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Estes is a border collie and German shepherd mix dog that arrived from a rescue group. This 7-month-old female knows some of the basic commands and is good with most other dogs. If you are looking for an affectionate four-legged friend that will likely be right by your side, Ester is it. Her ideal day would consist of some outside time, playing with toys, getting petted, and then treats. Estes is eager to learn and a quick study.
WILLMAR — A pilot project to operate a county-sponsored decontamination site will continue this year in Kandiyohi County's ongoing battle to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. The County Board of Commissioners approved a new one-year contract Tuesday with 4 Seasons Lawn and Beach Services of Spicer to provide the free service again this summer. County officials said they hope the public will take advantage of it.
WILLMAR — Calvary Lutheran Church has purchased the Bethesda Heritage property, with plans to use it for future development. The building and grounds went up for sale last year when Bethesda completed construction of new skilled-care beds at its Pleasant View campus. Residents and staff from Bethesda Heritage moved to their new location on Willmar Avenue, now known as Bethesda Grand, in September.
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the board room at the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services Building. On the agenda are action on a contract with 4 Seasons Lawn and Beach Services to operate an aquatic invasive species decontamination site and consideration of a lease with Rice Memorial Hospital for Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad space. The board also will have discussion on a ditch levy proposal for 2017.
WILLMAR — Local leaders greeted the announcement of broadband grant funds Wednesday with enthusiasm, calling it good news for rural Kandiyohi County. Two projects in Kandiyohi County made the list of recipients of border-to-border technology infrastructure development grants, announced Wednesday by state officials. Consolidated Telecommunications Co. will receive $4.94 million to improve high-speed internet services in a rural neighborhood that includes the New London, Spicer and Willmar areas. The grant was the largest to be awarded.
The first few days of life for Blaze, Cassian and Jyn were a challenge that these three kittens conquered. At about the age of 2 days, they were separated from their mom and came to the shelter cold to the touch. After reuniting with mom, getting warmed up and feeding, they have continued to thrive.
WILLMAR — A new overpass that takes Kandiyohi County Road 5 across Minnesota Highway 23 will begin taking shape next week with the setting of the beams for the bridge. The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced this week that the beams will be set the week of Jan. 16, weather permitting. Motorists should expect traffic delays while the beams are put in place. Traffic will not be allowed through the worksite in both directions for approximately 15 minutes, according to MnDOT.
WILLMAR—Beams for the Kandiyohi County Road 5 bridge overpass at Minnesota Highway 23 are scheduled to be set the week of Jan. 16. Traffic will be held in each direction while the beams are set. The approximate hold time will be 15 minutes. The Highway 23/Kandiyohi County Road 5 project is an effort to improve safety at the intersection of Highway 23 and Kandiyohi County 5. This location has experienced a higher than expected crash rate, making it a sustained crash location. The approximate construction cost is $3 million.
WILLMAR—The Kandiyohi County Public Works Department reminds the public that it is unlawful to deposit snow on or next to a public highway or street. Improperly placing snow on or near a public road creates hazards including slippery areas, drifting, sight obstructions, unsafe access and drainage problems. According to Minnesota statute, obstructing a highway or depositing snow or ice on a highway is a misdemeanor and can result in a fine. The only exception is for utilities, highway departments and their employees and contractors.
WILLMAR — If you covet a week in July for your annual camping trip to one of the Kandiyohi County parks, get your laptop ready. Reservations open Saturday for the 2017 season — and for the first time campers will have the option of registering online. County officials hope the new system will be welcomed by customers. Until now, Kandiyohi County was one of only two counties in Minnesota where online reservations at county-owned campgrounds were not available, said Larry Kleindl, county administrator. "We'd like to change that," he said.