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Updated: Crash reported on Highway 7 and Dairy Avenue

Several motorists reported on social media a crash on Highway 7 at about 5:32 p.m. Thursday, June 30 and Dairy Avenue. They reported hat the highway was closed from both directions. We will update this when an official report has been posted by the Minnesota State Patrol (MSP).

Update from MSP:

A three vehicle crash east of Silver Lake shut down highway 7 for a time Thursday, June 30 in the afternoon.

According to MSP, the crash involved a 44-year-old woman from Excelsior, a 27-year-old man from Eagan, and an 18-year-old man from Corona, South Dakota, however, the Patrol has not released names or details on any injuries.

The crash happened on Highway 7 at Dairy Avenue just before 5 p.m.

One injured in Glencoe three-vehicle collision

Glencoe, MN–One person was injured in a three-vehicle collision in Glencoe Wednesday, June 30, in the  morning.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol (MSP) says the crash happened just after 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 212 and Morningside Drive.

The MSP reported 73-year-old Michael Scully of Richmond was taken to Glencoe Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The drivers of the other vehicles, 35-year-old Benjamin Lohse of Glencoe and 72-year-old Stephen Kozlowski of Hutchinson, were not injured.

Wright County in Heat Advisory Tuesday, June 14

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Advisory for the Twin Cities metro area and a Heat Advisory for much of the eastern part of Minnesota for Tuesday, June 14, including Wright County. Air temperatures are expected to be in the mid- to high 90s with heat indices of around 100 degrees are expected.

Those with health conditions who don’t have be outside are advised to stay somewhere cool. For those who have to be outside, they are advised to remain hydrated because heat-related illness can happen quickly.

Hutchinson officer injured tangling with uncooperative suspect

A Hutchinson police officer was injured after fighting with an uncooperative Hutchinson man Tuesday, according to local authorities.

At just after 11:30 a.m, Hutchinson Police responded to a report of a suspicious person who was reported to be screaming outside in the 900 Block of Jefferson Street Southeast.

Officers made contact with the man, who had an outstanding warrant and identified as 29-year-old Kyle Skyler Melchert. He was taken into custody for his McLeod County failure to appear warrant on original charges of Misdemeanor – Obstruct Legal Process and Misdemeanor – Flee Police Officer by Means Other Than a Motor Vehicle.

Melchert was uncooperative at the time of his arrest and fought with officers causing injury to one of the officers. The officer was treated for a broken ring finger on his right hand and was released.

Melchert was taken to the McLeod County Jail and has been charged with Felony 3rd Degree Assault.

Juvenile arrested/charged after knife incident in Hutchinson

Hutchinson Police arrested a juvenile after they responded to a report of a fight at the VFW park on Bradford Street Southeast Saturday afternoon, according to local authorities.

Police say multiple witness reported a juvenile male brandishing a knife, making threats, and chasing other juveniles.

Officers were able to locate the male juvenile.

He was taken into custody, transported to the McLeod County Jail, and has been charged with Felony – 2nd Degree Assault-Dangerous Weapon and Felony – Threats of Violence.

Funeral Notice: Brian Kuntz. 63

Brian K. Kuntz, age 63, of Delano passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
Funeral Service will take place Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (505 Westminster Ave SW) in Watertown, MN with Rev. George Morris as officiant.
Visitation is Monday, June 6, 2022 from 4 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday, 1 hour prior to the service, all at the church. Interment in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Waconia.