LITCHFIELD — Area residents have an opportunity to provide input and learn about transportation improvements being planned in the region using federal funding. The Mid-Minnesota Development Commission later this month will hold its annual public informational meeting for the Area Transportation Partnership's 2018-2021 Area Transportation Improvement Program. The meeting is set for 10 a.m. Friday, March 24, in the Meeker County Courthouse, 325 Sibley Avenue North, in Litchfield.
This is the records summary for March 11. Driving while impaired arrest WILLMAR — At 3:45 a.m. Friday, the Willmar Police Department arrested a 40-year-old man after a traffic stop near the intersection of Highway 71 and Hawaii Street Northeast in Willmar. The man was booked into the Kandiyohi County Jail, facing multiple charges including second-degree driving while impaired and driving after revocation. Kandiyohi County marriage licenses Arturo Sepulveda Covarrubias, Willmar; Roxana Vergara Arellano, Willmar
This is the records summary for March 10. Missing person found after search OLIVIA — A missing person report on the 1000 block of Maple Avenue West in Olivia spurred a multi-agency search Wednesday night before the man was located safe. According to a news release from the Olivia Police Department, police received report around 10 p.m. that an adult male had left his residence with his walker.
This is the records summary for March 9. Vehicle vandalism KANDIYOHI — Around 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, a man on the 100 block of Eighth Street South in Kandiyohi reported to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office that his vehicle had been egged Monday night. The man requested extra patrol in the area. Online scam
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson took his first title in the Minnesota Congressional Delegation Hotdish Off Wednesday. Peterson's "Right to Bear Arms Hotdish" took the honors at the seventh annual bipartisan cooking competition hosted each year by Sen. Al Franken. The Hotdish Off carries the motto, "working together to improve the lives of Minnesotans, one hotdish at a time." Peterson represents Minnesota's Seventh Congressional District, which includes west central Minnesota.
This is the records summary for March 8. Willmar man injured in crash
WILLMAR — A 52-year-old Willmar man was injured Tuesday morning in a broadside crash on U.S. Highway 71 just north of Willmar. According to the State Patrol, Marco Tulio Munos was transported to Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar with non-life threatening injuries after the 8 a.m. crash. He had been driving a 1997 Ford Escort north on Highway 71. At the same time, 16-year-old Devin Jon Fuchs, also of Willmar, was driving a 2004 Acura TL southbound on Highway 71.
WILLMAR — Rice Memorial Hospital has achieved recognition as an adopter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association's "Patient Financial Communications Best Practices." As a Best Practices Adopter, Rice Memorial Hospital has demonstrated that it follows nearly 100 best practices covering all aspects of financial interactions that take place in a variety of care settings.
WILLMAR — Beverly Bruse, housekeeper at Rice Care Center, received the Caregiver of The Year award for District E from LeadingAge Minnesota. The award was announced at the recent "Stars Among Us" awards reception. The Stars Among Us Caregivers of the Year and Volunteers of the Year awards honor people who make a difference in the lives of aging Minnesotans around the state. District E covers the southwest part of the state and is one of seven LeadingAge Minnesota districts.
WILLMAR — Jason Grabinger has joined the West Central Tribune as a marketing consultant. Grabinger recently moved to the Willmar area after operating his own content marketing firm in St. Cloud. He previously lived in Jamestown, North Dakota, and in Sauk Rapids. Grabinger has a background in digital marketing and sales.