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Kandi cupboard planning to host loca producers

WILLMAR -- Kandi Cupboard Food Co-op is inviting the public to visit with local producers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 26 who provide food products to the cupboard in downtown Willmar. The co-op is hosting the event to promote eating locally grown and healthful produce and meat.

"By eating local, such as fresh produce and meats, we keep our area's economy strong by way of supporting our farmers and other producers,'' said Jan Dworshak of Kandi Cupboard.

Participating producers will be Larson's Honey of Sunburg, Elroy Rogers of Marshall with clover honey, J&L Bison of Willmar, Lundstrom's Vegetables & Farm of Lake Lillian, Pastures-A-Plenty of Kerkhoven, and Morning Star Farms of Cokato.

Forum to focus on job services for disabled

WILLMAR -- A public forum on Sept. 23 in Willmar will focus on how government and nonprofit agencies can align employment services for working-age Minnesotans who have significant disabilities.

The forum will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services Building and will be sponsored by the Minnesota State Rehabilitation Council and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

From 9:30 to 11 a.m., panelists will discuss connections among state programs, services provided through county health and human services offices, private nonprofit rehabilitation providers, and others that provide employment services for the disabled.

Among the five panelists will be Charlie Oakes of West Central Industries of Willmar and Tamraa Goldenstein of Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services.

Public comments will be taken from 11 a.m. to noon and in the afternoon until 3 p.m.

Olde Country Winery moves

ATWATER -- Olde Country Winery of Lake Lillian has moved to Lake Elizabeth Township, south of Atwater.

Irv Moen of Olde Country Winery said the decision to move the winery was made due to unaffordable operating costs of the building.

"We tried to add Butanol, to help cover the costs of the building, but received no support,'' said Moen. "We loved our winery in Lake Lillian and all the people. Thanks to all for the calls of support and it makes you feel good to know people enjoy the fruits of our labor.''

Moen said he is happy with the move and has an excellent plan for future guests.

Glacial Plains Co-op announces record patronage

MURDOCK -- Glacial Plains Cooperative in Murdock, a locally-owned grain and farm supply cooperative, announces $4.8 million in record patronage for the year ending June 30, 2009. The board of directors has authorized 75 percent of that dividend be paid out in $3.6 million in cash and the balance issued as member equity.

Checks will be issued and mailed in September.

Patronage payout is based on company profitability and categorized by business area. Approximate 2009 payouts are:

- Soybeans at 15 cents per bushel.

- Corn at 10 cents per bushel.

- Small grains at 20 cents per bushel.

- Grain services (storage, drying, etc.) at 53 percent of dollars spent.

- Feed at 7 percent of dollars spent.

- Agronomy at 5 percent of dollars spent.

- Petroleum at 5 cents per gallon.

- LP at 11 cents per gallon.

- Shop services at 12 percent of dollars spent.

CDS names Rislov senior accountant

WILLMAR -- Jeff Rislov has been promoted to senior accountant at Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing, PLLP, in Willmar. He specializes in tax preparation and consulting, farm taxation and international tax. He joined the company in 2005.

Rislov is a graduate of the University of North Dakota with a bachelor of accountancy degree.

He earned his CPA designation in the fall of 2008 from the Minnesota State Board of Accountancy and is current with his CPE requirements.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants.

He is a member of the Willmar Jaycees, and participates in the Men's Softball League and the Willmar Area Adult Hockey Association.

Rislov and his wife, Ann, and their daughter live in Willmar.

Chamber Connection AM

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.


Friday -- Project Turnabout, 130 Willmar Ave. S.E.

25 -- Rice Health Foundation, 301 Becker Ave. S.W.


2 -- North American State Bank, 2800 First St. S.

9 -- YMCA, 1000 Lakeland Dr. S.E.

23 -- Nelson Chiropractic & Rehab Center, 515 19th Ave. S.W.

30 -- UPS Store, 1605 First St. S., FS-3


6 -- Unicel, 1415 First St. S., Suite 6

13 -- Crown Floral, 902 First St. S.

20 -- Bollig Inc. & Anez Consulting, 1700 Technology Dr. N.E.

Chamber Connection PM

5 - 7 p.m.


22 -- CDI open house, 502 Second St. S.W. (hosted by CDI, Family Practice, Janning ENT & Allergy & Asthma Clinic)