Newsletter: Friday, March 29th, 2024

Newsletter: Friday, March 29th, 2024

--Today is considered Good Friday in Catholic/Christian Faiths the day that Jesus is crucified so that he can rise from the dead on Easter Sunday. Many businesses may close early for a time today so that staff can attend Good Friday services if they choose to do so, some businesses usually close around 12pm and there are some that reopen later in the afternoon but you might want to check ahead. Also some businesses that are normally open Sundays will be closed for Easter so again you might want to check ahead before heading to these places this weekend. Little Falls Radio will have the Good Friday Service from Living Hope Church today at noon on AM960 KLTF.

--On Friday, March 29th and Monday, April 1st, the Little Falls Police Department will be conducting training sessions at the Little Falls High School. On these days, you may notice an increased presence of marked vehicles in the school's parking lot. We are proud to support our local law enforcement by accommodating their training needs. If you have any questions regarding this event, please do not hesitate to contact the school district or the Little Falls Police Department. Thank you for your understanding and support.

--The Minnesota Broadcasters Hall of Fame have been announced for this year. The Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame is located in the Pavek Museum in St. Louis Park. The Hall of Fame is celebrating its 75th anniversary with this year’s class of inductees: Waler “Q-Bear” Banks Jr. from Minneapolis station KMOJ. Four members of the Hubbard family: Kari Hubbard-Rominski, Stan E. Hubbard, Ginny Hubbard, and Robert W. Hubbard. The owners of Hubbard Broadcasting currently operate more than 50 radio stations in more than 20 cities, plus television stations in New York, New Mexico, and Minnesota. The late Bill Diehl who, over a seven-decades-long career in print, radio, and television, is credited with bringing the Beatles to Minneapolis in 1965. Pat Kessler covered politics and government for WCCO for more than 30 years and also Mark and Paula Persons, who ran a broadcast engineering company for Four decades. Persons is from the Brainerd Lakes area and has been an engineer for a number of radio stations statewide being the longtime engineer for Little Falls Radio Stations AM960 KLTF, 94ROCKS KFML and Q92 WYRQ helping fix what needs to be fixed and with using their tremendous experience and knowledge. This class will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in October at a reception in Rochester.

--Retired Army Sergeant First Class Michael Meagher is set to be honored this afternoon at 2pm at the Camp Ripley Hangar north of Little Falls with the Soldier’s Medal. Meagher is a resident of Long Prairie and was up in Todd County in December 2022 to ice fish on Swan Lake. A release from the Minnesota National Guard says he was in his portable fish house when he heard a man yelling for help. Meagher worked quickly to get Doug Schmidt to safety, extending a sled towards him. Schmidt grabbed on and was pulled from the icy water. Meagher then walked Schmidt to his car and checked on him later at home, bringing some walleye for a meal. His personal efforts on that day are the perfect example of what being a service member in the Minnesota National Guard means: to serve our community members and to always be ready.” The Soldier’s Medal dates back to 1926. It has been awarded to 18,520 service members since its inception. Meagher joined the military in October 2002. He retired from the Minnesota National Guard in early 2023.

--Little Falls Community High School Principal Tim Bjorge did inform parents of high school students that there was an incident Thursday involving a student that brought a BB gun to school. The incident was quickly handled with Little Falls Police and High School staff.

--Good Luck to the Robotics teams from Upsala and Swanville and numerous other schools competing at the first Robotic competition to be held at Rivers Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud. The event will be next weekend April 5th through the 7th and free for all to come too.

--A crash in Maple Lake Wednesday afternoon injured five people. The Minnesota State Patrol says in all, two vehicles and seven people were involved. The crash happened just before 2:30pm on Highway 55. The patrol says an SUV driven by 38-year-old Jonah Maddox of Cold Spring was headed eastbound and a van driven by 54-year-old Margaret Keesling of Silver Lake was westbound. The vehicles collided near Maple Avenue North. Keesling and four of her five passengers were all brought to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. 10-year-old Jase Keesling was taken to Children's Hospital. 15-year-old Aubrey Houchin of Brainerd was taken to Allina Hospital. 36-year-old Jessica Lampi of Monticello went to Unity Hospital. 34-year-old Sierra Oustad of Brainerd was transported to Allina Hospital in Buffalo. A fifth passenger, 30-year-old Steven Keesling of Monticello was not hurt. Troopers believe Maddox had been drinking alcohol before the crash and he was not hurt. The road conditions were dry at the time.

--The Little Falls City Council holds their next meeting at 7:30pm Monday night at the Little Falls City Hall Council Chambers.

--Crane Meadows announced that the trails have been groomed for cross country skiing this weekend.

--Raymond “Ray” Bryniarski, age 90 of Cushing.
--Eileen T. Tschida, age 97 of Elk River formerly of Little Falls.

TODAY= cloudy skies, rain showers after 2pm, high 41.
TONIGHT= rain changing to snow, ½ inch of slush, low 29.
SATURDAY= cloudy skies, breezy, high 41, low near 26.
EASTER SUNDAY= cloudy skies, high 43, snow at night, low 22.
MONDAY= snow showers, then rain showers, high 44, low 30.

TWINS= Royce Lewis homers, Carlos Correa a big double, Pablo Lopez takes care of the pitching duties and the Twins win their opener yesterday 4-1 over Kansas City. The Twins are off today, then return to action with Kansas City on Saturday on 2:30pm and Sunday Inside Twins at Noon with pregame at 12:30pm on Q92 WYRQ. Twins then have Monday off, before going to Milwaukee.
COL BB= Gophers and North Dakota State tonight in the WNIT round of 16, the winner moves into the round of 8 this weekend.
COL HK= Gopher hockey opens with a 3-2 win over Omaha on Thursday night. The Gopher's have Boston University on Saturday.

Listen to Easter specials this weekend on AM960 KLTF including a Mass Easter at 11am with Father Jimmy Joseph, Gene and Michael Retka also streamed at