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Winsted woman injured in crash in Montrose

MONTROSE, MN – A rear-end crash late Sunday evening in Montrose resulted in non-life-threatening injuries for a Winsted woman.

The crash occurred at about 9:25 p.m. when a 2003 Buick Rendezvous driven by Aubrey Wren, 27, of Waverly, slowed for a turning vehicle near Bishop Avenue on Highway 12. Wren’s vehicle was rear-ended by a 2001 Mazda Tribute driven by Noe Cedeno-Rodriguez, 28, of Winsted.

Breanna Bielefeld, 26, of Winsted, the passenger in Cedeno-Rodriguez’s vehicle, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Buffalo Hospital.

All individuals were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

Both vehicles were considered total losses.

Freed from prison: Man convicted of murder released after serving nearly 11 years

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – Terry Olson, 57, of Andover, was released from prison in Faribault Tuesday (Sept. 13), after serving more than a decade behind bars for a murder he insists he did not commit.

Olson was convicted in 2007 for the 1979 death of Jeff Hammill, 21, whose body was found on a rural road two miles north of Montrose that summer.

“Terry Olson has absolutely always maintained his innocence,” his attorney, David Schultz of Maslon’s Litigation Group, said the day after Olson’s release. Schultz noted that Olson was offered some “incredible deals” during the 2007 trial if he pleaded guilty, but consistently refused.

Olson was originally sentenced to 17 years in prison; he was re-sentenced Tuesday under the 1980 Minnesota sentencing guidelines, and immediately released from custody.

“In an agreement with my office, we agreed to re-sentence Mr. Olson to time served,” Wright County Attorney Tom Kelly noted. “. . . Being that Mr. Olson has already served more than what the sentencing guidelines called for in 1980, his conviction remains intact, and to bring finality to these proceedings we agreed to re-sentence Mr. Olson under the 1980 guidelines. Jeff Hammill’s family was brought into the discussion and agreed with the resolution regarding this matter.”

Kelly noted that “Mr. Olson wasn’t wrongfully charged, nor was he unlawfully convicted. He was convicted in a court of law by a jury of his peers.”

Schultz took a different view of the case, stating that he believes legal errors were made during the trial, which led to a wrongful conviction.

Look for the full story in the Monday, Sept. 19 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe online or in print.

Three hurt in Hwy. 12 crash

WINSTED, MN – Three Winsted residents were injured in a collision on Highway 12 in Waverly Sept. 10, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Alan Day, 30, of Winsted was driving a 2012 Ford Fusion east on Highway 12 at about 11:23 p.m. when he rear-ended a 2008 Chrysler Town and Country that had stopped to allow a pedestrian to cross Elder Avenue.

Alan and his two passengers – Shania Day, 6, and Cassandra Day, 6 – were transported to Hutchinson Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. All three were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

The driver of the Chrysler Town and Country, Yolanda Long (age not listed), of Cokato, was reported as having no apparent injuries. The two passengers – Andrew Jacobson, 27, and April Marisela Long, 25, both of Waverly – were also uninjured, according to the state patrol.

‘Kyla Mauk Day’ proclaimed in Wright County

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – The 2015-16 Princess Kay of the Milky Way, Kyla Mauk of Howard Lake, was honored at last week’s Wright County Board meeting.

Commissioner Charlie Borrell presented a framed proclamation declaring Aug. 30, 2016, as Kyla Mauk Day.

Mauk, who represented Wright County as a dairy princess, is the daughter of Chris and Harlan Mauk.

Kyla Mauk Day

Kyla Mauk Day

Final Week for DISCOUNTED PRICING – St. Mary’s Craft Beer Festival in Winsted


Don’t miss out on DISCOUNTED pricing for the 3rd Annual St. Mary’s Craft Beer Festival Saturday, September 10th. Order before the event and save $$$. CLICK HERE to order tickets

event_guideAlso check out this year’s event guide which includes the beer, wine, and liqueur samples available at the festival. CLICK HERE to view the guide online.

Mid-County Plot Day Sept. 8

Mid-County Agronomy will host plot day Thursday, Sept. 8 beginning at noon, Dammann Acres, Hamburg.
Come and enjoy plot tours from agronomy experts, lunch, and more. The Plot Tour is your opportunity to review and learn from 2016, and use that information to prepare for the 2017 growing season.