A rear end crash in Southwest Minnesota yesterday sent 57 year old Karen Gengler of Sioux Falls to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. She rear ended a semi driven by 47 year old Duane Swanson of Hector, who was not hurt. Swanson was on highway 23 in Rock County and was slowing to make a turn when he was hit. The accident happened around 8:30 am yesterday morning.

Willmar Mayor Marv Calvin says the KandiMall owner has come forth with a plan to use some empty space there for Willmar’s City Hall. The city could buy or lease space, but would also have to handle the malls snow removal and pay to have the west parking area near the old K-Mart located re-paved. The purchase price for space in the old Herberger’s location would be just under $800,000.00 according to the mall. The city will host a public input meeting on city hall site options tomorrow at 4:30 in the Fire Station training room.

There’ll be a meeting today at the Minnewaska High school for anyone wanting to know more about the 2019 resurfacing of highway 28/29 between Glenwood and Starbuck. You can also learn more about the 2021 overpass at the Junction of highway 55 in Glenwood.
The meeting will be in the Minnewaska high school media room from 4-7 pm today.

The 37th annual Mayor’s prayer breakfast was held this morning at the Willmar Conference center. The very well attended gathering heard featured speaker Brian Orsten form the Benson area, who talked about his faith after he was involved in an explosion where he was severely burned.

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