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WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Commissioners will discuss concerns about their decision to remove the diving platform from Saulsbury Beach in Spicer when the board meets Tuesday. The diving tower was not installed at the beach this year because of safety and liability concerns. Spicer residents and the City Council there have asked the county to reconsider the action. Saulsbury Beach is in the Spicer city limits, but it is a county park. That issue is on the agenda at 11:30 a.m. The commissioners will begin their regular meeting at 10 a.m.
1. Launch at Kandi-Swift road and canoe across Sunburg Lake to County Road 7 (1 mile) 2. Canoe across East Sunburg Lake to middle of section; portage on Black's land to 125th Street (1.1 miles) 3. From 125th Street, portage to Just Slough and canoe across Just Slough to County Road 113 (1.1 miles) 4. Portage from County Road 113 to Old Log Church (1.5 miles) 5. Portage from Old Log Church to County Road 1 (1.3 miles) 6. Portage from County Road 1 to West Norway Lake inlet (1 mile) 7.
At 5 a.m. on Monday, Carsten Bjornstad and Norman Hande will ease a canoe into the waters of Sunburg Lake, on the western border of Kandiyohi County. Their instructions are to canoe the approximate one-mile distance across the lake to County Road 7. At that point, they'll get out of the canoe and Ed Huseby and John Hanson will get in.
LITCHFIELD - A drug raid last night in Litchfield netted nearly half-pound of methamphetamine. Two people, including a Willmar resident, were arrested. According to the Litchfield Police Department, the raid happened at 7 p.m.
WILLMAR -- A Willmar teenager pleaded not guilty Wednesday to killing a Ridgewater College student last July. Miles David Edinburgh, 18, is charged with stabbing to death Adam Milton. Milton, 21, was from Florida.
WILLMAR -- An 18-year-old Willmar man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to killing a Ridgewater College student last July. Miles David Edinburgh is charged with stabbing to death Adam Milton, 21. Milton, of Florida, was a football player for the college and had been taking summer classes here.
WILLMAR -- Nearly 20 north Willmar homes were evacuated late Tuesday morning, and senior citizens moved out of danger after a two-inch natural gas line was cut. The incident happened at about 10:45 am when a utility crew hit the line on County Road 41, which is also known as the Radio Station Road. The high traffic road was blocked for about four hours while crews from CenterPoint Energy made repairs. Winds were blowing fumes into a nearby residential area where the line was cut. That prompted the Willmar Fire Department to go door-to-door to inform people about the potential danger and to
WILLMAR -- Ever since the bottom fell out of the economy last fall, more non-custodial parents are asking to make smaller child support payments There's a direct connection between increased job losses and increased requests for modifications to be made to child support payments, said Nancy Norbie, Kandiyohi County Family Services supervisor. That situation is happening in Kandiyohi County as well as in metro counties, she said. Norbie lets the figures do the talking. In the fourth quarter of 2007 there were 18 requests for child support modifications made to the county. One year later, i
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi Area Transit has been told not to expect a funding increase next year. The transit system is also bracing for potential cuts this year as it waits for Gov. Tim Pawlenty to finalize his unallotment of 2009 program funding. "We're definitely on alert to see what the governor's plans are," said KAT Transit Director Tiffany Collins. Eighty percent of KAT's funding comes from federal and state grants.
WILLMAR -- Edward Alan Ruchti, 30, of Watkins, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony charge of domestic assault by strangulation. The case had been scheduled for a jury trial this week in Kandiyohi County District Court. Under the plea agreement, a felony charge of terroristic threats and a gross misdemeanor charge of domestic assault were dismissed. Ruchti will be sentenced June 30. He was charged with assaulting his girlfriend, and threatening to kill her 5-year-old child, during an incident Feb.