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Warner relocates

to Strehlow office

WILLMAR -- Casey Warner, a representative with AFLAC, has relocated and is now affiliated with Insurance by Strehlow, 716 First St. S. in Willmar.

Warner said AFLAC is different from health insurance. It is insurance for daily living.

Warner was raised in Willmar, is a 2002 Willmar Senior High School graduate and is a 2009 graduate of the sales and marketing program at Ridgewater College. Warner said he works with small and large businesses to enhance employee benefits.

Berg joins Bellezza Salon

WILLMAR -- Jessalyn Berg has joined Bellezza Salon and Spa of Willmar.

She graduated from New London-Spicer High School in 2003 and attended the Model College of Hair Design where she obtained a cosmetology license.

She has more than seven years of experience in all areas including hair, skin and nail services. At Bellezza, she will be providing all hair services, manicures, pedicures, facial and body waxing.


Julene Bredeson, instructor in the medical assistant program at Ridgewater College, has been named by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Board of Trustees as one of 33 outstanding educators in the system. Bredeson will be honored along with the other award winners at a special board luncheon and awards ceremony April 20 in St. Paul.

Nominations were made by students, faculty peers or staff, and were evaluated by a campus review committee before being submitted to the senior vice chancellor by Dr. Douglas Allen, president of Ridgewater College.

The program evaluates each nominee in the areas of teaching strategies and materials, content expertise and professional growth, service to students, profession, institution, and system, and assessment of student learning and performance.

At the system level, a committee used detailed criteria in assessing outstanding educator portfolios and will make final recommendation of four educators of the year recipients.

Going places

Dennis Peterson, Kandiyohi County commissioner, attended the 2011 National Association of Workforce Boards Forum held Feb. 5 to 9 in Washington, D.C. Peterson is chair of the Central Minnesota Joint Powers Board of Commissioners and serves on the Central Minnesota Workforce Investment Board. The State Joint Powers Board and the Central Minnesota Investment Board are responsible for the policy guidance and oversight of all job training and job placement activities in Kandiyohi, Renville, Meeker, McLeod, Sherburne, Wright, Mille Lacs, Isanti, Chisago, Kanabec and Pine counties. As commissioner, Peterson serves on the Central Minnesota Executive Committee, the Workforce Development Committee and chairs the Central Minnesota Jobs and Training Services, Inc.

City of Willmar Building Permits

March 1 to 31, 2011

Nyberg Apartments, 1709 Fifth St. S.W., reroof apartment complex, $18,990.

Kandi Mall LLC, Chen Gardens, 1605 First St. S., remodel tenant space for new restaurant, $120,000.

Roger Braun, 701 25th Ave. S.W., interior drain tile and basket and pump, $2,422.

Mark Farnam, 409 19th Ave. S.W., remodel for new tenant, $105,000.

Ali Durbi, 806 Third St. S.W., residential reroof, $1,600.

Erik Frederickson, 920 Second St. S.E., install beam in basement, $500.

Heritage Square, 320 Fourth St. S.W., commercial reroof, $47,082.

Fufa Hundera Birra, 2004 20th Ave. S.W., residential re-side, $3,500.

Dean Klundt, 3000 Second Ave. N.W., basement family room, $4,200.

Bill Lenstra, 1504 Sixth St. S.W., install 140 feet of interior drainage system, $5,600.

Bev Hartzburg, 724 Eighth St. N.W., install 66 feet of interior drainage system, $3,300.

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.