Bria Aamot and Christopher Skordahl, both of Minneapolis, were united in marriage July 2 at Calvary Lutheran Church of Willmar. The bride is the daughter of Brett and Kathy Aamot of Willmar. The groom is the son of Gary and Lynn Skordahl of Willmar. The maid of honor was Mariel Aamot, sister of the bride. The best man was Travis Michelson, friend of couple. The reception was at the Willmar Holiday Inn and Conference Center. Following a wedding trip to Aruba, the couple is living in Minneapolis. The bride is an elementary school teacher in Orono.
Nikita Martins and Nick Hanson, both of Willmar, were united in marriage July 9 at the home of Jon and Annette Fostervold on Long Lake, north of Willmar. The bride is the daughter of Darrell and DeAnn Martins of Willmar. The groom is the son of Roy Hanson and Pam Hanson, both of Willmar. The maid of honor was Melissa Magnuson, cousin of the bride. Bride's attendants were Allie Olson, Kayla Negen, Dana Robinson, Jamie VanHeuveln and Alyssa Marcus, friends of bride. The flower girl was Taylor VanHeuveln, friend of bride. The best man was Mitch Hanson, brother of the groom.
Jaime Cofer and Cody Thorson, both of Clara City, are engaged to be married Oct. 1 at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar. Cofer is the daughter of Sandy Cofer of Willmar and the late Joel Cofer. She is a 2006 graduate of Willmar Senior High School and a 2008 graduate of Ridgewater College with a degree in legal administrative assistant.
Aimee Lang of Willmar and Dale Clemens of Noonan, N.D, were united in marriage June 18 at First Presbyterian Church in Willmar. The bride is the daughter of Benjamin and Debra Lang of Willmar. The groom is the son of Marietta Clemens of Crosby, N.D. Maid of honor was Melanie Lang, sister of bride. Bride's attendants were Kelsey Rooda, Mandy Frickel, Kayla Torgerson and Erica Torkelson, friends of bride. Flower girls were Katie Jo Townsend and Emma Clemens, nieces of groom. Best man was Doug Clemens, brother of groom.
Ayana Abelisalar Ron Adams Marianne Brenckman Donna Jean Carver Willis Chase Loretta Fenske Cristie Gantinao Carol Gustavson F. Xavier Hall J.J. Hernandez Karen Kosmas Ibrahim Mohamed Karla Minnick Kathy Munsell Art Norby Shalese Sands Monica Villars Laura Welle Paula Pena Jason Dougherty
KENSINGTON, Minn. - A driver of a semitrailer suffered serious injuries in a crash with a train west of here this afternoon. The crash happened on the Canadian Pacific railroad tracks and state Highway 55 in Douglas County just east of the border with Grant County. Both Grant and Douglas County sheriff's offices and the State Patrol responded to the scene.
WILLMAR -- United Way of West Central Minnesota will host its annual Week of Action Aug. 24-28. The Week of Action gives businesses and organizations a chance to volunteer on service projects that help meet a community need. Sponsors of the Week of Action are Bremer Bank, Cash Wise Foods and Hansen Advertising. Community volunteer days will be Aug. 24 in the Benson area, Aug. 25 in the Clara City area, Aug. 26 in the Olivia, Bird Island and Renville area, Aug. 27 in the Litchfield area, and Aug.
The Willmar Cardinals tennis team is scheduled to open the season today in a non-conference match at New London-Spicer. The match is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. There are six prep baseball games, six prep softball games and two golf meets scheduled in the area as well, barring wet grounds or inclement weather.
Loren Lucille Dealy of Washington, D.C., and Matthew James Mahler of Arlington, Va., are engaged to be married Oct. 10 at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church in Houston. Dealy is the daughter of Brenda and Frazer Dealy of Houston. She graduated from Stratford High School in Houston in 1998 and from Princeton University in Princeton, N.J., in 2002 with a degree in sociology. She graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., in 2007 with a master's degree in public policy. She is employed as a professional staff member of the Armed Services Committee in the U.S.
Danielle Zenk and Chad Tills, both of Minneapolis, are engaged to be married Oct. 17 in Minneapolis. Zenk is the daughter of James and Dianne Zenk of Olivia. She graduated from BOLD High School in Olivia in 1999 and from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in graphic design. She is employed by Scott W. Baker Associates Inc. in Wayzata. Tills is the son of Ron and Judy Tills of Burnsville. He graduated from Apple Valley High School in 1988. He attended the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the College of Visual Arts. He is employed by Scott W.