At least five people died in crashes on icy highways as 1 to 2 inches of snow fell across much of southern Minnesota this weekend.
Officials in Kandiyohi County said a 52-year-old woman died Saturday after a pickup truck, which had been jacked up for repairs, collapsed on her.
A 54-year-old Willmar man, accused of posing as an Army Ranger veteran, is in the Kandiyohi County Jail for felony possession of a firearm. Willmar Police say Richard Arthur Rahn was arrested Tuesday night after officers served a search warrant at his home on 2nd Street Southwest.
A 48-year-old semi-truck driver is accused of illegally passing a school bus in a May incident where he nearly hit a girl getting on the bus in Kandiyohi County, according to court documents.
A 15-year-old boy allegedly led police on a high-speed chase early Friday morning in Kandiyohi County, according to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office. According to officials, around 2:45 a.m. a deputy was completing a traffic stop at Highway 71 and Highway 9 when a 1994 Ford Explorer passed them going southbound on Hwy 71 at over 80 mph.
The Department of Natural Resources says invasive species were reported in two Kandiyohi County lakes last month. In mid-July, the DNR confirmed that there was Eurasian watermilfoil in Games Lake, about 7 miles east of Sunburg, Minn. That confirmation came after a lakeshore owner reported the infestation to authorities.
The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a woman who violated a court order to return her 4-year-old son to his father. Amy Lorraine Winterfeldt, 44, was supposed to make a parental exchange in Appleton, Wis. on Saturday but not show up with her son, Alex Gomm – who’s also known as Johan Winterfeldt.
The young girl nearly hit by a semi truck that illegally passed a school bus late last week said she’s still shaken up from the incident. Sixth grader Alexis Schwartz said she’s trying to keep her mind off last Friday’s incident. “The semi came out of nowhere, almost like, just scared the heck out of me,” she said.
A 76-year-old Lake Lillian man is dead after the ATV he was driving flipped on top of him Tuesday night, according to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s office. The accident happened just after 8 p.m. on the 12000 block of Big Kandi Drive.
Authorities are investigating a crash between a pick-up truck and a semi Sunday night in Kandiyohi County that killed one person and injured several others, including two children.
Two Willmar teens have been indicted in the death of a 79-year-old woman, according to a Kandiyohi County court. Brok Nathaniel Junkermeier, 19, and Robert Innocencio Warwick, 18, were each indicted with two charges — first-degree premeditated murder, and first-degree murder while committing burglary.
Pastor Greg Enterline has been pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Willmar for three years, and had gotten to know Lila Warwick pretty well.
Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with the death of a 79-year-old woman earlier this week. Authorities believe the homicide took place amid a burglary attempt.
Authorities in Willmar are investigating a homicide after a 79-year-old woman was found dead in her home Monday night. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 3000 block of Highway 12 East at about 5:09 p.m.
A couple from far western Minnesota was killed Thursday after the van they were in hit a semi near New London, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa School District, located west of St. Cloud in central Minnesota, says Rich Vos was killed this morning on his bike when he was hit by a semi.
An 82-year-old Paynesville man has been sentenced to over 30 years in prison for shooting a Minnesota teacher to death following an altercation.
Family and friends across the globe are mourning three members of a family killed when a pickup truck crashed head-on into their minivan near Willmar.
A grandmother, her daughter and her 8-year-old granddaughter were killed in a head-on crash in Kandiyohi County on Friday night, and alcohol may be a factor with the other driver, police say.
An 8-year-old Willmar boy was struck by a boat near the south shore of Big Kandiyohi Lake on Saturday afternoon. EMS personnel arrived at the 6500 block of 147th Avenue Southeast around 4 p.m., where they attended to the boy who had a head injury.
An 82-year-old man has pleaded guilty to charges of shooting a Minnesota teacher to death following an altercation.
A 64-year-old man died in a house explosion and fire Wednesday night, according to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office.
A body has been found following a house explosion in Fahlun, Minn. Wednesday afternoon, according to authorities.
A 29-year-old Redwood Falls man is dead, a 50-year-old man is in critical condition and five others were hurt in a four-vehicle crash in Kandiyohi County on Christmas Eve, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.