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WILLMAR — The Willmar Noon and Willmar Nite Lions Clubs will jointly sponsor free vision screenings for children at the Kandiyohi County YMCA's Healthy Kids Day from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the YMCA. The screenings are for all children 6 months and older, with the target age 7 and under.
WILLMAR — With sign-ups at 46 percent of the goal, the push is continuing to enlist customers for a broadband project coming to north central Kandiyohi County. Consolidated Telecommunications Co. hopes to start construction of a fiber line this summer that would bring high-speed internet to 1,600 rural homes and businesses.
Pudge was found in Willmar as a stray. She is estimated to be around 1 year old. Her Meet Your Match personality is Executive, a cat who likes to explore her surrounding, have nap time and socialize according to her schedule. She will be most successful in a home that is quiet and calm. After obtaining her trust, expect lots of rubs up against you and purring. She will be most happy hanging out next to you instead of being held. This sweet girl is attentive and affectionate with those she knows.
WILLMAR — Communication technology is changing rapidly but the need to notify the public of emergencies is as urgent as ever. That's why Kandiyohi County Emergency Management is urging people to register for its Citizen Alert System in order to be informed and prepared. The service is free and easy to sign up for, said Kim Lindahl, director of Kandiyohi County Emergency Management, and Ace Bonnema, deputy director.
WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County planned to award the sale Tuesday of $5 million in bonds to help finance a private-sector project to bring high-speed internet to rural portions of the county. But the bond sale has been temporarily put on hold while efforts continue to recruit customers for the service. County officials announced the postponement Tuesday at a meeting of the County Board of Commissioners.
WILLMAR—Kandiyohi County planned to award the sale Tuesday of $5 million in bonds to help finance a private-sector project to bring high-speed internet to rural portions of the county. But the bond sale has been temporarily put on hold while efforts continue to recruit customers for the service. County officials announced the postponement Tuesday at a meeting of the County Board of Commissioners.
WILLMAR — Rice Memorial Hospital stayed in the black last year for the second year in a row, earning a net margin of $1.7 million on $108.2 million in total revenue. Despite ever-tightening reimbursement, the municipal hospital also managed to improve its net position by $2 million last year, ending the year with $36 million in net assets and capital. The annual audit report for 2016 was reviewed Thursday by the finance committee of the hospital board of directors. It is being forwarded to the full board with a recommendation for approval.
WILLMAR — Woodland Centers is in the process of moving into a new and larger location in Montevideo that will allow the community mental health center to better serve the public. With more space, there will be more room for staff and programs and more opportunities for people to receive care closer to home, said Dr. Ashley Kjos, executive director of Woodland Centers. "We've just been growing and expanding there," she said.
APPLETON—Seventh District Congressman Collin Peterson is scheduled to be the guest on the live broadcast "Your Legislators" at 8 p.m. today on Pioneer Public Television. The program also can be viewed via Facebook Live on the Pioneer Public TV Facebook page. Viewers will be able to call 1-800-726-3178, email questions to email@example.com or tweet @YourLegislators during the hour-long program.
WILLMAR — As Willmar Municipal Utilities prepares to pull the plug on its century-old district heating program, Kandiyohi County is moving ahead with conversion plans for heating the county courthouse and the Willmar Public Library. It will likely be another two years before the city quits supplying steam heat to the downtown district for good. But it's in the county's best interests to act now, said Andy Thorson, facilities maintenance manager for the Kandiyohi County buildings in downtown Willmar.