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NEW LONDON – The name of a woman injured in a one-vehicle crash Saturday night east of New London has been released. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office said Julie Moen, 49, of Atwater, was driving a 2006 Nissan Murano east on County Road 40 at around 10:40 p.m. when she drove straight off the road where it intersects with 141st Street Northeast and collided with a tree in the yard of a residence.
APPLETON – An open house will be held Tuesday night in Appleton to discuss the U.S. Highway 12 project that is scheduled for the 2021 construction season. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is hosting an open house from 4:30 to 7 p.m., at the Appleton Civic Center, 323 W. Schlieman Ave.
COLD SPRING – A Stearns County Sheriff’s squad car collided with a vehicle Friday night in Cold Spring. Both drivers escaped serious injuries. The accident was reported at 9:47 p.m. on Stearns County Road 2 near the intersection of 11th Street Northeast in Cold Spring
LAKE LILLIAN – Two people escaped injuries Friday night when the vehicle they were in plunged through the ice on the north side of Lake Lillian lake. According to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office, at around 6:53 p.m. a vehicle was pulling a fish house when it went through the ice. The fish house prevented the vehicle from being completely submerged. The driver and a passenger were able to get out of the vehicle without assistance and were not injured.
SPICER – The names of the individuals involved with a two-vehicle fatal crash Thursday near Spicer have been released. The driver who died at the scene was identified as Joshua Adam Torgeson, 42, of Shakopee. The driver of the other vehicle was Traci Jo Jacobs, 40, of New London, who sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
BIRD ISLAND – An Olivia woman was injured in a one-vehicle crash Wednesday morning in Renville County. The accident was reported at 7:38 a.m. on U.S. Highway 212, one mile west of Bird Island. According to the State Patrol, a 2015 Ford Fusion driven by Kassandra Jean Ervin, 26, of Olivia, was going east on Highway 212 when Ervin lost control of the vehicle, which then crossed the westbound lane and rolled into the north ditch.
NEW LONDON – A house fire was reported around 9:19 a.m. Thursday at a home on the 6000 block of 191st Avenue Northeast in New London. Called to the scene were the New London Fire Department, New London Ambulance and the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office. No additional information was immediately available.
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KERKHOVEN – A Willmar man is dead following a one-vehicle crash Sunday night when his vehicle became airborne and collided with a commercial building in Kerkhoven. The crash was reported at 4:15 p.m. on U.S. Highway 12 near 15th Street North. According to a news release from the Swift County Sheriff’s Office Shane Mitchell Broten, 48, was traveling east on Highway 12 when the vehicle went off the roadway and into the north ditch towards 15th Street.