This is the records summary for Aug. 22. Pokemon No WILLMAR — A police officer observed a driver doing 15 mph in a 45 mph zone, before the driver pulled off to the side of the road and stopped at approximately 11:08 p.m. Monday at 15th Avenue and 27th Street Northwest in Willmar. When the officer stopped to ask if everything was OK, the driver said he was hunting Pokemon.
WILLMAR — Health Insurance Services Inc., of Willmar, is one of 14 broker agencies that will provide assistance during the upcoming MNsure open enrollment period. The broker agencies provide and staff convenient walk-in sites for residents of surrounding communities. Face-to-face assistance from MNsure-certified brokers is available. Selected sites will combine marketing efforts to encourage Minnesotans to visit the walk-in sites throughout the open enrollment period of Nov. 1, 2018, to Jan. 13, 2019.
WILLMAR — Carli Bothun has joined JD Kreps Financial Group in Willmar as a non-registered sales assistant. She will coordinate the day-to-day processes of client accounts. Bothun is a graduate of Moorhead State and has a master's degree in business administration from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. She lives in Willmar with her husband and one child.
WILLMAR — Sandra Schlagel has been named the new public affairs coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Transportation District 8, which encompasses 12 counties in west central and southwestern Minnesota, including Kandiyohi County. In her new position Schlagel will be the point person for reporters and the public who are looking for transportation-related information. Schlagel is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a bachelor's degree. She is replacing Mandi Lighthizer-Schmidt, who now be serving District 8 as the director of public engagement.
WILLMAR — RELCO has announced the promotion of Amy Pederson to the position of automation technician supervisor. She will oversee the automation technicians at the company. The technicians' duties include electrical drawings of different systems and onsite pre-commission input/output checkout. Pederson is a master electrician who joined RELCO in 2016 as a automation technician.
OLIVIA — Drew Maher is a recent graduate of the Minnesota Realty School in Roseville and will be joining Henslin Real Estate and Land Team in Bird Island as an agent. Maher lives in Olivia.
WILLMAR — Dr. Tabrez Ameer, a internal medicine physician, has joined Carris Health as a hospitalist. He will focus on providing care to hospitalized patients at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. Ameer received his medical degree in internal medicine from Wayne State University in Detroit. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He previously worked in Bemidji as a hospitalist. Ameer will relocate to Willmar with his wife and child.
WILLMAR — Paula Emberland has been named a project coordinator with Anez Consulting Inc. She will help with the feedlot permitting and manure management plans. Emberland was raised on a dairy farm near Atwater and is a graduate of Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. She has a degree in business management and finance. Before coming to Anez, Emberland managed a benchmarking program for renewable fuels, worked in sales and customer service, was in project management for a risk solutions company and she has experience in the banking/lending industry.
This is the records summary for Aug. 21. Meth, heroin seized in Litchfield drug arrest LITCHFIELD — A drug investigation in Meeker County has led to the arrest of a 48-year-old suspect and the confiscation of approximately 2½ pounds of methamphetamine and five grams of heroin.
LITCHFIELD - A drug investigation in Meeker County has led to the arrest of a 48-year-old man and the confiscation of approximately 2 ½ pounds of methamphetamine and five grams of heroin.