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Friends and colleagues attending the funeral for Blomkest firefighter Ryan Leif Erickson remembered him as a man who always “showed up” where he was needed. Erickson's funeral was Friday in Willmar.
The funeral for Ryan Leif Erickson is scheduled for Friday, May 20. He was killed May 12 on duty, en route to his storm spotter role.
Ryan Leif Erickson, 63, had been a Blomkest volunteer firefighter since the age of 18. He died in the line of duty Thursday when a large grain bin was blown over by the high winds and fell on him as he was preparing to leave his farm to monitor storms.
Emergency responders discovered a deceased man under a collapsed grain bin just before 7 p.m. Thursday in Kandiyohi County.
WILLMAR, Minn. — A 2-year-old girl was killed and a 23-year-old woman seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash Thursday night, Oct. 8, south of Willmar.
BLOMKEST, Minn. - John Schlegel was an easy-going, funny, open and giving man, one with a huge heart who always wanted to help others, even joining the U.S. Army to do so. He also suffered and battled against an opioid addiction, something he tri...

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BLOMKEST, Minn. - When the Damhof family retired from the dairy business here after 50 years of milking cows earlier this year, they didn't retire from raising livestock completely. Today, instead of Holstein dairy cows filling the barns, there a...

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