--Come join the Twins at Horizon Health and Select Therapy on January 23rd from 8:30-10am in Pierz for the Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan. Meet players, the new manager and others with ball park treats, dollar raffle prizes and more for a free will donation. Listen to Twins Baseball in the 2019 season on Q92 WYRQ.
--The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office in collaboration with the Pierz Police Department, Pierz Fire Department, Pierz First Response Team, Gold Cross Ambulance and the Pierz School District will be conducting an Active Shooter scenario based training on Friday, January 18th from 7:00am-1:00pm at the Pierz Healy High School. Authorities want to inform the public that there will be a heavy presence of law enforcement, fire personnel and emergency services at the high school. They are asking the public to refrain from coming to the high school during this timeframe. Thank you for your cooperation.
--The Morrison County Sheriff's Office wants residents to be aware that the "Grandparent's Scam" is once again circulating. Many people are aware of this scam, but now there is a new twist. The make-believe grandchild states that they were in an accident and broke their nose, so it's possible that their voice may be unrecognizable. The Morrison County Sheriff's Office received calls Tuesday reporting that the scammer claimed to be the grandchild of the person who answered the phone and indicated they were in jail and needed bail money. Then, the scammer shared a story that they had been in an accident. Typically, the elderly are targeted in this type of scam. Remember that most scammers are going to pressure you to make a decision, because they want your money or personal information. Never give out any personal information over the phone unless you can verify that the contact is legitimate.
--Central Lakes College received a silver seal award for achieving a student voting rate between 60-69 percent at the first-ever ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge awards ceremony recognizing universities and colleges committed to increasing student voting rates. Student participation in elections has increased in the past few years. A recent report, "Democracy Counts: A Report on U.S. College and University Student Voting" from the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement, showed between the 2012 presidential election, and the 2016 presidential election, student voting went from 45.1 percent in 2012 to 48.3 percent in 2016.
--The Brainerd Police Department is investigating the death of a 37-year-old Brainerd woman who was found inside her home deceased back in December. The body was transported to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office and police are still waiting for the toxicology report. The incident is being investigated to determine the manner and cause of death. No word if foul play was suspected.
--Sartell has quickly filled an open seat on the city council. City Administrator Mary Degiovanni says Brady Andel accepted the position Tuesday. On Monday the council voted to appoint the newest council member base off the results of the November election. Andel took third in the voting behind Jeff Kolb and Tim Elness, who were sworn in as council members during Monday's meeting. The position became available after former council member Ryan Fitzthum was elected mayor. Andel will be sworn in at the next council meeting.
--The Upsala Upstage Players will be presenting “The Butler Did It” by Todd Wallinger January 25th through the 27th at Upsala High School. Tickets will be available at the door each night of the performances.
--Three people were injured Sunday morning around 10:50am at the intersection of Highways 10 and 115 at Randall. 61-year-old Patricia Bourne of Motley was crossing 10 at 115 when she did not see the oncoming vehicle driven by 74-year old James Krajsa of Mahnomen. Both drivers and Krajsa passenger, 72-year old Darlene Krajsa were all taken to the Little Falls hospital with non life threatening injuries.
--A Menahga man has died after crashing a snowmobile into a car around 7am Wednesday. 46-year old Jesse Jones was driving in the ditch of Highway 71 when he tried to leave and get onto the shoulder of the highway. Jones ended up going into the northbound lane and was hit by a car. Jones was wearing a helmet. He died on scene.
--There will be a four night Catholic Mission speaking event starting Sunday and going through Wednesday at the Catholic churches in eastern Morrison County. The speaker, Glen Gauer will discuss his personal story of finding the Holy Spirit and speak on other issues in Catholic society and social media. The programs are at 7pm Sunday in Harding on God's Saving Plan, Monday at 7 at Lastrup on What is your Response, Tuesday at 7 in Buckman on Receive the Holy Spirit and Wednesday at 7pm at Pierz on Countering Social Media, all will be at the Catholic Churches and free of charge. Before the program there will be Divine Mercy Chaplet at 6:40 and refreshments and time to meet the speaker after the event. The Knight of Columbus and Christian Women are setting up carpools to go to each of the programs as each one is different in nature. For more information on the event contact Sarah here at LF Radio 632-2992.
--A Brainerd woman died from burns sustained in a fire last Friday. Firefighters responded Friday to Highway 210 in Brainerd and found that 78-year-old Janet Fraune was burning garbage and paper in a stove in garage when clothes nearby started on fire. Fraune sustained burned and thermal injuries and was taken to the burn unit in Minneapolis where she reportedly died on Saturday from injuries.
--Wadena County stated a train started on fire Wednesday afternoon and caused the tracks to be blocked at three separate locations in Wadena. The fire was quickly extinguished and the train was moved within 20 minutes of the incident. There were no injuries.
--The Franciscan Sisters will be hosting a bloodmobile blood drive on Tuesday, January 22nd from 1-7pm, Wednesday, January 23rd from 12-6pm and Thursday, January 24th from 8:30-2:30pm at the Convent. To set up appointments contact Sister Julien at 632-0663.
TODAY= mostly cloudy, high 19.
TONIGHT= mostly cloudy, not as cold, low 11.
FRIDAY= cloudy skies, high 28, flurries late, low 16.
SATURDAY= partly sunny, high 30, cloudy night, low 18.
SUNDAY= partly sunny, high 30, flurries late, low 23.
HS BBB= Zimmerman at Little Falls tonight 7pm on Q92 WYRQ
HS BBB= Pierz at Holdingford tonight 7pm on FM94 KFML
NFL= The Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday named Kevin Stefanski the permanent offensive coordinator. Stefanski took over as the interim OC after the Vikings let former offensive coordinator John DeFillipo go during the season. Stefanski has been a member of the Minnesota Vikings coaching staff in various roles since 2006.
COL BB= Gopher women drop third in row 86-68 to Michigan State.