WILLMAR — Dr. Kou Thao will open an Aspen Dental office in Willmar this November. The new dentist office will open its doors Nov. 2 at its location at 1709 1st St. S. Thao earned his dentistry degree from the University of Minnesota. Aspen Dental decided to open an office in Willmar because it was in a region the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has designated as a dental health professional shortage area. Aspen Dental of Willmar will offer general dentistry, dentures and denture repairs, preventive care and restoration services.
WILLMAR — Certified physician assistant Chris Roisland has joined Affiliated Community Medical Centers hospitalist team at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. He will begin in November. Roisland will evaluate and provide care for hospitalized patients in consultation with the attending hospitalist. This will include postoperative management, medical screenings, physical examinations and patient education.
WILLMAR — Douglas Allen, chairman of the Rice Memorial Hospital board of directors, has been elected to the Minnesota Hospital Association board of directors. Allen was elected by the association's members at the annual meeting. The Minnesota Hospital Association board is made up of 28 hospital leaders from across the state. It establishes and implements policies and decisions to move health care delivery and policy forward in Minnesota and nationally. The new directors will begin their term Jan. 1.
OLIVIA — Lisa Riley-Dyrssen, registered nurse, has joined Bethesda Health and Housing to further develop the organization's growing health services for older adults in Renville County.
GLENWOOD — Peter Nelson, president of Glenwood State Bank in Glenwood, was named the Central Region Community Banker of the Year by the Independent Community Bankers of America. The award recognizes exceptional work and commitment by individual community bankers to their bank and communities. Nelson will be featured in the December issue of Independent Banker and will be recognized at the group's convention next year in Las Vegas.
This is the records summary for Oct. 24. Farm accident BELVIEW — A 29-year-old man from Franklin suffered serious injuries in a farm accident Saturday afternoon near Belview. The Redwood County Sheriff's Office identified him as Ryan Joel Buchanan. Authorities were called shortly after noon Saturday to a farm site in rural Belview. Few details were available, but the Sheriff's Office said Buchanan was severely injured and is hospitalized in intensive care at North Memorial Medical Center in the Twin Cities.
This is the records summary for Oct. 22, 2017 Fire RAYMOND — A combine was reported on fire at approximately 5:01 p.m. Friday. The fire occurred at the 14000 block of 150th Ave Southwest in Raymond. The Prinsburge Fire Department and the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office assisted at the scene. Dog beaten
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Soil and Water Conservation District has received a $50,000 grant to help county landowners comply with the new state buffer law. The state buffer law requires a buffer on public waters by Nov. 1 of this year and a buffer on public drainage ditches by Nov. 1, 2018. According to a news release, the cost share will cover up to 75 percent of the cost, which includes purchasing seed, site preparation and seeding. Interested landowners should sign up with the Kandiyohi Soil and Water Conservation District office as soon as possible.
This is the records summary for Oct. 21. Machine shed burglarized PENNOCK — A machine shed was vandalized Thursday and various tools stolen from it in a burglary reported at a property on the 3600 block of County Road 1 Northwest in Pennock.
This is the records summary for Oct. 19. Two injured in New London crash NEW LONDON — Two people were injured in a one-vehicle crash shortly before 1:30 p.m. Wednesday on Minnesota Highway 23 at Minnesota Highway 9 on the outskirts of New London. The Minnesota State Patrol said Mohamed A. Ahmed, 18, of Willmar, was eastbound on Highway 23 in the right lane when he apparently attempted to merge into the left lane, which was occupied by another vehicle. His 1998 Ford Explorer veered to avoid a collision, overcorrected and rolled over.