WILLMAR — Jesse Swenson has been become a partner at the Floor to Ceiling Store in Willmar, a locally owned and operated decoration store. Swenson has worked for the company for 22 years, assisting in the warehouse, as an installer and in inventory management. His wife, Tammy, has also worked for the store for 20 years as a decorator. Floor to Ceiling has been owned by Mike Brown and Steve Johnson for over 30 years.
WILLMAR — Dr. Jose Ignacio Ruades Ninfea, an oncologist/hematologist, has joined the Willmar Regional Cancer Center, and will begin seeing patients later this month. He will also be a visiting physician specialist for Meeker Memorial Specialty Clinics. Ruades first worked as an internal medicine physician before specializing in hematology and oncology. Ruades, who speaks fluent Spanish, English and German, will be joining his wife, Dr. Joanne Monterroso, at the cancer center.
WILLMAR — The laboratory at Rice Memorial Hospital has been awarded accreditation by the College of American Pathologists. It earned this distinction based on the results of a recent onsite inspection. Rice is one of nearly 7,000 such accredited laboratories in the country. The college examined the lab's records, quality control procedures, staff qualifications, safety program, equipment, facility and the overall management of the laboratory.
WILLMAR — Joseph Dunlavy has been promoted to associate scientist — process authority by Jennie-O Turkey Store for the food safety division of research and development. He will be working on thermal processing and food safety. Dunlavy is a graduate of the University of Minnesota in Morris with a degree in biology. He started working for Jennie-O as a research scientist in October 2016.
BENSON — Dr. Martha Masciopinto has joined the healthcare team at Swift County-Benson Health Services. A family practice physician, Masciopinto worked as a locums family medicine physician in Benson and recently became a permanent ACMC Health physician. Masciopinto's medical interests are weight loss, smoking cessation, prenatal care, women's medicine, nutrition, preventative medicine and integrative medicine.
This is the records summary for Aug. 8. Willmar man injured in rollover WILLMAR — A Willmar man was injured Monday morning in a single-vehicle rollover crash north of Willmar. Mark Lewis Borman, 66, of Willmar, was transported to Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar with non-life-threatening injuries, according to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol.
The following is a list of convictions in Kandiyohi County District Court for felony, gross misdemeanor and/or misdemeanor charges. The date listed is the date of the offense. Felony Jacob Wayne Streich, 34, Atwater, fifth-degree drug possession, Dec. 5 Jonathan Roy Mead, 29, Willmar, fifth-degree drug possession, Nov. 13 Daric Dennis Rosenau, 33, Willmar, theft, May 29, 2016 Scott Luther Shepperd, 56, Atwater, fifth-degree drug possession, Oct. 12 Erick Torres, 31, Willmar, fifth-degree drug possession, Jan. 9
This is the records summary for Aug. 7 Plane crash injures two near Hector HECTOR — A pilot and a passenger were injured in a plane crash Sunday afternoon in Renville County. According to the Renville County Sheriff's Office, the accident happened around 3:45 p.m. Sunday when a 2011 fixed wing single engine Ultralight aircraft, operated by Gary Bipes, was attempting to take off at the Hector Municipal Airport. When the plane was about 15 to 20 feet in the air, it stalled and nose-dived into the ground.
This is the records summary for Aug. 5. Accident injures two LAKE HENRY — A Brooten couple was injured in a two-vehicle accident Friday afternoon near Lake Henry. According to the Stearns County Sheriff's Office, Richard Earl Laage, 95, of Brooten, was driving a Cadillac east on County Road 32 and attempted to pass a semi that was pulling a trailer with farm equipment. Laage didn't realize the semi was slowing down to make a left turn onto 345th Avenue and his vehicle crashed into the driver's side of the semi cab.
This is the records summary for Aug. 4. Crash injures three COSMOS — Three people were injured in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday near Cosmos. According to the State Patrol, the crash happened around 5 p.m. on state Highway 7, near Meeker County Road 10. A 2000 Honda Civic, driven by Taylor Charles Alsleben, 20, of Cosmos, was traveling west on state Highway 7 and rear-ended a 2014 Chevy Silverado driven by Laurel Donald Schiro, 65, of Cosmos.