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WILLMAR—Dementia expert Teepa Snow will be in Montevideo and Willmar for three days in September to provide information and training for professionals, family caregivers and the general public. On the first day, Snow will lead an all-day session from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 26 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Montevideo. Topics to be covered include the different forms of dementia and best practices in dementia care and communication.
WILLMAR—As part of their homework for starting a memory cafe in Willmar, Kathy Thonvold and Renita Thonvold visited Arthur's Memory Cafe in Roseville earlier this year. The gathering of people with dementia and their caregivers was social, inspiring and frank. Far from being reticent, people talked openly about the frustrations of living with cognitive and memory loss. When one of the regular members didn't show up that day, everyone noticed. They worried, then mobilized an effort to try to find him.
WILLMAR—With less than a month to go before the merger of Central Community Transit and Meeker Public Transit, work is ongoing behind the scenes to formally bring the two organizations together. The merger, which becomes official Aug. 1, is expected to be seamless for riders. The most visible change they are likely to notice will be the new "Central Community Transit" signs on the Meeker County buses. But for staff and the joint powers board, numerous steps are necessary to formally complete the merger and assure a smooth transition.
WILLMAR—In the quest for better broadband, Kandiyohi County has a new partner—one that could bring internet improvements to underserved areas of the county as early as next year. The County Board of Commissioners signed a letter of intent Tuesday with Consolidated Telecommunications Company of Brainerd.
WILLMAR—When Jared Wosmek posted on Facebook last week that he wanted to hold a walk Saturday to show support for Willmar's Muslim community as it grieved the drowning deaths of two young boys, he wasn't sure what kind of response he would get. "My thought was that if only a few people showed up, that would be great," he said. But the outpouring of support went way beyond anything he imagined.
WILLMAR—They hope they won't have to use it anytime soon. But if a disaster strikes, the Humane Society of Kandiyohi and Meeker Counties is ready to respond to animal needs with its new mobile disaster unit. The new trailer, which was introduced to the public last weekend at the Willmar Fests parade, was acquired through a grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. It brings an additional dimension to the array of resources already in place for responding locally to a disaster, whether tornado, fire or flood.
WILLMAR — There was no big surprise in most of the key findings of a recent statewide business survey on employer health benefits: The cost of providing employee health insurance...
WILLMAR — A contract was awarded Tuesday for the diversion of Peach Creek, setting the stage for another step toward completion of the Grass Lake project. The diversion, to be...
WILLMAR — There’s still more than a month to go before the primary election but Minnesota voters can start voting early today. Absentee ballots for the Aug. 9 primary can...
WILLMAR — An annual report card gives Kandiyohi County high marks on many key indicators of quality of life and quality of public services, from highway snow removal to election...