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Rescue on hold for stranded pelican Press Pass Archive

NEW LONDON — Rescue efforts are on hold for a lone pelican stranded on a small, frozen lake west of New London.

Retired businessman takes on new role running Community Christian School Press Pass Archive

WILLMAR — Community Christian School is a “treasure chest” to John Chapin.

Willmar Schools seeking public input on strategic plan Press Pass Archive

WILLMAR — The Willmar School District has asked the public to participate in developing a strategic plan for the district.

Recount expected in Meeker County Press Pass Archive

LITCHFIELD — Two sticky ballots are apparently to blame for a discrepancy in the ballot count in a Meeker County precinct that has changed the outcome in what had originally been a tie race for County Board.

New voters looking forward to casting their first ballots Press Pass Archive

WILLMAR — Presidential debates mean more now, and they’re talking about politics with their parents and their friends.

Zombies, runners meet today in race at PWELC Spicer Press Pass Archive

SPICER — A 5K race today at the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center will feature a clash of cultures between the truly living humans and undead zombies.

Kandiyohi County Board to discuss interim family services director Tuesday Press Pass Archive

WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners will discuss a long-term solution Tuesday to filling one of the county’s top jobs.

Willmar police chief: Latest scam uses FBI warning to bilk money Press Pass Archive

WILLMAR — The Federal Bureau of Investigation doesn’t make people pay fines based on alleged “violations” that appear on their computer screen.

Willmar’s Labor Committee OKs filling vacant assessing position Press Pass Archive

WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council’s Labor Committee is recommending the council fill a vacant full-time position in the Assessing Department with an individual from among current employees.

Kandiyohi County Board meets Tuesday in regular session Press Pass Archive

WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Board will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the board room on the second floor of the county’s Health and Human Services Building, 2200 23rd St. N.E. in Willmar.

Wilson to resign as director of public works for city of Willmar Press Pass Archive

WILLMAR — Willmar Public Works Director/City Engineer Holly Wilson will be resigning her position to take a job as city administrator for Pine City. Her last day of work for the city of Willmar will be Sept. 14.

Remembering the victims of the U.S.-Dakota War but forgetting the conflict Press Pass Archive

NEW LONDON — It was 150 years ago today that 13 early settlers in the Norway Lake and Monson Lake areas were killed in the prairie farmland in what is now northern Kandiyohi County and the eastern edge of Swift County.

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Continued funding for mental health facility, PCA OK’d Press Pass Archive

WILLMAR — Funding for Willmar’s 16-bed mental health specialty care facility has been extended to July of next year.

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