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Sat
21
May

Pending projects

Willer provides updates at council meeting
by DIANE LEUKAM
STAFF WRITER

Fri
20
May

Reward Offered in Melrose Church Fire

ST. PAUL, Minn. —The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal Division are seeking information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the March 11, 2016, fire at the Church of St. Mary located at 203 S. Fifth Ave. E., Melrose, Minn. ATF and the Fire Marshal — through the Minnesota Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators — are posting a combined reward of up to $7,500.

On March 11 at approximately 4:43 p.m., a fire was reported at the Church of St. Mary, which was built in 1898 and is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The fire, ruled “incendiary” caused extensive damage to the west side of the church and the loss is estimated at approximately $5 million.

Fri
13
May

Strong community, strong market

Real estate conditions stable in Sauk Centre

by JENNIFER COYNE
STAFF WRITER

Fri
06
May

Fischer hammers his way to nationals

by BRYAN ZOLLMAN
STAFF WRITER

Fri
29
Apr

Let's Play Hockey

Zollman purchases publication, forms dream job
by JENNIFER COYNE
STAFF WRITER

Fri
22
Apr

MS TRAM to overnight in Sauk

CVB making plans, calling for volunteers
by BRYAN ZOLLMAN
STAFF WRITER

Fri
15
Apr

Jensen promoted to Sergeant

by DIANE LEUKAM
STAFF WRITER

Fri
08
Apr

Minnesota farm incomes continued decline in 2015

All commodities see price drops; tough year predicted for 2016

Fri
01
Apr

“Laura’s Law” proposed in response to west-central Minn. tragedy

Legislation has been introduced to strengthen state penalties for anyone found guilty of crimes similar to those involving 19-year-old victim Laura Schwendemann of Starbuck, whose body was found 12 days after she was reported missing last fall.
The legislation, known as “Laura’s Law,” is being carried in the House by Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, and in the Senate by Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria.
Currently, the crime of interfering with the body or scene of a death with intent to conceal the body or evidence, or otherwise to mislead the coroner or medical examiner, is a gross misdemeanor in Minnesota. The maximum penalty for such a crime is 365 days in jail and a fine. If this new legislation becomes law, the crime would become a felony with the maximum penalty increased to not more than 10 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $20,000 or both.

Thu
24
Mar

LGA increase possible for Sauk Centre

by DIANE LEUKAM
STAFF WRITER
The City of Sauk Centre could receive a one-time increase in Local Government Aid (LGA) according to recommendations released by Gov. Dayton on March 15. The proposed increase of $21.5 million is part of the Governor’s supplemental budget following an improved February forecast.
“That increase could amount to about $44,000 for the city,” said city administrator Vicki Willer. “The increase could be 4 percent, depending upon if and how the bill is finalized.”

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