59 year old Steven Rice of Sacred Heart was charged in Renville County District Court last Friday with 4 felonies and a gross misdemeanor count of criminal sexual conduct. Rice allegedly sexually assaulted a 15 year old girl last May. Rice left the state, was arrested in Iowa last month and was returned to Minnesota a few days ago.

A food truck ordinance in Willmar will be discussed this afternoon as the city council holds a work session. Also on the agenda, talk about the councils meeting structure and the economic development commission budget. Meeting time is 3 pm at the Health and Human services building.

Talk about the Willmar schools operating levy on the November election ballot will be a part of the Willmar School board meeting today at 4:30 in the Willmar Education and Arts building. Public comment will also take place at the beginning and end of the meeting.

The City of Willmar will be holding a public input meeting to discuss the 2019
Budget. The September meetings will be held in the Fire Station Training Room. September 11th, the topic will be Revenues and Capital Improvements. September 18th, Fixed Operating vs. flexible Operating Costs. September 25, Total Operating and Capital Improvement Summary. The public is encouraged to attend any or all of these meetings. Call 235- 4913 for more information.

A two vehicle crash sent 21 year old Traci Polzine of Marietta to the hospital with nonlife threatening injuries last Friday afternoon. She rear ended a vehicle driven by 27 year old Zach Stoffel of Dawson, who was at the intersection of highways 75 and 212 west of Dawson. Polzine was taken to the Madison hospital.


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