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Anderson joins North American State Bank

WILLMAR -- North American State Bank announces Randy Anderson has joined the banking team and will work in the bank's Willmar office as senior business and ag banker. He brings more than 17 years of agriculture and business lending experience to North American.

Anderson received his degree in animal science and animal physiology from the University of Minnesota, and worked as a consumer, agricultural, and commercial lender in Elrosa, Morris and Starbuck. Most recently, Anderson managed the Prairie Lakes Co-op in Elrosa.

Anderson and his family live on his family's multi-generational farm south of Starbuck.

Amy Post new at Bellezza Salon

WILLMAR -- Amy Post, formerly of Fairwinds Salon/Day Spa, has joined Bellezza Salon and Spa, 101 Lake Ave. N., in Spicer. She has 18 years of experience in the hair industry and six years in the massage industry. She will offer haircuts, manicures, pedicures, facials and massages. Post and her husband, Darren, live in Raymond with their two children.

New regional coordinator for prevention named

GRANITE FALLS -- Amber Tisue has been named the new Region 5 prevention coordinator for alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

Her position, one of seven in Minnesota, is funded through a five-year federal block grant that was recently renewed and will run through June 30, 2015.

The regional prevention coordinators work with counties as part of a statewide effort to prevent the misuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

Region 5, the area to which Tisue is assigned, consists of 27 counties in southern and southwestern Minnesota, including Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Meeker, Redwood, Renville, Swift and Yellow Medicine counties. Among the services she provides are training, technical assistance, support, resource materials and ideas, community assessment, data collection and interpretation, coalition-building and training, community mobilization, evaluation, sustainability planning and strategic planning.

Tisue is based at Project Turnabout in Granite Falls. She received a bachelor's degree in justice administration from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. She brings past experience working with driving while impaired courts and the probation system in Crow Wing County.

For more information or to utilize prevention services available to the community, contact Tisue at 800-862-1453 or atisue@


Custom Roto Mold Inc. of Benson, a manufacturer of rotational molded products, has become certified to the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems standards and guidelines. The certification signifies the company manufactures to an identified level of quality standard recognized and accepted worldwide. "Becoming registered to the ISO 9001:2008 standard is the result of a concentrated year-long effort on behalf of the management and staff at CRM," stated Corey Claussen, vice president. "For several years, our company has been focused on improving quality overall. This certification represents a milestone achievement as a result of these efforts, which will continue forward.'' The registration recognizes CRM's policies, processes and procedures ensure consistent quality in the services and products CRM provides to their existing and potential new customers. With the registration, customers can be confident that CRM is dedicated to maintaining the highest effectiveness and responsiveness in achieving total customer satisfaction. CRM, Inc. is a rotational molder of custom engineered products.


Kandi Roofing Co. Inc. of Pennock was recently named a 2010 Firestone Partner in Quality by Firestone Building Products Company, LLC, for demonstrating excellence in commercial roofing installations over the past year. Kandi Roofing was among 159 companies throughout North America to receive the award. The award is presented only to contractors who installed a minimum of four warranted Firestone roofs in each of the past five years, maintained at least one million square feet of Firestone roofs under warranty, and achieved an annual Quality Incidence Rating of 2.0 or less. The rating measures each contractor's quality performance based on warranty repair incidences per million square feet under warranty.

City of Willmar Building Permits

June 14 to 18, 2010

Energy Concepts, 1600 Lower Trentwood Circle N.E., finish off existing garage for temporary office, $3,000.

Brant Mateski, 600 13th St. S.W., construct 24-foot by 24-foot detached garage, $21,508.

Ken Ohl, 1809 Fourth St. N.E., new home and garage, $420,528.

Mary Irlbeck, 1016 Third St. S.W., residential reroof, $3,000.

Janet Thortsen, 1813 Lower Trentwood Circle N.E., new home and garage, $167,049.

Bob Wanner, 705 Irene Ave. S.E., residential reside, $5,000.

Tim Johnson, 1417 16th St. S.W., residential deck, $1,800.

Dave Mikkelson, 2480 Highway 12 E., construct 4,400-square-foot post frame commercial building, $222,023.

Don Nelson, 824 Pleasantview Dr. S.E., construct 3-season sunroom, $20,000.

Larry Gates, 2100 Eighth St. S.W., residential reroof, $5,630.

All information is from the City of Willmar Building Inspection Report. The value of the project is rounded to the nearest dollar. Building removals have no dollar value.