Firearms safety training postponed for EV-W

DNR firearms classroom training and field day sponsored by the EV Sportsmen and Meeker Pheasants Forever has been postponed for this year. The training team plans to reschedule the classroom sessions and…

This is the perfect time to come together

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor Over the past weeks and months, even the most casual…

St. Anne’s celebrates 100 years

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor The original plan was to hold a dinner and reception…

St. Anne’s celebrates 100 years

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor The original plan was to hold a dinner and reception to celebrate the 100th anniversary of St. Anne’s Parish in Kimball. That would be Sept. 13, 2020, and the plan was to include this celebration…

U of M Extension to host beef webinar series

The University of Minnesota Extension is excited to host a six-part webinar series titled “Key Components of a Successful Beef Operation: Cow/Calf to Consumer.” The series will be held from 6-7:30 p.m., Aug. 12, 13, 18, 20, 25, and 27.…

Kimball Friends of the Library meeting minutes

Informational meeting, 7 p.m. Monday, June 29, 2020 Meeting called to order at 7:02 p.m. by president Megan Kiffmeyer. Attending board members: Megan Kiffmeyer, Amanda Loewen, and Erin Gutwasser; members: Kara Fink, Mary Knaus, Jo Loewen, Jennifer Schiefelbein, Dorothy Kersten,…

Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, Aug. 6, 2020

Date, Time, Call, Location: Disposition 08/02/20, 06:03 am, Traffic Stop, MN Hwy 24, Litchfield Twp: Citation Issued. 08/02/20, 14:43 pm, Juvenile Trouble, CSAH 27, Kingston Twp: Clear. 08/02/20, 15:03 pm, Disturbance, White St S, City of Eden Valley: Clear. 

Wright County Sheriff’s Office, Aug. 6, 2020

Aug. 3, Candice Marie Goehring, 54 of Annandale, was arrested in Annandale on Wright County warrants for fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance violations. Aug. 2, Bryant Joe Erickson, 39 of Annandale, was arrested in Annandale on the charge of…

Three bulls found at church

At 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office responded to a hazard call near the Community Country Church in Holdingford. A passerby saw three cattle on the lawn of the church and believed they could become a…

One-vehicle rollover near Fair Haven

At 10:11 a.m. Thursday, July 23, Stearns County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a one-vehicle rollover on County Road 44 near 3rd Avenue in Lynden Township,  about 4 miles east-northeast of Fair Haven townsite. 

Japanese beetles in central Minnesota

By Katie Drewitz, U of M Extension Japanese beetles (Popillia japonica) have been in Minnesota since 1968, but in central Minnesota we do not tend to see them very often. Unfortunately, that trend seems to be changing. I have had…

Kenneth Ingebrigtson, 88

Kenneth Ingebrigtson of Maine Prairie Township died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, at Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins. He was 88. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kimball with Rev.…

GNTC Summer 2020

Great Northern Theatre Company is partnering with MN Association of Community Theatre (MACT) for FAST Fest, a statewide festival celebrating creativity in community theatre. Great Northern Theatre Company is sponsoring a Youth Theatre Day Camp; Aug. 3-7 for students grades…

EV blood drive Aug. 17

The American Red Cross will be in Eden Valley from 1-7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 852 Stearns Ave. W. in Eden Valley. An appointment is needed; schedule yours today by calling 1-800-RedCross, or going…

Firearms safety training postponed for EV-W

DNR firearms classroom training and field day sponsored by the EV Sportsmen and Meeker Pheasants Forever has been postponed for this year. The training team plans to reschedule the classroom sessions and field testing for the spring.

Reaching out to Social Security during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Brian Rudolph and Rhonda Whitenack Social Security Public Affairs Specialists, Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin During the current coronavirus pandemic, we continue to provide help to you and others in your communities. While our offices are not providing service to walk-in visitors due to…

Restructuring farmers eligible for relief from loan fees

COVID-19 relief funds available to help farmers restructuring debt Eligible farmers restructuring their debt can get half of the loan guarantee fees on USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) restructuring loans covered through a new Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) program,…

MDA expands options for contacting Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline

Text and email service now available The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is offering two new ways that farmers and others involved in agriculture can contact the Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline: text and email. “We want to make it…

Thank you from Kleis family

A sincere “thank you” from the family of Thomas (Tom) Kleis for the cards, calls, prayers, etc. Money went to St. Cloud VA Hospital. Thanks again for your support. “’Til we meet again, Tom.”

‘Rightfully Hers’ open at Stearns History Museum

Pop-up exhibit commemorates ratification of 19th Amendment A new pop-up exhibit from the National Archives, “Rightfully Hers” commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, is available for viewing at the Stearns History Museum through Nov. 25. 

St. Anne’s 100th anniversary
In a ceremony somewhat subdued by COVID-19 restrictions, St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Kimball honored their 100th anniversary Sunday afternoon, July 26.It started with a gathering of parishioners and friends in the parking lot, along with a cadre of church…
Sauk Rapids man dies in motorcycle versus car crash

At 3:47 p.m. Friday, July 24, Stearns County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a motorcycle versus car crash at the intersection of County Road 7 and County Road 44 in St. Augusta. 

Wright County Sheriff’s Office blotter, July 30, 2020

July 26, Raoul Elias Johnson, 41 of Annandale, was arrested in Annandale on the charge of domestic assault. July 24, Benjamin Joseph Whelan, 28 of Golden Valley, was arrested in Maple Lake Township on the charges of third-degree DWI test…

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