WILLMAR — Christianson CPAs and Consultants has welcomed Jen Doering as a technical writer in the consulting group. She graduated with a bachelor's in technical communication from Minnesota State University in Mankato. She also held several other roles in her working career, including as an administrative assistant in the dean's office at Ridgewater College.
WILLMAR — There were 25 city of Willmar building permits approved in December for projects worth an estimated $2,886,384. The city collected $29,610 in fees. Preliminary year-end numbers show 599 permits approved in 2017, worth $44,185,171. Significant commercial building permits approved in December include the following: Bee Property LLC, 770 North Creek Dr. N.E., remodel building for new tenant, $550,000 Blake Graves, 527 First St. S., interior remodel, $96,500
WILLMAR — Ron Bailey has accepted a position as a tax accountant at Conway, Deuth and Schmiesing PLLP in Willmar. He will focus on tax preparation. Bailey worked for 35 years at Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative, holding the position of corporate controller for 16 of those years. He graduated from Ridgewater College from the accounting program. Bailey lives in Olivia with his wife.
WILLMAR — Josephine Franco has joined Christianson CPAs and Consultants in Willmar as an intern in the consulting group. She is a student at St. Thomas University in political science and expects to graduate in May 2018.
This is the records summary for Jan. 16. Vandalism WILLMAR — A resident in the 1100 block of 11th Street Southwest reported Sunday afternoon that vehicles, the house and a trailer had been egged sometime between 5 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The vehicles were damaged in the incident. WILLMAR — A person reported Sunday evening that someone had kicked in and broken his door sometime during the day. Nothing was reported stolen.
This is the records summary forJan. 13. Vehicle goes through ice in Meeker County DASSEL — Two people were treated at the scene after a vehicle went through the ice Thursday on Lake Washington, Darwin Township, Meeker County. After receiving a report of a vehicle through the ice, a deputy found two people walking near the shore, according to a release from the Meeker County Sheriff's Office.
WILLMAR — A Willmar man was sentenced to prison Thursday on charges stemming from multiple criminal cases involving stalking and assault. Under a plea agreement reached last month, Erik Ozornia, 29, will serve three years concurrently on five felony convictions for stalking, domestic abuse and threats of violence. The most serious cases occurred in November and early December of 2016 and involved the same victim, who was pregnant at the time and had a court order for protection against Ozornia.
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Human Trafficking Task Force and Ridgewater College have partnered to bring the nationally acclaimed documentary "I Am Jane Doe" for a free showing at 6 p.m. Jan. 25. The event is being held in observance of Human Trafficking Awareness Month. The film chronicles the struggle that several parents have been waging on behalf of their middle school daughters who were victims of online sex trafficking. The event is free to the public and there is no registration required.
This is the records summary for Jan. 12. Weather-related incidents WILLMAR — The Willmar area was spared from the worst of a fresh round of snow overnight Wednesday, receiving only a light dusting of snow. Most roads were in acceptable winter driving conditions Thursday.
This is the records summary for Jan. 10. Ice rescue NEW LONDON — Two people escaped injury Tuesday afternoon when a four-wheeler and fish house broke through the ice on West Norway Lake, in northern Kandiyohi County. According to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office, the incident happened around 3:24 p.m. Tuesday when the individuals were attempting to transport a fish house over an ice heave and the ATV broke through the ice.