Redwood County Sheriff’s Office
• Received a hunting accident report at the Lamberton State Wildlife Management Area, near Jade Avenue and 140th Street at 11:14 a.m. Saturday. Investigators found that one hunter, a male, shot a pheasant located between the shooter and another hunter and accidentally wounded the other hunter in the arm and head.
The other hunter was transported to the Springfield hospital with non-life threatening injuries. It was determined that the hunter that fired the shot tried to lift his gun to shoot the pheasant while taking the safety off, and accidentally shot the other hunter.
Assisting agencies included the Redwood County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota State Patrol, Lamberton and North Memorial Ambulance and Air Care and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
The Redwood County Sheriff’s Office and DNR would like to remind hunters to use extreme caution while hunting and always be aware where all hunters from their party are located.
• Received a 911 call at 3:24 p.m. Friday about a structure fire at Schweiss Bi-Fold Doors, in the 72000 block of 470th Street, Martinsburg Township, rural Hector. A preliminary investigation revealed a fire in a robotic welding shop wall believed to have started after a large, exterior gutter was welded to the building the previous day.
It was believed the wall and ceiling insulation began to smolder and later caught fire due to heat caused from welding the gutter to the building. A damage estimate was not yet determined. No one was injured in the fire.
Assisting agencies included Fairfax and Hector Fire Departments, Fairfax Ambulance Service and the Renville County Sheriff’s Office.
Sleepy Eye Police
• Police responded to a noise complaint at 301 5th Ave. S.E. at 3:38 a.m. Saturday and arrested a suspect with an arrest warrant. The age and hometown of the suspect was not available.
New Ulm Police
• Received a Harassment Restraining Order violation call at 1021 Washington St. N. at 4:12 p.m. A suspect reportedly drove past a victim’s residence twice recently after they got a Harassment Restraining Order in court. A report will be sent to the New Ulm City Attorney’s Office for charge consideration.