The Kandiyohi Co. Sheriff’s Office was called to an accident last night around 10:15 at County road 10 and 3 rd Avenue, Spicer. A pickup owned by 34 year old Jacob Forbord of Willmar was found in the ditch with severe damage. Witnesses say 4 people had gotten out of the truck and ran. No arrests have been made as of yet and the investigation continues.

An accident in Willmar around 5:30 on Sunday afternoon injured 2. 34 year old Sharla Vogen of Willmar and 53 year old Barb Kellen off Willmar collided at 3 rd st. and Rice Avenue. Kellen was extricated from her vehicle and taken to Rice Hospital with non- life threatening injuries. A passenger was not hurt. The vehicle was totaled. Vogen declined medical care.

Saturday night around 8 pm Willmar Police responded to a call for a welfare check on a person at an apartment on 2nd st. SE. It was reported that a woman had been threatened by a man. Police found her safe, and then found 26 year old Tyler Sanford in the bathroom. He had a knife to his throat and was threatening to kill himself. A deputy with crisis training talked him into surrendering. Sanford was arrested for a no contact order violation, alleged domestic abuse and possession of a dangerous weapon.

An accident on highway 40 SW of Kerkhoven injured 33 year old Satinder Brar, of Winnipeg, who was driving a semi he lost control of. The rig went into the ditch and rolled. He suffered non-life threatening injuries. Road conditions were wet at the time.

An accident Saturday morning around 9:30 injured 57 year old Darlene Strommer of Litchfield and 55 year old Janelle Watkins of Paynesville. Strommer was headed north on county road 43, crossed the center line and hit the Watkins vehicle. Both cars went into the ditch and they suffered minor injuries from the crash that happened under rainy conditions.

Legislation to rename part of Highway 23 in Kandiyohi County in memory of New London serviceman Ryan Clark was unanimously approved by the Minnesota House of Representatives Sunday evening. The bill had already passed the senate and will be signed by Governor Tim Walz. Clark was killed in action in Afghanistan in October of 2010. He was a 2007 graduate of New London-Spicer High School. The section of highway 23 between New London & Spicer will be named the “Ryan Clark Memorial Highway”.

Due to extremely wet conditions, the Chippewa County Problem Materials collection that was to be held today will be postponed to a later date. For more info, contact Scott Williams with the Chippewa County Land and Resource management office.

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