Newsletter: Monday, September 18th, 2023

Newsletter: Monday, September 18th, 2023

--The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Beth Super, age 60, from Flensburg. Super was last seen leaving her residence on Saturday morning in the city of Flensburg at approximately 10:44am. Super is believed to be driving Mn Lic# GKH846, a 2014 black Ford Focus sedan. The vehicle has a dent in the hood. Super was supposed to be going to a residence located in Todd County yesterday morning, but she never arrived. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Super or her vehicle, please call the Sheriff’s Office at (320) 632-9233.

--Yesterday was the groundbreaking at the Minnesota Military and Veterans Museum along Highway 115 at Haven Road off of Highway 371. Around 200 were there to see where the 40,000 square foot facility in 30 acres of land will be. Construction will begin next year with a grand opening expected in 2026. This will house offices for Camp Ripley, education rooms and a lot of items to remember and preserve all branches of the military since the early days of Minnesota settlers to the most recent members of the National Guard. If you have questions contact the museum, still at its Camp Ripley location for now at 320-616-6050.

--A rural Mille Lacs County couple are facing child endangerment charges after their 3-month-old child suffered a serious head injury. Michael D. Dimond, 40, and Kadey B. Dimond, 40, both of Oak Park, were charged in Mille Lacs County Court following the Aug. 29 incident. The child suffered a sub-arachnoid hemorrhage, according to court records filed in Mille Lacs County District Court. Mille Lacs County deputies responded to the Dimond residence on 55th Street in Oak Park after receiving separate 911 calls from both Michael and Kadey Dimond. There was arguing and reports of a 3-month-old child vomiting, records state. Deputies arrived on scene to find Kadey Dimond at the end of a driveway and Michael Diamond inside a garage holding the infant. A 4-year-old child was asleep in the residence, reports state. Deputies allege that Michael Dimond told them that the infant fell from his arms a distance of about 3 feet and hit a tool box that was on the floor, according to the criminal complaint. Both Dimonds were taken into custody at the scene. According to a deputy’s report, the infant presented bruising under his eyes and bruising to his tongue. A deputy observed the tip of the infant’s tongue to be dark purple in color, the complaint states. Doctors at St. Cloud Hospital reported that the bruising to the infant’s tongue were indicative for the inflicted injury. After arriving at the Dimond home, deputies observed that both Michael and Kadey Dimond showed signs of intoxication, the complaint alleges. There was also evidence of several open beer boxes and open beer cans throughout the garage, the complaint states. A teenage family member interviewed by deputies allegedly told the law enforcement agents that Michael and Kadey Dimond consume alcohol every day and typically begin consuming alcohol in the afternoon, but sometimes begin in the morning.

--A 72-year-old from Emily was injured Friday around 1:25pm on Highway 169 near Pease in Mille Lacs County. Cheryl Fraser reportedly drifted of the roadway and struck a line of pine trees then rolled the vehicle onto its roof. Fraser was taken to Princeton Hospital for treatment of her injuries.

--The Little Falls City Council meets tonight at 7:30pm at City Hall with one item to be discussed is the budget for next year.

--The Little Falls School Board meets Monday at 5pm at the Little Falls Community Middle School Media Center. The board will look over a review of policies including District Mission Statement, school board committees, student parking and vehicle use and kindergarten early entrance. The board will certify the property tax levy for 2024 and set the Truth in Taxation Hearing for December 18th. The school like many others in the county due to the state wording on police in the schools will also go into a suspension agreement with law enforcement to suspend for now the school resource officer position. They will also approve more policies for the school year including crisis management, student dress code and protection of school records and privacy of pupil records at school.

--A Belgrade man was hurt in a crash in western Stearns County. The Minnesota State Patrol says the incident happened just after 10:30pm Thursday. 45-year-old Jacob Oeltjenbruns was going north on Highway 4 when his vehicle went off the road into the ditch. He was taken to Paynesville Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Troopers say alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.

--Two people were hurt in a crash in Sherburne County. The Minnesota State Patrol says the incident happened just before 9:30pm Thursday. A Jeep driven by 23-year-old Madisyn Donald of Luck, Wisconsin was going south on Highway 25. A vehicle driven by 19-year-old Samuel North of Forest Lake going east on Highway 10.
After the vehicles collided, the Jeep rolled into the ditch. Both drivers were treated for non life threatening injuries.

--The state fire marshal is investigating after one person was hurt in an overnight fire. The Wright County Sheriff’s Department was called to the Steepleview Farm and Equestrian Center just south of Buffalo at about 2am Friday. The arena area of the farm was fully engulfed when deputies arrived. They helped to get the horses out of the barn before the fire spread. A press release from the sheriff’s office says there are no known injuries or deaths to any animals at the facility. One employee of the farm was taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. No one else was hurt.

--Judith Roden, age 62 formerly of Buckman.
--Norman Iverson, age 77 of Hillman.

TODAY= partly cloudy skies, high 76, clearing at night, low 48.
TUESDAY= sunny and warmer, high 80, clouds overnight, low 54.
WEDNESDAY= sunny and warm, high 85, storms late night, low 58.

TWINS RECAP= Royce Lewis has 4rbis as the Twins win 10-2 for second night in a row over White Sox Friday. White Sox hold on Saturday to beat Twins 7-6. Sonny Gray shuts out the White Sox 4-0 on Sunday for Twins to take the series. The Twins (79-71) travel to Cincinnati tonight with the pregame at 5pm on Q92 WYRQ.
GOPHERS= North Carolina beat the Gophers Saturday 31-13.
LYNX= Lynx avoid elimination on Sunday winning 82-75 over Connecticut to tie the series at 1. The deciding 3rd game will be played on Wednesday night at 7pm at the Target Center.
HS FB= Pierz, Upsala-Swanville and Royalton get shutout wins on Friday while Holdingford goes to 3-0, Morris beat Little Falls 36-29.