The following is a list of convictions in Kandiyohi County for felony, gross misdemeanor and/or misdemeanor charges. The date listed is the date of the offense. Felony James Lee Rooney, 30, Willmar, financial transaction card fraud, June 14, 2015 Maira Alejandra Fernandez, 28, Willmar, fifth-degree drug possession, Sept. 21, 2015 James Leslie Kruckman, 36, Howard Lake, offering a forged check, Jan. 15, 2016 Gross misdemeanor Edward Loftin Campbell Jr., 36, Kannapolis, N.C., driving while impaired, May 22
WILLMAR — Westberg Eischens staff accountant Crystal Vossen-Seiffert has earned her certified public accounting credentials. She recently passed her exam and completed the final requirements for the distinction. Vossen-Seiffert joined Westberg Eischens in 2015 as a staff accountant. She assists with auditing, compilation, review services and income tax return preparation. She and her husband live in Litchfield.
WILLMAR — Weichert Realtors - Tower Properties has welcomed Angela Paffrath to their team. Paffrath has been hired as a new agent and will work with customers to sell and purchase real estate. She has over 10 years experience in design, sales, marketing and accounting. Paffrath can execute transactions of personal residences, leases and agricultural land. She joins her husband, Justin Paffrath, in selling real estate using 3D tours, photography and drone imagery.
WILLMAR — Weichert Realtors - Tower Properties has welcomed new agent Jason Dowdey. Dowdey brings 12 years of sales and personal experience to the job. He will focus on home buying and selling.
WILLMAR — Kristal Dahlager has been made a partner at Anderson Larson Saunders & Klaassen law firm. A attorney at the firm since 2013, Dahlager has been practicing in business law, real estate, probate and estate planning. Dahlager is a native of Sacred Heart and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Duluth with a bachelor's in statistics and actuarial science. She earned her law degree from Liberty University School of Law in 2012 and is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association.
WILLMAR — Angie Sutherland has been hired as a loan support specialist at the Willmar branch of North American State Bank. Sutherland has 13 years of experience in ag/commercial lending and in financial services. She has worked in the metro, St. Cloud, Willmar and Pennock. A Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg graduate, she also graduated from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. She lives in New London with her husband and child.
BELGRADE — Heidi Weller has joined North American State Bank in its Belgrade location as a credit analyst/junior ag and business banker. Weller has four years of banking experience. She is a graduate of Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa and earned a bachelor's degree from Minnesota State University in Moorhead. She lives in Glenwood with her husband.
BELGRADE — Megan Klaphake has accepted a position as a customer assistant at the Belgrade branch of North American State Bank. Klaphake has prior banking experience and also worked for Jennie-O Turkey Store in its research department. A graduate of Willmar High School, Klaphake lives in Elrosa with her husband and two children.
WILLMAR — Chrisy Bates has been named the new retail banking manager for North American State Bank. The bank has offices in Belgrade, Elrosa and Willmar. Prior to her new position, Bates worked as a financial adviser and branch manager at a bank in Thief River Falls for 15 years. Bates grew up in Alexandria and first worked for her father in his medical clinic, along with on the family farm. She attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Bates lives in Spicer with her husband. The couple have three grown children.
WILLMAR — Dawn Stahl has joined North American State Bank in Willmar as a new mortgage banker. Stahl has 14 years of banking and mortgage lending experience, most recently as a mortgage banker in Montevideo and Madison. She lives in Blomkest with her husband and has two daughters. Stahl is also the mayor of Blomkest.