Road work on 19th Avenue Southwest in Willmar is set to begin today between 22nd Street and County Road 5. Traffic will not be allowed through the work zone and a detour will be set up.  Damage was done to two vehicles in Litchfield Wednesday evening shortly
before 7pm. Auto’s driven by Angela Kinsella of Litchfield and Sara Peterson of Litchfield collided at South Marshall Avenue and Lockerbie Street. The two drivers were not injured.

With the end of the year getting closer, some 375,000 older Minnesotans will need to change Medicare plans due to changes in the federal law. Cost Plans, a type of Medicare plan that many use in Minnesota will no longer be available in 66 counties. Those needing help in sorting through what to do should contact Senior LinkAge or the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

This past Tuesday, a 40 year old Litchfield man was arrested on a Meeker County warrant and charged with 5th degree possession of controlled substance, possession of hypodermic needles and drug paraphernalia. The arrest was made over the noon hour Tuesday at a home on South Miller Avenue. He’s being held in the Meeker County Jail.

 

Willmar School District parents got a note from the school yesterday about social media rumors and vague possible threats to the senior high, but according to officials, there was no threat, no evidence of anything happening other than people posting that they’d heard something. School officials and the school resource police officer went on to say that
there was no lock down. Classes went on without any interruptions.

Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services Director Ann Steen will be stepping down to take a position with Horizon Public Health. Her last day will be December 14th. Steen has been working for the county for 22 years. County officials hope to have an offer to a replacement in 4 to 5 weeks.

Minnesota’s Public Health Community honored 5 people and three groups for outstanding contributions to public health in Minnesota at an awards ceremony this past Wednesday evening. Among those honored were the Meeker-McCleod-Sibley communities leadership team, and Sandy Tubbs, director of Horizon Public Health in Alexandria.

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