Stolen trailer

Stearns County Deputy Shirley Zwack responded to a stolen trailer complaint on Wednesday, Oct. 13. The owner was calling from the 2100 Block of 196th St. E. in Lynden Township. The victim reported that the trailer was taken some time overnight, and that they had surveillance video of the theft. The theft occurred at 4:30…

Construction site theft

Deputy Dennis Kern responded to a theft of tools at a construction site Thursday, Oct. 14. The owner had been doing some work at the site in the 20000 block of 408th Ave., Crow River Township, when he noticed some of his items were missing. There were several sheets of plywood, a Skil circular saw,…

October unofficial School Board minutes

The Kimball School Board held their regular meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. The consent agenda was approved, including hiring two paraprofessionals. The principals reported on great things happening in classrooms, Character Strong activities, a shortage of substitute teachers and para’s, a volunteer for fitness center supervision, band concert/dinner for fundraising, additional elementary…

Vehicles egged

Deputy Aaron Wells responded to a couple of calls on Lake Road in Rockville about some overnight egging Tuesday, Oct. 12. Several vehicles were egged, the carton left in the middle of the road, and a door at the park pavilion was kicked in. Someone in a car was also turning donuts in the park’s…

Meeker County Sheriff’s Office

Date, Time, Call, Location: Disposition 10/17/21, 01:18 am, 318th St, Litchfield, ARREST: Terry Lee Larson, 28, Domestic Assault – By Strangulation. 10/17/21, 18:24 pm, Traffic Stop, MN Hwy 15, City of Dassel: Handled By Officer/Deputy. 10/16/21, 00:39 am, Traffic Stop, MN Hwy 15, Kingston Twp: Warning. 10/16/21, 12:15 pm, Criminal Damage to Property, 373rd St,…

Wright County Sheriff’s Office

Oct. 17, Cody Ryan Sander, 29 no permanent address, was arrested in Clearwater on the charge of felon in possession of a firearm and a Meeker County warrant for theft of a motor vehicle. Oct. 16, Jeffrey Robert Block, 30 of Buffalo, was arrested in South Haven on the charge of second-degree DWI. Oct. 15,…

Friday Update, Oct. 15, 2021

By Mark Messman Superintendent, EV-W District #463 I’m hopeful my update finds you doing well, maintaining good health, and enjoying some fall festivities. I’d like to take a moment to provide some timely updates and make you aware of our desperate need to hire paraprofessional staff. Since the beginning of the school year, we’ve been…

Kimball approves snow removal contract with MnDOT

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor At the Oct. 5 regular meeting, the Kimball city council approved the annual MnDOT snow removal contract, now that there are two people to work snow removal. Chad Koren said the plan is to clean the streets, MnDOT to finish plowing, and then to clear the parking lanes the next…

Watkins continues to seek trailer park clean-up

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor Two letters have been sent recently to the out-of-state owners of the Watkins Trailer Park about the blight there, with abandonned and dilapidated trailers, and overgrown brush. The owners responded that they are bringing in a landscaper, asked for permission to crush on-site those that are not acceptable for transport…

Home on the range – Acclimation of cattle

By Dana Adams, U of M Extension Cattle are remarkably durable, especially considering the temperatures that central Minnesota sees annually. When given enough time and support to adapt from a hot humid summer into an upper Midwest winter, they can perform well in nippy temperatures. Below are some strategies that can be implemented now for…