According to a Willmar Police report, 3 arrests were made yesterday, with 2 coming after a foot chase in the city yesterday morning. The 3rd person, who stopped and cooperated, had an outstanding warrant. An officer was driving and spotted a person he knew had a warrant out on him. When he stopped, one of the 3 stayed put while the other 2 took off running. Several officers were involved in the chase, which ended around Campbell Avenue and 7th St. Northwest where they were arrested. Both had warrants out on them as well.

According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, they are moving forward with plans to replace the Milan Bridge on highway 40. Design work is being done with work to begin next year. A point of contention has been that the current bridge is eligible for the
National Register of Historic Places. Comments are being taken on the project with a September 30th deadline. To comment and for more info, contact the MNDOT office in Willmar.

Drivers will need to pay even more attention as a dry week-end means road construction will be ramped up, including highway 71 north of Willmar and highway 23 from north of Willmar to east of New London. MnDOT says—pay attention to signs, especially those people headed to Prairie Pothole days west of New London Saturday, near the junction of highways 9 and 71.

You’ll find a lot of traffic this week-end as Atwater Threshing days takes place east of Atwater both Saturday and Sunday. And the KMS FFA antique Plowing event takes place again, west of Kerkhoven on County Road 6 Sunday at 11 am.


Youth Waterfowl day is Saturday, and the DNR reminds hunters that youngsters ages 15 and under can go hunting tomorrow when accompanied by an adult who is not hunting. They’ll be able to take a regular season bag limit of ducks, and 5 Canada Geese. The accompanying adult does not need a license. Hunter’s ages 13 to 15 must have completed and have the firearms safety certificate. Hunting hours are a half hour before sunrise to 4pm tomorrow. Motorized decoys cannot be used and all other migratory hunting regs apply. For more info go to the DNR website.


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