The Kandiyohi Co. Sheriff’s Office was called to an ATV crash Saturday around 5:30 pm on 15th Ave. SE, about a mile east of County Road 4. People saw a man unconscious and lying on the shoulder of the road. The ATV was overturned. The man, a 35 year old from Atwater, was taken to Rice Hospital in Willmar then flown to St. Cloud. His condition was not initially reported.

A theft of $9,200.00 in cash and checks was reported to the Kandiyohi Co. Sheriff’s Office last week. The money was taken from the Rib Fest held in New London on June 9 th . Officials say and internal inquiry was done as there are number of volunteers that work the event, which raises money for “the link”, an organization that helps people in need. So far, no money has been recovered.

Boaters had an easier time of it this past week-end on some area water as the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office lifted the “no-wake zone” from a number of lakes. High water had been a problem all spring with heavy rain.

A high speed chase in Willmar last Thursday night resulted in the arrest of a man from Morton. The driver had been eluded Sheriff’s Deputies and was seen by Willmar police around 11 pm speeding on the bypass around Willmar. The vehicle eventually went into a ditch on Dana Drive. The driver ran but was caught and is facing a number of charges.

A garage fire on 125th Street Northwest was put out by firemen from New London and Sunburg hast Thursday afternoon just after 3:30 pm. A lawnmower was the cause of the blaze.

The Willmar city council meets tonight at 7 pm at the health and human services building in Willmar. An update on the new city hall land will take place, along with an assessment hearing for road improvement projects. This will be the first council meeting for Interim city Administrator Brian Gramentz .

An accident on I-94 near Alexandria injured two people last Friday morning just before 9 am. The driver, 23 year old Maw Se of St. Paul, fell asleep, drove through the median and went into the ditch with the vehicle rolling over. Se, and a passenger, 22 year old Pah Doo Lay of St. Paul, suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The Benson City Council meets tonight at 5:30 in council chambers. The agenda includes talk on the league of Minnesota cities member dues increase, the ISO rating for the Fire Dept., the 2018 audit report, bids on the airport Building, and will consider an Order for Public Safety at 1505 Atlantic Ave. The meeting begins at 5:30 today.

Rob Wolfington the third of Tyler will be the City of Montevideo’s new manager. He served in that capacity in Tyler. The decision came at a special council meeting held recently in Montevideo.

34 year old Troy Traut of Pine River, formerly of Alexandria, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge earlier this month and as part of a deal, will testify against 34 year old Jacob Larson of Kensington in the case of the beating of Steve Hlinsky outside of a Forada bar in May of last year. Hlinsky died 8 days later. A trial date has not yet been set for Larson. Sentencing for Traut on the misdemeanor charge won’t happen until after Larson’s trial.

Dairy Days events continue tonight with an ice cream social and music in Willmar. Wednesday night, more music with the Prairie Winds Band Concert and dairy day’s royalty at Robbins Island at 7 pm. And June 28th , the Dairy Cattle Show from 10:30 am until 2 pm at the Fairgrounds in Willmar with no admission fee. Tonight’s music will be by the West Central Chorus. The music and ice cream social will be at the Willmar Community Center at 7:30 pm.


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