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WILLMAR, Minn. — Two more charges have been filed against a Willmar man accused of throwing a pig's foot onto a farmers market stall operated by Somali vendors. Joseph Francis Fernkes, 61, was originally cited for misdemeanor disorderly conduct in connection with the Aug. 12 incident. According to a formal criminal complaint filed late last week, he is now also charged with one count each of third-degree and fourth-degree criminal damage to property.
WILLMAR, Minn. — Public health officials are reminding people to practice good hand-washing and avoid swimming in lakes or pools if they have diarrhea. Renville County in central Minnesota reported an uptick earlier this month in cryptosporidium infections. At least two day cares were seeing cases of the disease, which is caused by a parasite and is often waterborne. It's one of the most common illnesses associated with recreational water use. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, the state had 67 outbreaks of cryptosporidium from 2007 to 2016.
WILLMAR, Minn. -- In an effort to get a better grasp of local broadband services, the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission is launching a survey this...
WILLMAR - The parents of 16-year-old Devon Jenkins sought Monday to have him released to their custody, saying he would be under close adult supervision and attend all scheduled court appearances. Eighth District Judge Michael Thompson denied the request, however, and ordered the youth to remain in detention at Prairie Lakes Youth Programs in Willmar. Jenkins, accompanied by his parents, attorney and a group of family supporters, appeared in court Monday for a probable cause hearing on two charges of second-degree murder.
Two Minnesota infants have been sickened with salmonellosis linked to eating Krinos brand tahini sesame paste that has been recalled by the manufacturer, the Minnesota Department of Health announced today. State health and agriculture officials said consumers should not eat Krinos brand tahini from the affected lots and sizes listed below. The product should be discarded. The lid can be returned to Krinos for a refund.
WILLMAR — Telecommuting remains slow to catch on in rural Minnesota, but observers see potential for it to grow. Many workers are interested in having the option of working from home at least some of the time, said Cameron Macht, regional labor market analyst with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. “There’s a lot of people who would love to have that opportunity,” he said.