Hockey boys win one, lose one

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer The River Lakes boys’ hockey team squared-off with Northern Lakes, Friday, Jan. 15; and they battled Fergus Falls on Saturday. Defeating Northern Lakes, 2-0, the Stars didn’t…

Do cranberries help UTIs?

Leanne McCrate, RD, LD, CNSC Dear Dietitian I seem to get three or four bladder…

Money can’t buy love … but it can buy you a chance!

Stearns History Museum fundraiser could provide the key Get the key to your Valentine’s heart…

Meeker County Sheriff’s Office

Date, Time, Call, Location: Disposition 01/18/21, 07:51 am, Traffic Stop, CSAH 34, Forest Prairie Twp: Warning. 01/17/21, 01:58 am, Disturbance, MN Hwy 55, City of Watkins: Report Taken. 01/17/21, 05:35 am, Suspicious Vehicle, CSAH 34, Forest City Twp: Arrest.

Wright County Sheriff’s Office

Jan. 17, Adam John Morton, 38 of St. Francis, was arrested in Annandale on the charge of violation of a harassment restraining order, and a Wright County warrant for fifth-degree assault violations. Jan. 16, Chase Harrison Vanderwal, 19 of Champlin,…

Truck fire near Clear Lake

At 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle fire at the Clear Lake County Park on County State Aid Highway 2 in Forest Prairie Township. Meeker County Deputies and Watkins Fire…

Stray cattle rounded up in Kimball

Deputy Nick Walther was able to put his cattle wrangling skills to the test last weekend. Deputy Walther was on duty early Sunday, Jan. 10, in Kimball. A resident in the 200 block of Publisher’s Drive N.E. called to report…

Options for completing License Center services

As lines get longer at the Stearns County License Center drive-thru and calls increase, Randy Schreifels, Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer, wants to remind residents of all the options available to complete License Center services while the county’s doors are closed to…

Watkins has new mayor, appoints council member

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor Newly elected mayor Chris Rowan presided over the Jan. 14 regular meeting of the Watkins City Council. Tootz Tschumperlin will serve as acting mayor.

New EV-W board sworn in

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor At the Jan. 6 regular meeting of the Eden Valley-Watkins school board, all members took the oath of office including newly elected/re-elected members Ann Lemke, Sarah Kuechle, Chelsie Heuring, and Jennifer Evens. Sarah Kuechle was…

2020 Year in Review: December

Our long-time columnist Jill Pertler’s husband died after a short illness, at only 56. The columns she wrote after his death are particularly profound and touching. The first ran in our Dec. 3 issue of the Tri-County News. The Fair…

2020 Year in Review: November

Kimball Homecoming Week was Nov. 1-6. Zack Holtz and Naomi Bollman were crowned 2020 Homecoming king and queen on Nov. 1 to kick off the week. COVID-19 made several modifications necessary, including cardboard cut-out fans for the volleyball game. Eden…

2020 Year in Review: October

Eden Valley-Watkins Homecoming Week was Sept. 28-Oct. 1. Coronation took place that Monday evening, by invitation only, and with masks and social distancing which was appropriate for the COVID-19 pandemic we’re in. The Kimball Lions held a “to-go” fish fry…

Do I need to sign up for Medicare if I’m still working?

Dear Savvy Senior, I will turn 65 in a few months and plan to keep working for several more years. I have good health insurance from my employer now. Do I have to sign up for Medicare when I reach…

Submit your Disability Update Report online

By Brian Rudolph and Rhonda Whitenack Social Security Public Affairs Specialists, Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin We are required to conduct continuing eligibility reviews for disabled beneficiaries every three years. This process requires that beneficiaries complete a Continuing Disability Review mailer to…

How to choose a medical alert system

Dear Savvy Senior, I am interested in getting my mom, who lives alone, a medical alert system with a wearable pendant button that will let her call for help if she falls or has a medical emergency. What can you…

Three ways to use Social Security online

By Brian Rudolph and Rhonda Whitenack Social Security Public Affairs Specialists, Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin There are many online sources for Social Security information, but you need to make sure you’re getting the right information. By using http://www.ssa.gov, you know…

Four questions about Social Security that can help you plan your retirement

By Brian Rudolph and Rhonda Whitenack Social Security Public Affairs Specialists, Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin Social Security benefits are part of the retirement plan of almost every American worker. If you’re among the many people covered under Social Security, you should…

New-old mayor, new council members

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor Karla Davis returned to the Kimball city council as a second-time mayor. She and two new members – Amy Blaskowski and Alyshea Nelson took the oath of office before the Jan. 5 regular meeting. Cindy…

Money can’t buy love … but it can buy you a chance!

Stearns History Museum fundraiser could provide the key Get the key to your Valentine’s heart from the Stearns History Museum “Unlock Your Love … and Make History” fundraiser.

McLeod County Master Gardeners’ ‘Virtual’ Garden Education Series

By Karen Johnson, UMN Extension Educator McLeod and Meeker Counties Attention all gardening enthusiasts: The McLeod County Extension Master Gardeners welcome you to participate in this year’s virtual Garden Education Series. The Garden Education Series will take place via Zoom…

DNR unveils new pollinator license plate to help preserve critical habitat

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Sarah Strommen last week unveiled the design of Minnesota’s newest critical habitat license plate, featuring native pollinators including a bee and butterflies. The new license plate is available now online and at deputy registrar…

DNR seeks input on potential waterfowl hunting changes

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input as it updates the state’s waterfowl hunting regulations. As a first step, the DNR is asking people to comment on potential changes that could alter seasons and create additional opportunities…

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