Newsletter: Monday, September 9th 2019

Newsletter: Monday, September 9th 2019

--Two people were injured Friday around 5:45pm on at the intersection of Highways 27 and 25 in Buh Township north of Pierz in Morrison County. 20-year-old Noah Searcy of Glenwood apparently ran a stop sign and struck a vehicle driven by 66-year-old James Wyatt of Pierz. Wyatt and his 62-year-old passenger Cynthia Wyatt were both taken to the health care facility in Pierz to be checked out for injuries. Searcy was not injured in the accident.

--A semi driver from St. Cloud was involved in a crash in northern Minnesota. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened at 2pm. Thursday on Highway 9 in Borup in Norman County. A passenger vehicle and a semi were both going north when the semi made a U-turn at an intersection and the passenger vehicle struck the middle of the trailer. A passenger in the vehicle, 35-year-old Katherine Zickur of Underwood, was taken to the hospital in Ada with non-life threatening injuries. Another passenger and the driver were not hurt.

--Becky Moe from Morrison County 4H Morrison County stated that area 4-H’ers participated in the 2019 Minnesota State Fair regular encampment competition and activities August 29th through 31st and received a variety of awards. Purple Ribbon winners were Anna Blonigen Snappy Elmdalers, fine arts; Abigail Jo Carron, MC Hoofbeats, child development; Christina Karst, Dynamites, consumer education and Mariah Schilling, Independent member, performing arts. Blue ribbon winners included: Sophia Bartle, Darling Thunderbirds, needle arts; Antonio Becker, Ripley Fireballs, pets; Gregory Behsman, Darling Thunderbirds, vegetable gardening; Sarah Kahler, Ripley Fireballs, global connections; Dillon Krebs, Snappy Elmdalers, tractor; Jenna Kull, Loyal Royals, fishing sports; Patrick Orton, Two River Trailblazers, shop; Alex Peltz, Independent, indoor gardening; Bethany Schilling, Independent member, fine arts; Allie Thelen, Snappy Elmdalers, crafts; Lucy Thelen, Snappy Elmdalers, food and nutrition; Marjory Zapzalka, Snappy Elmdalers, Health; Livestock Legends 4-H Club, banner. Receiving a red ribbon was: Ripley Fireballs 4-H Club, banner. Kay Kahler was the volunteer chaperone for this year’s non-livestock encampment. Moe also announced that they want to invite all Kids to the annual Kids Day Event at the Morrison County Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 28th from 9-11:30am. That entire event is free. For more information on 4-H contact the Extension Office at 632-0161.

--39-year-old Jason Edward Carson of Foley (formerly St. Cloud), was convicted of felony second degree burglary in Morrison County District Court. First and third degree burglary charges were dismissed as part of a plea agreement. The charges stem from a reported burglary at a bar on Nature Road. An individual broke into the bar after it closed for the night and stole liquor, cigarettes, $5,000 in cash and a firearm which was going to be raffled off by a local organization. A number of burglaries occurred in Benton County at the same time. The Foley Police Department executed a search warrant at Carson’s property and located a number of items from recent burglaries. Carson told investigators while in custody that he had broken into the bar on Nature Road and that he stole most of the items with the exception of the firearm, which he didn’t take due to the potentially long prison sentence he could receive for doing so. As part of a plea agreement, Carson pleaded guilty to the second degree charge and the other two were dismissed. He was sentenced to four years in prison and was fined $135.

--A Bowlus man was arrested following a rollover near Holdingford early Saturday morning. The incident happened just after 3am on County Road 3 and 405th Street. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says a car driven by 23-year-old Jacob Kedrowski was going north on County Road 3 when it swerved to miss a deer. The sheriff's office says the car then crossed the southbound lanes and entered the ditch. They say Kedrowski attempted to get the car out of the ditch, but it hit the road edge and rolled over onto the road. Authorities believe alcohol was a factor in the crash. Kedrowski was arrested for a suspected DWI and 5th degree controlled substance and taken to Stearns County Jail.

--Three dozen first responders and 15 ambulances from Minnesota are headed to North Carolina to help with Hurricane Dorian. Governor Tim Walz authorized the emergency response when North Carolina asked for assistance through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, a mutual aid agreement between all 50 states. The first responders are divided into three teams which each include five ambulances, five paramedics, five emergency medical technicians, a team leader and a logistics support leader. North Carolina Emergency Management will direct the teams' mission once they arrive in the state. Walz stated that the first responders departed on Friday.

--The Camp Ripley biennial open house is 10am-2pm Sunday and will feature a dedication to the US Air Force, Vehicles and & Air Craft Displays, Demonstration, Live Music and Vendors. At noon there will be a short ceremony to artist Charles Kapsner on his latest portrait of the U.S. Air Force. General Lowell Kruse and Charles Kapsner will be guests today at 10:05am on AM960 KLTF Party Line to talk about the open house and work that was done on the final of 5 portraits.

--The Morrison County Commissioners meet Tuesday at 9am at at the Morrison County Government Center boardroom.

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

--Loretta M. Pelzer, age 90 of Swanville.

TODAY= showers and storms likely, some heavy rains, high 64.
TONIGHT= showers & storms with heavy rains, low near 60.
TUESDAY= mostly cloudy, high 73, storms after midnight, low 61.
WEDNESDAY= storms likely, some heavy rains, high 69 dropping.

TWINS= Indians score 4 in the 11th to beat Twins in extra innings Friday 6-2. Mitch Garver hit two homeruns as the Twins won 5-3 on Saturday. Indians win Sunday 5-2 to take series. Twins remains 5.5 games ahead of Indians in AL Central. Twins are off today.
VIKINGS= Vikings beat Atlanta 28-12 Sunday to win season opener in an all effort for the win. Vikings go to Green Bay Sunday.
LYNX= Sylvia Fowles became the second leading rebounder in WNBA history on Friday night as Lynx beat Phoenix 83-69 to win their fifth in a row. Prior to the game Sunday, the Lynx announced they have signed Sylvia Fowles to a multi-year deal to remain with team. LA then beat the Lynx in the season finale. Lynx finish 18-16.
GOPHERS= Gophers win in double overtime 38-35 over Fresno State where the game finished early Sunday morning. The Gophers next face Georgia Southern at home Saturday 2:30pm on KLTF.
LOCAL= check out local sports schedules at