Newsletter: Friday, August 9th 2019

Newsletter: Friday, August 9th 2019

--It is Day 2 of the Morrison County Fair east of Little Falls on County Road 43. Again $3 for parking today or $5 for the all fair pass. Today there will scheduled a car show from Lone Eagle Auto Club starting at 2pm, smear tournament at 12:30, ultimate inflatables, lazar tag this year is from 12-9 bring your friends to play, there will be an open goat show, general livestock show, Twiggy the water skiing squirrel at four different times 12p, 2, 5, and 7pm, Sweet Siren Band at 7pm, Friday Night Lights Horse Event at 7pm and truck pull at the grandstand at 7pm tonight at the fairgrounds. Check out the Smuda Zoo exhibit at the Morrison County Historical Society site in the old Santa house. Saturday is the final of the fair with exhibits, check out deer hunters exhibit, historical society exhibit, the school house, ag learning center, haybales contest, and on Saturday Kids Day with kids items galore including Paw Patrol 12-3 and 4-6, Twiggy there again at four times to view from 12pm, 2, 5, and 7pm, milking contest scheduled at 12:30pm, 500 card tournament, baking contest, 4-H Blue ribbon auction, German dancing, art demonstrations, Red Letter Band at night the Demolition Derby at 7pm Saturday to finish it off. So much more to view at and click on the fair logo. KLTF Party Line live today at 10:05 on AM960 KLTF at the fair with many guests and Paladin live at 4pm today on FM94 KFML from the Morrison County Fair and both streamed at

--Minnesota health officials say there's an outbreak in parts of the state of hepatitis A, a virus that can cause severe liver damage. Twenty-three cases have been identified, with 13 of those patients requiring hospitalization for the virus, which is spread by unsanitary conditions. The state Department of Health is pushing for more widespread vaccination efforts in high-risk areas such as jails and homeless shelters. Department of Health infectious disease director Kris Ehresmann says nine counties reported recent cases, including Mille Lacs, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Kanabec, Kandiyohi, Pine, St. Louis and Washington. In the last three years, there have been 23,000 cases of hepatitis nationally, with 233 deaths.

--A St. Cloud man is charged with beating two men with a baseball bat and throwing a chair at one of them Monday night. Officers responded to an assault at a family group home at 826 Pebble Creek Drive in St. Cloud. 32-year-old Jeffery Sandhoffer walked upstairs from the basement to the deck carrying a metal baseball bat, approached a man and hit him from behind on the left side of his head. Records show Sandhofer hit another man five times on the back with the bat and threw a chair at him. Sandhofer admitted to police he "swung a bat" at the first man because he was mad at him, but denied hitting the second man. Sandhofer is charged with one count of felony second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon that caused substantial bodily harm and one count of felony second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.

--In his ongoing effort to ensure the efficient delivery of government services for all Minnesotans, Governor Tim Walz announced Thursday that the state has signed a contract with Fast Enterprises to provide a software solution that will replace Minnesota’s Vehicle Licensing and Registration System (MNLARS). Fast Enterprises was the only responder to a Request for Proposals issued in June. An independent expert review recommended that MNLARS be replaced with a packaged software solution. The review, completed earlier this year, identified that MNLARS has sound architecture, but a number of risk factors weighed against continuing to develop the system.

--There are many other events this weekend the Little Falls Summer Musical “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is going on tonight at 7pm, Saturday at 2pm and 7pm at Charles D. Martin Auditorium at Little Falls High School. Upsala Heritage Days starts tonight with a concert in the park at 6pm, a full day of events on Saturday with a run at 8am, parade at 10:30a, Wild West Show at 12pm many more items and fireworks Saturday at 10pm, more events conclude the days on Sunday in Upsala, Youth-Adult Northern Pike Derby in Saturday at 10am on Platte and Sullivan Lake north Hillman and Harding, Ella's Alzheimer's Fundraiser Silent Auction is 3-6pm on Saturday at the Canteen near Camp Ripley to help her walk for Alzheimer's for her great-grandma Tiny Eckmann with many silent auction items including artwork from the 2nd Lady of the United States Karen Pence (wife of Vice-President Mike Pence). Sunday another water-ski show at Lum Park by the Ski-Loons in Brainerd and St. James Augustfest in Randall on Sunday, Mass at 10am, chicken and corn dinner at 10:30, events all afternoon, kids games 50-cent ice cream cones, auction and grand raffle Sunday in Randall. Events all these and many more can be viewed at

--Join Ron Specker live from the Stone Hill Bar and Grill west of Randall, Saturday from 5-7pm on FM94 KFML to talk with J.J. Kern Promotions on their upcoming football championship game.

--The Pierz City Council meets Monday at 7pm at Pierz City Hall.

--John and Jayme Fuchs of Long Prairie, girl on August 7th

--Evelyn M. Hortsch, age 96 of Little Falls

TODAY= sunny skies, lighter winds, high 80.
TONIGHT= storms overnight, cloudy, low 60.
SATURDAY= storms early, some sun, storms late, high 77, low 57.
SUNDAY= sunny skies, high 78, storms after midnight, low 58.
MONDAY= showers & storms likely through day, high 74, low 57.

TWINS= Cleveland beats the Twins 7-5 last night. Twins lead is now down to 1 game in the AL Central as the Twins continue series with Cleveland Indians tonight at 6:30pm, Saturday is at 5:30pm and Sunday will be a 12:30pm pregame on Q92 WYRQ.
NFL= Vikings start the 2019 preseason tonight at New Orleans against the Saints at 7pm. Host Seattle on August 18th for #2.
REGION 8C= The Region 8C Tournament wraps up at Avon this weekend. Buckman vs. Avon Saturday at 1pm, the winner has Ft. Ripley at 4pm Saturday and the winner of the game will take on Nisswa (have to beat them twice) for the championship Sunday starting at 1pm in Avon. (Nisswa needs 1 win on Sunday for 8C title). All Games live on AM960 KLTF and online at

IN 1790= first U.S. Census taken, total population under 4-million.
IN 1903= first coast to coast automobile trip is recorded.
IN 1936= the 11th Olympic Games open in Berlin, Germany.
IN 1960= Chubby Checker released “The Twist”
IN 1986= Twins pitcher Bert Blyleven records his 3,000th strikeout.