— Communities throughout West Central Minnesota were buzzing with art aficionados over the weekend, as the annual Meander Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl returned, featuring more than 40 artists in a wide variety of mediums ranging from carving, painting and photography.
For three days, opening Friday, Sept. 30, and winding down Sunday, Oct. 2, folks had the opportunity to take part in the expansive art crawl that spanned Granite Falls, Montevideo, Dawson, Madison, Milan, Danvers, Appleton, Ortonville and Clinton.
Various home studios and downtown buildings hosted the artists and their work. Some put on live displays of painting, carving and even performing music for the wide variety of attendees.
The Kandiyohi County Board will meet Thursday, Dec. 1, due to an annual conference commissioners will be attending on the board’s regular meeting day. The County Board will also be holding its annual Truth-in-Taxation hearing at 6 p.m. Thursday.
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Members of the EDC's Joint Powers Board and local leaders recently aired their frustrations with private entities and the government when it comes to making sure broadband is available to all households from border to border in Kandiyohi County.
The need for paraprofessionals is prominent in area school districts, and they need teachers, coaches, drivers and substitutes of all types. It's a problem that affects school districts and many employers, particularly in Minnesota, which has four job openings for each unemployed person.
Calvary Lutheran Church, founded in 1872 in Willmar, has been marking its 150th anniversary for the entire year. The celebration comes to a close next weekend with a vintage congregational meal and special services.