A 2 vehicle crash in Willmar Tuesday just after 4:30 pm injured 21 year old Hailey Sletten of Willmar. Sletten failed to yield at a stop sign at 30 th St. SW and Willmar Ave., where she was struck by 45 year old Zulema Ramirez of New London. Both were taken to Rice Hospital. According to Willmar Police, the investigation is on- going and Sletten may be facing various charges.
Willmar Police were called out to a report of a fight Tuesday afternoon around 2 pm in the 300 block of Roberts St. SE. A 29 year old man was taken to Rice Hospital with a possible knife wound in his arm. The fight reportedly involved 2 men, one with a knife and the other wielding a shovel. The man with the shovel had left the scene before police arrived, and the man with the knife said he’d accidentally stabbed himself. The investigation continues.
Milder weather gets a lot of people outside, and sometimes not in a good way. Willmar Police report graffiti on south first st., and on Dana Drive SE. And, a couple reports of cars being “egged” this week.
The Minnesota River continues to rise, and volunteers around the area have been busy helping get sand bags ready. Tomorrow night and Saturday could see the river cresting from Montevideo and southward to Granite Falls and other communities. Water has been on the road behind some downtown Granite Falls businesses. Roads continue to be closed, a number of county roads in Renville County. Also Chippewa County roads 13, 14 and 15. Yellow Medicine County officials are thinking more roads may have to be closed. Lac Qui Parle County has a number of roads closed including highway 75 south of Madison. And the bridge west of Milan on highway 40 may see water over it. 212 between Montevideo and Granite Falls might also see water up to it or possible over a part of it this week-end.
The West Central Minnesota Historical Association’s traveling World War One exhibit will be in the main museum on the Renville County Historical grounds in Morton. The exhibit covers 5 parts of the war and how it hit home in west central Minnesota. It will be on display through April 26th , weekdays from 10-4 with a special open house Saturday April 20th , also from 10-4.