Shelby Lindrud / Forum News Service
OLIVIA, Minn. – A teenager from Olivia is facing criminal sexual conduct charges in the alleged sexual assault of at least one young girl at his home where his mother ran a day care. The mother is also facing charges. The license of the day care has been suspended and the business is not currently in operation. Trent Anthony Uhlenkamp, 16, is facing three felony charges of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, each alleging he touched a girl in her vaginal area. The charges are filed in juvenile court. Felony matters against 16- or 17-year-old juveniles are public.
WILLMAR, Minn. — When the youths and leaders of MNyou, a youth group in Willmar, started planting their first garden this spring, no one knew what to expect. They filled the plot of land on the MinnWest Technology Campus with traditional plants such as tomatoes and carrots, and more exotic fare that included bitter balls and kittley. The hope was to sell the goods at local farmers markets along with giving minority youths a project over the summer. Last week MNyou celebrated its first harvest, bringing the goods to the Saturday, July 29, farmers market in Willmar.
LAKE LILLIAN, Minn. — As the sun rose over the farm fields of central Kandiyohi County Wednesday morning, July 19, near Lake Lillian, Kyle Lang started the 45th day of his transcontinental odyssey called Running United 2017. Lang, 20, of West Salem, Wis., is running from Grayland Beach State Park, on the Pacific coast of Washington state, to Coney Island on the Atlantic Coast. It is a journey of 2,967 miles that began June 5. The plan is to reach the Atlantic Ocean on Aug. 18.
WILLMAR, Minn. — The Willmar City Council meeting Monday night started with a happy event. The Willmar Police and Fire departments, Willmar Ambulance and the Kandiyohi County Rescue squad chose a 17-year-old Willmar boy to be the first official recipient of the Citizen Life Saving Award. On Feb. 9, Nicholas Stien, then 16, heard the sound of someone collapsing in the hall of his apartment building. When Stien went to investigate, he found neighbor Doug Nelson lying on the floor, not breathing and with no pulse.
GRANITE FALLS, Minn. -- A Minnesota man has died after passing out while cleaning out a tanker trailer that had been filled with distilled syrup. Jamie Hyatt, 34, of Wood Lake, died of injuries he suffered during the tanker accident Thursday afternoon in rural Granite Falls, the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. Hyatt and David Syring, 34, of Granite Falls, were cleaning out a tanker which had been filled with distiller syrup.