By Anne Polta and Shelby Lindrud WILLMAR — Local health care and local decision-making would be preserved under the terms of a proposed affiliation agreement between Rice Memorial Hospital and Affiliated Community Medical Centers of Willmar and CentraCare Health of St. Cloud. Details of the proposed agreement were shared publicly for the first time Wednesday at a joint meeting of the Rice Hospital board and Willmar City Council.
WILLMAR — Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! is celebrating it's 20th anniversary this weekend, with all planned outdoor events now being moved to Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar. Kicking off the celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday is a reception honoring the past poster artists, longtime sponsors and founders Nancy Geiger, Raeanna Gislason and Jamin Johnson at The Barn Theatre in downtown Willmar. Saturday the celebration will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the juried artist tents at Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar.
This is the records summary for Sept. 14. Three injured in three-vehicle crash in Benson BENSON — Four people were injured in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 12 in front of the Case IH plant in Benson around 3:35 p.m. Tuesday.
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 Julia Gabriela Franco, 19, Willmar, fleeing peace officer in motor vehicle, Feb. 25. Travis Richard Summerlet, 29, Willmar, fifth-degree drug possession, Dec. 4, 2015. Caspar Gallegos, 19, Willmar, violate no-contact order, Feb. 28. Chase John Hodapp, 26, Willmar, third-degree criminal sexual conduct, Jan. 18.
LITCHFIELD — The Middle Fork Crow River Watershed District is hosting an open house and information session to present potential and upcoming improvements to the Middle Fork Crow River in Meeker County, also known as Meeker County Ditch 47. It will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Meeker County Courthouse, 325 N. Sibley Ave., Litchfield. The 11 miles of the Middle Fork Crow River downstream of Lake Calhoun is channelized. The stretch is degraded and erosion is a significant problem.
OLIVIA — The Hawk Creek Watershed Project, Renville County Water Management, and Renville County Soil and Water Conservation District are hosting a cover crop field day from 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20. RSVPs are required by Sept. 15 by contacting the Hawk Creek Watershed Project at 320-523-3666 or email@example.com Registration begins at 8 a.m. with coffee and rolls served. The tour will start at the Danube Community Center, with busing to the field location.
WILLMAR — An informational meeting on a project to resurface U.S. Highway 71 is set for 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday. The Minnesota Department of Transportation will hold the open house at Cross Roads Community United Methodist Church, 3400 113th Ave. N.E., Spicer, to discuss plans to resurface Highway 71 from the junction of state Highway 23 to just north of state Highway 9 in Kandiyohi County.
MILAN — A Holloway man died Tuesday after a road grader he was driving collided with a train near Milan. Ronald Munstermann of Holloway was operating the road grader on 140th Avenue Northwest at the intersection with Highway 7/59. The grader collided with a Twin Cities & Western Railroad Co. train at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Munstermann was transported to the Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital and later pronounced dead.
This is the records summary for Sept. 13. Bus stop concerns WILLMAR — Willmar police received a request for extra patrol and a report of two sports cars driving fast past a corner where children are waiting for the school bus shortly before 8 a.m. in southwest Willmar. According to the initial report, a red Toyota and a blue car with black painted wheels have been driven at a high rate of speed past the intersection of Terrace Drive and Richland Avenue Southwest. BB gun
NEW LONDON — Bakke Strategic Wealth Management group is now open in its new location, next door to the U.S. Post Office in New London. Daidre J. Bakke, an investment adviser representative and a certified retirement counselor, has opened the independent office, with GWN Securities Inc. acting as the premier broker dealer. Bakke will be assisting clients in their investment goals using a variety of financial services, including equities, bonds, mutual funds, annuities, insurance and fee-based programs.