Jensen CMC athlete of the week

EV-W senior Halle Jensen has been named Central Minnesota Conference female athlete of the week. A guard on the Eagles girls basketball team, Jansen averaged 22.5 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 3…

Cruising on a sunny afternoon

By Sandy Holthaus I am writing this column while I am hours away from boarding…

Congratulations to Lois Jensen
Lois Jensen of Kimball has retired from Harvest Bank (formerly State Bank of Kimball) after…
Meeker County Sheriff’s Office

Saturday, January 11, 2020 12:09 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office assisted the public at an address on 190th Street, Greenleaf Township. 2:04 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office came upon an abandoned vehicle on County State Aid Highway 16, Swede Grove Township. The…

Wright County Sheriff’s Office

January 9, Matthew Nathaniel Walker, 27, of Annandale, was arrested in Annandale on a Wright County warrant for fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance violation. January 9, Shawn Wayne Scott, 58, of Annandale, was arrested in Annandale on a Wright…

Watkins police blotter (by Meeker County Sheriff’s Office)

There were 25 calls in the City of Watkins during December 2019. These calls included 5 traffic stops (with 5 warnings and no citations), 2 public assist calls, 2 fire calls, 2 medical calls, and 1 each of the following:…

Kimball Police blotters

There were 98 calls for service during December 2019 in the City of Kimball. These calls included 3 alarms, 2 false alarms, 2 medical alarms, 2 agency assists, 1 business assist, 1 personal assist, 6 bar checks, 3 citizen contacts,…

Announcing Private Pesticide Applicator recertification workshops

By Karen Johnson, UMN Extension Educator, McLeod and Meeker Counties If you need to renew your Private Pesticide Applicator certification, you can do so by attending one of the upcoming recertification workshops sponsored by University of MN Extension. These workshops offer a…

Rep. Demuth: Get a Real ID now and spare headaches later

The deadline to comply with new federal ID standards arrives later this year and Rep. Lisa Demuth, R-Cold Spring, encourages people to sign up now and beat the rush. 

DNR seeks to fill up to 200 paid summer internships

The Department of Natural Resources is looking for passionate and dedicated college students interested in learning more about possible careers with the DNR through paid summer internship opportunities. DNR summer interns will not only gain valuable experience and training, but…

Private Pesticide Applicator Workshops

If you need to renew your Private Pesticide Applicator certification, you can do so by attending one of the upcoming recertification workshops sponsored by University of MN Extension. Paynesville, Jan. 24, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Paynesville American Legion. RSVP…

Valley Tractor Club meeting Jan. 27

It’s time to start thinking about spring and the Tractor Show in June. Tractor Club members will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at the Valley Inn in Eden Valley. New members are always welcome. We’ll catch up on…

Luxemburg Parish breakfast Jan. 26

An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be served from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at St. Wendelin’s Mary Hall; includes a bake sale and raffle. Cost for adults is $8, -children ages 5-12 $4, 4 and under are free. Breakfast includes sausage,…

2019 Year in Review: July-Dec.

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor JULY The Kimball Boy Scout Troop 357 attended Many Point Scout Camp the last week of June. They participated in a number of outdoor activities, and several Scouts earned Merit Badges during the camp.

Death investigation: identification and arrest

The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the man located deceased Sunday, Dec. 29, in rural Meeker County. Justin Edward Warnke, 34 of Buffalo, was found deceased on the 74500 block of 309th Street in Kingston Township. Detectives are actively…

Single-car rollover with injuries

Just before 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, Nicholas Arens, 39 of Kimball, was traveling north in a 2009 Chevy Impala on Highway 24 when he went off the road in the curve south of County Road 17 in Forest City…

Wright County Sheriff’s Office

Jan. 5, Dondrae Cornelius Deshune Burns, 21 of Annandale, was arrested in Annandale on a Wright County warrant for Terroristic Threats. Jan. 4, Jodi Lee Anderson, 48 of Annandale, was arrested in Annandale on a Wright County warrant for fifth-degree…

Meeker County Sheriff’s Office

Sunday, January 5, 2020 11:42 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office took a report of a personal-injury accident at County State Aid Highway 11 and 580th Avenue, Litchfield Township. 12:33 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office took a report of debris in the roadway…

Beware of Social Security scams

By Brian Rudolph and Rhonda Whitenack Social Security Public Affairs Specialists Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin Scammers go to great lengths to trick you out of your personal information. We want to help you protect your information by helping you recognize a Social Security…

Making wise choices when a representative payee manages your money

By Brian Rudolph and Rhonda Whitenack Social Security Public Affairs Specialists Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin Some of the millions of people who get monthly Social Security or Supplemental Security Income benefits need help managing this money. A person assigned to help you manage…

‘Women in Dairy’ event in Hutchinson

By Karen Johnson, U of M Extension University of Minnesota Extension, in collaboration with the Minnesota Dairy Initiative – South Central Region, have announced the upcoming Winter Dairy Series in an effort to bring dairy production education to the region. The…

Sustainable Farming Association’s annual conference

Cutting-edge, Farmer-led education: SFA annual conference is Feb. 8 in St. Joseph Learn the potential for capturing carbon through soil health, how to grow and market asparagus, ways to address farm stress, and much more at the Sustainable Farming Association’s…

Red Cross Blood Drive in Eden Valley Jan. 29

The amount of time it takes to donate blood can mean a lifetime to a patient with a serious medical condition. We urge eligible donors, like you, to join us in the selfless act of giving blood. Each good blood…

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