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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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LITCHFIELD — A Grove City man was sentenced Monday to more than 16 years in prison for multiple sexual assaults on a young girl.

Christopher Allen Bengtson, 42, was sentenced...

Christopher Allen Bengtson
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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WILLMAR — Beverly Werder, owner of Compassionate Care and Compassionate Cottages, has been selected by Leading Age of Minnesota as one of 50 leaders who are transforming the future of...

Werder
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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WILLMAR — Kelly O'Farrell, a manager at Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing in Willmar, has complete the certification process with the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts to become a...

O’Farrell
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A father in Georgia who had prepared to donate a kidney to his 2-year-old son said last week that he is being forced to wait after a recent stint in...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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WILLMAR — Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing of Willmar has promoted Carolyn Halverson to the position of senior accountant.

An employee of CDS since 2015, after having been an intern during...

Halverson
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North Korea warned that a nuclear war "may break out any moment" as the U.S. and South Korea began one of the largest joint naval drills off both the east...

A propaganda poster depicting a missile striking the United States Capitol that reads" “The response of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea," on a main street in the Pyongyang, North Korea, Oct. 4, 2017. Jonah M. Kessel / The New York Times. Copyright 2017 The New York Times.
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PHILADELPHIA - An emotional Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., launched a thinly veiled critique of President Donald Trump's global stewardship Monday night, using a notable award ceremony to condemn "people who...

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) speaks with a reporter outside of the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 28, 2017. Al Drago / The New York Times. Copyright 2017 The New York Times.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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WILLMAR — Eric Hjelden has been awarded the Thrivent Financial Personal Finance Education Award from the Minnesota Council of Economic Education.

Hjelden is a teacher at Willmar Senior High School,...

Hjelden
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council was unable to come to a decision on the potential redevelopment tax increment financing district for the 600 block of First Street South. Instead...

Shelby Lindrud / Tribune file photo
The Willmar City Council tabled a request Monday for a redevelopment tax increment finance district being considered for the 600 block of First Street South.  There is currently no plan for redevelopment on the east side of the district, but a retail/restaurant/office space is proposed for the west side, at far right.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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NEW LONDON — When the golfing season ends next week at the Little Crow Country Club, the construction season will begin.

A $7.8 million project will change the face of...

Carolyn Lange / Tribune
Eric Hildreth, manager of the Little Crow Country Club, looks at drawings for a $7.8 million hotel, event center, restaurant and pro shop project that will get underway next week at the Little Crow Country Club near New London.
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Eric Hildreth, manager of the Little Crow Country Club, stands where groundbreaking will take place next week for a $7.8 million project to build a hotel, event center, restaurant and pro shop at the Little Crow Country Club.
Carolyn Lange / Tribune

Trees have been removed and dirt stockpiled at the Little Crow Country Club for a $7.8 million project that will get underway next week. The plan includes construction of a hotel, event center, restaurant and pro shop.
Carolyn Lange / Tribune

Ardell Marquardt, left and Kerrie Wig salvage construction materials Monday from the Little Crow Country Club building that will be demolished to make way for a new pro shop and restaurant, part of a $7.8 million project that includes a hotel and event center. The salvaged items will be sold at the ReStore in Willmar to benefit Habitat for Humanity.
Carolyn Lange / Tribune

Ardell Marquardt, left, and Kerrie Wig salvage construction materials Monday from the Little Crow Country Club. The building will be demolished to make way for a new pro shop and restaurant that's part of a $7.8 million  project that includes a hotel and event center. The salvaged materials will be sold at the ReStore in Willmar to benefit Habitat for Humanity.
Carolyn Lange / Tribune

Groundbreaking for a $7.8 million project will be held next week at the Little Crow Country Club near New London where a hotel, event center, restaurant and pro shop will be built.
Carolyn Lange / Tribune
Eric Hildreth, manager of the Little Crow Country Club, stands Monday in the current pro shop that will be demolished to make waylooks for a $7.8 million hotel, event center, restaurant and pro shop project. Groundbreaking will be held next week.