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OLIVIA

Inclement weather proceeded throughout much of the day, with an expected 6 to 10 inches of snowfall from the storm being expected by the time the storm started tapering off in Kandiyohi County on Friday evening.
The Blue Earth County Attorney's Office recommends no charges be filed against an Olivia police officer who shot and killed a man during an early morning encounter July 4 in Olivia.
Rebecca Anne Pieper, 40, of Louisville Township, has been a full-time police officer for the Olivia Police Department since July 6, 2021. She is accused of sending obscene packages to people involved in a child custody case.
According to a crash report, Mayran Isse Jama, 75, of Willmar, was transported to Olivia Hospital and Clinic but her injury is listed as fatal.

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The Renville County Board of Commissioners will discuss whether or not to pursue an appeal to the state's high court in a closed session at its meeting next Tuesday.
Family and friends of Ricardo Torres Jr., many wearing white shirts that read “Justice for Ricky Torres,” lit candles, reminisced and mourned their friend Wednesday night in Olivia, Minn.
The man fatally shot by an Olivia police officer early Sunday morning has been indentified as Ricardo Torres Jr., 32. The agency also identified the officer who discharged his firearm as Aaron Clouse.
A news release states the person who was killed confronted the police officer in an alley around 2:20 a.m.
Nicholas William Steffel, 27, has been summoned to court on six gross misdemeanor charges of interference with privacy after law enforcement found six videos of women he allegedly filmed in the nude through a window in the shower of his farm, according to the criminal complaint.
What is believed to be a wolf was sighted roaming farm country Tuesday in Renville County.

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A Redwood Falls, Minn., man is facing an attempted murder charge and assault charges following stabbings that left one man with a collapsed lung. The man is in custody at the Renville County Jail.
An avid angler who grew up in Otter Tail County, Tom Kalahar started his career in conservation in Renville County 42 years ago. He intended to stay no more than a year, until he discovered the Minnesota River. He showed us why he stayed.
A 59-year-old Redwood Falls woman died when the van she was driving collided with a semi Wednesday afternoon on Renville County Road 1 south of Danube.

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