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DELANO, MN – The Delano City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 6, will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, at Delano City Hall, due to the precinct caucuses.
WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – There will be a new sheriff in town, actually throughout Wright County, come Jan. 8, 2019, as Wright County Sheriff Joe Hagerty has announced he will not seek re-election, opting to retire after 33 years of service, including eight years as sheriff.
“I am going to pull the pin,” Hagerty said.
It is not a decision he has taken lightly.
“I’ve been struggling with this for quite a while, since September or October,” he said. ” . . . I know it’s a four-year commitment. I know I’ve got plenty of gas in the tank to go three or four years. I just wanted to make sure I left when I still really loved what I do.”
See more in the Feb. 9 edition of the Delano Herald Journal.
CROZET, VA – US Rep. Tom Emmer, of Delano, and his wife, Jacquie, were uninjured Wednesday when the Amtrak train they were riding collided with a garbage truck, killing one and injuring at least two others in the truck.
“Jacquie and I are both aboard the train. We are both OK,” Emmer tweeted. “Thank you to those who have reached out. Praying for all.”
According to multiple media reports, the chartered train was carrying dozens of Republican members of Congress to a strategy retreat when the crash occurred around 11:20 a.m.
Fellow Minnesotans, Rep. Jason Lewis and Rep. Erik Paulsen, were also onboard.
Lewis was transported to an area hospital and treated for a concussion.
His staff tweeted Wednesday afternoon that he had been discharged from the hospital and was en route to the retreat, where he hoped to participate as much as he was able.
Paulsen tweeted that he was OK, and that some on the train suffered minor injuries, but others involved suffered more serious injuries.
The cause of the crash is under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board.
The crossing where the crash occurred was reportedly protected by crossing arms, flashing lights, bells, and warning signs.
WINSTED TOWNSHIP, MN – A Delano man was injured in a crash on Highway 7 around 6:33 a.m. Wednesday.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2007 Freightliner driven by Alexander Neal Jesme, 27, of St. Paul Park, was northbound on Babcock Avenue attempting to go across Highway 7.
A 2007 Jeep Compass driven by Jordan Jon Weeks, 21, of Delano, was westbound on Highway 7. the Freightliner and Jeep collided at the intersection. The vehicles then collided with a 2014 Kia Rio, driven by Jeffrey Paul Johnson, 31, of Buffalo, which was stopped facing southbound on Babcock Avenue.
Lester Prairie Fire and Ridgeview Ambulance assisted on scene.
According to the state patrol, Weeks was transported to Ridgeview Medical Center with noncritical injuries.