Newsletter: Tuesday, September 14th 2021

Newsletter: Tuesday, September 14th 2021

--Authorities are investigating a shooting that killed one person and hurt two more in Long Prairie. The incident happened around 3:30am Sunday morning. The Todd County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to a report of gunshots at a home in the 500 block of 2nd Avenue Southeast. When authorities arrived on the scene they found a man in the yard who was declared dead. A second victim was taken via ambulance to Long Prairie Hospital and later air-lifted to St. Cloud Hospital. The sheriff's office says a third victim showed up at Long Prairie Hospital and was also transferred to St. Cloud Hospital. None of the victim's names have been released. The BCA and Long Prairie Police Department are assisting with the ongoing investigation.

--A fire destroyed the King's Super Club in Watab Township south of Rice Sunday morning. The fire was reported at 9:30am at the abandoned business which prompted closures of the eastbound lane of Highway making the westbound lanes limited to one only. A passersby saw flames coming through the roof. Sauk Rapids Fire Department said they attacked the fire defensively and firefighters never entered the structure. The building has been abandoned for years and was structurally unstable already. Their biggest priority was to keep the water used to fight the fire from getting into the lake, which they did. Rice and Sartell firefighters were called in to aid. The building was completely destroyed. The remains of the building were pushed in by a bulldozer for public safety. Authorities are calling the fire at the former Kings Inn in Watab Township suspicious. Sauk Rapids Fire Chief Jason Fleming says there is an arson reward of up to $5,000 for any tips that lead to an arrest in the case. You can either call the Benton County Sheriff's Office or the Arson Hotline at 1-800-723-2020. The fire is still an ongoing investigation.

--Little Falls Community Schools are reminding parents that if your child is identified as a close contact to a confirmed case of COVID-19 at school, parents will receive a phone call notification and follow up letter. The following quarantine guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control is recommended for your child: Get tested for COVID-19 immediately. Complete 14 day, 10 day, or 7 day quarantine option. 14 days: Safest option. Return to normal activities 14 full days after exposure. 10 days: Return to normal activities on Day 11 after exposure. Has not had any symptoms of COVID-19. Wear a mask until 14 days after exposure. 7 days: Return to normal activities on Day 8 after exposure. Receives negative PCR test for COVID-19 collected at least five days following exposure and has not had any symptoms of COVID-19. Wear a mask until 14 days after exposure. Please monitor your child closely for symptoms, and keep them home from school if they experience ANY of the following in the 14 days following their exposure: Fever of 100 degrees or higher, cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, chills, muscle pain, fatigue, headache, nasal congestion or runny nose. A Nationwide alert was sent out by the CDC of an uptick of the Delta Variant in children and reminding schools of safety protocols.

--After being cancelled last year the 32nd Kids Day in Morrison County is back in 2021 and will be at the Morrison County Fairgrounds east of Little Falls on Saturday, September 25th from 9-11:30am. Kids of all ages and their parents are welcome to have fun, learn about area programs, organizations and businesses and to try new things with all events being free. If you wish to help out call 632-8806.

--Heavy rains last night in Minnesota led to a number of power outages. Minnesota Power reported 3,780 customers from the Little Falls area were without power with first report at 10:22pm then stating most was restored before 2am this morning with still some areas as of 5am without power as Minnesota Power still reported around 75 without power at that time on their outage map. More outages were repored in Deerwood, Crosby to east of Brainerd on the Crow Wing and Minnesota Power outage maps. Power crews have worked through the night restoring power. The Little Falls Airport reported between 9:30-12:30 last night over 1.5 inches of rain and at total amount at 5am of 1.88 total from last night until this morning.

--St. Cloud woman faces assault charges after allegedly attacking multiple people with an ax. The St. Cloud Police Department says shortly before 11:30 a.m. Saturday morning, officers responded to a complaint of a woman attempting to hurt people with an ax in the 400 block of 8th Avenue South. Authorities say a 44-year-old man working on a ladder in his yard said the suspect tried to hit him with the ax, but he moved out of the way and she hit the ladder instead. Police say a 52-year-old woman riding by on a bicycle reported that the woman then raised the ax and ran toward her while yelling, screaming, and threatening to hit her. When officers arrived, the suspect, identified as 53-year-old Shelley Goff, barricaded herself inside her home. Crisis negotiators and St. Cloud SWAT carried out a search warrant and arrested Goff around 1:40 p.m. She was taken to the Stearns County Jail and faces charges of 2nd-degree felony assault. No one was hurt in the incident.

--A Paynesville man accused of burning down the mobile home he was living in has been found incompetent to face the charge against him. Court records show a mental competency evaluation returned earlier this month determined 42-year-old Nicholas Voss is not currently capable of aiding in his defense. Paynesville Police responded to the 400 block of Minnie Street on July 8th to find a trailer fully engulfed and Voss standing near it. Police confirmed Voss was a tenant in the trailer and detected the smell of gasoline on him. Police say Voss ultimately admitted to starting the fire using gasoline and a lighter. Voss was charged with 1st-degree arson of a dwelling.

--Wayne E. Gall, age 81 of Morrill.
--Irene Moeller, age 90 of Foley.

TODAY= morning sprinkles, then sunny and breezy, high 68.
TONIGHT= clear skies, cool temps, low near 40.
WEDNESDAY= sunny and warmer, high 74, storms late, low 53.
THURSDAY= showers & t-storms at times, high 76, low 56.

TWINS= Twins blow a 5-0 lead to the Yankees when Aaron Judge homered to tie the game late and the Yankees win the game with a walk off hit in the 10th inning to beat the Twins 6-5. The Twins will play a double header today against Cleveland with first game with 1:30pm pregame then the second game will begin with a 6pm pregame from Target Field on Q92 WYRQ.
COL FB= Gophers at Colorado Saturday, pregame 10am on KLTF.
NFL= Vikings at Arizona Sunday 3:05pm kickoff.
LOCAL= check out local broadcast schedule at