WILLMAR -- A detour will go into effect Wednesday for intersection improvements at Kandiyohi County Road 23 and 45th Street Southeast. Kandiyohi County Public Works said that, weather permitting, work...
WILLMAR—1 Million Cups, a national group which educates, engages and connects entrepreneurs, will kick off in Willmar starting Oct. 5 at the Barn Theatre in downtown Willmar. The program will provide entrepreneurs a place to network with other entrepreneurs and creative thinkers along with receiving and providing constructive criticism and support. Every Wednesday, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Barn, over cups of coffee provided by the Goodness Coffeehouse, entrepreneurs will be able to network and hear and give presentations on their ideas.
WILLMAR—Morgan Sexton has been promoted to turkey health coordinator for the live production technical services team at Jennie-O Turkey Store. She has been working at Jennie-O for the past year, starting as a research specialist in research and development. Sexton has a bachelor's degree in biology from Iowa State University.
ATWATER—On Track Fitness, owned by Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City graduate Brett Busskohl, has opened in Atwater in the building that once housed Vern's T & C Store. The fitness center will provide 24/7 access, with a use of membership card, to fitness equipment ranging from free weights to cardio. Busskohl will also be available to teach people how to use the equipment and help create a fitness plan for those who want it. The center will accommodate all lifestyles and has training programs to fit those needs. Insurance plans are also accepted.
HECTOR—Hector Meats and Poultry is under new ownership after longtime owner Kevin Fluhrer retired after 40 years. Brian and Angie Ziegenhagen took over Aug. 31, with assistance from the Southwest Initiative Foundation's Business Finance Program and Microenterprise Loan Program. The Ziegenhagens will be keeping the name of the business, along with the staff. Southwest Initiative Foundation's
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This is the records summary for Sept. 10. Two injured in crash
A story published Sept. 8 regarding assault charges against Scott Aaron Schoenberg, 24, of Raymond, misstated the time of the alleged assault. Court documents allege Schoenberg tried to run his ex-girlfriend off the road around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. She was a passenger in a vehicle that was also carrying two children. The story should have said one was her daughter and one was the daughter of the driver.
WILLMAR — The construction of the passing lane on Minnesota Highway 23 north of Raymond will begin Monday. The detour will take motorists on Kandiyohi County Road 3 and U.S. Highway 71. The detour on Highway 23 south of Raymond, around Clara City, was removed Aug. 26. The Highway 23 passing lanes are a Corridors of Commerce project. The 2013 Minnesota Legislature created the Corridors of Commerce program by authorizing the sale of up to $300 million in new bonds for the construction, reconstruction and improvement of trunk highways.
WILLMAR—The Willmar School Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the board room on the first floor of the Willmar Education and Arts Center. At the beginning of the meeting, the board will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax abatement to help fund a Kandi Mall improvement project. After the hearing, the board will consider adopting a resolution approving the plan. Willmar and Kandiyohi County have already approved the abatement.