Girls’ basketball summer skills in action

By Jeremy Kuechle, Coach On Tuesday, June 23, girls’  basketball began working on skill development (with safety precautions and sanitation practices). They plan to keep practicing through Thursday, Aug. 6, on Tuesdays…

One man’s love of a flower lives on with others

By Dr. Mark Roerick My name is Dr. Mark Roerick and I am a Chiropractor…

Cokato Museum exhibit gallery reopens

The Cokato Museum is thrilled to announce the opening of our exhibit gallery by appointment…

Meeker County Sheriff’s Office

Date, Time, Call, Location: Disposition 07/05/20, 03:13 am, Criminal Damage to Meeker Av E, City of Eden Valley: Report Taken. 07/05/20, 08:02 am, Threats, CSAH 2: Report Taken. 07/05/20, 11:58 am, Criminal Damage to 240th St, Dassel Twp: Report Taken.…

Wright County Sheriff’s Office

July 5, Brandon Lee Warnke, 40 of Buffalo, was arrested in Buffalo on a Wright County warrant for violation of an order for protection. July 5, Zachary Vincent Wolf, 24 of Annandale, was arrested in Buffalo on a Wright County…

Sauk Centre man pinned under lawnmower

At 12:35 p.m. Friday, July 3, Stearns County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 40000 block of Apple Lane in Sauk Centre Township for accident with injuries. David Anderson, 68 of Sauk Centre, was mowing his lawn with a Cub Cadet…

Medical emergencies at Quarry Park on Friday, July 3

At about 12:45 p.m., Stearns County deputies responded to a medical emergency at Quarry Park and Nature Preserve at 1802 County Road 137 in the city of Waite Park. The caller reported a female fell from the rocks in the…

Pursuits/arrests on Hwy. 12

At 8:28 p.m. Friday, July 3, a Meeker County Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle on US Hwy. 12, just west of MN Hwy. 15, in Dassel Township, on suspicion the driver was intoxicated. The driver, later identified as Megan…

Planned Mille Lacs walleye closure implemented to protect Fall fishing

On Wednesday, July 1, Mille Lacs Lake is closed to walleye fishing for the month of July, with the anticipation of a fall walleye season ahead. Working with local anglers and the community in March, the Department of Natural Resources…

Thank you from Reid family

We would like to thank everyone for all you did to make our day easier. Your thoughts and prayers, your presence there, your cards, gifts, flowers, and food. We are so grateful. Deloras and the Family of Ralph Reid

Thank you from Ruprecht family

Perhaps you sent a lovely card, or sat quietly on a chair. Perhaps you sent a funeral spray, If so we saw it there. Perhaps you spoke the kindest words, that anyone could say. Perhaps you were not there at…

Cokato Museum exhibit gallery reopens

The Cokato Museum is thrilled to announce the opening of our exhibit gallery by appointment starting Tuesday, July 7. Please keep in mind, specific Stay Safe MN guidelines, regarding COVID-19, are put into effect and will change your visitor experience.…

Become an Extension Master Gardener

By Karen Johnson, U of M Extension Educator – McLeod and Meeker Counties Do you have an active interest in gardening? Do you have a desire to share your gardening interest with others? Are you willing to learn more about…

It’s hot; Why are my dairy cattle bunched together?

By Karen Johnson, UMN Extension – McLeod and Meeker Counties Have you ever wondered why your cattle bunch together? Despite have a large pen to spread out in, all the cows decide to stand right next to each other sacrificing…

Celebrating a low-key Fourth
Many Fourth celebrations were canceled or toned down this year because of COVID-19. Reader Linda Fostervold captured these fireworks over Green Lake near Spicer over the Fourth of July weekend. Thank you for sharing, Linda!
John ‘Jack’ Adolph, 87

John “Jack” Adolph of Kimball died peacefully Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at St. Cloud Hospital, surrounded by his family. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 11, at St. Anne Catholic Churchc in Kimball…

Roger Carlson, 89

Roger Carlson of Litchfield died Saturday, July 4, 2020, at Meeker Manor Rehabilitation and Care Center in Litchfield. He was 89. A private family funeral will be held. The service will be streamed on the Ostmark Lutheran Church Facebook page…

Thomas ‘Tom’ Taylor, 77

Thomas “Tom” Taylor of South Haven died Friday, July 3, 2020, at St. Cloud Hospital with his wife at his side. He was 77. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 24, at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel…

Roy Donabauer, 60

Roy Donabauer of St. Joseph died Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at St. Cloud Hospital. He was 60. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 6, at St. Anne Catholic Church in Kimball with…

Social Security unveils redesigned retirement benefits portal at socialsecurity.gov

The Social Security Administration announced the first of several steps the agency is taking to improve the public’s experience on its website. The newly redesigned retirement benefits portal, at www.socialsecurity.gov/benefits/retirement, will help millions of people prepare for and apply for…

Meeker County Sheriff’s crime blotter, July 2, 2020

Date, Time, Call, Location: Disposition 06/28/20, 00:05 am, Motor Vehicle Accident, MN Hwy 24, Forest City Twp: Gone On Arrival. 06/28/20, 00:36 am, Public Assist, 617th Av, Manannah Twp: Report Taken. 

Wright County Sheriff’s crime blotter, July 2, 2020

June 29, Reese Allan Hooper, 33 of South Haven, was arrested in Stearns County on a Wright County warrant for domestic assault violations. June 28, Brandon Willard Boxell Muehring, 34 of Maple Lake, was arrested in Corrina Twp on a…

Kimball Rod and Gun Club First half trap results

League 1 River View Ranch 56 Schlauderaff Impl. 49 Guys from Hutch 43 Maine Prairie DU 31  League 2 Kimball Rod and Gun 45 Litchfield Bowl 39 Hendricks Sand/Gravel 37 Sears 33 Riverside Tavern 26 League 3 Fair Haven Angels…

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