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Body recovered from Crow River

MARYSVILLE TOWNSHIP, MN —  Around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wright County deputies responded to a report of a vehicle in the Crow River near the 2500 block of Wight County Road 12 S in Marysville Township.

The vehicle matches the description of Tanisha Maehling, a 39-year-old Monticello woman who was last seen Saturday evening in the Montrose area, according to the sheriff’s office.

A body was later recovered from the vehicle. An official identification has not yet been made by the medical examiner.

More updates will be provided as they become available.

WHPSD investigating flyers

INDEPENDENCE AND MAPLE PLAIN, MN – West Hennepin Public Safety Department is warning residents about a likely scam.

The department is aware of flyers placed in residents paper deliver boxes Sunday night that claim to help residents save 50 percent on electric bills if residents send them $250 dollars via PayPal.

WHPSD recommends not sending any money or financial information to anyone or any organization without first validating and researching the person or company.

WHPSD is currently investigating the information that has been disseminated.

Trailblazer Transit survey underway now

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – Wright County residents can provide their input on the Trailblazer Transit system with an online survey. Trailblazer seeks input on any improvements to service, the current service area, and how transit service in Sibley, McLeod and Wright Counties could look in the future. The data will be used to develop a five-year plan to help guide the organization through 2025. The online survey is available here until Dec. 21.

None seriously injured in Highway 12 crash

The occupant of this vehicle was not seriously injured in a crash on Highway 12 at the intersection with Hennepin County Road 90 Tuesday.

The occupant of this vehicle was not seriously injured in a crash on Highway 12 at the intersection with Hennepin County Road 90 Tuesday.

INDEPENDENCE, MN – Three individuals involved in a Tuesday evening crash escaped serious injury, despite one vehicle rolling onto its roof.

According to West Hennepin Public Safety Department, a vehicle driven by Anita Williams, 67, of Zimmerman was southbound on Hennepin County Road 90 when she began to cross Highway 12. As she crossed, her vehicle was struck by an eastbound vehicle driven by Shawna Erlandson, 48, of Hastings.

Williams told officers she had stopped at the stop sign and was unsure how she did not see the other vehicle.

Erlandson said she braked to avoid the crash, but was unable to do so.

Williams was treated for minor injuries, but was not transported to the hospital.

Erlandson was unsure if she was injured, was evaluated by North Memorial paramedics, and released.

A passenger in Erlandson’s vehicle, 54-year-old Kevin Christoffers, of Atwater, suffered minor injuries to his head and one of his hands from the crash. Paramedics from North Memorial and the Maple Plain Fire Department evaluated Christoffers, who was not transported to the hospital.

Following the investigation into the crash, Williams was issued a citation for failure to yield at an intersection.

WHPSD Chief Gary Kroells expressed relief that the results of the crash were not worse, and looked ahead to improvements that could prevent such crashes in the future.

“We were fortunate nobody was killed today at this dangerous intersection on Highway 12,” Kroells said. “In 2021, this intersection will be reconstructed by MnDOT, which will dramatically improve traffic safety of drivers on Highway 12, and those who need to cross it. Until this intersection is reconstructed, all drivers need to pay attention on Highway 12, and beware of traffic rules and regulations so these types of crashes can be avoided.”

In addition to the MPFD and North Memorial, Orono and Medina police departments also assisted at the scene.

Fire destroys garage in Franklin Township

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, MN – This garage at 3416 58th St. SE was destroyed by a fire Friday morning. The fire was first reported at 8:14 a.m. It was contained to the garage. More information will appear in the Nov. 23 edition of the Delano Herald Journal.

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, MN – This garage at 3416 58th St. SE was destroyed by a fire Friday morning. The fire was first reported at 8:14 a.m. It was contained to the garage. More information will appear in the Nov. 23 edition of the Delano Herald Journal.

Loretto woman involved in crash with pedestrian

BUFFALO, MN – A Buffalo man suffered non-life-threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle driven by a Loretto woman Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, at 3:31 p.m., a 2016 Ford F150 driven by Dawn Jenson, 58, of Loretto, was attempting to make a lefthand turn from Highway 55 onto Second Street when Jacob Daniels, 29, of Buffalo, attempted to cross Highway 55 and was struck.

Daniels was transported to North Memorial Hospital by North Memorial Air Care.

Jenson was not injured.

Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, according to the State Patrol.

Buffalo Police Department and Allina Ambulance assisted at the scene.