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DAWSON - Rising waters are forcing the closure of roadways in many parts of Lac qui Parle County, including Highway 75. The Minnesota Department of Transportation closed a portion of Highway 75 south of Madison on Monday morning, and put a detour into effect. The portion of affected highway is likely to remain closed through the day, according to MnDOT.
COSMOS — The Southwest West Central Service Cooperative is hosting an open house for the public to learn about the upcoming construction project at the Educational Learning Center in Cosmos. The open house will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26. A short presentation with a question-and-answer session will begin at 5:30 p.m. The Cosmos Learning Center is in a former elementary school, leased by the Southwest West Central Service Cooperative, and will be remodeled to better serve its students, thanks to a $5 million state bonding allocation.
Litchfield – Timothy Braband, 63, of rural Litchfield, received minor injuries in a vehicle crash Tuesday evening. Braband was transported to Meeker Memorial Hospital. The crash occurred at 5:04 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of 205th Street and CSAH 28 in Greenleaf Township, Meeker County.
Watkins – A house at the 36700 block of 653rd Avenue in Forest Prairie Township, Meeker County was a complete loss after a fire at the home Tuesday morning. The home’s owner, Kevin Root, 50, of rural Watkins, was not injured. The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a call about the fire at 9:19 a.m. Tuesday. The Watkins Fire Department, Eden Valley Fire Department and the Kimball Fire Department, along with the Sheriff’s Office responded to the fire.
The West Central Tribune's March 2019 section focusing on home building, renovations and other improvementsis now available online . Home Builders Showcase 2019
WILLMAR – Willmar Police officers took a 26-year-old man into custody after he allegedly fled in a motor vehicle around 2:50 a.m. on Saturday. Edgar Montoya, of Renville, is being held in the Kandiyohi County Jail and faces charges of fleeing a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property, reckless driving, driving and revocation and child endangerment.
WILLMAR — Townships in Minnesota conducted annual meetings and elections Tuesday. The following townships in Kandiyohi County have reported results to the West Central Tribune. Colfax Township Brian Ziemer was re-elected for a three-year term as supervisor. Alan Olson newly elected for a two-year supervisor. Levy was set at $120,000 total, including $75,000 for road and bridge and $45,000 for general and fire. That represents a $15,000 increase from last year. East Lake Lillian Township
Due to weather forecasts and potential icy roads, the Section 3A boys basketball championship game is being moved back a day. Originally scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday, the 3A championship between Dawson-Boyd and Westbrook-Walnut Grove will now be played at 8 p.m. on Friday at the R/A Facility on the Southwest Minnesota State University campus in Marshall. Prior to that game, the Section 3AA championship will tip off at 5:30 p.m. between St. James and Redwood Valley.
WILLMAR – Townships in Minnesota held their annual meetings and elections Tuesday. The following townships in Kandiyohi County reported results to the Tribune. Additional township elections results that are sent to email@example.com will be printed in the coming days.
Marriage dissolutions Christy Lynn Zens and Benjamin Jon Zens, Feb. 4 Sara Lynn Hanzal and Jason Joel Hanzal, Feb. 5 Lisa Janean Hastad and Lawrence Alfred Hastad, Feb. 8 Gary Steven Ellingson and Helen Louise Ellingson, Feb. 12 Rebecca Rae Noordmans and Jason Dean Noordmans, Feb. 14 Joshua Jeffrey Danielson and Jeanna Marie Danielson, Feb. 28