River Lakes boys at Granite City Showcase Tournament

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer The River Lakes boys played three consecutive days last week in the Granite City Showcase Tournament at St. Cloud’s Municipal Athletic Complex (the MAC), and it was…

Kimball Senior Dining – Jan. 6-10

Pre-registration is required. Please call by noon the day before you plan to come. Monday-500:…

Congratulations to Lois Jensen
Lois Jensen of Kimball has retired from Harvest Bank (formerly State Bank of Kimball) after…
Valentine ‘Val’ Riley, 87

Valentine “Val” Riley died at his Watkins home Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. He was 87. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley with Rev. Aaron Nett officiating. Burial…

2019 Year in Review

~ 2019: a look back ~ By Jean Doran Matua, Editor Perhaps the biggest story of 2019 is also the most recent: the Dec. 5 crash in Marty (Pearl Lake) of a Minnesota National Guard Blackhawk helicopter, killing all three…

Congratulations to Lois Jensen
Lois Jensen of Kimball has retired from Harvest Bank (formerly State Bank of Kimball) after 47 years working there as a teller. The bank on Main Street in Kimball held an open house from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20,…
Meeker County Sheriff’s Office

Sunday, December 29, 2019 3:21 a.m. a deputy came across a vehicle in the ditch along MN Highway 24 near County State Aid Highway 42, Litchfield Township. The vehicle was unoccupied, well off the roadway and not a hazard. 10:22…

Wright County Sheriff’s Office

Dec. 27, Luke Patrick McLane, 26 of Annandale, was arrested in Annandale on the charge of domestic assault. Dec. 27, Taylor Hill Barth, 26 of Howard Lake, was arrested in Maple Lake on the charge of receiving stolen property and…

IRS introduces a tax form created for older taxpayers

By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, A couple months back I read that the IRS will be offering a new senior-friendly tax form this tax season that will be easier to use. What can you tell me about this? Paper…

‘Thank you’ from Caird family

The family of Gwen Caird would like to thank our family and friends for the cards, kind words of sympathy, and concern during the difficult time of her passing. Thank you to Pastor Ken -Felska for his visit and support…

Meeker County Sheriff’s Office

Sunday, December 22, 2019 6:41 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office took a report of a burglary at an address on 260th Street, Darwin Township. 6:49 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a car/deer accident on County State Aid Highway…

Pursuit ends on Hwy. 12 with stop sticks

At 7:58 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, Meeker County Deputies initiated a pursuit on a vehicle that was westbound on U.S. Highway 12 at 745th Avenue in Dassel Township. Information was received from Wright County that this vehicle was involved…

House fire a total loss

At 10:51 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a house fire in the 56400 block of 385th Street, in Manannah Township. Meeker County Deputies, Eden Valley Fire Department, and Paynesville Fire Department…

Personal-injury accident

At 4:59 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a personal-injury accident at the intersection of MN Highway 24 and 650th Street in Forest City Township. Meeker County Deputies, Mayo Ambulance, and Litchfield…

Fatal roll-over accident

At 8:05 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a one-vehicle rollover on County State Aid Highway 21 east of County State Aid Highway 14 in Forest Prairie Township. Meeker County Deputies, Minnesota…

Postal carrier rear-ended by impaired driver

Albany man jailed after rear-ending US Postal Service carrier’s vehicle. At about 5:24 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, the Stearns County Communications Center received a report of a crash with injuries at 21245 County Road 154. This location is just east…

DNR officials stress snowmobile safety as fatal crashes trend up

Heading into the Holiday season, conservation officers from the Department of Natural Resources are reminding all snowmobile riders to make safety their priority as the number of fatal crashes around the state has trended upward the past few years. Three…

Dairy Assistance Program enrollment reopened

Applications for second round of payments due by Dec. 31 The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is reopening enrollment in its Dairy Assistance, Investment, and Relief Initiative (DAIRI) program for eligible milk producers through the end of the year. Producers…

Expanding Social Security field office hours

By Brian Rudolph and Rhonda Whitenack Social Security Public Affairs Specialists Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin Beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 8, field offices will remain open until 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, with typical field office hours from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday…

Main lodge at Lake Koronis Assembly Grounds burns

Electrical short is believed to be the cause of fire at Lake -Koronis Assembly Grounds. At about 6:04 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a building fire at Lake Koronis Assembly Grounds…

Wright County Sheriff’s Office

Dec. 22, Mark Jonathan Bromiley, 23 of Annandale, was arrested in Annandale on the charge of Domestic Assault by Strangulation. Dec. 22, Daniel Wade Soderberg, 28 of Annandale, was arrested in Annandale on a Stearns County warrant for Domestic Assault,…

Happy Holidays, District 13!

Christmas is just a couple of days away, and it’s a good time to pause and reflect upon the important things in life. Faith, family, and friends are just a few of the things I cherish most. In this very…

Barbara Huckenpoehler, 77

Barbara Huckenpoehler of Kimball died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, at Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins. She was 77. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, at St. Anne Catholic Church in Kimball with Fr.…

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