When Kevin Wald started Ritalka, Inc. in March of 1997, it was housed in a single room of his home – a house built by C.A. Fosnes in Montevideo. At the time, Wald says he had no grandiose plan for how large the company could grow but knew he wanted to try his hand at being an entrepreneur. Wald, who had grown up in Pierre, South Dakota, was a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics. He had started his career in Los Angeles, where he worked on ballistic missiles for land and submarine launch platforms. From there, he moved to Minnesota, completing his MBA at the University of St. Thomas and moving into a career at a company in Benson that was on the brink of becoming Case New Holland. “I knew they were getting ready to sell. I had already worked for a large corporation back in the 80s. I wasn’t excited to be with a large corporation, and so I decided I wanted to try the entrepreneurial thing,” Wald says.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is holding a recruiting period, which runs through April 8, for the agency’s CO Prep program, which provides a pathway for people without previous law enforcement experience to become conservation officers. The program is a key part of the DNR Enforcement Division’s effort to create a workforce that more closely resembles the diverse communities it serves.
Editor’s Note: The Montevideo-American News sent a list of questions to all spring sports coaches to preview the upcoming season. The following is the questionnaire responses from Thunder Hawks Softball Coach Madison Sletta. This season is Coach Sletta’s second full year of coaching.
Editor’s Note: The Montevideo-American News sent a list of questions to all spring sports coaches to preview the upcoming season. The following is the questionnaire responses from Thunder Hawks track coach Dave Schimming.
Editor’s Note: The Montevideo-American News sent a list of questions to all spring sports coaches to preview the upcoming season. The following is the questionnaire responses from Thunder Hawks new Girls Golf Coach Taylor Knutson.
Robert Bunn, Montevideo, died on Monday, March 21, 2022 at Luther Haven Nursing Home at the age of 85. Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 26, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.
Terry Viessman, Pickerel Lake, S.D. died on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Avera McKennan in Sioux Falls, S.D.
James Billings of Montevideo died Friday, March 25, 2022 at Johnson Memorial Care Center in Dawson at the age of 97. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 1, 2022 at 1:30 p.m.
Assembly of God, Clarkfield SUNDAY: Sunday School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Evening 7 p.m. Wednesday: Teens 5 p.m.; Young Explorers 6:30 p.m.
CCM Health is launching neonatal virtual care services through a partnership with Children’s Minnesota’s neonatology program. Through the telehealth partnership, CCM Health will now have 24/7 access to Children’s Minnesota’s Level IV neonatal expertise, the highest designation by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Children’s Minnesota neonatology program has been ranked among the top in the country by U.S. News and World Report.