HILL CITY — A Spicer man was injured Monday in a single-vehicle accident in Aitkin County. According to the State Patrol, A 2016 Ford Super Duty driven by Steven Richard Bergeson, 54, was going north on U.S. Highway 169 near Quadna Road when it lost control, cut across the southbound lanes and struck a tree in the west ditch. Bergeson was taken to the Grand Rapids hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol. Road conditions were dry at the time of the accident, which was reported at 10:25 a.m.
WILLMAR — Adam Mooberry has been promoted to the physical therapy manager position for ACMC Health. He will be the successor of Jim Andresen who is retiring after 29 years. Mooberry will oversee the physical therapy department, which has locations in Willmar, Marshall and New London-Spicer. He will also manage the athletic trainers at ACMC, provide assistance, support and management for the physical therapy staff.
LITCHFIELD — Pioneer Heritage Insurance LLC has purchased PKN Agency in Litchfield and brought Crissy Raduenz and Amanda Duarte on board as manager and community service representative, respectively. Pioneer, a locally owned, independent insurance agency, has offices in Spicer, Willmar, Pennock and Raymond. There are 16 employees with over 200 years of insurance experience.
WILLMAR — Chris Madden and Kyle Wallentine have joined the 12 percent of Ameriprise Financial advisers to achieve private wealth adviser status. Madden and Wallentine work at the Willmar branch, 776 Business Highway 71 N. As private wealth advisers, they will work with high-asset clients, providing advice on such topics as retirement, tax and estate planning, insurance and asset management.
This is the records summary for April 18. Jail inmate pleads guilty WILLMAR — Brino Antonio Gamboa, 32, of Onamia, a Department of Corrections inmate being boarded in the Kandiyohi County Jail, pleaded guilty Monday in Kandiyohi County District Court to a charge of third-degree assault causing substantial bodily harm. Gamboa was witnessed on video punching another inmate in the jail the evening of Feb. 24. The inmate who was punched said he did not know why the incident happened.
This is the records summary for April 17, 2017. Bello Cucina reports burglary SPICER — The Bello Cucina restaurant in Spicer was burglarized sometime in the early weekend, according to the Bello Cucina Corporate's Facebook page. As a result of the apparent burglary, the business was closed Saturday due to property damage.
SPICER — The annual Earth Day Festival will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 22, at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center in rural Spicer. The theme is "Water Connects," and begins with a pancake and sausage breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. at no charge; however, donations are welcome. Presentations and informational booths will feature urban and rural environmental practices and small steps to help make the planet healthier.
WILLMAR – The Northern Plains Citizens Alliance is holding a rally to support President Donald Trump from 12 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Kandi Entertainment Center at 500 19th Avenue Southeast in Willmar. The event is being billed as a rally to show the president support, to discuss the president’s executive orders, memoranda and campaign promises fulfillment and to start the process to replace long-time U.S. Representative Collin Peterson for Minnesota’s 7th District.
This is the records summary for April 14. Crashes BENSON — A Benson man was injured Wednesday night when his vehicle collided with a semi. According to the State Patrol, the accident happened around 7:14 p.m. Wednesday on Minnesota Highway 9 and Swift County Road 31, east of Benson. A 2002 Chevrolet Blazer driven by Anthony Daniel Klucas, 47, was going north on County Road 31, failed to stop at a stop sign and was struck by a 2015 Peterbilt semi driven by Dale Mark Theiler, 53, of Swanville, that was traveling east on Highway 9.
WILLMAR — The Minnesota Department of Transportation on Thursday announced its 2017 transportation construction program, and motorists should know work will be starting soon. Favorable weather is allowing an early start on some projects. There is $35.4 million in work planned in District 8, which includes the southwest Minnesota counties of Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville and Yellow Medicine. Here's a look at the major projects slated for our area: