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WILLMAR — The dogs at Hawk Creek Animal Shelter remain under quarantine after a case of canine influenza was confirmed in one of them earlier this month. But no new cases of dog flu have been confirmed since then, and the animals who were sick are recovering, said Bobbie Bauman, director of operations for the shelter. "The dogs are starting to feel better," she said. No new illness has been seen since the beginning of this week, Bauman said.
WILLMAR — The long-term future of the Eagle Lake sewer system was on the table Tuesday as the three entities involved — the Willmar City Council, the Kandiyohi County Board and the Eagle Lake Sewer Commission — debated the options. One of those options is for a new agreement between the city and the county to continue operating the system under similar terms as before. Alternatively, the city could assume complete ownership of the system. It will likely be at least a few months before any decisions are made.
WILLMAR — Customer signups for a broadband project in north central Kandiyohi County appear to have reached the goal. It may still be a few more days, however, until Kandiyohi County officials learn whether the project is officially moving ahead. The county is partnering with Consolidated Telecommunications Co. of Brainerd to bring high-speed internet to approximately 1,600 households, businesses and institutions in the north central part of the county.
BLOOMINGTON — Area clinics are among nearly 250 medical groups across the state that have been recognized by the Minnesota Bridges to Excellence program for optimal care of patients with chronic conditions. The program rewards clinics that demonstrate a commitment to improving care for patients with diabetes, cardiovascular disease and depression, three conditions that are the primary drivers of health care costs in Minnesota.
WILLMAR—It was hard for Roland and Shirley Bosch to leave the farm near Atwater that had been their home for decades. But with a move six months ago to Compassionate Cottage II in Willmar, they've landed in a good place where they can age safely and with the level of care they need. "It's a wonderful place to be," said Shirley Bosch.
WILLMAR—An open house on options for two intersections on the southwest edge of Willmar will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the multi-purpose room at the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services Building. Information will be presented on design options for Kandiyohi County Road 5 intersections at County Road 15 and Minnesota Highway 23. The public will have an opportunity to provide feedback to the study team, share concerns and speak one-on-one with agency representatives.
WILLMAR—The future of broadband services for rural north central Kandiyohi County is riding on a final handful of customer signups. The deadline was Friday for eligible customers to register for the service being developed by Consolidated Telecommunications Company of Brainerd. The company needs 810 signups to start construction of the fiber line. As of late Friday afternoon, the project was 18 customers short of the goal.
Bamboo is an 8-year-old female who came to the shelter as a stray from Willmar. She has a medical condition called hyperthyroidism which will require daily medication. This special girl has a gentle personality and is fine with being held in the crook of your arm, like a human infant, by those she knows and trusts. After some pets on the head, Bamboo will likely flop to the ground asking for more affection. Expect her to purr and crawl onto your lap when you return from being away from her.
WILLMAR—The Kandiyohi County Board will decide next month whether to hold a hearing on imposing a local sales tax to help fund transportation projects. If it's adopted, a half-cent tax would generate $2.7 million a year that could be used to address some of the county's most pressing needs for road improvements. First, however, it'll be important to hear from the public, especially since the county can impose the tax without a referendum, the commissioners said during discussion Tuesday. "I want the public to express themselves," said Rollie Nissen.
WILLMAR—Kandiyohi County officials issued an 11th-hour appeal Tuesday to potential broadband customers in the rural northern portion of the county: If you want the service, sign up and pay your deposit now, otherwise Consolidated Telecommunication Company will be forced to scrap the project. The deadline is Friday for homeowners and businesses in the proposed service area. As of Tuesday, customer commitments were just under the goal, said Connie Schmoll, business development specialist for the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission.