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Sodium is a female 5-month-old Neverland Dwarf/Rex mix. She is a curious little bunny that loves to run around. She enjoys being held and can be quite cuddly. Sodium isn't a fan of other rabbits, so she would rather be by herself and get all your attention. Stop in and meet her and the many other adoptable pets at the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter, 250 28th St. S.W., Willmar. Shelter hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
WILLMAR — The topic was decluttering, and guest speakers Sheila Rohne and Trisha Hubers had plenty of tips and advice to share from their experience as the mother-daughter owners of Clean Slate. Their words weren't lost on the 40-some people attending a recent session of Aging Wisely, a new local initiative to help adults steer through their 60s, 70s and beyond with purpose and confidence.
WILLMAR — This past summer, the Kandiyohi County Traffic and Safety Education Team displayed a crashed vehicle at several prominent intersections around the county and invited the public to take selfies at the site and share them. More than 100 photos were submitted and shared on social media to promote the dangers of speeding, said Stephanie Felt, coordinator of the traffic and safety education team.
MARSHALL - Avera Marshall and Carris Health have signed a letter of intent to integrate the Carris Health clinic and same-day surgery center in Marshall into Avera Marshall. The announcement was made Monday. The two entities have been talking for some time about ways to integrate the delivery of health care services in the community. The letter of intent outlines a number of details to be finalized before the integration can occur. The anticipated completion date is Jan. 1.
Dozer is a 4-year-old Min Pin cross. This loving, affectionate dog is an attention hound once he realizes you are OK. He typically keeps a clean kennel and walks nicely on a leash. For treats and stuffed toys, he will stand up on his hind legs and beg. Dozer is good with most other dogs and cats. Stop in and meet him and the many other adoptable pets at the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter, 250 28th St. S.W., Willmar. Shelter hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
BENSON — A suspect from Benson is facing multiple criminal charges, including three felony counts, stemming from a high-speed chase Saturday night through Swift County that ended with the man being shocked twice with a Taser by the Benson chief of police before being taken into custody.
WILLMAR — Not so long ago, the Kandiyohi County Jail was brand new and state of the art. But after 17 years in operation, it has started to show the first signs of aging, prompting investments in new security and surveillance systems to keep up to date with technology. The County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to a major upgrade of the jail's electronic door lock system, a project estimated to cost $194,000. This coming February the jail will be 18 years old, said Sheriff Dan Hartog.
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Board gave approval Tuesday to a preliminary $78 million budget and $33.8 million net tax levy for next year. Rising operational costs, primarily for staff, are leading to a larger budget and levy increase than taxpayers have seen in recent years. The increase would have been steeper, however, if the County Commissioners had not decided to remove a $200,000 line item allocated to paying back the reserve fund for the cost of joining the PrimeWest Health county-based purchasing system next year.
WILLMAR — Motorists traveling on Minnesota Highway 23 between Willmar and Spicer will encounter alternating lane closures, starting Tuesday and ending in late October, as crews work on a resurfacing project which began Aug. 13 in Spicer. The project includes the resurfacing of Highway 23 from just north of U.S. 71 — "the split" between the two highways — to Kandiyohi County Road 31, where the four-lane switches back to two lanes. Northbound and southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane. Motorists should plan for short delays.
WILLMAR — Motorists who have spent the summer coping with the U.S. Highway 71 detour north of Willmar will have to be patient a little longer — but the end is in sight. The Minnesota Department of Transportation said this week that the $6 million project should be complete by Sept. 12. Final paving work and sign installation are scheduled for next week.