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Kandiyohi County landfill to refuse commercial tree, brush waste

During its 11 years of existence, Fibrominn - which later became Benson Power - turned turkey manure and wood chips into power, which was then sold to Xcel Energy. It provided a ready destination for the wood chips generated by brush disposal at the Kandiyohi County landfill - all the better because

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2018-03-21 10:28:00

UPDATE: Father of two killed in hit-and-run in Alexandria

Pennig with his fiance, Corrie, and their two children. (Contributed)1 / 2 A fatal hit-and-run happened on 34th Avenue in front of Meadowland Estates mobile home park in Alexandria on Monday night, according to police. They are asking for the public's help in finding the driver and vehicle. (Al Eden

THEOSAKISREVIEW.COM - 2018-03-21 13:38:34

Another defendant charged for fake payroll check

GRANITE FALLS - A 10th defendant has joined nine others facing felony charges for allegedly attempting to cash counterfeit payroll checks at Prairie's Edge Casino Resort. Bailey Marie Swanson, 27, of Willmar, was arraigned Monday in Yellow Medicine County District Court on felony charges of check fo

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2018-03-21 12:31:00

One injured Sunday in Swift County accident

CLONTARF - A Litchfield man was injured in a one vehicle accident Sunday night in Swift County. The accident happened was reported at 7:44 p.m. on state Highway 9, south of Clontarf. According to the State Patrol, Carter James Wattenhofer, 19, was driving a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado north on Highway


Police: Distracted Driver who Blew Through Stop Sign Had Drugs, Alcohol Level of .15

Big Lake police report a 31-year-old Fridley man arrested Friday faces multiple charges after he allegedly blew through a stop sign, hit another car and had a blood-alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit - all while he had a child in his car. According to the police department, Joseph Gorsegner

KSTP - 2018-03-20 18:27:00

Starbuck swears in new part-time police officer

The Starbuck Police gained another officer on Monday, March 12, as the Starbuck City Council approved the hire of part-time police officer Kyle Zierke. Mayor Gary Swenson administered the oath of office proceedings. In other action, the council: Heard from resident James Vonfelden about having no w

POPE COUNTY TRIBUNE - 2018-03-21 22:03:58

Tribune Opinion: City should consider all options for city hall

The city of Willmar is in the process of considering options on a new city hall. There is no question the city needs a different facility for its administrative offices and staff, currently located on Sixth Street Southwest. While the city offices have long been located on this particular city block

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2018-03-22 11:12:00

Sister of Chad Monson charged with threatening witness

(Willmar MN-) The sister of Chad Monson has been arrested on charges accusing her of tampering with a witness in her brother's criminal case. 42-year-old Amy Monson of Burnsville is charged with 1st Degree Tampering with a Witness/Threats of Injury and Retaliation. Court records say on March 1st Amy


Sentences for physical, sexual assault total over 44 years for Granite Falls man

GRANITE FALLS - A man charged with physically and sexually assaulting a woman he knew was sentenced last week in Yellow Medicine County District Court to consecutive sentences totaling over 44 years in prison. Marlow Vincent LaBatte Jr., 34, of Granite Falls, was sentenced March 14 for two first-deg

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2018-03-21 01:26:00

Hit and run leaves one man dead

(Alexandria, MN) One man is dead following what police believe to be a hit and run incident in Alexandria Monday night. The Alexandria Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a vehicle and/or driver involved in a vehicle vs pedestrian accident that occurred on 34th Avenue

VOICEOFALEXANDRIA.COM - 2018-03-21 10:15:00

School board sets calendar for 2018-19 school year

Although the 2017-18 school year hasn't come to an end, the Osakis School Board has already approved the calendar for the 2018-19 school year. The calendar, which includes some big changes, was approved at the Monday, March 12 school board meeting. The biggest change is for when the graduation cerem

THEOSAKISREVIEW.COM - 2018-03-21 14:56:18

Central Minn. teen dies in car fire

ALEXANDRIA (FNS)- An 18-year-old man from central Minnesota died early Saturday, March 17, in a vehicle fire near Barrett,in Grant County. A Minnesota State Patrol report identified the victim as Carter Overson of Barrett. The report said a 1991 Olds Cutlass was northbound on Highway 55 and went off


A day to clean up the community

This could be the year that Glenwood community members come together for a spring cleanup day. Glenwood City Commissioner Mavis Pattee called it a "Community Pride Day" and wanted the city commission to start the conversation, she said at last week's regular commission meeting. The idea, she said, w


Remembering the elm trees that line streets

For those of us that are old enough, we remember the giant elm trees that once lined the streets and boulevards of Glenwood. Yes, massive, hundreds of beautiful giant elm trees once covered our landscape. However, some 40 years ago the dreaded Dutch elm disease swept through the upper Midwest, and g


Sheriff seeks help with another theft in Morrison County

Morrison County Sheriff's Office is seeking help identifying the person involved in another theft that happened near Little Falls on Friday, March 16, according to a news release from the office. On Friday the office took a theft report that two 30-pound propane tanks and four 12-volt batteries were


City approves $1.3 million payment to MnDOT

Downtown business owners, city residents and the public are invited to attend a Glenwood Complete Streets project information session and open house on Thursday, March 22 at the Welcome Center in downtown Glenwood. Project staff will be available at the open house to answer project-related questions


Countywide sales tax to begin April 1

WILLMAR - As the implementation date for a countywide sales tax draws near, Kandiyohi County officials are putting the final touches on the timetable for how the proceeds will be spent over the next four to five years. The proposed construction schedule, totaling $13 million through 2022, was presen


Looking for artists to take on city hall: Granite Falls, Minn., looking to embed artist in city

Ashley Hanson recently got the go-ahead from the city council in Granite Falls, Minn., to work towards putting together an artist-in-residency program to embed an artist in the city. Hanson believes there is no other community of under 10,000 with an embedded artist, even though small communities ma


Teen rear-ends vehicle in crash on Highway 10 north of Watab

A 17-year-old girl rear-ended another vehicle in a crash that injured four people Wednesday afternoon on Minnesota State Highway 10, the Minnesota State Patrol said. The crash occurred at 3:54 p.m. Wednesday just north of Watab near 85th Street in Benton County. The unnamed 17-year-old girl was driv


Overdose death leads to murder charge against Willmar man

WILLMAR - A Willmar man faces a third-degree murder charge for allegedly selling the fentanyl that led to the overdose death of John Schlegel of Blomkest at age 24 on Nov. 4. Richard Michael Carl Houske, 29, was arraigned on the charge Thursday in Kandiyohi County District Court in Willmar. The char