--This weekend is the 48th Little Falls Arts and Crafts Fair in downtown Little Falls with the marketplace fair on the west side of Little Falls going from 8-6 Saturday and 9-4 Sunday. Over 500 vendors and many food vendors, non-profits, organizations, schools and others will either be selling items, helping the vendors with getting items too and from, working with the city and others on parking and volunteering their team for the public and the event in general. Law enforcement is asking those to please slow down in the area where the vendors and public will be and expect delays. State Patrol troopers will be directing traffic during the event at the intersections of Bank Square and 1st Avenue where the stop lights are downtown. There will be a shuttle bus from the Fairgrounds east of town to the downtown area during the event Saturday and Sunday.
--Another event is the 17th West Little Falls Antiques and Collectibles Fair at LeBourget Park from 8-6 Saturday and 9-4 Sunday. Vendors will be showing off many special items handmade or antqiue style in the beautiful park for those to come and view. Again you are to expect delays along Paul Larson Drive during the event with many vehicles parking along the roadway to come and collect items.
–Also this weekend is the 46th Long Eagle Auto Club Auto Show and Swap Meet starting at 7am Sunday at the Morrison County Fairgrounds. Come and view the classic cars and items, see the swap meet items to buy, breakfast and lunch will be offered and vote on your favorite car. $5 charge at the gate Sunday. Also the shuttle bus will be running too and from the fairgrounds to downtown Little Falls.
--Rich Prairie Sewer & Water District will be returning to restrictions on lawn watering and removing the ban just like Little Falls did earlier this week. Properties with an odd house number will be allowed to water on odd days. Properties with an even house number will be allowed to water their lawns on even days of the month. This applies to all residents and businesses using water from the District for lawn watering. The Minnesota Department of Health of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources may have restrictions for other water sources. If you have any questions on the Districts lawn water restrictions, please contact City Hall at 468-6471.
--Around 9:20pm Wednesday the Morrison County Sheriff's Office received a report of a two-vehicle accident involving a tractor near the intersection of 153rd Street and 305th Avenue, approximately four miles east of Pierz in Granite Township. According to the Sheriff’s Office, 31-year old Jordon Przybilla of Pierz was traveling west on 153rd Street in an International Tractor as 40-year old Jason Boser of Pierz was also traveling west on 153rd Street in a pickup. Boser crested a small hill in the road and collided into the back of the tractor. Boser was transported to St. Gabriel’s Hospital by Mayo Clinic Ambulance with unknown injuries. Przybilla was transported to St. Gabriel’s Hospital by private vehicle with unknown injuries.
--The Patriotic Rosary will be said today at 12:45pm at St. Joseph's Church in Pierz. All are invited to come and pray the rosary for our country from Holy Trinity School and many other organizations. --There are other events going on this weekend in Little Falls, book sale at the Library today and Saturday, OLOL has a Grandma's Polish Brunch Sunday, a Fall Fest at Holy Cross in Onamia Sunday, Upsala has a fundraiser and raffle for the fire department Saturday and there other events going on too to check out this weekend. For more details on local events go to fallsradio.com community calendar.
--Morrison County Engineer Steve Backowski announced he will be retiring at the end of November after 37 years with the county with 34 of those years as the County Engineer. Backowski was first appointed County Engineer in 1987 and following the first one-year appointment has been reappointed to 4-year terms 9 times since then. During Backowski’ s tenure the Public Works Department has converted over 215 miles of gravel county road to paved highways. Of the 223 local bridges across the county the department has replaced 111 deficient structures during this time. The department managed over $165,000,000 in construction contracts along with hundreds of maintenance projects.
--Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar announced Thursday that she has been treated for breast cancer that was found in February and the treatment “went well.” She said she completed radiation therapy in May and is doing better.
--A man convicted of criminal sexual conduct will be living in Sauk Rapids. 55-year-old Steven Lee Odelius has served his sentence and has taken up residence near the intersection of Second Avenue South and Third Street South in Sauk Rapids. He is registered as a level three sex offender. The police department will host a community notification meeting at 6pm on September 20th at the Sauk Rapids Government Center for those with questions.
NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE
--Tomorrow September 11th, marks the 20th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks when planes crashed into the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington DC and a plane overtaken by the passengers crashed in Pennsylvania that many felt was meant for the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. A National Moment of Silence is to be held at 7:46am central time which is when the first plane struck one of the towers. Following that in Washington D.C., New York and other parts of the nation the names of the victims will be read off. In all, close to 3,000 Americans were killed that day 20 years ago. There are a number of events to remember the tragic events, including one at the State Capitol in St. Paul at 7:30am. In Central Minnesota the St. Cloud Fire Department will hold their event beginning at 7:45am. There will also be a short service done in studio on AM960 KLTF following the moment of silence Saturday morning at 7:45am.
--Rodney Bartkowicz, age 59 of Holdingford
--Beverly M. Biskey, age 84 of Swanville.
--Richard A. Phelps, age 65 of Mason City, Iowa formerly Little Falls.
--Elmer G. Mueller, age 91 of Long Prairie.
TODAY= sunny and warmer, high 81, partly cloudy night, low 58.
SATURDAY= sunny skies, high 76, shower overnight, low 50.
SUNDAY= partly cloudy, cooler and breezy, high 68, low 47.
MONDAY= showers by afternoon, high near 70, low around 50.
TWINS= Cleveland beats Twins 4-1 last night to take one of the 4 games. Twins host Royals 6:30pm tonight, 5:30pm Saturday and 12:30pm Sunday for pregame starts on Q92 WYRQ.
HS FB= Dassel Cokato at Little Falls tonight 7pm on AM960.
HS FB= Minnewaska at Pierz tonight 7pm on 94ROCKS KFML.
COL FB= Gophers vs. Miami (Ohio) Saturday 9am on KLTF.