A reporter for 35 years, Carolyn Lange covers regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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WILLMAR — Even though funding has been secured to complete the final two legs of the Highway 23 four-lane between Willmar and Interstate 94, the coalition of regional businesses and government entities that fought to obtain that funding has no intention of going away. On the contrary, organizers say it's hoped the 91-member coalition will expand to include community members as far north as Duluth and as far south as Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
MONTEVIDEO — A man who authorities believe shot and wounded a woman Tuesday in Montevideo before turning the gun on himself was scheduled to be in court next week on two separate charges of violating an order for protection filed by another woman in a different county. David Dale Schwartz, 55, of Foley, died at the scene of the shooting, which occurred shortly before noon Tuesday. Montevideo Police Chief Adam Christopher said the preliminary investigation indicates Schwartz shot Angela Marie Haugerud, 41, at her rental home at 103 South Fourth Street.
LITCHFIELD – A three-vehicle crash Wednesday in a construction zone in Meeker County sent one woman to the hospital. The accident was reported at 10:45 a.m. on state Highway 22 and 300th Street, north of Litchfield.
KANDIYOHI — The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday night at a home in Kandiyohi. At around 10:20 p.m. law enforcement received a report of a possible robbery in progress at a home in the 200 block of Fifth Street South. According to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department three individuals — including one with a handgun — entered the home and took undisclosed property. No one was injured in the incident.
MONTEVIDEO — A man is dead and a woman wounded after a shooting shortly before noon Tuesday in Montevideo. According to the Montevideo Police Department, David Dale Schwartz, 55, of Foley, was dead at the scene at 103 South Fourth Street in Montevideo. Angela Marie Haugerud, 41, was wounded and taken to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis with unknown injuries.
SPICER – A semi hauling turkeys overturned early Tuesday morning near Spicer, killing and injuring an undetermined number of turkeys. The driver of the semi, Rodolfo Zaragoza, 40, of Renville, was not injured. The accident was reported at 1:49 a.m. on Highway 23 near Spicer. According to the State Patrol, Zaragoza fell asleep and the semi went off the road and came to a stop in the median.
MONTEVIDEO – The Montevideo Police Department responded to a shooting incident earlier today. Few details are available at this time but shortly after noon the police department posted a Facebook notification that they were at the scene of a shooting incident on South Fourth Street. There are unconfirmed reports that the incident has left one individual dead and another possibly wounded.
WATKINS – A woman driving a motorcycle was killed Monday afternoon in a head-on crash with a pickup near Watkins. The crash was reported at 12:51 p.m. on state Highway 55 near 123rd Avenue.
Willmar – A Raymond man was arrested Monday night in Willmar after fleeing from an accident that injured his passenger. The incident was reported just before midnight in the area of Trott Avenue Southwest and 15th Street. According to the Willmar Police Department, a 1999 Chevy Blazer, driven by Robert Griser, 35, of Raymond, crashed into an unoccupied 2008 Volvo that was parked on the street.
NEW LONDON — It took a few attempts at plans A and B, but eventually Plan C was the ticket Friday for removing a large bog that had been blocking the channel between Norway Lake and Games Lake in northern Kandiyohi County. "We just kept working on it," said Kevin Lundberg, a member of the Norway/Games Lake Improvement Association. "It went good." The bog — estimated to be the size of a football field — had been lodged in the channel since the fall of 2016 after it flowed downstream through the chain of lakes.