Planning to visit the swine barn at the county or state fair? Be careful to avoid potential exposure to swine influenza, especially if you have risk factors that make you more vulnerable, health officials caution. The heads-up was issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as thousands of people prepare for the late-summer ritual of going to the fair.
This is the records summary for July 30. Renville Sheriff seeks info on hit-and-run crash OLIVIA — The Renville County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on a tan-colored minivan that...
By Wes Nelson Farm Service Agency WILLMAR — Livestock producers seeking additional supplies of hay should note that local Farm Service Agency offices are now accepting requests to allow limited...
SPICER - The public is invited to learn more about design concept plans for the Spicer Public Water Access during an open house from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Spicer City Hall. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources staff will be on hand to discuss the project plan, which will address improved safety, traffic flow, additional off-street parking, aquatic invasive species and improvements to stormwater management. Refreshments will be served. The Spicer Public Water Access is located north of Saulsbury Beach on Green Lake's southwest shore in Spicer.
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Department of Transportation will have a public hearing from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today on the draft Minnesota 20-year State Highway Investment Plan. This will be the final opportunity for the public to provide input on the plan. The hearing will be in Room G15 at the MnDOT Central Office, 395 John Ireland Blvd., in St. Paul.
There are over 1 million charities and foundations in the United States, more than double the number of organizations from just 15 years ago. Needless to say, the competition for funds has become quite intense. The recession has created an environment in which less government funding sources are available, but there is also an increased public demand for services. Nonprofits, in turn, are asking for additional support from donors.
Rural Danube man airlifted from accident OLIVIA - A rural Danube man was airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale with critical injuries following a two-vehicle collision at 7:56 a.m. Thursday about three-fourths of a mile north of Olivia. Travis D. Zuidema, 33, of rural Danube, was ejected from his vehicle and treated at the scene by responders with the Olivia Ambulance before being airlifted by North Air Care, according to the Renville County Sheriff's Office.
Vandalism WILLMAR - A man reported that his vehicle was struck by a bat-wielding man in an alleyway during the late night. The victim told Willmar police that at 2:29 a.m. Friday he was in the alleyway between Kandiyohi Avenue Southwest and Sixth Street Southwest in his minivan when a man came out and told him to get out of there. The man, described as wearing a white T-shirt, hit the vehicle with a bat. The bat was found later in an alley 900 block of Seventh Street Southwest. Ejected from grounds for running in underwear
WILLMAR - A man wearing only underwear was reported running on the racetrack at the Kandiyohi County Fairgrounds in Willmar around 8:35 p.m. Thursday, according to a report to Willmar...
WILLMAR - Work has been completed on the railroad crossing on Kandiyohi County Road 4, south of U.S. Highway 12 near Atwater. The road is now open to traffic. Meanwhile, the replacement of a culvert on County Road 38 near Lake Andrew and Sibley State Park in the New London has also been completed but a section of the road is still closed to through traffic while regrading of the road continues.