WILLMAR — Chelsie Kopacek, who is completing her internship with Christianson PLLP in Willmar, has accepted a full-time staff accountant position with the firm. She will transition immediately into her new role. Kopacek is a recent graduate of Bemidji State University with a degree in accounting.
WILLMAR — Mackenzie Jensen, staff accountant at Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing PLLP in Willmar, has earned her certified public accountant designation from the Minnesota State Board of Accountancy. Jensen has been working for CDS since 2016. She is a graduate of Concordia College Offutt School of Business with a bachelor's in accounting. She focuses on tax preparation and bookkeeping. Jensen lives in Benson.
WILLMAR — Chris Kveene started a position in April as the new information systems technician for the city of Willmar. Kveene most recently was employed by Heritage Bank and has 10 years of experience in the information technology field. Previously, he spent several years studying at St. John's University and working in their IT department. In his position with the city, he will be maintaining computer equipment, providing technical support for employees, and helping to create and implement policies and procedures.
This is the records summary for May 15. Crash injures two HECTOR — Two Hector women were injured in a crash Monday morning at the intersection of U.S. Highway 212 and state Highway 4 in Hector.
This is the records summary for May 14. K9 sniffs out meth SPICER — Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office K9 officer Cooper assisted at a traffic stop at 11:38 p.m Friday at the 100 block of South Street in Spicer. The vehicle was stopped for driving after revocation and the driver had two active warrants according to the incident report. Cooper alerted to the vehicle and located methamphetamine and cash. The driver was arrested and to taken jail. Vehicle crash
SPICER - The 2018 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener was a success, With good, but cool weather in Spicer, Governor Mark Dayton and his fishing party caught eight fish Saturday morning on Green Lake, according to a release from the governor's office. Lifelong Willmar area resident Kelly Morrell, a highly accomplished angler and active local community member, hosted Governor Dayton as his fishing guide.
This is the records summary for May 10. Vehicle crash WILLMAR — Three vehicles were involved in a crash Thursday at 8:50 a.m. at Highway 71 and 37th Avenue Northeast in Willmar. According to the State Patrol, a Ford F-150 pickup driven by Russell Johnson, 81, of Atwater, was crossing the southbound lanes on Highway 71 but failed to yield to a southbound Kia driven by Jiten Shah, 77, of Peachtree, Georgia.
This is the records summary for May 10 Benson man hurt in Nobles County crash WORTHINGTON — Luke Adam Frank, 29, of Benson, was injured Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash in Nobles County when the semi he was driving collided with a vehicle carrying four people, who were also injured. The accident was reported at 10:21 a.m. on state Highway 60 at the intersection with Quine Avenue in Worthington.
This is the records summary for May 9. Meeker County home destroyed by fire GROVE CITY — A home was destroyed by fire Monday in Meeker Township. According to a news release from the Meeker County Sheriff's Office, the fire started after 4 p.m. Monday after an earlier controlled burn rekindled. Embers from the fire ignited the house which was a total loss. There were no injuries, as homeowner Joyce Larson Boxell, 63, was outdoors when it started in the 21700 block of 555th Avenue in Danielson Township, south of Grove City.
The following is a list of convictions in Kandiyohi County District Court for felony, gross misdemeanor and/or misdemeanor charges. The date listed is the date of the offense. Felony Terrance Raymond Shaw, 73, Willmar, fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, April 10, 2017 Michael Joseph Sherman, 26, Willmar, driving while impaired, June 12 Abel Villanueva, 36, Willmar, fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, Oct. 13, 2017 Cory Leo Lamb, 26, Willmar, fifth-degree drug possession, Oct. 3