KANDIYOHI COUNTY

Two Men are Safe After Strong Winds Overturn Sailboat in Minnesota

Both men were thrown in the water underneath the sailboat and were separated.

WILLMAR, M.N. (AP) _ Two men are safe after strong winds overturned their sailboat on a lake in west-central Minnesota. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office was called about the overturned sailboat on Big Kandiyohi Lake early Sunday. Two men from Franklin, Minnesota-ages 48 and 51-were sleeping on the anchored boat when a thunderstorm rolled through. Both men were thrown in…

Man Facing Multiple Charges After Bomb Found in His Vehicle

Kandiyohi County Sheriff Eric Holien said the device had a fuse and was larger than a pipe bomb.

WILLMAR, MN– It was just a home-made sparkler, a Benson, Minnesota man, who’s now facing multiple charges told the police, after they found a bomb in his pickup truck Monday afternoon. Kandiyohi County Sheriff Eric Holien said the device had a fuse and was larger than a pipe bomb. According to the sheriff, “It had inside materials that were used…

Body Found in Central Minnesota Field Identified

The body was found in a Kandiyohi County field on Halloween

WILLMAR, Minn. — Authorities in central Minnesota say they have identified a body that was found in a Kandiyohi County field on Halloween. The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the body as that of 24-year-old David Medellin Jr of Willmar. The manner of death has been ruled a homicide. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office says it received a call…

Grandson Convicted Of Killing Grandparents In Paynesville In March

Gregory Scheel pleaded guilty in Stearns County District Court

Gloria & Willie Scheel, Gregory ScheelSTEARNS COUNTY, Minn. — A man has been convicted of killing his grandparents at a home he shared with them in central Minnesota. 33-year-old Gregory Scheel pleaded guilty in Stearns County District Court to two counts of first-degree murder. Scheel cried when he admitted to assaulting and murdering 93-year-old Willie and 80-year-old Gloria Scheel on…

Man Walks Away From Work Release in Detroit Lakes

Ricardo Gomez of Willmar was reported absent from work around 5:30 Saturday evening

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A former prison inmate has walked away from his work release program in Detroit Lakes. 41-year-old Ricardo Gomez of Willmar was reported absent from work around 5:30 Saturday evening. He was being housed at the Becker County Minimum Security Annex since being accepted into the work release program. Gomez previously spent time in prison in Stillwater…

Man Charged With Killing His Elderly Grandparents

Bodies Found In Charred Vehicle In Kandiyohi County

Gloria & Willie Scheel, Gregory ScheelPAYNESVILLE, Minn. — A Paynesville man has been charged with killing his grandparents who had taken him into their home. A criminal complaint charges 33-year-old Gregory Scheel with two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of 93-year-old Wilbert Scheel and 80-year-old Gloria Scheel. Their bodies were found in their car along a rural road…