WILLMAR—Enhanced Resource Centers, a business process outsourcing business, will be opening a call center in Willmar. The company plans to hire over 200 for professional jobs at the new location. The business is moving into the former Kandiyohi Power building at 1311 North Highway 71. Enhanced Resource Centers provides businesses recovery, outsourcing, market research and other services. The jobs in Willmar will will focus on customer service and collections. The headquarters are in Jacksonville, Florida, with five other locations.
WILLMAR—Following the flood of Aug. 10 and 11, many residents applied for building permits to repair and replace what was damaged. After the floods there were 13 gas furnace and five air conditioning replacement permits approved. There were also 12 building permits approved to specifically repair flood damage.
Alison Wittman, left, and Abby Riley, both from Olivia, helped with Tobacco Compliance Checks in Renville County as part of the RAPAD Coalition (Renville Alliance for the Prevention of Alcohol and Drugs.) The group had a booth at the Renville County Fair with a display of side-by-side comparisons of flavored tobacco products in candy like packaging.
The 19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival appears to have been a ringing success. “I think it was one of our best events so far,” said Janet Olney, president...
Willmar woman injured in crash WILLMAR—A 21-year-old Willmar woman was injured Tuesday in a crash at an uncontrolled Willmar intersection.
Question: Could you explain the Zipper Merge for merging into construction zones in Minnesota? I have tried using the Zipper Merge many times and it seems that hardly anyone else on the road knows about how it is supposed to work. If another driver intentionally blocks a lane, isn't that against the law? Answer: According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, when a lane is closed in a construction zone motorists should use both lanes of traffic until reaching the defined merge area, and then alternate in "zipper" fashion into the open lane.
WILLMAR -- A teen driver was reportedly stopped on State Highway 23 on Tuesday night by a man posing as a law enforcement officer, authorities say. The man, driving a...
Suspicious voices BELGRADE — Around 11 a.m. Tuesday, a man on the 28700 block of 44th St. N.E. in Belgrade reported hearing voices in his home around 8 p.m. three days prior. He named a man and woman he believed he heard. However, according to a report from a Kandiyohi County sheriff's deputy, the man the complainant named had been dead for several years. Toilet paper vandalism
ST. CLOUD -- The Stearns County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a missing girl in the Willmar area. Alexis Marie Odenbreit, 17, has been missing...
WILLMAR—Franklin Sumargo has been named the associate food scientist for Jennie-O Turkey Store's corporate office research and development department. A graduate of the University of Nebraska Lincoln with a master's in food science and technology, Sumargo will be working with the research and development food safety team and working on salmonella reduction projects, along with thermal processing work in ready-to-eat products.