Newsletter: Wednesday, June 9th 2021

Newsletter: Wednesday, June 9th 2021

--This coming weekend is “Take a Kid Fishing Weekend” in Minnesota. Starting Friday, June 11th through Sunday, June 13th, any Minnesota residents can fish without licenses if they take children 15 or younger fishing with them according to the DNR. Youth 15 and younger do not require fishing licenses at any time of the year, though they must observe all fishing seasons and other regulations. Take a Kid Fishing weekend allows adults to fish without a license, as long as they take a child fishing with them. Minnesota residents also may generally fish in state parks without a fishing license if the body of water does not require a trout stamp.

--A Waite Park woman faces criminal charges after hitting a St. Cloud squad car head on Sunday. The incident happened just before 6:30am in the 3200 Block of County Road 74 in St. Cloud. Waite Park Police Chief Dave Bentrud says a St. Cloud officer was on patrol heading south on County Road 74, when the officer saw a minivan driving at him in the wrong lane. The officer swerved into the northbound lane to avoid the crash, however the driver of the minivan also swerved into the northbound lane causing the two vehicles to collide. The driver of the minivan, 20-year-old Grace Fedorenko, was taken to St. Cloud hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The officer was also brought to the hospital for minor injuries and released. Police say Fedorenko was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. She faces charges of Criminal Vehicular Operation and 4th Degree DWI.

--A 19-year old man was struck and killed by a car on Highway 169 in Zimmerman. The Minnesota State Patrol says the incident happened just after 1:00am Monday in Livonia Township in Sherburne County. Troopers say a car driven by 19-year old Brady Puchalla of Princeton was going north on the highway in the left lane when 19-year old Joshua Bartlett walked out into the lane from the median and was hit by the car. Puchalla was not hurt. The Minnesota State Patrol says alcohol was not a factor in the incident.

--A Minnesota woman is dead after she hit an elk in Colorado. Eighteen-year-old Kendra Durnan of Buffalo was traveling south on Interstate 25 near Castle Pines early Monday morning when she hit an elk running across the highway. The Colorado State Patrol says Durnan's car was damaged so badly she couldn't drive it. She stepped out of the car and was hit by another vehicle. Her body was thrown into the northbound lanes. Four vehicles were involved in the crash and nine people were taken to a hospital with injuries. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, the 10-mile stretch of I-25 where the crash occurred had some of the highest numbers of roadkill reports for highways in the Denver metro area.

--Congratulation to Tyler Jesse Moore, of Little Falls who was recently named to the University of Mississippi's Spring 2021 Honor Roll lists.

--It's Garage Sale Season and churches are using this to fundraise for the churches that did not (if any) events last year. Zion Lutheran Church has their large garage sale to help with church funds and the Morrison County Chapliancy program Thursday and Friday starting at 7am on 3rd Avenue Northeast in Little Falls. Our Lady of Lourdes has their three day large garage sale at Mary of Lourdes Middle School today through Friday all are welcome and come and browse. Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hillman will have a large flea market type event outside on Saturday. Get details on many other events in June at and click on community calendar.

--The Morrison County Fair is scheduled July 29th through 31st this year. Events on Thursday 29th include antique tractors on display from the Greater Minnesota 2 Cylander Club, there will be a kids pedal pull and tuff truck competition along with live music afternoon and evening. Friday the Lone Eagle Auto Club will bring out the classic cars for the afternoon, United Way will have a bean bag tournament, live music and 4x4 truck pull Friday night. The fair is to wrap up Saturday 31st of July with Paw Patrol characters there, old time music, century farm recognition, talent show the the fairs wrap up with a big favorite the demolition derby. There are more details being put together on the fair for 2021. Plenty of details have been linked to the the Morrison County Fair website for this year. Other county fairs will be returning in 2021, Stearns County in Sauk Centre will have their fair from July 28th through August 1st, Benton County will have their fair in Sauk Rapids August 3rd through the 8th, Crow Wing County will also be that first week in August and planning their version of a demolition derby on August 4th at the fairgrounds. Todd County announced they have moved their fair to July 15th through 18th this year instead of June after the July 1st state announcement of ending the restrictions due to COVID-19.

--Many events are being put together for the summer including Markets and Music on the Mississippi June 24th, July 22nd and August August 26th on LeBourget Park. Michael Shynes performs at the June event. Plenty of vendors and events will take place during the three events on the 4th Thursday of the month June, July and August. The Little Falls Dam Festival will be June 18th and 19th click on the link for the Dam Festival by going to

--A St. Cloud woman faces charges for assault after allegedly hitting a man with a baseball bat and breaking his arm Sunday. Uniqueka Laquita Reaves, 32, faces a felony charge for third-degree assault and a misdemeanor domestic assault charge. On Sunday, St. Cloud police officers saw a physical altercation between two people while on patrol, according to the criminal complaint. A bystander came up to officers and told them Reaves hit a man with a baseball bat. Officers observed blood on Reaves' clothing and blood on the ground and a car. There was also a metal baseball bat lying in the street, the complaint said. According to the criminal complaint against her, the man told police Reaves hit him with a bat ten times. His injuries were consistent with a compound fracture.

TODAY= sunny, hot and humid, high 95.
TONIGHT= isolated evening storm, then warm, low 72.
THURSDAY= shower early, then sunny and very hot, high 98, low 68.
FRIDAY= storms likely before 10am, more storms late day, high 87.

TWINS= Yankees score 5 in the late innings to beat the Twins last night 8-4. Twins and Yankees game 2 tonight 6:30pm Q92 WYRQ.
SB= Annandale beat Pierz 6-4 meaning Pierz had to win last night in an elimination game against Albany and they did with a 6-3 win thanks to 4 runs in the 6th inning. Pierz will need to beat Annandale twice on Thursday, first game at 5pm on 94 ROCKS KFML.
HS BAB= Pierz beat St. Cloud Cathedral 10-2 last night and advances to the title game against Albany Thursday, first game would start at 4:30pm on AM960 KLTF, Pierz would have to win 2 games.
HS= Ashby beat Upsala Swanville in baseball eliminating the Patriots Tuesday 1-0, Bemidji eliminated LF Softball Tuesday 11-0.