Trials and hearings to be held at WEAC in Willmar


(Willmar MN-) Participants in the next big jury trial in Kandiyohi County may feel like they are doing a community theater performance of "12 Angry Men." Pending approval by the Willmar School Board, the 8th Judicial District Court system will be using the Willmar Education and Arts Center-or WEAC- auditorium for jury trials in order to be able to meet state requirements for social distancing...

...Kandiyohi County Commissioner Corky Berg says County Administrator Larry Kleindl was approached by court officials to get ideas on where they could hold large court hearings or trials, and Kleindl says it looked like WEAC fit the bill...

...Kleindl says if approved by the school district, the courts would lease the WEAC building through August 30th and would pay $325 per day when they use it for court purposes. They would need to determine if the main auditorium or the rehearsal hall would best suit their needs. It's possible they could lease WEAC past August 30th if social distancing requirements remain and the schools need to continue doing distance learning.