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Krogstad hired as Bethesda's wellness director

WILLMAR -- Tiffany Krogstad has been hired as the new wellness director and dietitian at Bethesda in Willmar. She will oversee community wellness programs offered to those age 55 and older in the Willmar area.


Krogstad, a Willmar native, has a bachelor's in food, nutrition, dietetics and exercise science from Concordia College in Moorhead. She lives in Willmar with her husband.

$79M available for infrastructure

ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and Minnesota Department of Transportation are making $79 million available to cities for highway improvements and public infrastructure projects that support economic development, safety and mobility.

The agencies are making $39 million available to improve roads, create jobs and encourage economic development and are making $40 million available to improve safety and mobility through new or improved interchange projects.

All units of government in Minnesota are eligible for funding.

Project applications are due Dec. 10. Selected projects will be announced in late December.

The funding will be explained at three informational sessions including a session from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 28 at the Little Falls Initiative Foundation, 405 First St. S.E.

Those planning to attend should reserve a spot by sending an e-mail to

Application forms and other details are available online at http://tinyurl. com/ PositivelyMinnesota TED.


The Southwest Initiative Foundation and the Minnesota Small Business Development Centers will sponsor a free business t ax program from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission office, Centre Place, Suite 100, 333 Litchfield Ave. S.W.

The presenter will be Joel Gratz, CPA, of Christianson and Associates of Willmar.

The program is free to business owners.

Chamber Connection AM

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.


Friday -- Edward Jones-Doug Kveene (10th anniversary), 1415 First St. S., Suite 7.

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


5 -- Bremer Bank, 500 Willmar Ave. S.E.

12 -- Green Lake Lutheran Ministries, 9916 Lake Ave. S., Spicer.

19 -- Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing, 331 Third St. S.W.

26 -- No Connection - Thanksgiving.

City of Willmar Building Permits

Oct. 1-8, 2010

Julia A. Gonzalez, 3201 First Ave. N.W., new home and garage, $113,796.

United FCS, 4401 Highway 71 S., construct 20,520-square-foot office building, $2,912,582.

Sharon Fox, 421 Litchfield Ave. S.E., residential reroof and reside, $15,000.

Dave and Trudy Jones, 508 25th St. S.E., residential garage addition, $14,000.

Timothy Manz, 224 Benson Ave. S.E., commercial reroof, $3,000.

Larry Meyer, 1209 16th St. S.W., residential reroof, $8,999.

Dick Jensen, 1309 11th St. S.E., residential reroof, $5,400.

L&J Antiques, 614 Benson Ave. S.W., reroof commercial building, $6,085.

Joann Olson, 609 24th Ave. S.W., residential deck, $1,000.

Anna Tensen, 1236 Ramblewood Ave. S.W., residential reroof, $1,500.

Virgil Carlson, 701 10th St. S.W., residential reroof, $6,100.

Wesley Martinson, 1612 Eighth St. S.W., residential reroof and reside, $20,000.

Jeff Bleess, 1801 First St. S., commercial roof repair, $5,700.

Tom and Cindy Linden, 2209 Fifth Ave. S.E., residential reroof, $7,000.

Bertha Garcia, 709 Lakeland Dr. S.E., residential reside, install new windows and doors, $17,800.

Craig Fladeboe, 420 Becker Ave. S.E., residential reside, window and door, $29,500.

Francisco and Erica Galvan, 2304 Williams Parkway S.W., residential reroof, $3,500.

Rice Memorial Hospital, 301 Becker Ave. S.W., reroof Trott Avenue entrance, $11,677.

Gretchen Quisberg, 513 Sixth St. S.W., residential reroof, $1,400.

Alejandro Vargas, 400 20th St. N.W., residential reroof (patch work), $300.

Kvam Implement, 1515 Highway 12 W., reroof warehouse, $15,555.

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.