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Altamira was found abandoned with another dog, cat and multiple goldfish on a rental property. This senior rat terrier is energetic and affectionate. She is able to keep track of the whereabouts and tasks of multiple people. Expect her to zoom by you for a quick kiss before she checks on someone or something else. If you are feeling needy, one friendly look and she will be at your side to check on you. Altamira is a joy to have in your life and would make a great companion.
WILLMAR—Kandiyohi County officials have identified eight projects, totaling nearly $26 million, as candidates for funding via a local option sales tax under consideration by the County Board. During a work session Tuesday, the County Board of Commissioners also went through an in-depth analysis of the county's long-term transportation needs, funding sources and options for filling an unfunded gap.
BENSON—A 27-year-old man pleaded guilty Monday to criminal sexual conduct in the second degree. Nathan Lee Wersinger, of Pennock, also faced one felony count of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a minor, but that charge was dismissed as part of a plea agreement reached in conference Monday in Swift County District Court. Sentencing is Nov. 14.
WILLMAR — Ideas for improving local health will be explored at a series of upcoming meetings hosted by a Willmar initiative to reduce health inequities. Organizers seek to create an "idea fund" to spur new and innovative projects that will lead to fewer barriers and more opportunities for promoting better health across the community. "We welcome all thoughts and all comments. We know that health really is created in communities," said Wendy Foley, project manager with the Healthy Together initiative.
WILLMAR — When the founders of Vinje Lutheran Church organized as a congregation Sept. 17, 1867, the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 and the Civil War were still vivid national memories. Minnesota had been a state for less than 10 years. Willmar hadn't yet been incorporated as a village, let alone a city. Under the theme of "Following Faithful Footsteps," Vinje celebrates its 150th anniversary Sunday. The milestone makes it one of the longest-standing Lutheran congregations in Kandiyohi County.
Proposed details of the Affiliated Community Medical Centers and Rice Memorial Hospital agreement with CentraCare Health: • ACMC and Rice will become part of a new nonprofit entity that will function as a subsidiary of CentraCare Health. The entity includes the entire Rice organization, all ACMC locations and the Willmar Medical Services joint venture between Rice and ACMC.
WILLMAR — Construction will start soon on the long-awaited replacement of a bridge in southeastern Kandiyohi County. A contract was awarded this week to Quam Construction of Willmar for the project on Kandiyohi County Road 134 north of Lake Lillian. Quam's bid of $235,720.25 was the lowest one submitted and fell 2.4 percent below initial estimates. The deteriorating bridge has been on the county's priority list for replacement for some years now. Because of its condition, it is currently restricted to lower-weight vehicles.
For more information To schedule a dementia awareness training, contact Jody Loseth, lead educator for the West Central Dementia Awareness Network, at 320-444-8027 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Four types of curriculum are available: "Know the 10 Signs," Dementia basics, Dementia Friendly @ Work and Dementia Friends. The West Central Dementia Awareness Network also will host a monthly series of education sessions from September through December at the Willmar Public Library.
WILLMAR — Staff at the Willmar Public Library are used to working with all types of customers, but when an opportunity arose this past year to offer training about dementia, library director John Baken said yes. "We do have a lot of elderly patrons and I thought that the staff would certainly benefit," he said. It proved to be a good investment. Besides learning more about the disease itself, it helped promote understanding, Baken said. "It enabled the staff to probably be a little more patient," he said. "It was really worthwhile."
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Board adopted a preliminary net property tax levy Tuesday of $32,308,783 for next year — a 1.48 percent increase over this year's levy. The board's action completes a key step in the development of the annual budget, a process that Larry Kleindl, county administrator, reminded the commissioners is always ongoing. "The budget process never ends," he said Tuesday.