Scattered showers and thunderstorms continue as summer arrives

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We had some additional showers and thunderstorms that impacted the state earlier this week. Showers and thunderstorms pushed through on Monday and Tuesday. Severe weather was reported across a good share of the region. We aren’t done with the rain and thunderstorms as additional storms will be possible Wednesday all the way through this weekend. The best chances for more […]

Meeker County Sheriff’s Office

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Date, Time, Call, Location: Disposition 06/16/24, 1:00 am, Unsecure Building, 4th St N, City of Watkins: Clear. 06/16/24, 8:47 am, Traffic Stop, MN Hwy 24, Forest City Twp: Warning. 06/16/24, 1:13 pm, Traffic Stop, CSAH 1, Litchfield Twp: Citation Issued. 06/16/24, 2:03 pm, Animal Complaint – Dog, 725th Av: Assisted. 06/16/24, 2:09 pm, Traffic Stop, Central Av S, City of […]

Wright County Sheriff’s Office

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June 13, Jacob Adam Gregg, 32 of Annandale, was arrested in Annandale on a charge of 4th-degree DWI. June 13, John Peter Durkee, 48 of Rockford, was arrested in Rockford on a Wright County warrant for Domestic Assault. June 12, Brian Gregory Ogaard, 33 of South Haven, was arrested in Buffalo on a Wright County warrant for 2nd-degree Burglary and […]

Clippers sail to win over Hawks

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After Saturday games were postponed for both teams because of the rain, the Eden Valley Hawks traveled to Watkins to face the Clippers on a steamy Sunday afternoon, June 16. The Clippers scored 4 in the first inning, then 2 in the fourth, and maintained a healthy lead throughout the game. The Clippers won handily, 10-2. Kevin Kramer led the […]

Express fall to Rockies

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After postponing Saturday’s match-up with Eden Valley because of rain, the Kimball Express traveled up to Cold Spring Sunday, June 16. The Rockies scored first, with 2 runs in the first inning, and the best Kimball could do was to knot the score in the third inning. Two more runs by the Rockies in the final innings sealed their 4-2 […]

Ice Cream at Citizens Bank in Watkins

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Ice Cream at Harvest Bank in Kimball

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Ostmark celebrates 100 years

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Reprinted from July 21, 1994, Tri-County News Under a 40 foot by 100 foot white tent on the north side of the church building, a clear blue sky, and 80 degree temperatures Sunday morning, July 17, 1994, members, former members, and friends of the Ostmark Lutheran Church, rural Watkins, gathered to remember 100 years of ministry to their community. The […]

Long-term care benefits for veterans and surviving spouses

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Dear Savvy Senior, I understand that the Veterans Administration has a benefit that can help veterans and spouses with long-term care costs. We recently had to move my elderly father into an assisted living memory care facility, and my mother will probably need care too in the near future. What can you tell me? Searching for Aid       […]

Minnesota DNR unveils new shooting range finder web tool

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A new web tool will make it easier for people to locate shooting ranges that meet their needs, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. There are around 350 shooting ranges throughout the state that cater to a broad variety of archery and firearms shooting, but the previous DNR web tool provided limited options for determining what was available […]