Watkins/EV Senior Dining – Jan. 18-22

Eden Valley meals are delivered to your home by volunteers before noon Monday-Friday. Please order…

Local $1M Lottery winner identified

Bernard Kiffmeyer, 71 of Kimball, was the state’s first Minnesota Millionaire Raffle winner of 2021.…

Meeker County Sheriff’s Office

Date, Time, Call, Location: Disposition 01/10/21, 01:25 am, Trespass, 365th St, Forest Prairie Twp: Warning. 01/10/21, 07:23 am, Alarm, CSAH 2, Forest Prairie Twp: False Alarm. 01/10/21, 11:40 am, Motor Vehicle Accident, US Hwy 12, Litchfield Twp: Report Taken. 

Wright County Sheriff’s Office

Jan. 10, Brandon Thomas Lantto, 34 of Annandale, was arrested in Buffalo on a Wright County Warrant for DWI. Jan. 8, Alejandro Palacios Salomon, 32 of Annandale, was arrested in St Croix County on a Wright County Warrant for Dangerous…

Yet another scam alert: this one is too close to home

In the past two days, the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office and Litchfield Police Department have received multiple reports of a local scam and the public is urged to use caution. The information learned is the victim receives a call from…

Arrest in ‘Bobcat attack’

At 10:10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 5, the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an individual threatening and going after utility workers in a Bobcat at a cell tower site in the 71200 block of 240th Street in Dassel…

Workplace fatality

At about 5:21 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a 911 call reporting an accident at the address of 36177 County Rd. 186 in Melrose Township, about 2 miles west of the city of…

USDA accepting applications for rural home purchase or repair

To help low-income individuals and families buy or repair homes USDA Rural Development is accepting applications for very low- and low-income individuals and families seeking to purchase or repair a home in a rural area. 

Increase in food benefits to help hungry Minnesotans

Monthly 15% bump available January through June All Minnesotans on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and other food assistance programs who are currently receiving the maximum amount will soon see a 15% increase in their monthly food benefits. They do…

2020 Year in Review – September

Harvest Bank in Kimball sponsored a meal for the Kimball Fire & Rescue Department’s Sept. 2 meeting, for all their hard work they do for our community. Kimball Schools started on Thursday, Sept. 3. Eden Valley-Watkins Schools started on Sept.…

2020 Year in Review – August

On 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 northwest of Kimball. All three crew…

2020 Year in Review – July

The State of Minnesota launched an Insulin Safety Net Program July 1 providing an urgent-need program with a once-per-year 30-day supply for no more than a $35 copay, and a continuing-need program for those eligible to receive up to a…

Local $1M Lottery winner identified

Bernard Kiffmeyer, 71 of Kimball, was the state’s first Minnesota Millionaire Raffle winner of 2021. He purchased the winning ticket at DeLux Liquors on Highway 15 in Luxemburg; that store will receive a $5,000 winning bonus. Unlike the Lottery, this…

U of M Extension seeking agriculture interns

By Karen Johnson, UMN Extension, McLeod and Meeker Counties University of Minnesota Extension is seeking agriculture interns to work with Extension Educators and faculty. Learn about agriculture, Extension, and educational programming. Positions are available in the following counties or program…

Minnesotans fish free with kids Jan. 16-18

Take proper precautions on the ice Take a Kid Ice Fishing Weekend is this Saturday, Jan. 16, through Monday, Jan. 18. During that time, Minnesota residents age 16 or older can fish or dark-house spear without an angling or spearing…

Update from Eden Valley Area Library

The Eden Valley Area Library volunteers want you to know that the Eden Valley Area Library reopened Monday, Jan. 11. We will be open from 2-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. We continue to follow COVID protocol of social distancing…

Thank you from Dwane Schmidt family

We would like to thank all the friends, relatives and families for the cards, prayers, phone calls, and thinking of us during the illness and passing of our beloved, husband, father, and grandfather Dwane Schmidt. A special thank you to…

Thank you to Kimball Lions

I would like to thank the Kimball Lions for the 12 Days of Christmas gifts. They were greatly appreciated. Thank you for all that you do. Dave Jansky

Updates on local businesses during the current shut-down

Effective Monday, Jan. 11, COVID-19 restrictions in Minnesota will loosen some for certain businesses. Bars and restaurants are now allowed to open at 50% capacity for indoor and outdoor dining, with a maximum of 150 individuals each. Parties of no…

Year in Review – June 2020

As of June 1, Minnesota bars and restaurants were able to reopen for outdoor dining. Distancing and capacity limits were still in place, and advance reservations were required. This year’s Stearns County Breakfast on the Farm (June 6) was canceled.…

Stearns County Business and Non-Profit Relief Grant Program

The Stearns County Board of Commissioners approved the Stearns County Business and Non-Profit Relief Grant Program. Businesses and non-profits in Stearns County continue to see the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the State and County want to help. Stearns…

Rime ice creates winter wonderland

This winter so far, Central Minnesota has enjoyed several mornings with everything covered in hoar frost, where humid air on clear, calm nights form crystals on grass, leaves, and branches. Last Saturday morning, though, we were treated to rime ice…

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