LONG PRAIRIE — Three Long Prairie residents were hurt Sunday when a southbound Oldsmobile Alero crossed the center line of U.S. Highway 71 and collided head-on with a northbound Chevrolet Silverado. 77 year old Doris Johnson, was driving the Alero, according to the State Patrol. 71 Jeffrey Rayhorn, was the driver of the Silverado, in which 69 year old Lorraine Rayhorn, 69, was a passenger. All are Long Prairie residents; none had life-threatening injuries. The crash was reported at 10:05 a.m. Sunday.
On Saturday 10-22-2016 afternoon at 5:16 pm The Todd County Sheriff's Office received a call of a hit and run accident that occurred at the intersection of 380th St and 155th Ave in Wykeham TWP sect 11. 25 year old Seth Hess, rural Eagle Bend, reported that a vehicle pulled out in front of him at the intersection as he was eastbound on 380th St. Hess tried to avoid striking the vehicle. As a result, the suspect vehicle slid sideways and struck the driver’s side front of Hess’s 2002 Ford truck. Hess received minor injuries and his truck received moderate damage. The suspect fled the scene in a 1999 to 2008 3/4 or one ton Ford extended cab or crew cab style truck, red in color. The suspect vehicle received damage to the drivers side rear by the taillight and bumper area. If you have information about this incident or suspect vehicle, please call the TCSO at 1-800-794-5733.
MINNEAPOLIS– A pheasant hunter is credited with finding a child with autism after she went missing Saturday in central Minnesota for about three hours.The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office says the child’s mother called authorities after her 9-year-old girl went missing around 4 p.m. from her home in Raymond.Sheriff’s deputies and personnel from several other local agencies responded to search for the girl in the corn fields near her home. Two local pilots even offered their hand in the search.Shortly before 7 p.m., a pheasant hunter, identified as Lake Lilian firefighter Daniel Kiecher, reported hearing the child yelling for help.The girl was found in a north field north of where the search was focused.
Numerous deer hits have been reported by the Todd County Sheriff’s Office within the last 30 days. On Wednesday, Sheriff Don Asmus told KEYL/KXDL that April is the worst month for car/deer hits. Asmus also stated that those car/deer hits are the ones the Sheriff's office handles. They do not include reports from the state patrol or from people who do not report the accident. No one is immune to hitting a deer at some point, even law enforcement officers are not exempt. Yesterday, at 7:19pm, Deputy Jon Barber was south bound on highway 71 with his 2013 Chevy Impala squad car when a deer ran from the east side of the road, the deer jumped and hit the windshield and light bar. Deputy barber was not injured. Drive safe and watch for deer this time of year.
October 9 - 15, 2016 is National Fire Prevention week. The Long Prairie Fire Department invites you to their open house on Sunday October 9th at the Long Prairie Fire Hall on Highway 71 from 1pm - 4pm. you can meet the firefighters, tour the fire hall and see the fire trucks. Smokey the Bear will be there, enjoy refreshments and there will be a car extraction demonstration at 2:30pm.
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