An accident north of Benson on highway 9 closed the road yesterday morning as a semi rig swerved to miss and deer and rolled into the ditch. The driver, 56 year old Randall Roth of Lake Lilian had to be extricated from the semi. He was taken to St. Cloud hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. The accident happened around 4:15 am yesterday and the road was closed until around 1:30 yesterday afternoon.

25 year old Jawaanza Jones of St. Cloud pleaded guilty in court last Friday after being charged with multiple felonies from an incident in Montevideo. In a plea deal, he was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Sentencing will be June 12th . Jones, and 21 year old Ken Roundtree of Franklin were accused of going into a man’s home in Montevideo April 29th , pointing guns at him and making threats. Roundtree’s next court date is next Tuesday.

Fairview Place, a Senior Independent living facility in Olivia, is partnering with Bethesda Health and Housing. The management change takes place July 1 st . They’ll be looking to expand housing, which currently stands at 30 apartments and will look to grow various programs and the dining program as well.

The West Central Minnesota Historical Association’s Traveling World War One exhibit will be featured this Saturday in the Main Museum at the Renville County Historical Society in Morton. There is no admission and there will be refreshments. The exhibit covers 5 parts of the war and is all about how the war affected West Central Minnesota. It’s a collaborative effort of 10 West and West Central Minnesota Counties.

The Renville County Sheriff’s Office, along with the County’s Safe Roads Coalition are teaming with the State Patrol, Local Police and EMS agencies to present a Traffic Safety Learning event next Monday from 3:30 until 7 pm at the Cenex Parking Lot in Renville. There’ll be a vehicle rollover simulator, other safety information, a limited number of new car seats for those in need, and a clinic on how to properly put them in your vehicle along with having yours checked to make sure it’s properly installed. The event is free, May 20 th in Renville.

A 28 year old man was arrested in Litchfield Tuesday forenoon around 11:40 am after a chase. The man tried fleeing in his vehicle, then on foot before being caught and charged with drug paraphernalia, 5th degree possession, and driving after revocation, in addition to the fleeing police charges. He is being held in the Meeker County Jail.

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