Food recalls continue to happen with a number of items recalled around the country, including Minnesota. Hills Pet Nutrition is recalling selected canned dog food, including science diet brand. Better Made Snack Foods is recalling their Original Potato chips. Century Snacks is recalling snack club honey bliss nut mix. Tyson foods is recalling chicken strip products. Items should be tossed or returned to the store you bought them from.

The 72nd Governor’s fishing opener this coming May 9th thru 12th will take place in the Albert Lea area, the first time they’ve had a chance to host the event. The area has 13 lakes. And, Myre-Big Island State Park is located there. They will be hosting a free community picnic in the historic downtown area that weekend. More info on this year’s fishing opener can be found on the
Explore Minnesota website.

Willmar Police are investigating an accident that happened just after 6:30 last Friday morning. 52 year old Marcia Schmidt of Willmar was hit by a Central Community Transit bus as she was crossing First Street. The bus was turning left off Willmar Avenue to go north. Schmidt suffered serious injuries. There were no passengers on the bus. The bus driver, 75 year old Gene Johnson of Willmar was not hurt.

The Willmar city council meets later today. The city hall task force meeting begins at 4 pm in the Willmar city office building conference room. They’ll be discussing the fire station location for a new city hall as well as a timeline. At the council meeting, which begins at 7 pm, they’ll consider the labor committee’s recommendation for the new city planning and development services director. There’ll be a presentation on the 2020 census as well.

A 41 year old man and a 27 year old man were arrested Thursday night in Willmar on charges of prostitution in a public place. The separate incidents happened around 7 pm and 10 pm.

Redwood County officials are investigating animal cruelty after a one year old bison was found dead near Sanborn. It had been shot in the eye. The incident happened around March 17th to March 19th .

American Red Cross Life Guard Training will be held April 14th through 16th at the YMCA in Willmar. Candidates must be 15 or older. Cost of the training is $175.00 and once the course is completed successfully, a two year certification is issued. You can register online at, or in person at the YMCA in Willmar.

There’ll be an open house in Appleton on Wednesday April 10th from 4:30-7 pm for people to learn more about the highway 119 resurfacing project from highway 12 north of Appleton to highway 40 in Lac Qui Parle County. The open house, hosted by MnDOT will be at the Appleton Civic Center. Work is expected to start this spring and continue into July with lane closures throughout the duration of the project. County roads 34, 19 and 26 will be used for detours.
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