River Lakes girls shine in playoff semis, fall short in finals

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer The third-seeded River Lakes Stars ousted the two-seeded Fergus Falls Otters, 4-2, in the Section 6A semifinals Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Fergus Falls Ice Arena. That…

Flood forecast highlights need for flood insurance consideration

The Insurance Federation of Minnesota reminds property owners that spring flood season is fast approaching,…

Sale of Gohmann’s Foods is in the works

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor It’s a total fluke – or a God-send. Either way,…

Terese Miller, 92

Terese Miller of Waconia died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, at the Minnesota Masonic Home in Bloomington. She was 92. Her memorial Mass of Christian Burial is at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 29. at St. Joseph Catholic Community in Waconia with…

55+ Driver Discount Program

The Minnesota Highway Safety Center is offering 55+ Driver Discount Courses on the following days: 4-hour refresher courses • March 16, (Course #45950) 5:30-9:30 p.m., Whitney Senior Center, 1527 Northway Dr., St. Cloud. • March 17, (Course #46041) 8:30 a.m.-12:30…

Meeker County Sheriff’s Office

Tuesday, February 12, 2020 01:58 a.m., Traffic Stop US HWY 12, City of Dassel; Warning. 12:52 p.m., Traffic Stop MN HWY 15, Collinwood Twp.; Warning. 3:55 p.m., Motor Vehicle Accident CSAH 16, Harvey Twp.; Clear. 6:20 p.m., Welfare Check MN…

Wright County Sheriff’s Office

The police blotter from the Wright County Sheriff’s Office was not available as of press time this week because of the Presidents’ Day holiday.

Fatal house fire Feb. 14

Stearns County Deputies responded to a house fire south of Freeport at around 9 a.m. Friday morning, Feb. 14. Callers reported smoke coming from the house, and they believed the homeowner was still inside. When deputies and fire departments arrived,…

Personal injury accident Feb. 12

Just before 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a one-vehicle rollover accident near the intersection of MN Hwy. 22 and 180th Street in Greenleaf Township. Deputies learned that a vehicle driven by…

Fatal crash on icy Hwy. 15 Feb. 12

Shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, a fatal head-on collision closed both lanes of Highway 15 at County Road 8 north of Kimball for several hours. Ricky Freitag (pictured at right), 57 of Rice, was driving his 2018 Ford…

Flood forecast highlights need for flood insurance consideration

The Insurance Federation of Minnesota reminds property owners that spring flood season is fast approaching, which calls attention to the need for everyone to assess their possible need for flood insurance. “With last year’s heavy precipitation and a strong snow…

Senator Howe convenes 2020 session

Sen. Howe presents resolution honoring Warrant Officer Candidate Plantenberg as Senate convenes the 2020 session by remembering three fallen guardsmen. The Minnesota Senate returned to the Capitol Tuesday, Feb. 11, and began the session by honoring three Minnesota National Guard…

Rep. Urdahl: Start of 2020 session brings optimism, including for tax relief

Minnesota’s 2020 legislative session began Tuesday and Rep. Dean Urdahl, R-Acton Township, said it’s good to be back at the Capitol to take on the issues at hand. “This is the time when all the work that’s been done away…

Peterson on White House agriculture budget request

Rep. Collin Peterson, Chair of the House Agriculture Committee, released a statement last week in response to the release of the White House’s proposed budget request for fiscal year 2021. The budget includes an 8.2 percent reduction in discretionary spending…

Senator Howe, colleagues, begin the first day of 2020 session

On Tuesday, Feb. 11, Senator Jeff Howe (R-Rockville) and the Minnesota Legislature convened for the first day of the 2020 legislative session at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul. The legislative session must adjourn by May 18. “From childcare…

Demuth delivers tribute to Plantenberg as House starts session by honoring fallen guardsmen

The Minnesota House returned to the Capitol Tuesday, Feb. 11, and began the session by honoring three Minnesota National Guard members who perished in a helicopter crash near Kimball last December. State Rep. Lisa Demuth, R-Cold Spring, presented a House…

Caucus Senate District 13 precincts Feb. 25

Caucus Senate District 13 Republican precincts for Fair Haven Township, Kimball City, Lynden Township, Maine Prairie Township will be held at Kimball Area High School Cafeteria at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25.

Stearns County’s 2019 Outstanding Conservationist

By Brittany Lenzmeier, Stearns County SWCD Each year, the Stearns County Soil & Water Conservation District recognizes an individual(s) or organization for outstanding accomplishments in implementing conservation practices and improving Minnesota’s natural resources on agricultural land. Galen Wilczek, 2019 Stearns…

The ABCs for healthy calves

By Emily Wilmes, U of M Extension Calves play a vital role in the future of your dairy farm. Let’s brush up on our ABCs for healthy calves. A is for attention to detail. When it comes to raising dairy…

What are the 2020 Income Tax filing requirements for retirees?

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the IRS income tax filing requirements for seniors this year? I didn’t file a tax return last year because my 2018 income was below the filing requirements, but I got a part-time job late last…

Opportunities to ‘Give’ to the Minnesota FFA Foundation

The Minnesota FFA Foundation recognizes National FFA Week as an opportunity for supporters of agricultural education and the FFA to give back and invest in the strength of these programs. Some of these opportunities are listed below. Give-FFA Day is…

Arvig seeks area students for annual essay contest

Chance to win all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. Arvig is pleased to announce its annual essay contest to send one area student to visit Washington, D.C., for the Foundation for Rural Services (FRS) Youth Tour, June 6-10. The essay…

March EVAL happenings

Our annual board meeting will be at 12 p.m. Saturday, March 14, in the community center meeting room. It is followed by our regular board meeting at 1 p.m. We continue to search for community members to join our board.…

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