Newsletter: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

Newsletter: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

--Minnesota Power reported a large outage overnight effecting over 2,100 customers mostly on the west side of Little Falls but also included were areas near Swanville and portions west of Little Falls. Street lights, businesses and stop lights were out in some areas. Power was to be restored before 6am this morning but as of press time was still being worked on by crews. No reports on a cause.

--Tuesday was the first day of filing for city offices without a primary. On Tuesday in the Little Falls City Council races, Mayor Greg Zylka filed for reelection. Also filing for Council member district 1 was Leif Hanson and in ward two filing was Wayne Liljegren. For questions on filing in city of Little Falls call City Hall today at 320-616-5500.

--Benton County and its Auditor/Treasurer have reached an agreement after the county filed a lawsuit challenging her residency. The county board of commissioners unanimously approved the settlement agreement during their meeting Tuesday morning. According to the agreement, Benton County will drop it's lawsuit against Nadean Inman regarding her residency and in return Inman will drop out of the race for Auditor-Treasurer. Inman will be allowed to continue to serve the rest of her term, which runs through the end of the year. The agreement also states Inman agrees to not seek or accept any future employment or elected position within the county. Both sides also agree not to disparage each other now or in the future. Back in May, the county board of commissioners filed suit against Inman. The court action came about after an investigation by the Sherburne County Sheriff's Office that allegedly determined Inman's primary residence is in Becker. Court records show Inman's personnel records, property tax records, and vehicle registrations all list the Sherburne County address in Becker.

--An all-terrain vehicle crash Saturday, July 30, sent three people to the hospital after it rolled near County Road 103 and 57th Avenue Southwest in Cass County. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash, reported at 12:41am in Meadow Brook Township, west of Lake Shore. According to the report, a 2021 Polaris General left the roadway, rolling several times into the ditch and striking trees. The driver of the ATV, a 20-year-old Motley man, was treated on scene and transported to Lakewood Health System in Staples and was later transported by helicopter to a Twin Cities hospital for serious injuries. A 20-year-old female passenger of Elk River was treated on the scene and transported via helicopter to CentraCare-St. Cloud Hospital for serious injuries. A 19-year-old male passenger of Motley was also treated on scene and transported to Lakewood Health System hospital in Staples for his injuries. The sheriff’s office states the initial investigation indicated alcohol and speed as contributing factors to the crash. The investigation is ongoing with formal charges pending.

--Events Thursday include the next Rock Roll and Stroll in Pierz and Raise the Roof Hog Roast event at Linden Hill, Friday there is a corn boils at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hillman with burgers and pies and also a Corn Boil with plenty of other items for free will donation and silent auction at Swanville Lions Park Friday.

--Join AM960 KLTF Up Front program on Thursday at 9:05am for a debate between the candidates vying for the Republican Party candidate in Minnesota House District 10B. The candidates are Blake Paulsen, Isaac Schultz and John Ulrick. Questions can be sent by today for the candidates to for the debate on Thursday on KLTF and No phones calls to be taken.

--Today is Senior Day at the Crow Wing County Fair with the senior recognition program, antique tractor and Model T parade, Demolition Derby and Rollover Contest tonight at the grandstand and much more items on tap today. The fair runs through Saturday south of Brainerd with more events Thursday through Saturday. Also join AM960 KLTF Party Line live at the Crow Wing County Fair south of Brainerd today at 10:05am and also online at

--The Stearns and Benton County Sheriff's Office reported Monday that due to several complaints and concerns of motorists going too fast in work zones on county and city roads along with the state highway projects, they want to remind all that it is illegal to drive around barricades in construction zones. Detours have been mapped out by county highway officials and the public are encouraged to use them. Follow signs and merge into traffic when asked to do so to avoid long delays and possible crashes and accidents. The Sheriff's Offices said they will be conducting extra patrols in construction areas and citations will be given out if motorists are not following the law.

--The Meeker County Sheriff's Office says a standoff between police and a 31-year-old man that took place south of Dassel ended with an arrest Tuesday night. According to the sheriff's office, on Monday, around 5:30pm officers got a report about a 31-year-old man from rural Dassel who had threatened to shoot his family. The suspect also said he would harm law enforcement if they responded. Police said the man was reported to have guns in his possession. Negotiations between police and the suspect continued throughout the day on Tuesday, finally, around 9:45 pm Tuesday, more than 24 hours after police first interacted with the suspect, officers said the man left the house and surrendered to police without further incident. The suspect is being held in Meeker County Jail, awaiting his first court appearance. Police said the investigation into the suspect's threats is ongoing and may result in additional charges.

--Multiple buildings on the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus are being evacuated Tuesday due to a gas leak. People were advised to stay away from the East Bank Campus due to "hazardous" gas levels. The evacuation order was lifted for all to return last night.

--Mary Ann Justin, age 93 of Little Falls.

TODAY= becoming sunny, windy and less humid afternoon, high 78.
TONIGHT= clear and cooler, low around 54.
THURSDAY- sunny and not as windy, high 83, muggy night, low 67.
FRIDAY= sunny and hot, high 92, storms overnight, low near 64.

TWINS= Detroit gets 3 late runs to beat the Twins 5-3 last night. The Twins wrap up series with Detroit today at 11:30am with pregame coverage on Q92 WYRQ.
TRADE= The Twins traded for Baltimore Oriole All-Star relief pitcher Jorge Lopez on Tuesday sending four minor-leaguers to Baltimore. The Twins also traded for starting pitcher Tyler Mahle from Cincinnati and reliever Michael Fulmer from Detroit. The Twins also reportedly did some minor league moves before the deadline Tuesday.
REGION 8C= Games are set Saturday for the Region 8C Tournament in Freeport. 10:30am Freeport vs. Pierz Lakers, 1pm Avon vs. Buckman, 3:30pm Randall vs. Nisswa and 6:30pm will be St. Stephen vs. Foley all games live this weekend on AM960 KLTF.