Montevideo Police, along with officers from around the area converged on the Parkview Towers in Montevideo Sunday night just after 7 pm. A report was called in that there were juveniles with assault weapons on a fourth floor balcony. It turned out the weapons were an airsoft AR style gun, along with a replica hand gun and shot gun. The orange safety ends were either painted over or had been cut off. The guns were confiscated, parents were called and reminded everyone that it’s against Montevideo city ordinance to shoot airsoft guns in the city limits.

The Kandiyohi County board of Commissioners meet Thursday morning at 8:30 to discuss roads and bridges. The meeting will be at the Publics works Dept. in Willmar. Construction for this year will be talked about along with updates on buffer zones and more.

The public is invited to a “Law Day” event at the Kandiyohi Co. Courthouse on Friday. A visit from a state Supreme Court justice, free legal advice and various activities are scheduled from 12:30 to 3 pm. Spanish and Somali interpreters will be on hand. The courthouse is located at 505 Becker Ave. SW. in Willmar. Law day is a nationwide event to help people understand how law and the legal process can work and how it has contributed to our countries freedoms.

An accident Sunday evening in Redwood County injured 31 year old Amanda Ochs of Litchfield. She lost control of her vehicle on highway 14, hit a culvert and it flipped onto its top. Ochs was taken to the hospital in Tracy with non-life threatening injuries.

Two Ridgewater College Alumni have donated $20,000.00 to establish a new endowment fund to support Nursing students in need. The anonymous donors are hoping it’s a great way to pass on the blessings they’ve received. Their vision is to provide a crisis fund to help Willmar Campus students training to be registered Nurses in the Associate’s or Bachelor’s Science programs should they face unexpected financial challenges. For info and to support an endowment or other fund, contact the Ridgewater Foundation Office.

State Representative Dean Urdahl of Grove City is not in favor of the House Democrat Health and Human Services Finance Bill, which he says increases health care costs, cuts funding to nursing homes and fails to prevent rampant fraud in Minnesota’s Childcare and other public programs. Urdahl says the bill would add more than $2.5 Billion to the cost of Minnesotans health care over the next 4 years. Urdahl also mentioned that he thought everyone was in agreement that reducing health care costs was a top priority, but obviously not for most of the democrats.

The question seems to be lately, what is safe to eat? More ground beef is being recalled that was shipped to Minnesota and elsewhere. Grant Park Packing of Illinois is recalling around 53,200 pounds of ground beef due to e.coli. The bulk boxes of the meat were produced October 30, 31, and Nov. 1 of last year. You can look up the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture food safety and inspection service on the internet for info about this and other recalls that have been making the news in recent weeks.


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