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MADISON -- Law enforcement officers rescued three stranded duck hunters from an island in Marsh Lake Sunday evening. According to a news release from Lac qui Parle County Sheriff Rick Halverson, his office received a 911 call around 7:40 p.m. that the hunters were stuck on the island and had lost their way to the boat landing.
LITCHFIELD -- GVL Poly of Litchfield announces the promotion of three employees. Engineer Nathan Hulstein has been promoted to vice president of product development. Hulstein has been with GVL Poly for four months and was previously with Doosan/Bobcat for 10 years. He will oversee new product design and development and GVL Poly's quality management system. Ken Neu was promoted to vice president/chief financial officer. Neu has been involved with GVL Poly since 1995.
Now that the air has turned cooler and the leaves have fallen off the trees, it's time to think about winterizing your home to prepare for the colder months ahead. Snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures can damage a home's exterior, leading to costly repairs and adding hundreds of dollars to winter utility bills.
This is the records summary for Nov. 13. Theft WILLMAR -- The theft of a game system was reported around 11:11 a.m. Monday along the 1800 block of 23rd Avenue Southwest. Fraud WILLMAR -- Counterfeit bills from a business deposit were reported around 9:45 a.m. Monday at Bremer Bank, 500 Willmar Ave. S.E.
WILLMAR -- Patrick Thibault, a registered nurse from Willmar who works in the mental health field, recently received the Paul and Sheila Wellstone Social Justice Award. This is the 10th year the award has been presented by the Minnesota Nurses Association. The Wellstone Social Justice Award recognizes nurses who speak up on behalf of those who lack a voice in the political process, who advocate for access to health care by using political and community processes, and who set an example of social justice in their nursing practice.
SPICER -- Robert and Susan Dice of Island View Resort in Spicer were recently elected to the board of directors of the Congress of Minnesota Resorts, an organization that supports family-owned and family-operated resorts. They were elected at the annual meeting and fall conference in Ottertail. The association is volunteer-supported and assists its members with marketing, education and government relations.
WILLMAR -- Sandy Bebler has joined North American State Bank as a mortgage lender. Bank president Dean Perry said Bebler brings solid mortgage lending expertise to the position. She will work from the bank's Willmar office, 2800 South First Street, and can be reached at 320-441-6251. The bank's other locations are in Belgrade and Elrosa. Bebler has lived in the Willmar area for more than 12 years and has been very active in several community organizations, including the Chamber, Rotary, YMCA and Humane Society.
WILLMAR -- Affiliated Community Medical Centers in Willmar announces the addition of Tanya Smith, a certified nurse practitioner, in the internal medicine department this month. Smith recently received her registered nurse to master of science, geriatric nurse practitioner degree from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. She has held previous nursing positions at Rice Memorial Hospital, Willmar Surgery Center and Bethesda Home Health.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A University of Iowa athletics department official who resigned this week had been accused of trading football tickets and money for sexual favors and inappropriately touching student athletes, according to an internal investigation. A six-page document outlining the university's findings was obtained by the Iowa City Press-Citizen ( http://bitly.com/VYp85h ) and posted Friday night on its website.