Shelters & Rescue Groups in Minnesota This list is by city, but don't let that fool you. Many shelters and rescue groups may take in and adopt out to the Minnesota area. Please consider adopting your next pet from one of these listed. You can also donate your time and/or funds to help the shelters and rescue groups help animals! If your rescue/shelter is not currently listed with us or your contact information is not correct please fill out our LDMN Shelter/Rescues Form with the appriopriate information from your official email address associated with your rescue, please include contact information and we will confirm and update this record.
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Out of a jungle of rain-washed pines and junipers spearing the recent blueness on the Florida sky, ran a small, tawny-haired boy. His bare feet, extending from his overalled legs, crackled towards the fallen palmettos. He leaped into your air, flinging his arms toward a flock of white doves circling earlier mentioned him.
Do you have a community event you would like posted on this web site? If you’re part of a non-profit organization and have an upcoming event, we’d like to hear about it. And so would our listeners. As a free public service to our local nonprofits, we can help spread the word on your event with on-air mentions and through our websites with all three of our stations: AM 1590 KDJS; 97.3 The River; and Hot Country K95.
3, along with social media. This way we can help you reach people who maybe wouldn’t have known of your event otherwise. Get us all the info on your event today. Email us through the website k-musicradio.com, connect with us on Facebook or Twitter, or call the newsline at 235-2900. General PSA's -Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota is seeking individuals and couples who can serve as foster parents to children and youth.
Ideal foster parents have compassion for kids and are open to caring for children from different backgrounds. Professional training and ongoing support is provided. A monthly, non-taxable reimbursement is also provided to foster parents. Call Lutheran Social Services at 320-424-3859 -NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) sponsors free support groups for families and friends of individuals living with a mental illness.
Led by trained facilitators who also have a family member with mental illness, the support groups help families develop better coping skills and find strength through sharing their experiences. A family support group meets in Willmar at 6:30 on the 1st and 3rd Thursday nights, at the Lakeland Health Center, Seminar room 2 on the lower level. For more information, call 320-444-4860. -Kandiyohi County Public Health has started a new car safety seat initiative called TIKE (Toddler Info Kept for Emergencies).
Emergency info can be placed on a free sticker and attached to the back of the car seat - emergency personnel can then access info about the child in the event an adult is unable to after a car crash. Free stickers are available at Kandiyohi County Public Health. -Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota ReStore is accepting donations of building materials, large appliances, furniture and more.
All donations must be approved by staff before acceptance. Donations can be brought to the ReStore between 11-14:30 Wednesday through Friday and 11 and 3 on Saturdays. For more information call 235-9000. -The Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center welcomes hikers on the grounds during daylight hours at no cost. Pets should be on a leash. Call the center at 354-5894 for more information. -Sibley State Park’s Interpretive Center hours vary and a vehicle permit is required to enter the park.
They are available at the park office. Call 354-2002 for more information. -Ice rinks at Hilltop Park, Lincoln Park and Garfield Park in Willmar are now open. Garfield has two hockey rinks with boards, open skating and a warming house. Children’s skates are available for use for free. The warming house is open from 1-6 on weekends and school holidays and 5-8:30 on Mondays and Thursdays. The warming house is closed with the wind chill is 10 below or colder.
-The Kandiyohi County Historical Society of Willmar is open weekdays from 9-4. There is a $2 admission charge for adults, with ages 12 and under admitted free. The historical society is located at the train engine on North Business Highway 71 across from Robbins Island. There are a number of featured exhibits in the museum. For more information call 235-1881. -New London’s Raptor Ridge is open by appointment by calling 354-8820.
Larry and Barb Levin’s natural history museum is located on County Road 40, 2.8 miles east of Highway 23 on the north side of the road. Admission is free. -The Fagen Fighers WWII Museum of Granite Falls is open from 10-4 Tuesday through Saturday at the Lenzen-Roe Memorial Airport south of Granite Falls on Highway 23. Free admission; a suggested donation of $10 for adults. -The Blue Star Mothers Chapter 1 meets the third Thursday of each month at the Willmar Armory.
The parents of military meet for support and to pack boxes to send to deployed troops. They are collecting snacks, hygiene products, paperback novels and notes to be included in the packages. Donation boxes are available at Heritage Bank and the Willmar Armory. If you want them to include someone you know who is deployed, send the name and address to Blue Star Mothers, Box 206, Pennock, along with your phone number.
January Learn how to not only survive, but embrace our winter months in a class Saturday, January 20th from ten to 12 noon at the Legacy of the Lakes Museum in Alexandria. Topics presented at this event will be basic ice safety, the joys of winter camping, and historic tactics to surviving the cold. Presenters include: Wilderness Inquiry, DNR, and Jack Driscoll. There will be a teen TV marathon on Saturday, January 20th from 9-4.
A brilliant and charismatic, yet psychotic serial killer communicates with other active serial killers and activates a cult of believers following his every command. There will be a writing club on Monday night, Jan. 22nd from 5-8. Come share your poems, short stories and more with other teens and learn how you can be part of the teen anthology which will be published in 2018. The Willmar Baseball/Fastpitch Boosters Association will serve a Dad’s Belgian Waffle breakfast from 8:30-11:30 on Saturday morning, Jan.
20th at the Roosevelt Elementary School in Willmar. Waffles, sausage and beverages will be served. Freewill donation, with a suggested donation of $7 for adults and $5 for ages 6-12. There will be games, skills, door prizes and more. There will be a Dad’s Belgian Waffle feed on Saturday morning, Jan. 20th from 8:30-11:30 at the Roosevelt Elementary School in Willmar. It’s a freewill offering, but the suggested price for the meal is $7 for adults and $5 for kids ages 6-12.
There will be door prizes, a silent auction, games, and skills. Proceeds benefit the Willmar Baseball/Fastpitch Boosters Association. Their 2017 projects are L Screens and Tarps or Mounds. The 2018 Jenna Van Buren Youth Citizen of the Year Scholarship application is now available online, in the YMCA office and through High School Guidance Counselor. This is a $1000 award given to a deserving graduating senior in memory of Jenna Van Buren, a past winner of the award and employee of the YMCA.
The scholarship application deadline is April 1st, 2018 and will be awarded at high school awards ceremonies. Call 222-9622 for more information. Come and learn traditional Somali dances on Sunday afternoon, January 21 and 28 taught by the choreographer and dancers from the Somali Museum of Minnesota. Different dances will be taught at each class. Aerobic exercise is built into the practice! Rice Memorial Hospital is committed to investing in the health and wellness of our community.
They are challenging everyone to stay active for eight weeks and help reach the goal of 38,402 total active miles as a community. If Rice Memorial Hospital meets the goal they will be giving a $4,000 travel voucher to one grand prize winner! The challenge runs from January 22, 2018 through March 18, 2018. The Trek to the Tropics Community Health Challenge is free but you must register by January 22nd.
Go online to ricehospital.com to sign up. Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services will hold an immunization clinic at the public health office in Willmar on Monday afternoon, Jan. 22nd from 3-6. It’s located in the Health and Human Services Building. Bring along an up-to-date record of all past immunizations. No one will be denied due to inability to pay. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or have proper written consent.
The Resource Center program serves families raising children with sensory issues, social and behavior concerns, developmental delays, disabilities or life challenges. The Benson Club startsMonday night, Jan. 22nd from 6:30-8 for children in grades 3-6. The session will be for the parent-child using Legos to practice social skills, emotion regulation and behavior goals. Call 235-5310 for the location in Benson.
Learn the lazy cook's method for making homemade artisan breads! Learn to make savory healthy breads using dough that you mix in minutes, can store for up to two weeks and will allow you to have fresh artisan breads in five minutes a day! Bake a loaf in class to share, plus bring home a batch of dough to make more bread over the next two weeks. Receive recipes for various breads. Class includes demonstration, hands-on and tasting.
Bring a five quart mixing bowl with cover to take home your dough. This event is Monday night, Jan. 22nd from 6:30-9 in the DMS Room D248 FACS Kitchen in Alexandria. A documentary film: The Age of Consequences, will be shown Monday, Jan. 22nd from 4-7 at the Grand Arbor Theatre in Alexandria. This film investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability.
The Written Gift: Creating a Health Care Directive, happens Tuesday night, Jan. 23rd from 6-8 in the DMS Room D200 Media Center in Alexandria. The Written Gift is a local nonprofit dedicated to engaging the community in an advance care planning process while promoting end of life choices based on an individual's goals, values and beliefs. Volunteers will walk you through filling out the form. 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 on Thursdaynight, January 25 from 6-8:30.
Following the film, held in the Ridgewater College Theater, Room 141, members of the Task Force will answer questions and facilitate discussion. There will also be informational displays on sexual exploitation and trafficking at the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services building, the Willmar Public Library, & Cash Wise Foods. For more info call Safe Avenues, 235-0475. The Danube Area Athletic Club will have winter fun days for kids on Friday night, Jan.
26th from 6-9 at the Danube Rink. All kids and families are welcome. Hot chocolate is available, and you’ll be helped to learn to skate. Have fun with friends, shoot pucks against a goalie. There is a limited number of skates available. All levels of participation are encouraged to come. Everything is free. If you have questions contact Ben Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org. A Royal Wedding film and discussion will be Friday night, Jan.
26th with a dinner at six and a show at 6:30. This MGM movie includes Fred Astaire's famous "dancing on the ceiling" scene. Movie with a couple of short selections is presented by New London Roaming Cinema. The movie is being shown at Whitney Music/Huerta Restaurant in Willmar. For reservations call 214-9433 or 262-3999. There will be a children’s matinee on Friday afternoon, Jan. 26th from 3:30-5 at the Willmar Public Library.
The matinee is on Emoji Gene. Winter Story Hour is Friday mornings from 10-10:45. Parents, grandparents and caregivers can introduce their kids to reading and language in a fun way. Children will do activities that promote developments and learning. The next event is ‘Snow and Winter Fun’ on January 26th. The 4th annual Tully’s Ice Fishing Memorial tournament is Saturday, January 27th from 10-4 on Big Norway Lake.
Use the south side lake access. The cost is $20 per hole with bait included. Kids 12 and under are free, and the top two kids win a bike. The categories in two age groups are the biggest Sunfish, Crappie, Walleye and biggest Northern overall fish. Funds support scholarships for local outdoorsman from local schools. There will be a teen movie on Monday evening, January 29th at 5:30. The movie is about five medical students, obsessed by what lies beyond the confines of life, stop their hearts for short periods, which triggers a near-death experience and gives them a firsthand account of the afterlife.
Call the library for more information. The Kandiyohi County Corn & Soybean Growers will have their annual meeting and banquet on Monday night, January 29th at the Willmar American Legion. The doors open at six, with the meal beginning at 6:30. The guest speaker, Blois Olson from Fluence Media, will talk about the 2018 elections and what can impact farmers and rural communities. Call Larry Konsterlie at 320-894-6726 with questions.
February Park visitors can learn how to create their own Ojibwe style snowshoes at a February workshop at the Lac qui Parle DNR office and education center in Watson. Workshop attendees will learn how to lace the pointed end-styled snowshoes during a two-day session at Lac qui Parle State Park Saturday, Feb. 24 from 9-3 and Sunday, Feb. 25 from 10 to two. The presentation will show how to weave the laces on pre-built wooden snowshoe frames, as well as how to use them in the snow.
Class size is limited to 20 people and advance registration is required. Participants should be at least 10 years old to participate. The registration deadline is Feb. 1. There will be Little People Storytime at the Willmar Public Library on Thursday mornings through April 26th from 10-10:30. This is for infants through kindergarten. There will be a morning of books, music and movement. Parents with questions can speak to LaRae after class or call the library at 231-8490.
Save the following dates for the 2018 New London CIA (Community In Action) meetings. Meetings are generally nights at 6:30 at the New London Senior Center, unless otherwise noted. CIA Committee Meetings are February 1, April 5, June 7, August 2 (at six at Holm Park for a potluck); October 4, and Dec. 6 (at 6 for a Holiday potluck). Come to these meetings and give your input. There will be an indoor rock climbing gym for all ages at the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center.
The first climbing gym will be Thursday afternoon, Feb. 1 from 4-5:30. Beginners can learn about the sport, exercise and have fun. Experienced climbers can come train and refine their skills. There will be instructors there to help every climber reach new heights. Equipment will be provided. Call 354-5894 for more info. ”Give Kids A Smile” is a program from the American Dental Association that provides free cleanings and checkups for children whose families face barriers to dental care.
On Friday, February 2nd, Rice Regional Dental Clinic and a team of local dental professionals will volunteer their time and materials to make a difference for area families. To register a child for “Give Kids A Smile,” call Rice Regional Dental Clinic at Rice Hospital, 214-2620, or visit ricehospital.com for more details. The Renville County Sheriff's Office will be hosting a Youth Snowmobile Safety Training Course on February 3rd.
The classroom portion is at nine that morning, with practical exercises to follow. It’s at the sheriff’s office building in Olivia. You can register with the Renville County Dispatch Center at 320-523-1161. Pre-Registration is required and students must be at least 11 years old; be accompanied by a parent or guardian; have their own snowmobile and proper safety gear; and have successfully completed the online snowmobile class.
Hawk Creek Animal Shelter will have its 2nd annual kitten bowl on Saturday, February 3rd from noon to 4. Some donated items that would help make the day more fun would be: foam fingers (not team related); small football jerseys, onsies, t-shirts; football themed helium balloons; football toys for dogs/cats; generic football banners, pennants, and streamers. You’re asked to bring the item(s) to shelter and specify it's for the kitten bowl.
The shelter is hopeful you will also find a fur friend to adopt for the weekend as well. If you have further questions, contact the shelter. April It’s never too early to start thinking about the future! The 2018 Jenna Van Buren Youth Citizen of the Year Scholarship application is now available online, in the YMCA office and through your High School Guidance Counselor. This is a $1000 award given to a deserving graduating senior in memory of Jenna Van Buren, a past winner of the award and employee of the YMCA.
The scholarship application deadline is April 1st. It will be awarded at high school awards ceremony. Call 222-9622 for more information.