--Randall Mayor Danny L. Noss spoke on KLTF Thursday wanting to thank all who has visited and shopped locally in Randall. Noss said they are planning a car show this Sunday from 11am-3pm (which was rescheduled from July 4th weekend). Registration at 10am. There will be an awards ceremony around 3:30pm. Some businesses will be open for the public to enjoy during the time of the car show and all are welcome. Make sure to stay safe at the event. There is a registration fee of $10, specators are all free. The Disabled American Veterans still cannot take any clothing at this time which hurts as that is their biggest fundraiser of the year. The store is not taking any donations right now but hopefull will start by end of the month and Mayor Noss will keep us posted. Noss also said their Lion's Group and Business Group are already discussing the Randall Holly-Day event which is the first Thursday in December on how to do as many of the events outdoors if the weather cooperates. If you have questions about the car show or other items in the city of Randall contact Mayor Dan Noss at (320) 232-9412.
--The Minnesota Department of Health reported Thursday 389 new cases of COVID-19 with 15 new deaths linked to the virus including two deaths in Crow Wing County one in their 80s and another over the age of 100 and 11 of the 15 were in long term care or assisted living facilities. Morrison County had 1 new cases and is now at 152 total cases since testing began. 40 cases in Morrison County in the past 14 days of data on the states website. From the 82,249 cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota, 75,425 of those are no longer in isolation.
--The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a variety of calls recently- September 3rd fire alarm at Nisswa Sanitation, gas line cut on Edgewood Drive, gas smell at Mill Avenue all were without major incident. September 7th assisted in a vehicle crash at Golf Course Drive where the driver had to be extricated. Tuesday aided with a three vehicle crash at 2:21pm on Southwest Fourth Street no report if any injuries. More gas leaks and alarms have also been investigated in the past week without any major incidents in the report.
--Due to the pandemic, the 2020 annual meeting of the Morrison County Historical Society will be held online via Zoom. During the annual meeting, which will be held Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at 7pm MCHS members will elect board members to 3-year terms, review financial statements, and receive an update on the organization’s operations over the past year. To become a member of the Morrison County Historical Society. call 320-632-4007 The meeting is free to attend. Also in honor of National Voter Registration Day, the Morrison County Historical Society is hosting a voter registration event at The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, from 10am to 3pm. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, masks and physical distancing are required when visiting the museum. Registering to vote in Minnesota requires that one must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years of age on Election Day, a resident of Minnesota for 20 days, and finished with all parts of any felony sentence. If a person has moved since last voting, their voter registration needs to be updated. Museum staff will assist people in registering to vote in Minnesota. Registrants will have a choice to register online or use a paper application. Those who wish to register online will need their Minnesota driver’s license or Minnesota identification card number, or the last four numbers of their Social Security number. Not required for the paper forms.
–A Life Saving Award Ceremony was held Tuesday. Back on January 28th Greg Hyatt was driving his vehicle south of Lastrup when he had a medical condition which caused him to run off the road into a ditch full of snow. Hyatt was unresponsive and he had two of his grandchildren present when the incident occurred. Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen presented Life Saving awards to Pierz Police Chief Eric Hanneken, Morrison County Deputy Dan Rocheleau, Pierz Firefighters Brian Boser and Scott Saehr. These gentlemen were recognized for their actions as they performed CPR and used an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on Greg Hyatt, as Greg was not breathing and he had no pulse. Morrison County Chaplain Gregg Valentine was recognized for his assistance and support at the scene and Teague Eischens was recognized for initiating and calling 9-1-1, as well as assisting EMS personnel at the scene.
--The Pierz City Council meets Monday night at 7pm at Pierz City Hall.
*Today marks the 19th Anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks when planes struck the World Trade Centers in New York, The Pentagon in Washington D.C. and a field in Pennsylvania that many stated was heading for the U.S. Captiol in Washington before passengers took over the terrorists and it crashed in a field. Nearly 3,000 people were killed, over 25,000 injured and over 10-billion dollars in structure damage occurred causing the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil in history and the deadliest day for firefighters and law enforcement in the history of the United States. There will be a National Moment of Silence at 7:46am central daylight time to remember the dead which marks the first plane striking the first World Trade Tower that day.
--David and Alexandra Stang of Little Falls had twin boys Sept 8th.
--Audreen “Ozzie” (Wilczek) Schwegman, age 87 of Little Falls.
--Nancy G. Post, age 81 of Little Falls.
--David “Harry” W. Harrison, age 73 of Willmar.
TODAY= sunny early, increasing clouds in afternoon, high 61.
TONIGHT= showers likely, some heavy overnight, low 53.
SATURDAY= showers & t-storms in AM, cloudy later, high 60, low 47.
SUNDAY= sunny skies, warmer, high near 70, low near 50.
MONDAY= sunny skies, high 72, low around 48.
TWINS= The Twins after 2 days off have Cleveland for a three game series starting tonight 6:30pm pregame, tomorrow is also a 6:30pm pregame then they will wrap it up at 12:30pm pregame Sunday with Inside Twins at noon, all games live on Q92 WYRQ.
U of M= stating financial hardships the University of Minnesota announced Thursday they have cut mens tennis, mens gymnastics and mens track and field from their athletics departments. The University also stated that Division I men's and women's hockey will be delayed due to COVID-19 and will not begin for at least 60 days from the season start. This also goes for the NCHC which includes St. Cloud and the WCHA including Mankato.
NFL= Vikings host Green Bay in the opener Sunday at noon.