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ATWATER -- Liquor and gaming licenses were approved Wednesday for a restaurant that's scheduled to open this month in Atwater under new ownership. The Atwater City Council granted the licenses to Jess Davies and Marvin Fedewerd, who will be operating The Railside bar and restaurant in the Atlantic Avenue building that had been the home to Revy's bar and lounge for many years. Most recently the Great Western Steakhouse had been located there. That short-lived business closed early this spring, leaving a big gap in the town's business district. After granting the licenses, the council wished
A spirited exchange between an official for U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman and the Swift County auditor took place Thursday morning as the recount of ballots for the U.S.
WILLMAR -- With an eye of caution to final cost figures, the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to take another step to construct two new buildings -- one to house the county's rescue sq-uad and one to house abandoned animals. In separate unanimous votes, the commissioners agreed to authorize TSP Inc.
WILLMAR - With an eye of caution to final cost figures, the Kandiyohi County Commissioners agreed Tuesday to take another step to construct two new buildings - one to house the county's rescue squad and one to house abandoned animals. In separate unanimous votes, the commissioners agreed to authorize TSP Inc. of Rochester to prepare bid documents for a new 12,600-square-foot rescue squad building that would be located near the current building along Lakeland Drive.
WILLMAR -- Tables, chairs, pilers, sorters and -- most importantly -- ballots are being prepared for the recount in the U.S. Senate race that will begin at 9 a.m.
WILLMAR -- A baby doll with scrawny legs and a misshapen face was passed from hand to hand Thursday, giving participants at the seventh annual Community Conference on the Brain an idea of what infants with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders look like. Kari Fletcher knows firsthand what it looks like.
WILLMAR -- Figuring out why teenagers do the things they do can be perplexing to parents. Toss in alcohol and a teen's brain can be "hijacked," said Dr.
he Internal Revenue Service is looking for 38 Kandiyohi County residents, including Jeffery M. Stegeman of Pennock, Timothy L. Palm of Willmar, Sergio Molina of Willmar and Travis Johnson of Spicer. The IRS wants to talk to these folks about money. It has some for them. In its efforts to connect citizens with tax refunds or economic stimulus payments, the IRS has made public a long list of names of people who have money coming to them.
On Friday, Paul Anderson and Andrew Falk will head to the Capitol to receive their first training session on how business is conducted in the House of Representatives. The two men were elected last week as freshmen legislators to fill open House seats in their districts. The Friday event will be an opportunity for the freshmen to visit the House floor and meet non-partisan staff that will help them write, research and revise legislation.
WILLMAR -- A conditional use permit was approved Monday for the Living Word Lutheran Church to build a new sanctuary in New London Township. The church has been housed at the Prairie Meadows Learning Center in Spicer since 2005. The new church will be built off Kandiyohi County Highway 9, near the New London town hall. No one spoke for or against the permit at the Kandiyohi County Planning Commission meeting and no one from the church was present to discuss construction plans. A preliminary map provided to the zoning office indicates the sanctuary will seat 225 people. The only condition