The state patrol reports that 30 year old Diego Xorxe (shor’ se) of Willmar was injured in a crash yesterday around 1:30 in Big Stone County. He was on highway 7 when his truck left the road and rolled. He was taken to a hospital in Fargo with non-life threatening injuries.

A crash last Friday afternoon injured 25 year old Katelyn McCartney of Belgrade. The crash happened in Belgrade at the junction of 71 and 55. She had pulled out in front of a pickup driven by 36 year old Grant Anderson of Belgrade, who was not injured. McCartney was taken to the Melrose Hospital.

Bernard and Kathleen Heck of Hanley Falls were injured in an accident Sunday afternoon around 1:30 on highway 23 near Ruthton. Bernard Heck, driver of the vehicle that ended up rolling over, was seriously injured and taken to a hospital in Sioux Falls. Kathleen Heck suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The Kandiyohi County Food Shelf has received a $25,000.00 grant from the Otto Bremer Trust. The Bremer Trust is a private charitable trust established in 1944. The Kandiyohi County Food Shelf serves an average of 600 households a month with a food order and another 100 daily for fresh produce. Willmar followed by New London, then Atwater are the top 3 towns the Kandiyohi County Food Shelf sees people coming from. The $25,000 grant is a general operating grant for the food shelf.


The Kandiyohi County Commissioners will meet this morning at 9:00 as a human services committee, then at ten o’clock for the board meeting. The agenda includes talk on the 2019 budgets for the Housing and Redevelopment Authority, and the budget for the county for next year. A proposal for jail door locks repair and replacement as well as discussion
about setting the market price for the solid waste management tax and the landfill concentration integration plan.

Thursday is D-day, AKA deer lottery application deadline day for firearms and muzzleloader hunters who want to harvest anterless deer in a permit area designated as lottery this hunting season. Hunters who get their license by Thursday are automatically entered into the lottery for the deer permit area or special hunt area they declare.

Work continues on highway 71 north of Willmar up to state highway 9. Sealing will begin September 10th weather permitting and the project hopefully will be done by the 12th. Rainy weather has delayed the project throughout the summer.

Work on highway 71 from the junction of state highway 9, to highway 55 at Belgrade will see work begin today with traffic being reduced to one lane. A pilot car will guide traffic through the work zone. A width restriction will also be in place with a 12 foot wide limit.
That project hopefully will be done within 3 weeks.

Work on highway 23 from the split north of Willmar, to county road 31 east of New London begins today. North and southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane and you should plan for short delays. A 12 foot width restriction will be in place also. The project should be done October 26th weather permitting.


Area citizens concerned about climate change are invited to gather this Saturday at 10am at 414 Becker Avenue SW in Willmar. They will join the national Rice for Climate event to learn more about climate change and what can be done about it. In case of bad weather the meeting will be at the Willmar Community Center. People will have a chance not only to learn but to speak out on ideas. The national People’s Climate Movement has been working since 2014 on climate policy.

National Farm safety and Health week is a 75 year tradition, this year is taking place September 16th through 22nd . The theme is “cultivating the seeds of safety”. There’ll be different topics featured each day, from rural road, tractor and youth safety, health and suicide, and confined spaces in agriculture. Safety days has educated more than 1.7 million children and adults since 1995.

According to a report from the Paynesville School Board, Secondary Principal Lorie Floura has been put on leave. Allegations are unspecified and officials Say they cannot comment on them or who made the allegations. Floura has been with the Paynesville School since 2005.

The Montevideo City Council meets tonight at 7:00. The preliminary tax levy for next year will be established along with the consideration of an EDA tax levy for 2019, and a date selected for the public comment meeting for the levy’s. Also to be discussed, off premise alcohol sales, taxi lanes at the airport, polling sites and judges for the coming election, followed by a closed session for union negotiations.

With the state fair wrapped up, something that maybe is not thought about too much by most people, 3000 tons of manure from some 20,000 animals that made the state fair home! Cody Koenen, the full time supervisor for livestock and events says it is collected, cleaned, and hauled away to a farm near Hastings, where it is composted, mixed with dirt, and spread as fertilizer on more than 1,000 acres!

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