EV-W Athletes of the Week

Two EV-W seniors have been named Central Minnesota Athletes of the Week in their respective sports. Reilly Hennen, a libero on the volleyball team, had an incredible game two weeks ago with…

Suicide bereavement webinar offered

Dec. 1 webinar aimed at agricultural communities affected by suicide The Minnesota Department of Agriculture…

In her words: Jacki Stockinger on memories growing up with libraries and books

Great River Regional Library will begin moving into the new library building the week of…

Lynden Township clean-up

On Monday, Nov. 9, members of our Explorer Post and Advisor Brian Theisen attended the Lynden Township Board meeting. They were there to accept a donation for the POST’s help with Lynden Townships annual clean up day on Oct. 3.…

Stearns County election review

Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer Randy Schreifels wants to inform residents of the post-election review process. As an additional checks and balance for the Nov. 3, General Election, a post-election review was conducted Nov. 17. This post-election review process included counting the…

Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, Nov. 26, 2020

Date, Time, Call, Location: Disposition 11/22/20, 08:29 am, Welfare Check, State St S, City of Eden Valley: Handled By Officer/Deputy. 11/22/20, 10:26 am, Motor Vehicle Accident, CSAH 21, Kingston Twp: Handled By Officer/Deputy. 11/22/20, 14:04 pm, Animal Complaint – Dog,…

Wright County Sheriff’s Office, Nov. 26, 2020

Nov. 22, Amara Martinez, 36 of Cokato, was arrested in Delano on a Wright County warrant for fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance violation. Nov. 21, Sandra Jean Kerkow, 48 of Cokato, was arrested in Stockholm Township on the charge…

Laser lights targeted at helicopter from Murray Lake

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, there was a complaint of a Life Link helicopter having been shined with a laser light. The helicopter was over Maine Prairie Township at the time and believed the light had come from the SW corner…

Citizens can apply to serve on a county committee

There is an opportunity for Stearns County residents to get involved with their local county government. Numerous openings exist for residents wanting to serve on a Stearns County board, committee, or task force. The boards and committees serve a variety…

Siren test canceled until March

Meeker County Sheriff Brian Cruze has determined the 1 p.m. monthly test of the Meeker County outdoor warning sirens will be canceled for all sirens in Meeker County on Dec. 2, Jan. 6, and Feb. 3, to avoid unnecessary strain…

2021 Crop Management Input Seminar Dec. 4

By Karen Johnson, U of M Ext. Educator, McLeod and Meeker Counties The University of Minnesota Extension and the Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce are excited to announce the 2021 Crop Management Input Seminar set for Friday, Dec. 4. This event will run from…

Suicide bereavement webinar offered

Dec. 1 webinar aimed at agricultural communities affected by suicide The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) will offer a free webinar Tuesday, Dec. 1, about suicide bereavement – what happens to people who are…

Minnesota National Guard ramps up COVID-19 support

More than 200 Soldiers and Airmen from the Minnesota National Guard have been activated to support the state’s COVID-19 response efforts. This number was expected to increase to over 400 by the end of last week. The Guardsmen will be…

FSMA Produce Safety Rule trainings

Registration open for winter 2020/2021 By Katie Drewitz, U of M Extension Beginning in December, University of Minnesota Extension, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, and other partners will host 100% virtual Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule Grower Trainings.…

Soil Management Summit moves online Dec. 15-16

By Liz Stahl, U of M Extension Educator-Crops Like many annual events, this year’s Soil Management Summit (SMS), formerly known as the Conservation Tillage Conference or CTC, has had to make the transition from in-person to online. The SMS planning committee…

Kimball Public Library moves to new location

The Kimball Public Library will close Monday, Nov. 30, to move to its new location. On Monday, Dec. 7, the library will open its new doors to existing and new patrons. This day marks a new chapter for the Kimball…

CentraCare addresses surging COVID-19 cases

In response to the rapidly growing number of COVID-19 patients being admitted to hospitals throughout our region, Centra Care is implementing additional plans to coordinate and consolidate resources to best serve our communities. Starting Monday, Nov. 23, CentraCare–Sauk Centre will…

Allina Health implements new visitor restrictions

The safety of Allina Health’s patients, visitors and employees continue to be our top priority. As safety guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continue to evolve around the coronavirus…

Assumption Church social hall nears completion
A view Nov. 17 across State Street of the new social hall attached to Assumption Church in Eden Valley shows that it’s nearing completion. It’s a beautiful and large addition that should serve the parish and community well for many…
MNsure open enrollment runs through Dec. 22

Sign-ups ahead of this time last year Since the start of MNsure’s open enrollment period on Nov. 1, nearly 102,000 Minnesotans have signed up for 2021 private health insurance coverage – approximately 10% more than this time last year. MNsure’s…

Noticing memory problems? What to do next

Dear Savvy Senior, My mom, who’s 76, has become more forgetful lately and is worried she may be getting Alzheimer’s disease. What resources can you recommend to help us get a handle on this? Oldest Daughter 

Eden Valley Lions Christmas wreath pop-up/drive-up sale

Happy Holidays! Due to recent enhanced COVID-19 measures, our wreath sale has transitioned to a pop-up location with drive-up service. Drive up, tell us the number of wreaths you want, and we will place them in your vehicle. Balsam wreaths…

Update local businesses during the shut-down

Last week, in an effort to stem the tremendous surge in COVID-19 cases across the state, Gov. Tim Walz issued an Executive Order that would halt in-person dining, fitness and entertainment centers for a period of four weeks, ending Dec.…

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