Last night (Thursday) (06/23/16), at 5:27pm the Todd County Sheriff's Office responded to a one vehicle rollover accident with injuries on County Road 1 at the intersection of County Road 85 in Leslie Township. A 1986 Mazda, driven by a 16 year old from rural Carlos swerved to avoid rear ending a vehicle that had slowed in front of him. After swerving, the vehicle entered the ditch and struck the ditch embankment causing the vehicle to rollover. The driver of the vehicle was transported by Long Prairie Ambulance to the Centra Care Hospital in Long Prairie. The Todd County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the MN State Patrol and Osakis Rescue.
Centracare Health Long Prairie announces that Dr. Paul Van Gorp received the 2016 Minnesota Rural Health Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Minnesota Rural Health Conference on Tuesday in Duluth. For over 40 years as a family practice provider, Dr. Van Gorp has brought passion, wisdom and humanity to his work as a clinician, teacher and rural health advocate. He has also imparted these same qualities to his colleagues, fellow community members and students. Dr. Van Gorp's work has far exceeded his duties as a family physician and he has spearheaded many widely endored rural medicine programs to improve the quality of life for both his patients and for residents of rural communities, worldwide. Dr. Van Gorp is a well respected and influential leader in the Long Prairie community and is extremely committed to his patients and to the well being of the community of Long Prairie. Please join KEYL and KXDL in congratulating Dr. Paul Van Gorp on receiving this award.
Last night (6/22/16) at approximately 7:04pm, the Todd County Sheriff's Office received a call of a motorcycle accident at Moto City Raceway located on County 7 in Fawn Lake Township. 30 year old Joshua Brown of Willmar, the driver of the motorcycle, was transported by Staples Ambulance to Lakewood Health Systems. Brown was pronounced dead at the hospital. A scheduled autopsy will be completed to determine cause of death.
A 2 VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN CASS COUNTY RESULTED IN 3 INJURIES IN CASS COUNTY ON TUESDAY. ACCORDING TO THE MINNESOTA STATE PATROL, 36 YEAR OLD WENDY ALBERTSON OF PILLAGER WAS TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON HIGHWAY 210, WHEN THE 2002 MERCURY SABLE SHE WAS DRIVING TURNED SOUTH ON RIVER STREET AND COLLIDED WITH A 2013 BUICK ENCLAVE DRIVEN BY 74 RICHARD BULDUC OF MOTLEY THAT WAS EASTBOUND ON HIGHWAY 210. BULDUC AND HIS PASSENGER, 72 YEAR OLD BEVERLY BULDUC, AS WELL AS ALBERTSON, SUSTAINED INJURIES THAT THE STATE PATROL CONSIDERED NO-LIFE THREATENING.
A 2 VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN WRIGHT COUNTY RESULTED IN 2 INJURIES ON WEDNESDAY EVENING. ACCORDING TO THE MINNESOTA STATE PATROL, 64 YEAR OLD BARBARA MARES OF BERTHA WAS WESTBOUND ON I 94 WHEN TRAFFIC SLOWED AND HER 2007 SATURN VUE REAR ENDED A 2016 FORD FOCUS DRIVEN BY 29 YEAR OLD MATTHEW CAPPELLE OF LITTLE FALLS. BOTH VEHICLES WERE DRIVING IN RAIN AND BOTH VEHICLES WERE IN THE LEFT LANE AT THE TIME OF THE CRASH. MARES AND HER PASSSENGER, 40 YEAR OLD NICOLE RADKE OF WADENA SUSTAINED INJURIES THAT THE STATE PATROL CONSIDERED NON-LIFE THREATENING. CAPELLE RECEIVED NO APPARENT INJURIES.
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