale that seems straight from a supermarket tabloid: The story of the genius scientist who stabbed his boyfriend to death as part of a violent sex fetish, then led police on a nationwide manhunt, sending his family a chilling video confession along the way.

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'The Vault' true crime stories: A week in review for Sept. 26

A round-up of The Vault's true crime stories for the past week

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Area funerals scheduled through Feb. 8, 2023
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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