20 year old Trevor Baker of Spicer was arrested Tuesday night after driving onto the Eagle Creek golf course and doing damage. He had been reported to police before getting to the course. Baker, in a pickup, drove onto the fairway around the 16 th hole, then went to
the 17th hole area. He spun tires, doing damage, and nearly ended up in
Hawk Creek. Police arrested him in front of the Oaks Restaurant. The incident happened Tuesday night around 7:30 pm.

70 year old Jerry Olson of Willmar was arrested and charged with stealing money from an elderly relative. Olson allegedly wrote checks from her account for himself over a 5 year span totaling over 90 grand. He was in court this past Tuesday in Willmar and is out on his own recognizance. A hearing has been set for September 11 th .

4 people were arrested Tuesday in Willmar after they allegedly assaulted a man and stole his car. The victim was sitting in the vehicle on 5 th st. SW in Willmar when the 4 approached him, assaulted him, and made him get out of the vehicle. The car was found a couple blocks away and the 4 suspects were arrested on Bernard St. SE. 3 of the suspects, in their early 20, were taken to the Kandiyohi Co. Jail. The 4th , a teen, was taken to the Prairie lakes Detention center.

A total of 8 counties will be paying back a total of $84,186.00 in previously awarded grants to the Minnesota board of Water and Soil Resources. An agreement was signed to settle the issue with the counties having until September to reimburse the agency. The Chippewa River Watershed project, operated under a joint powers agreement, includes Kandiyohi, Chippewa, Grant, Douglas, Pope, Swift, Stevens and Ottertail counties. There were errors in how the grant money was used. A limited staff that had turnover led to the mistakes in how the grant funds were used.

The community of Danube invites everyone in the area to the annual “Fun Days” events going on through Sunday. Along with music, food, and activities for young and old, a parade will be held at 2 pm Saturday. The Historical Society’s concert is tonight at 7 pm, featuring a Woodstock Tribute Show. And a street dance Saturday night at 9 pm features the band “Sweet Siren”.

Minnesota farmers received $681 Million Dollars, the 3 rd largest amount in the nation, under President Trump’s aid program to compensate farmers for income lost because of the trade ware with China. Only farmers in Illinois, with 1.1 Billion, and Iowa, at $988 million, received more. Other top compensated states included Nebraska, Indiana, Kansas and Ohio.

The DNR reports and hunters can find waterfowl regulations for 2019’s season coming up online and at license agents in the beginning of August. One notable change-youth under the age of 18 will have a chance to hunt for two days for this year’s youth waterfowl hunt, Sept. 7th and 8th . Spring waterfowl counts were still high according to the DNR with good numbers for mallards, and blue winged teal. The combined populations for wood ducks, ring neck ducks, gadwalls, canvasbacks, redheads and northern shovelers was lower, but still above the 5 year average. The Canada goose numbers were down 32% from last year’s estimate, but there are good reports on the number of Goslings so fall hunting should remain good. More info can be found at: www.mn.dnr.gov.

Horticulture night is set for July 25th at the West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris. The display garden will be ready for exploring with unique flowers, landscaping, and a number of educational presentations and demonstrations From vines, mulches, how to battle pests and much more. The event on the 25th will be from 5-9 pm. The Outreach Center in Morris is located on highway 329 a mile east of the University campus.

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