NEW LONDON — Bakke Strategic Wealth Management group is now open in its new location, next door to the U.S. Post Office in New London. Daidre J. Bakke, an investment adviser representative and a certified retirement counselor, has opened the independent office, with GWN Securities Inc. acting as the premier broker dealer. Bakke will be assisting clients in their investment goals using a variety of financial services, including equities, bonds, mutual funds, annuities, insurance and fee-based programs.
WILLMAR — Adam Krych has accepted a position with Jennie-O Turkey Store as a maintenance engineer at the Willmar Avenue Plant. He is a 2015 graduate of the University of Minnesota in Duluth. Krych recently worked at the Hormel Austin Plant as a maintenance engineer. Hormel Foods is the parent company of Jennie-O Turkey Store.
WILLMAR — Taryn Klein has joined the team at Westberg Eischens. In her new role she will be assisting clients with bookkeeping, payroll processing and reporting, QuickBooks consulting and tax preparation for business and individuals. Klein has more than 16 years of experience in accounting and is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor. She lives in Willmar with her husband and three children.
WILLMAR — In June the city of Willmar approved 59 building permits, for projects totaling an estimated $1,462,306 in value. Fees collected for the permits were $21,088. There were 61 permits approved in July, for projects worth an estimated $8,041,319. Total permit fees collected by the city were $55,534. Residential re-roofing projects continued strong in June and July, with 24 permits in June and another 28 in July. Two new homes were approved in June, and two more new home permits were approved in July.
This is the records summary for Sept. 12 Crash injures motorcyclist NEW LONDON — Lonnie Ray Lapolice, 49, of Big Lake, suffered what were described as non-life threatening injuries when the 2004 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic motorcycle he was riding struck the rear end of a semi-truck at 11:49 a.m. Monday near New London. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Lapolice was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. The driver of the semi, Michael Dean Armstrong, 43, of Paynesville, was not hurt.
This is the records summary for Sept. 11. Crashes NEW LONDON — One person was hurt in a single-vehicle crash Friday evening on Minnesota Highway 23 just south of New London. The Minnesota State Patrol said Tiffany Morgan, 22, of Willmar, was southbound on Highway 23 when she apparently drifted onto the right shoulder, overcorrected and crashed into the center median. She was taken to Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar for treatment of injuries. Thefts
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board is expected to take action next week on the adoption of new and revised school district policies. The board meets at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the board room at the Willmar Education and Arts Center, 611 Fifth St. S.W.
This is the records summary for Sept. 9. Mystery drone NEW LONDON — Someone flew a drone Friday afternoon at the New London-Spicer High School, prompting several reports to law enforcement from school staff. By the time a Kandiyohi County sheriff's deputy arrived at the building in New London, the drone was gone and could not be located. Witnesses said it was white and may have had a camera mounted on the bottom. School district policy does not allow drones on the school grounds unless prior permission has been granted.
This is the records summary for Sept. 8. Semi rollover LAKE LILLIAN — A semi-tractor trailer, hauling four concrete slabs weighing approximately 10,000 pounds each, rolled in a ditch at approximately 10:48 a.m. Thursday along Kandiyohi County Road 44 at the Kandiyohi and Renville County line.
LITCHFIELD — Tom Zens, of Center National Bank in Litchfield, has graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He received his diploma during the Aug. 11 commencement exercises. Zens is a vice president at Center National Bank, along with being a business and ag banker.