THERE IS AN IF YOU GO UNDER 080616.N.WCT.FAIRIFYOUGO WILLMAR—As summer continues to fly by, people all over the area are gearing up to cap off the summer with one of the the county's biggest events, the Kandiyohi County Fair. With only a few days left to prepare, staff are putting the finishing touches on the fairgrounds before the exhibits, food stands and animals come flooding into the area to set up on Monday and Tuesday. The events will be highlighted by a few new attractions, such as pig, sheep and goat exhibits.
NEW LONDON - If you spend some time outside in central Minnesota next week, you might think you've been transported back in time. Pre-1920's steam-engine cars, motorcycles and single-cylinder cars will all be cruising around, touring different areas, in preparation for a 120-mile pilgrimage from New London to New Brighton on Saturday. Drivers from all over the continent and Canada gather in New London each year to team up for the jaunt across the state in their antique vehicles.
LAKE LILLIAN - After six rewrites, a few different rounds of casting and a multitude of practice, the Lake Lillian community's version of “Snow White” is getting ready to hit...
WILLMAR -- Different types of saddles, riding skills and a little bit of comedy were all on display during a local 4-H group’s horse demonstration Monday night. Nearly 90 community members packed into a barn at the Kandiyohi County Fairgrounds as 4-H’ers hosted an event for members of Advocacy & Inclusion Matters of West Central Minnesota, which is a group that helps promote and put together services for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
WILLMAR -- For Brenda Reynolds, cancer is different. She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 and has subsequently been diagnosed with 13 different types of cancer. A few years into her ordeal, Reynolds learned that she had Li-Fraumeni syndrome, which is a disorder that greatly increases the chance of developing certain types of cancer. Essentially, her body can’t suppress tumors, she said.
WILLMAR -- What started as a simple dare by her sons has turned into a dedicated hobby for Annette Rice. Rice, who turned 50 in April, started running about four years ago after her sons dared her to run a marathon. Eight marathons later — with a ninth in San Francisco on the way later this month — the wife of a Willmar pastor has found herself competing to be on the cover of Runner’s World, an international health magazine.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Two friends who met at the Minneapolis Ronald McDonald House are getting a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. April Borjas, of Willmar, and Kenya Delgado, of Fort Worth, Texas, met while their siblings were hospitalized in 2015. They are one of four friend-duos in the United States that were nominated and chosen as part of the McDonald’s Olympics Kids Program to travel to the 2016 Rio Olympics this August because of their bond that they developed while in classes together.
MEEKER COUNTY—As Meeker County continues to clean up and assess the aftermath of Monday's storms, state officials made their way through the area to see the true scope of the damage. Gov. Mark Dayton stopped Wednesday in Litchfield and Watkins to meet with city officials and citizens before touring the hardest hit areas in each city. State, county and city officials praised the quick response of emergency services, as well as citizen volunteers, while work begins to fix the damage that the storms caused.
SPICER -- After the untimely death of a daughter who required multiple blood transfusions, one family is using her memory to help others in need of blood donations. Madeline Sanchez, 12, died earlier this month from complications arising from severe congenital neutropenia, a condition that required her to need over 200 pints of blood while she was being treated.
MEEKER COUNTY -- As Meeker County continues to clean up and assess the aftermath of Monday’s storms, state officials made their way through the area to see the true scope of the damage. Gov. Mark Dayton stopped Wednesday in Litchfield and Watkins to meet with city officials and citizens before touring the hardest hit areas in each city. State, county and city officials praised the quick response of emergency services, as well as citizen volunteers, while work begins to fix the damage that the storms caused.