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Kevin Lehse, 56

Kevin Lehse, 56

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Kevin Lehse of Fair Haven died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, at St. Cloud Hospital. He was 56. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Annandale with Pastor Alex Becker officiating....

Rev. Richard “Father Dick” Gross, 91

Rev. Richard “Father Dick” Gross, 91Free Access

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Rev. Richard "Father Dick" Gross died in his sleep on his 91st birthday, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022, at his home at Garden View Apartments at Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at...

Austin ‘Austie’ ‘Snake’ Nistler, 83

Austin ‘Austie’ ‘Snake’ Nistler, 83

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Austin Nistler, a life-long resident of Watkins, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was 83. A memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Church of St....

Jane Vossen, 84

Jane Vossen, 84

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Jane Vossen of Cold Spring, formerly of Watkins, died Sunday, July 31, 2022, at Assumption Community in Cold Spring. She was 84. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Church of...

How to dry tomatoes at home

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After harvesting the tomatoes in late summer, many people choose to preserve them through various methods. The University of Minnesota Extension provides resources regarding canning, preserving, and preparing food. This article will describe how drying tomatoes can be a great...

Common tomato disorders in Minnesota

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Aug. 1 signifies the peak growing season for tomatoes in Minnesota. As tomato plants are a significant part of Minnesota gardens and dishes, they are also very susceptible to certain disorders. Keeping an eye out for these disorders will help...

Rural Life Celebration returns Aug. 14 in Princeton

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The 2022 Diocesan Rural Life Celebration is a free community event that celebrates and honors God’s creation and the beauty of rural central Minnesota. The event is from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, at the David Trunk Farm, 4383...

Talking extreme heat with the U of M

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With summer in full swing, extreme heat is following closely behind. As hospitalization visits increase, it is important to be aware of the dangers and preventative measures you can take to stay safe in increasing temperatures. Vishnu Laalitha Surapaneni, MBBS,...

Hello, friends

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This column is about friends. Before writing it, I thought to myself, “I wonder if there is an official Friends Day?” So I did the Google. Turns out there is an International Friendship Day. It...

Anderson family reunion

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There is an unspoken understanding that, once you have been a member of the Art and LaVonne Anderson family, you will always be a member of the Anderson family. Kind of like a cult, but...

Make your voice heard on the Kimball Area Public Schools referendum

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The Kimball Area Public Schools referendum is part of the general primary election on Tuesday, Aug. 9. As part of our ongoing work to provide voters with all the information they need to cast an...

Restrictions on EPA response to climate change will cost us all

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The Supreme Court majority just placed major restrictions on the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to address climate change. Justice Roberts wrote, “Capping carbon dioxide emissions at a level that will force a nationwide transition away...

Motor vehicle accident with injuries

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At about 5:11 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a delayed report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries near Watkins. Meeker County Deputies and Mayo...

Meeker County Sheriff’s Office

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Date, Time, Call, Location: Disposition 08/07/22, 06:43 am, Motorist Assist, 309th St, Forest City Twp: Handled By Officer/Deputy. 08/07/22, 11:22 am, Civil Complaint, CSAH 19, Kingston Twp: Report Taken. 08/07/22,...

Wright County Sheriff’s Office

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Aug. 7, Elizabeth Starr Jones, 45 of Cokato, was arrested in Cokato on a charge of Domestic Assault. Aug. 6, Cody Ryan Mathews, 22 of Cokato, was arrested in Cokato...

Thefts

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On Tuesday, July 19, Deputy Laura McLaughlin responded to a theft complaint at Co. Rd. 12 and 330th Street in Oak Township. The caller was reporting that overnight someone had...