WILLMAR — Miguel Esparza Gonzalez has been promoted to the position of computing technical specialist at Jennie-O Turkey Store in Willmar. In his new position he will be working on the company's computers, printers and communications issues. Previously, Esparza worked for human resources at the Benson Avenue Plant. He earned his technical certificate in computer support technology from Ridgewater College.
WILLMAR — Jennie-O Turkey Store in Willmar has promoted Mohamed Hassan to egg production/hatchery cost accountant. He previously worked as a staff accountant in live production. A graduate of St. Cloud State University, Hassan has a bachelor's degree in accounting and just recently graduated from the Willmar Lakes Area Vision 2040 Leadership class.
WILLMAR — Gina Carlson has been promoted to supervisor-farm support for the Kandiyohi Support Crew with Jennie-O Turkey Store in Willmar. She will be supervising the crews that wash and disinfect the barns. Carlson has worked for Jennie-O since 2014, first as a live production procurement clerk.
WILLMAR — Kyle Wallentine, a financial adviser for Ameriprise Financial in Willmar, has become a Retirement Income Certified Professional, a professional designation from the American College of Financial Services. The requirements included coursework and examinations covering retirement income planning, retirement risks, Social Security, annuity products, long-term care and health insurance. Wallentine can be reached at 320-235-5600. His office is located at 776 Business 71 N., #4, in Willmar.
BIRD ISLAND — Glesener's Inc. of Bird Island has been purchased by MBW Company of New Ulm. MBW took over operations Dec. 1. Glesener's was established in 1992 and provided assisted living, hourly and adult day services in Bird Island for those living with brain injury. MBW Company is 100 percent employee-owned, which is what Mark Glesener, owner of Glesener's, wanted for his organization when he retired. MBW since 1978 has provided services to people with physical, cognitive, intellectual and mental health needs.
WILLMAR — Starting in January, Dr. Daniel Peterson will be joining the ACMC Health team as an ophthalmologist. He will be seeing patients at the ACMC-Willmar Skylark Center clinic. An undergraduate of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Peterson earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed an internship with Marshfield Clinic/St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, Wisconsin, and finished his residency in ophthalmology with the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.
This is the records summary for Dec. 13. Traffic stop leads to arrest WILLMAR — On Monday morning, a Willmar police officer stopped a vehicle driven by a 20-year-old man near the intersection of First Street and 37th Avenue North in Willmar. The man was arrested just before 10 a.m. for driving after revocation and no proof of insurance. Employee theft
This is the records summary for Dec. 12 Accident MELROSE — Three members of a Glenwood families were injured when the vehicle they were in was struck by a semi on an icy stretch of Interstate 94 in Stearns County. According to the State Patrol, Justin Hill, 31, of Fairfield, Indiana, was going east in the right lane of I-94 and then merged his 2016 Peterbilt semi into the left lane to avoid hitting a passenger car that had braked in front of him.
The City of Willmar Public Works Department has declared a snow emergency in the central business district beginning at 10 p.m. Sunday. The area affected will be from First to...
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