This is the records summary for June 8. Fire call WILLMAR — The Willmar Fire Department was called at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday with a report that clients were trying to start a fire in the back of a building on the 1200 block of Olena Avenue Southeast. Burglary WILLMAR — The lock was reported cut on a bike in a garage in the 300 block of 14th Street Southwest. A red BMX bike had been stolen the previous week, the owner reported on Tuesday evening.
WILLMAR — Cathy Hedlof has been promoted to the position of general manager at Central Minnesota Fabricating Inc., while Phil Schaefer has been promoted to sales manager. Both new jobs were effective June 1. Hedlof has worked at Central Minnesota Fabricating for 39 years. She has worked in accounting, scheduling and purchasing. She was named operations manager in 1996. In her new jobs she will oversee procurement, fabrication and shipping at the Willmar location.
This is the records summary for June 7. Animal welfare WILLMAR — A caller reported two dogs locked in a vehicle at 1:47 p.m. Monday at the 500 block of Second Street Southwest in Willmar. When officers arrived, it was noted all the vehicle's windows were rolled up and the vehicle was not running. A temperature gun showed the temperature inside the vehicle was 122 degrees Fahrenheit. The officers were able to get in contact with the owner of the vehicle and dogs and was given a verbal warning for leaving the animals in the vehicles.
City celebrations Paynesville Town and Country Days: June 7-10; grand parade 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 7 Renville Sugar Beet Days: June 7-11; grand parade at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 11 Regional Dairy Days: June 8-10; build-a-burger 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 8-9, at Cash Wise Foods in Willmar; Youngren Dairy farm open house, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 10. Kandiyohi Kandi is Dandy Days: June 9-10; grand parade at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 10
WILLMAR — Jill Hanson and Christine Forsell have joined Mike Noonan as owners of Elmquist Jewelers in Willmar. Forsell is a graduate of Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg Schools and began working at Elmquist in 1997. She is the store manager, appraiser and a graduate gemologist. Hanson is a graduate of BOLD High School and earned a bachelor's in graphic design from St. Cloud State University. She began working at Elmquist in 1998 and is a goldsmith, graduate gemologist and marketing manager.
WILLMAR — Thrift store Bargains & Blessings is moving to the Willmar Skylark Mall, into the old Thrifty White location. The relocation will offer more space for the expanding business. Bargains & Blessings opened a year ago. In addition to selling recycled, used goods, Bargains & Blessings donates its net proceeds to other local, nonprofit Christian ministries. In its first year the thrift store has donated $8,000 to different causes. The larger retail space will allow for larger selections and extended hours.
WILLMAR — Abdul Aimad has accepted a position at Jennie-O Turkey Store as a summer intern in the live production accounting team. He will help with live production reporting and other projects. Aimad is attending North Dakota State University in Fargo where he is earning an accounting degree. He expects to graduate in December.
SPICER — Travis Jones, a portfolio manager at Heritage Bank in Spicer, has passed the Credit Risk Certification test through the Risk Management Association. The test covers several areas of credit risk assessment, and shows Jones has a deep understanding of credit risk assessment and allows him to work more closely with clients. Jones has worked with Heritage Bank for five years.
WILLMAR — Nicole Johnson has accepted a position with the Insurance Center of Willmar. She is licensed in life, health, property and casualty insurance. She has previously worked for Motor Sports of Willmar in finance and accounting, as well as being a health and fitness instructor. Johnson has a bachelor's in agricultural sciences and has some farming background. She lives outside Willmar with her husband and one child.
WILLMAR — Jennie-O Turkey Store has hired Musa Gassama as a summer intern. He will work with the IT Tech Services team, assisting with different projects and activities including technical support, product maintenance and security. Gassama is a student at St. Cloud State University, where is he working on a information technology security degree. He hopes to graduate in December.