Clippers advance to quarterfinal

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor Two wins for the Clippers this weekend move them forward into the quarterfinal game against Kimball on Friday evening, Aug. 14, in Elrosa. The winner of that…

EV/Watkins Senior Dining – Aug. 17-21

Please call at least one day in advance. Meals may be picked up. For Eden…

Series of human errors largely at fault for National Guard helicopter crash

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor On Wednesday, Aug. 5, the Minnesota National Guard office in…

Series of human errors largely at fault for National Guard helicopter crash

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor On Wednesday, Aug. 5, the Minnesota National Guard office in St. Paul released a summary of the results of investigations into the Dec. 5, 2019, crash of a National Guard UH-60L helicopter in Marty, just…

Meeker County Sheriff’s Office

Date, Time, Call, Location: Disposition 08/09/20, 01:08 am, Driving Complaint, 3rd St S, City of Watkins: Clear. 08/09/20, 02:00 am, Suspicious Person, US Hwy 12, Dassel Twp: Clear. 08/09/20, 02:26 am, Traffic Stop, MN Hwy 55, Forest Prairie Twp: Warning.…

Wright County Sheriff’s Office

Aug. 9, Daniel Joseph Nelsen, 40 of Maple Lake, was arrested in Maple Lake on the charges of Criminal Vehicular Operation and third-degree DWI. Aug. 9, Cindy Desire Moceri, 61 of Maple Lake, was arrested in Maple Lake on the…

Two-vehicle crash near Kingston

Just before 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota State Patrol responded to a collision at the intersection of Highway 15 and County Road 27 near Kingston. 86-year-old Shirley Klatte of Kimball was driving a…

Medical in Quarry Park

At about 5:39 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, Stearns County Park Patrol officers came across a medical emergency at Quarry 2 within Quarry Park, located at 1802 County Road 137 in the city of Waite Park. Park officers observed a young…

Tired driver hits tree

At about 5:22 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, deputies from the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single-vehicle crash with injuries near County Road 4 and Quail Road in St. Wendel Township. The driver of the vehicle, Alexander Legatt, 21…

MPCA closes 118 enforcement cases in first half of 2020

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has concluded 118 enforcement cases in the first half of 2020. Environmental enforcement investigations often take several months, in some cases more than a year, to complete the investigation and issue final enforcement documents…

Nitrogen fertilizer restrictions begin Sept. 1

Groundwater Protection Rule prohibits applications in certain areas of Minnesota The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is reminding farmers and landowners that beginning Sept. 1, 2020, the application of nitrogen fertilizer in the fall and on frozen soil, will be…

Kimball Boy Scout update

The Kimball Boy Scout Troop completed their 20-mile hike Saturday, Aug. 1. The Troop hiked around Lake Koronis in Paynesville. This is the final hike requirement for the Hiking Merit Badge. The boys completed (1) five-mile hike, (3) 10-mile hikes,…

August Meeker County 4-H’er of the Month

Abby Shoutz of the Forest City Livewires 4-H Club is August’s Meeker County 4-H’er of the Month. Abby has been a dedicated 4-H’er for 11 years and is excited to continue her career this fall as a junior. Abby has…

Joint statement from the Census Bureau and CDC on conducting 2020 Census non-response follow-up interviews

In carrying out our respective missions, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are committed to protecting the health and safety of those we serve and employ. This is particularly important during the current…

Mary Mills, 88

Mary Mills of Annandale, formerly of Brooklyn Center, died Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, surrounded by the love and care of her adopted family. She was 88. Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at Dingmann Funeral…

James “Jim” Hokkanen, 85

James “Jim” Hokkanen of Blanco, Texas, died Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Austin, Texas. He was 85. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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. 

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