WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation has invited the public to ask questions and provide comments about the future U.S. Highway 12 reconstruction project in Willmar. The public listening session will be from 6 to 8 p.m. June 10 at the Willmar MnDOT building, 2505 Transportation Road, near the Willmar Civic Center.
This is the records summary for May 29. Property damage WILLMAR — Damage to several vehicles was reported Tuesday morning. Slashed tires were reported in the 400 block of 30th Street Northwest at 6 a.m. Tuesday. A smashed driver’s side window of a van parked along the street in the 1500 block of Trott Avenue Southwest was reported at 6:42 a.m.
WILLMAR -- Ted Huisinga and Ray Norling, leaders of Life-Science Innovations and Affiliates, were among the Minnesotans honored this past week with the University of Minnesota's 2013 Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture. The awards were formally presented at a ceremony May 23 at the university's McNamara Alumni Center. The annual Siehl awards recognize outstanding contributions to the production of food and alleviation of hunger. Awards are given in three categories: agribusiness, knowledge and production.
This is the records summary for May 25. Thefts WILLMAR — A CD player console was stolen from a 2001 Mitsubishi parked on the 300 block of Lakeland Drive in Willmar on Wednesday night, its owner reported Thursday morning. WILLMAR — A pink, leopard print wallet containing personal identification and $80 was stolen while its owner was at the ACMC Clinic on the 1600 block of First Street South on Thursday afternoon, according to a report filed with Willmar Police. Intoxicated vandal
WILLMAR - For Willmar artist Fred Cogelow, early success came at a local level. Over the span of his 35-year career, however, the self-taught woodcarver has amassed an impressive national following and now, the title of 2013 Woodcarver of the Year from "Woodcarving Illustrated" magazine, a publication devoted to the art and hobby of woodcarving and design.
One of the main forces behind Safe Avenues of Willmar will be leaving after more than 12 years with the nonprofit organization. Connie Schmoll, executive director of Safe Avenues, will step down May 31. Carrie Buddy, Safe Avenues' criminal justice intervention coordinator, has been named the interim executive director. As Safe Avenues prepares for a future without Schmoll, Buddy said Schmoll would be missed by many.
This is the records summary for May 22. Villard man killed in Pope County crash GLENWOOD — A 75-year-old Villard man was killed in a two-vehicle fatal crash around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning along State Highway 28 south of Villard in Pope County. According to the State Patrol, Clifford W. Euerle was driving westbound in a 1998 Buick on 150th Street, stopped at the stop sign and then pulled onto Highway 28 into the path of a southbound 2003 Ford pickup driven by James R. Hoppe, 51, of Freeport.
GLENWOOD — A 75-year-old Villard man was killed in a two-vehicle fatal crash around 10:30 a.m. this morning along State Highway 28 south of Villard in Pope County. According to the State Patrol, Clifford W. Euerle was driving westbound in a 1998 Buick on 150th Street, stopped at the stop sign and then pulled onto Highway 28 into the path of a southbound 2003 Ford pickup driven by James R. Hoppe, 51, of Freeport.
WILLMAR — A local program that specializes in helping people with mental illness overcome addiction has been recognized by the Minnesota Safety Council with a Governor’s Safety Award. The Willmar Community Addiction Recovery Enterprise program received an Outstanding Achievement Award, which honors organizations with a record of outstanding or continuing improvement in workplace safety.
WILLMAR — Dr. James Chapman is now taking appointments for chiropractic and personal training at Nelson Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Clinic, 515 19th Ave. S.W., Willmar, 235-2720. Dr. Chapman received his doctorate of chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington. He holds specializations in performance enhancement and corrective exercise from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and has more than 13 years of experience in the health and wellness field.