Stearns History Museum launches new business membership program

The Stearns History Museum is launching a new business membership program, which supports the preservation of business histories and promotes current companies. From farmers to butchers and granite fabricators to technology developers, the industries here are as diverse as our population. The Stearns History Museum holds more than 40,000 vertical files, 700,000 photographs, and directories…

Eden Valley Area Chamber Business Showcase

The Eden Valley-Watkins Voice – Oct. 2021 By Nancy McNab, E.V. Chamber Vice President For the next two months, we are going to turn the tables on those that are usually the ones doing the interviews. It’s our turn to interview the interviewers. Both the EV-W Voice and Tri-County News are Eden Valley Area Chamber…

Local Electric Co-op Director achieves credential in today’s electric utility competencies

Michael Cramer from Stearns Electric Association recently received the Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) certificate from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). An ever-changing business environment has imposed new demands on electric cooperative directors, requiring increased knowledge of changes in the electric utility business, new governance skills, and a solid knowledge of the cooperative principles…

Jonathan Slinden family named Outstanding Conservationists by Meeker SWCD

Meeker Soil and Water Conservation District is pleased to honor the Jonathan Slinden family as Outstanding Conservationists for 2021. Slinden and his family raise roughly 1,000 acres of corn and soybeans utilizing reduced tillage practices, nutrient and pest management, and cover crops in an effort to be as efficient as possible. He says his goal…

Citizens Bank Minnesota delivers RAKs in several communities

Citizens Bank Minnesota employees spent the month of September carrying out several Random Acts of Kindness (RAKs) in the communities they serve. Citizens donated $750 for 15 teams to spread kindness in a creative way. Many employees also contributed towards their RAKs. The teams worked together in so many ways by donating blood together, delivering…

EV-W school board sets mitigation matrix

Friday Update, Sept. 24, 2021 By Mark Messman, Superintendent EV-W District #463 Dear EV-W School-Community, There’s no “easy” answers or solutions. It wasn’t long ago that we were dealing with the COVID challenges of the past school year, and here we go again in 2021-2022. If you recall, many of last year’s quarantine, masking, and learning…

Great reviews for fall golf

Fall golfers are giving very positive online reviews to Kimball Golf Club • GolfAdvisor.com – 9/19 I recommend this course. Pace of Play: Excellent Course Layout: Excellent Course Conditions: Excellent Staff Friendliness: Excellent Value for the Money: Excellent • GolfAdvisor.com – 9/12 Course is always in great condition. Pace of Play: Excellent Course Layout: Excellent…

CentraCare reinstates visitor restrictions due to increase in COVID-19 cases

Due to the current surge in positive COVID-19 cases in our communities, CentraCare is once again implementing visitor restrictions at several facilities. The restrictions went into effect Tuesday, Sept. 21. One healthy adult visitor will be allowed per patient in hospital settings. This visitor must be the same person. This updates our previous policy that…

Enjoy beer, learn about brewing at Stearns History Museum

Cidery, four area breweries participate in new event Enjoy an afternoon of beer, cider, and merriment at Hops & History: A Celebration of Brewing from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Stearns History Museum. The new Oktoberfest event allows folks to taste test beverages from Bad Habit Brewing Company, Beaver Island Brewing Company, Milk…

The Lifeline Program helps you stay connected

Access to local emergency services and community resources is vital to all residents. Lifeline helps low-income consumers connect to the nation’s broadband networks, find jobs, access health care services, connect with family, and call for help in an emergency. For some, being connected can be the difference between social connection and complete isolation. Arvig wants…