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WILLMAR -- Motorists in Montevideo will no longer experience delays as resurfacing on state Highway 29 from Chippewa County Road 15 to U.S. Highway 212 wraps up Tuesday, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced today. Construction for the project began Oct. 1 and involved removing 4 inches of the existing pavement and replacing it with 4 inches of new pavement, installing pedestrian-accessible ramps and signal revisions. Crews will return in the spring to permanently install wet-reflective roadway striping when the weather warms up again.
This is the records summary for Nov. 19. Theft LAKE LILLIAN -- The theft of catalytic converters and other items from cars was reported Saturday morning in the 150-boock of Lakeview Street South in Lake Lillian. WILLMAR -- An mp3 player and a pair of shoes were reported stolen from a locker at the YMCA, 1000 Lakeland Dr. S.E., Willmar. The theft was reported at about 7 p.m. Saturday. PENNOCK -- A black Apple iPhone was reported stolen from the Pennock Civic Center, 305 Dakota Ave. N.E. The theft was reported shortly after 6 a.m.
LAKE LILLIAN -- The Lake Lillian City Council will appoint a new mayor in January, after the recipient of the most write-in votes declined the job. City Council member Ken Wittman did not seek the mayor's post, but received the most write-in votes with 13 in the Nov. 6 election. Council members declared him the winner of the mayor's election at their meeting on Nov. 13. He informed them he is declining the position. No one had filed for the post. City Clerk Susan Jungclaus said the four City Council members in place now must appoint one of them as mayor when they meet in January.
KIMBALL, S.D. -- Dozens of investors saw a huge project come to fruition recently as they celebrated the ribbon cutting for the rehabilitation of the state-owned rail line between Mitchell and Chamberlain in South Dakota and the grand opening of the Gavilon Liberty Grain facility. About 200 residents, farmers and others attended the event at Liberty Grain, about six miles east of Kimball, S.D. "This is an opportunity for community development," said Chuck Jepson, Liberty Grain LLC, of the railroad. "First we had the interstate, now we have a first-class railroad.
WILLMAR -- According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's latest quarterly hogs and pigs report, as of Sept. 1, Minnesota had an inventory of 8.1 million hogs and pigs. That was up 3 percent from one year ago, and up 4 percent from June's report. It also represents the largest quarterly inventory in Minnesota's history. Those statistics alone confirm that despite some unusually high feeding costs, Minnesota's hog industry continues to expand.
Jennifer Platt and Jonathan Lankenau were united in marriage Oct. 20 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Willmar. The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Dawn Platt of Willmar.
Heather Tonyan and Adam McLane were united in marriage Sept. 8 at Genoa City, Wis. The bride is the daughter of Don and Mary Tonyan of McHenry, Ill., and Bill and Jeri Groenwald of Lakemoor, Ill. The groom is the son of Steve and Bonnie McLane of Spicer and Loreen McLane of Willmar. Maid of honor was Brittany McHale, friend of the bride. Bride's attendants were Agnieska Lutow, friend of the bride, and Anna McLane, sister of the groom. Best man was Matt McLane, brother of the groom. Groom's attendants were D.J.