Newsletter: Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024

Newsletter: Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024

--The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Thursday afternoon at 12:57pm their office received a report of a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of 120th Avenue and 30th Street, approximately two miles south of Bowlus in Two Rivers Township. According to the Sheriff’s Office, 85-year-old Ralph Eiynck of St. Joseph, MN was traveling north on 120th Avenue and 70-year-old Roger Tabatt of Grey Eagle, MN was traveling east on 30th Street. Tabatt failed to yield at the stop sign and turned north onto 120th Avenue. Eiynck’s vehicle collided with Tabatt’s vehicle at the intersection. The passenger in Eiynck’s vehicle, 82-year-old Elizabeth Eiynck of St. Joseph, MN was transported to St. Gabriel’s Hospital by Mayo Clinic Ambulance with unknown injuries.

--The Morrison County Board of Commissioners proclaimed the first week of April to annually be known as Public Health Week. This was done to raise awareness for all forms of public health within Morrison County. The proclamation stated all the efforts of the Morrison County Health and Human Services (HHS) department benefit all county residents, directly and indirectly, and these programs are essential ingredients of a healthy population.

--A 58-year-old from Foley was injured in a two-vehicle accident Monday morning at 7:54 on Highway 23 in Benton County. Nina Henry collided with a vehicle driven by Chad Coleman, age 50 of St. Cloud at the intersection with 25th Avenue in St. Cloud. Henry was taken to St. Cloud Hospital for non serious injuries.

--A teenager has been arrested in connection with an online threat made against a central Minnesota school. The Sherburne County Sheriff's Office says they worked with the Elk River Police Department today Monday to investigate a message posted to the social media app Snapchat. The post threatened acts of violence later this week at a school in the Elk River School District. Authorities arrested a 13-year-old boy they believe posted the message and say there is no ongoing threat to any schools in the district.

--A driver was arrested after leading police on a short high-speed chase. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office says the incident began just after 1:30am Sunday near New London. A deputy tried to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation near the intersection of 1st Avenue and Birch Street. The deputy continued to follow the vehicle which turned east onto Highway 23. The chase lasted for about one-and-a-half miles and reached speeds over 90 miles an hour. The vehicle eventually turned onto Norway Woods Circle near New London and came to a stop. The driver was arrested and is facing charges including fleeing police, driving while impaired, and speeding. The name of the driver has not been released.

--The City of Little Falls reported a change to their email addresses recently, Jon Radermacher mentioned it when he was on KLTF that if you need to reach the city of Little Falls by email, their new addresses are now: first name of employee followed by the first initial of the employee’s last name If you need to update any information to anyone at city hall that the new email procedure. If you have questions contact City Hall at 320-616-5500.

--Remember to get tickets for the 16th Annual Night with the Fishing Pros event this Friday at Rice Creek Hunting, Rec and Event Center which is a fundraiser for the Minnesota Fishing Museum. Tickets can be purchased at the Fishing Museum, online or call Brenda at the museum at 320-616-2011. More details at

--The Minnesota Department of Public Safety kicked off its distracted driving enforcement campaign Monday. Texting, talking, emailing, even eating or drinking in your vehicle while driving could end up giving up a ticket with a hefty fine. From April 1st through April 30th, hundreds of law enforcement officers across the state are stepping up enforcement to educate drivers about the hands-free law and crack down on other distracted driving behaviors. Drivers are allowed to make calls, text, listen to podcasts or music, and get directions using voice commands or single-touch activation, but they cannot hold their phone. Accessing or posting on social media, streaming videos, checking the game score, or Googling information on a device while driving is against the law in Minnesota, even in hands-free mode. Tickets for distracted driving are $100 or more, including court fees, for a first offense and $300 or more, including court costs, for a second or subsequent offense. Violating the hands-free law and causing a crash could be a felony if someone is injured or killed. Preliminary figures for Minnesota show distracted driving contributed to one in 11 crashes from 2019-2023 and an average of 29 deaths and 146 life-changing injuries a year from 2019-2023.

--The man accused of hitting his child’s mother while she was driving and abducting their son has pleaded guilty. Police say 42-year-old Scott Henrickson was in the car with the woman and their child on Highway 10 in Sherburne County on July 29th when the two of them began to argue. Henrickson allegedly punched the woman in the stomach and also hit the child on his legs. She pulled over and when she got out, Henrickson allegedly jumped into the driver’s seat and took off. That triggered an AMBER Alert. Henrickson was tracked to a home in Baxter where he held police at bay for a few hours before surrendering. The child was returned to his mother and Henrickson was charged with kidnapping, domestic abuse and violating a domestic abuse no contact order. He pleaded guilty to kidnapping and the no contact order violation. He is facing six years in prison.

--Kia is recalling more than 427,000 of its Telluride SUVs due to a defect that may cause the cars to roll away while they're parked. According to documents published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the intermediate shaft and right front driveshaft of certain 2020-2024 Tellurides may not be fully engaged. Over time, this can lead to increasing potential crash risks.

--Grace M. Schulz, age of Little Falls.
--Patricia J. Bundy, age 60 of Motley.

TODAY= chance of rain/snow showers, patchy fog, high 45.
TONIGHT= chance of rain/snow early, clearing late, low 26.
WEDNESDAY= sunny skies, breezy, high 46, low near 30.
THURSDAY= sunny skies, less wind, high 50, low near 30.

TWINS= Twins at Milwaukee today after Monday off, The Twins and Brewers pregame at 2:30pm this afternoon on Q92 WYRQ.
COL BB= Gopher Women win 65-54 over Wyoming and move to the WNIT final four teams, they face Troy on Wednesday night.