Newsletter: Thursday, July 30th 2020

Newsletter: Thursday, July 30th 2020

--Governor Tim Walz and the Department of Education will announce their learning plan for the 2020-2021 school year this afternoon at a press conference at 2pm heard live on AM960 KLTF. It was recently announced that one of three scenarios are being put in place: no students in school, all students in schools, a hybrid system for students is the third with a number of safety and health guidelines.

--Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen spoke on KLTF Wednesday and stated he personally feels with the mask mandate that he is leaving it up to the businesses to regulate the order in there stores and that law enforcement is more likely to educate those what the governor's order is for compliance. The Sheriff said in the past weeks there has been an uptick on thefts, robberies, burglaries, breaking and entering and suspicous activity calls reminding those that you need to lock up your personal items, houses, buildings, garages should be locked up when left unattended and don't make it easy for the criminals. Sheriff Larsen is reminding those that COVID-19 scams are heavy on the rise and reminds those that if you get a phone call that you are not sure about, don't even answer it, because now if you just answer the phone the scammer can tell that you have a home phone number and can continue to keep harassing and calling you. Never give out personal information over the phone and never reply to an email if you are not sure who send it to you. Larsen said if you buy items online make sure that the pin numbers and serial numbers are not stolen. Items bought can be checked out by local law enforcement to make sure it was a legit buy. Sheriff Shawn Larsen said they have transitioned into their new office in the old DMV building and if you need assistance call their office at 632-9233.

--On Tuesday Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen recognized Lead Dispatcher Jane Holman and Deputy Jason McDonald with a Life Saving Award for their actions on May 24th regarding a critically injured 9 year-old on Round Lake, that was involved in a boating accident, near Randall. Dispatcher Heather Ray was not present at the event but also recognized. Because of the collaborative efforts between law enforcement and all Emergency Medical Services, Dalton survived the incident and is doing well.

--A Paynesville woman was hurt in a crash in Douglas County. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened at about 2:30pm Tuesday on Highway 29 south of Alexandria. A vehicle driven by 19-year-old Greta Reichmann of Villard was going south when it stopped to make a left turn. A van driven by 27-year-old Sara Raugutt of Paynesville hit the back of the first vehicle. Raugutt was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Reichmann and one of her passengers, 11-year-old Grady Suchy were treated with non-life threatening injuries.

--A Willmar man rear ends vehicle causing three vehicle crash Friday afternoon at 1:14pm in Stearns County. The accident happened near 29217 County Road 2 in St. Joseph Township. This location is approximately ¾ miles south of Interstate 94. Loren Notsch, 75, of St. Joseph, was in the northbound lane of County Road 2 to make a left-hand turn. Joanne Thielen, 52, of Cold Spring, was aso in the northbound lane stopped a safe distance behind Mr. Notsch. Evan Jolly, 21, of Willmar, was driving northbound and rear-ended Ms. Thielen’s vehicle causing it to volt forward and rear-end Mr. Notsch’s vehicle. Ms. Thielen and Mr. Jolly to the St. Cloud Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries at the scene by ambulance workers.

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--Two people were killed and another seriously injured in a four vehicle accident on Highway 10 south of St. Cloud Tuesday just before 5:00pm. 21-year old Abby Redmond of Sartell was west on Highway 10 crossed the grass median onto 32nd Street SE when she was struck by 41-year old Kelly Skoog of Becker and then a motorcycle driven by 45-year old David Evans of Sauk Rapids collided with Skoog's vehicle causing that to cross into another lane and strike a pickup truck driven by 53-year old Steven Lovett of St. Cloud. Redmond and Evans were both pronounced dead at the scene when authorities arrived. Skoog was taken to St. Cloud Hospital with serious but considered non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the pickup truck was not injured in the accident.

--On Wednesday two more Little Falls City Council members filed for reelection. Ward one councilmember representing mostly southeast Little Falls Raquel Lundberg and Ward two councilmember Gerald Knafla representing mostly northeast Little Falls filed for reelection. Along with Ward three councilmember Frank Gosiak who filed for reelection on Tuesday all three councilmembers whose term expires this year have filed for reelection. At this point there are no contested races for Little Falls City Council, but candidates in local political races with no primaries can file until Tuesday, August 11th.

--Latest numbers of Minnesota Department of Health on Wednesday show Morrison County is now at 80 positive cases of COVID-19 with the 1 confirmed death. There have been 10 positive tests of COVID-19 in Morrison County residents in the last two weeks. Statewide there were 681 new cases and 9 reported deaths including a person in their 90s in Crow Wing County and a person in their 70s in Stearns County on the latest report.

--Daniel and Kelly Stout of Pierz, a girl born July 28th.

TODAY= sunny skies, high near 80.
TONIGHT= clear night, low 55.
FRIDAY= sunny skies, warmer, high around 83.
FRI NIGHT= thunderstorms develop after midnight, low 59.
SATURDAY= thunderstorms in AM, then partly sunny, high 76.
SUNDAY= sunny skies, less humid, high 72, low around 50.

TWINS= Twins shut out Cardinals Wednesday 3-0, another homer this time by Eddie Rosario and pitcher Rich Hill 5 shutout innings. Twins host Cleveland tonight in start of a four game series. An earlier start for national TV, pregame at 5:30pm on Q92 WYRQ.
REGION 8C= The 8 teams in the Region 8C Amateur Baseball Tournament this year are set. The tournament starts Saturday, August 8th with Randall and Buckman at 11am followed by Pierz Brewers and Upsala, the night session will be Nisswa and St. Stephen and the last game is Avon against Ft. Ripley. Then Sunday August 9th the winners and loser play each other in elimination games leading to the championship rounds on Friday August 14th and Saturday August 15th with all games at Pierz Legion Park and live on AM960 KLTF. This weekend Sobieski hosts Moorhead Mudcats in a Class B game you can hear live on AM960 KLTF Saturday at 1:30pm.
COL FB= Notre Dame announced they will join the ACC this year for football as conferences are mainly only playing each other this year.