20 year old Jesse Rhoades of Willmar was in court yesterday in Willmar, charged with allegedly kidnapping at teenage girl from Willmar. Rhoades is charged with felony charges including third & fourth degree criminal sexual conduct. He’s also facing charges from handcuffing, threatening with a knife and more. The incident happened earlier this month and Rhoades is scheduled to be back in court October 31st.

Willmar police used a drone to help catch two shoplifters in Willmar. The suspects had left a business on 5th Street in Willmar on foot. The drone was used Tuesday night around 9th street SW and 14th Avenue to aid in catching the two.

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s office responded to an accident at the intersection of county roads 5 and 27 yesterday around 4 pm. Vehicles driven by 57 year old Mary Nestande of Spicer and 57 year old Tim Bailey of Willmar collided. Bailey was not hurt. Nestande was taken by helicopter to St. Cloud. The crash is being investigated.

On Tuesday Litchfield Police arrested a 33 year old Litchfield man at a home on South Armstrong Avenue. The man had a warrant out on him, and is charged with fleeing police on foot, 2nd degree burglary and criminal damage to property. He’s being held in the Meeker County Jail.

Winter hours begin November first for the Kandiyohi County Landfill north of Willmar. Hours will be weekdays from 8-4 and Saturdays from 8 until noon. Winter hours run from November first through March 31 st. For more information on schedules and the cost to bring loads to the landfill, call 354-2707.

Minnesota hunters that travel out of state to hunt are reminded that if you get a deer, elk, moose or caribou, whole carcasses cannot be brought back into the state.  The prohibition was put into place in 2016 as a measure to reduce the risk of chronic wasting disease. Minnesota is one of 12 states with this type of ban. Also, a number of states of some form of carcass ban restriction, and several have recently modified carcass regulations.

A fundraiser to support the Imagination Library program through United Way of West Central Minnesota will be held Friday November 2nd at the Barn Theatre in downtown Willmar. United Way of West Central Minnesota and Empower: Women United will feature comedian John DeBoer during Brew Ha-Ha 4.0. Social hour begins at 6:30 with appetizers provided by the Willmar Conference Center and beer samples from Foxhole Brewhouse, Goat Ridge Brewing and Talking Waters Brewing. Money for the library program will be raised through ticket sales, and a silent auction that night. Tickets are $35.00. Contact the United Way of West Central Minnesota.

 

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