WILLMAR — Two sections of the internationally celebrated AIDS Memorial Quilt — the 54½-ton, handmade tapestry that stands as a memorial to more than 96,000 individuals lost to AIDS — will be on view through Sept. 28 at The Barn Theatre in Willmar. Each section includes eight 3-feet by 6-feet blocks. One of the sections includes the block for Willmar native Dan Conway.
Dorothy Einerson Angil, 96, of Twentynine Palms, Calif. Service Sept. 22 in Twentynine Palms, Calif. Clarence L. Beckmann, 84, of Sartell. Service 11 a.m. Sept. 22 at The Waters Church, Sartell. Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud. Deloris "Toots" Coil, 93, of Willmar, formerly of Lake Lillian. Service 2 to 4 p.m., Sept. 23 at Center Center, Lake Lillian. K-M Funeral Home, Lake Lillian Joyce C. Finke, 89, of Glenwood. Service 11 a.m. Sept. 27 at Glenwood Lutheran Church. Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home, Glenwood.
Kandiyohi County marriage licenses Jennifer Regina Huth, Spicer, and Ryan Joseph Sundstrom, North St. Paul Timothy Nels Newberg, Willmar, and Laura Marie Merten, Willmar
WILLMAR — Two people were injured in a crash shortly after 9 a.m. Friday on U.S. Highway 12 just east of 30th Street east of Willmar. Willmar Police said Reagan Toedter, 17, of Atwater, was westbound and Kristin Hiniker, 38, of Pennock, was eastbound when their vehicles collided in an apparent sideswipe. Toedter was treated at the scene for minor injuries. Hiniker was taken by ambulance to Rice Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries.
Clarence L. Beckmann, 84, of Sartell. Burial 3 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Bethany Reformed Cemetery, Clara City. Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud. Wallace F. Gustafson, 93, of Spicer. Service 11 a.m. Sept. 21 at Vinje Lutheran Church, Willmar. Peterson Brothers Funeral Home, Willmar. Hazel Harguth, 97, of Clara City. Service 10:30 a.m. Sept. 21 at St. Clara Catholic Church, Clara City. Wing-Bain Funeral Home, Clara City. Larry Kittelson, 80, of Starbuck. Service 11 a.m. Sept. 22 at Fron Lutheran Church, Starbuck. Starbuck Funeral Home.
WILLMAR — The League of Women Voters of the Willmar Area will host a series of forums in upcoming weeks to acquaint voters with candidates running for local elected office. Seven candidate forums are scheduled, starting next week, for city, school and county contests, along with local legislative contests. The schedule is: Sept. 25: Willmar mayor, 7 p.m., and Willmar City Council, 8 p.m., Willmar Municipal Utilities auditorium. Oct. 1: New London-Spicer School Board, 7 p.m., New London-Spicer High School Performing Arts Center.
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Melissa Listug Klick as a district court judge in Minnesota's Eighth Judicial District, the governor's office announced Thursday. Listug Klick will replace retiring Judge Michael J. Thompson, and will be chambered at Glenwood in Pope County. "Ms. Melissa Listug Klick has had a notable career in both the private and public sectors, helping her attain a deep understanding of the law," said Gov. Dayton in a news release announcing the appointment.
Teddy Clouse, 45, of Olivia. Service 10:30 a.m. Sept. 20 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Olivia. Dirks-Blem Funeral Home, Olivia. Janet Gustafson, 84, of Willmar. Service 2 p.m. Sept. 20 at Willmar Bible Church. Harvey Anderson Funeral Home, Willmar. Wallace F. Gustafson, 93, of Spicer. Service 11 a.m. Sept. 21 at Vinje Lutheran Church, Willmar. Peterson Brothers Funeral Home, Willmar. Hazel Harguth, 97, of Clara City. Service 10:30 a.m. Sept. 21 at St. Clara Catholic Church, Clara City. Wing-Bain Funeral Home, Clara City.
WILLMAR — North American State Bank, which has offices in Willmar, Belgrade and Elrosa, could soon be purchased by Kensington Bank. If regulatory approval for the acquisition is approved, the purchase could be completed by the end of the year. Kensington has approximately 50 employees and assets worth around $168 million, with branches in Kensington, Cokato, Herman and St. Cloud. It will be adding North American's approximately $100 million in assets and its 25 employees to its system. The purchase also includes the North American Insurance Agency.
WILLMAR — Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services has a new administrator, Michael Gallagher. A state-operated facility, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services provides inpatient psychiatric hospital services for youth in need of crisis stabilization, comprehensive assessment and intensive treatment of specialized mental health conditions. Gallagher has years of experience in children's mental health. He previously held the position of director of day services and program development of Catholic Charities of St. Cloud. He is also a licensed attorney.