Willmar Police report that a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in the intersection of South First Street and Kandiyohi Avenue. No one was injured in the accident that happened around 11:30 yesterday forenoon. The vehicle was not moving fast and the pedestrian refused any medical help.

Yesterday around 10 am, the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office and the CEE-VI Drug and Gang Task Force executed a search warrant on the 200 block of Main Street in Atwater. Officials had gotten word of a man there with several active warrants against him including one for felony level domestic assault. The man was found hiding in a crawl space and was taken into custody.

21 year old Elmi Abdikadir Elmi of Fargo was injured in a one vehicle accident yesterday around 1:30 near Alexandria. Elmi was going north in the southbound lane, and wound up in the ditch as traffic was swerving to avoid a collision. He suffered non-life threatening injuries.

A report of a house fire was called in to the Douglas County Sheriff’s office yesterday morning around 8:30. The fire, at a cabin on Maple Circle Drive SE appeared to have started by an electrical issue outside the cabin. The cabin received minor damage.

Kenny Blummenfeld, Senior Climatologist for the DNR was in Alexandria last week at the kickoff to Senior college Week at Alexandria Tech and Community College. Blummefeld said that we “are not breaking record lows”. We don’t get as cold as we used to. His charts showed rapidly changing conditions in Minnesota.

This falls Minnesota Pheasant hunting opener will be held in LuVerne on Friday October 12th. Governor Dayton invites all Minnesotans to join in. The 8th annual community banquet will be held beginning at 5 pm on the 12th. A program will follow featuring the governor and others. Pheasant hunting follows Saturday morning the 13th• For more info on the week-ends events, log on at exploreminnesota.com According to “Explore Minnesota”, the state’s tourism office, results from a recent survey of Minnesota Lodging and Camping properties reveal a successful summer 2018 travel season.

The annual southern Minnesota Tourism Associations annual meeting will be held in Granite Falls on the 19th and 20th of September. Applications are open now for $11 million dollars in legacy grants for groups that want to restore, protect or enhance public land or land permanently protected by conservation easements. Contact Explore Minnesota for details.

Weekly fall color reports begin today in Minnesota. Explore Minnesota, the state’s tourism promotion office, and Minnesota State Parks and Trails are teaming up to do the reports. Trip planning tips will be offered via email, mobile phone and social media. State parks, festivals, fairs and other events will coincide with the fall color updates around the state.

The BOLD school board will meet tonight a 6:30 in the small library at BOLD High School. The strategic planning meeting will include reviews of the mission statement and vision statement, revisiting and modifying and adjusting as needed.

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