WILLMAR — Nearly one million dollars in Highway Safety Improvement Program funds has been awarded to revamp a dangerous intersection north of Willmar. The Minnesota Department of Transportation District 8 will receive $900,000 to construct a "reduced conflict intersection" where Kandiyohi County Road 90 crosses the four lanes of U.S Highway 71/state Highway 23. The intersection, which is a popular crossover to the Willmar Senior High School, has been the site of serious accidents in the past.
SPICER — The second in a series of meetings on broadband expansion in northern Kandiyohi County will be at 5 p.m. today at the Dethlefs Center in Spicer. Representatives of Consolidated Telecommunications Co. will be on hand to explain the project and answer questions. Those who live or do business within the proposed project zone also will have an opportunity to sign up for future services.
This is the records summary for March 23. Stalking NEW LONDON — At 10 p.m. Tuesday, a woman called the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office to report that a suspicious vehicle had been following her from Willmar into New London. The woman told police she didn't know who was following her. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office later arrested a 26-year-old New London man in connection with the incident. He was booked into the Kandiyohi County Jail facing multiple stalking charges. Robbery
This is the records summary for March 22. Fleeing a peace officer
WILLMAR — Willmar-based Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing was named one of the 100 best companies to work for by Minnesota Business magazine for 2017. The award recognizes the state's top companies. The awards are decided based on anonymous online questionnaires filled out by employees of participating companies. The questionnaires determine which companies have excellent work environments, employee benefits and overall employee happiness. A celebration for those 100 companies will take place June 1 at The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel.
WILLMAR — Randy's Lock and Key Service will now be operating a key duplicating service at Art Benson's Sound Image on First Street South in Willmar. Formerly located in Hardware Hank Express, the lock and key business, operated by Randy Dickerson will be open on a part-time basis and by appointment. Those looking for more information can call 320-212-4658.
WILLMAR — Crystal Goosmann has joined Fenstra Insurance and will be working in an accounting/bookkeeping role. In her position she will also be assisting clients with questions and insurance needs. Goosmann brings experience in both insurance and accounting from previous positions.
WILLMAR — Lyla Broadwell has accepted a position with Jennie-O Turkey Store as a benefits assistant. In her new role, she will have responsibilities including filing, vacation duties, enrolling employees into insurance benefits and assisting with retirement plans. She has an associate degree from Thief River Falls Technical College in administrative assistance. Broadwell has worked with United Community Action Agency Partnership as an energy assistance process clerk.
This is the records summary for March 21. Warrant arrests WILLMAR — At 8:35 p.m. Sunday, police arrested two people in Willmar on the 400 block of First Street South on Kandiyohi County warrants. A 26-year-old woman and 49-year-old woman were booked into the Kandiyohi County Jail. Burglary
NEW LONDON — A woman is recovering Monday evening after falling through the ice on Mary Lake, northwest of Willmar, while attempting to rescue her dog out on the frozen lake. Another family member went into the water and broke ice to rescue the woman and get her to shore, according to a news release from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office. Emergency services were called around 3:20 p.m. to a residence on 157th Avenue Northwest, where family was attempting to get the woman warm. She was transported to Rice Hospital for treatment of possible hypothermia.