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Sat
15
Oct

Traffic shut down Saturday afternoon on I-94

On Saturday afternoon at 2:29 p.m., the State Highway Patrol, Sauk Centre Police Department and the Minnesota DNR were called to the scene on the bridge for the Hwy 71 overpass of I-94 on the south end of Sauk Centre.
According to information obtained from Lt. Heath D. Dienger of the Minnesota State Patrol, there was a report of a subject who climbed over the fence, with the possible intent to jump onto the freeway below.
Traffic was shut down for safety. The subject was talked back over the fence, needing assistance to climb over, and was subsequently taken to the hospital for care.
Traffic lanes were re-opened at 3:06 p.m.

Sat
15
Oct

Villard man dies in crash near Westport

*Update* The State Patrol has determined that there was NO ALCOHOL detected with this crash. The Ford was traveling southbound on 110th Ave at Highway 28 in Westport. The Buick was traveling eastbound on Highway 28 at the same location. The Ford failed to yield the right of way, pulled out into the intersection and was broadsided by the Buick. The passenger of the Buick is deceased and the driver of the Buick was transported by ambulance with non life threatening injuries. State Patrol was assisted by Pope County Sheriff's Office, Villard Fire Department, Sauk Centre Ambulance, Glacial Ridge Ambulance and Life Flight.
Details on the fatal crash in Westport were given in an update from the Minnesota State Patrol at 9:33:07 p.m.:

Fri
14
Oct

Property taxes are due!

The second half of the 2016 real estate tax is due and payable on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. This is the last day to pay the second half without a penalty. The Agricultural Property tax deadline is Nov. 15, 2016.
To make paying taxes more convenient, Stearns County has several payment options.
Taxes can be paid online on Stearns County’s website at StearnsCountyMN.gov. A link can be found on the home page. Online payments can be completed with E-Check or credit card.
Residents can set up ACH payment plans. These payments are automatically deducted from a checking or savings account. Payments are spread over either a quarterly or 10-month period. It’s easy to sign up for and easy to cancel. Call 320-656-3870 and ask for the Direct Payment Plan.

Fri
07
Oct

UPDATE: Accident North of Sauk Centre

Head-on crash results in non-life threatening injuries
By Diane Leukam

The Minnesota State Patrol received a report and investigated a head-on injury crash at approximately 9:45 a.m. on US Hwy 71 near mile marker 177, according to Sgt. Jesse Grabow, Public Information Officer with the Minnesota State Highway Patrol. The accident occurred north of Sauk Centre near Cedar Lake.

The Sauk Centre Fire Department was also called to the scene, where Eric Hinnenkamp, 33 of Shakopee and a passenger, Cortney Burress, 40 of Hermantown, were northbound on Hwy 71 in a 2003 Dodge pickup pulling a boat and trailer. Lawrence Schroeder, 65 of Long Prairie, was southbound on Hwy 71 in a 2016 Jeep. Schroeder’s vehicle crossed over the center line and into the northbound lane of traffic and collided with Hinnenkamp’s vehicle.

Fri
07
Oct

Dealing with drugs

Gates, Jensen discuss chemical
dependency in Sauk Centre

Fri
30
Sep

School year off to good start

Board members certify 2017 levy, approve new hires
by JENNIFER COYNE
STAFF WRITER

Fri
23
Sep

Fall Harvest Farm Safety

Fall Harvest Farm Safety
By: Brenda Miller, University of Minnesota Extension-Todd County
Now that harvest season is upon us, it is important to remind ourselves to be safe when operating equipment. Accidents can happen in less than a blink of an eye and can have devastating outcomes. Here are 10 things to keep in mind as you go through this harvest season.
1. Do not expose children to hazards. Teach them farm safety at a young age. Children watch everything you do. If you put yourself in a potentially hazardous situation then they will think it is ok, mimic you and bad things will happen. Explain to a child the importance of WHY and HOW they should or should not act around machinery or other farm hazards. If you teach them right when they’re young, it will stick with them for the rest of their lives.

Fri
23
Sep

Day of service

On Saturday morning, Sept. 10, about 150 volunteers came together at the Eagle’s Healing Nest In Sauk Centre.
“This day has been in the planning for months, maybe even years,” said Randal Baker, President of the St. Cloud Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in his welcoming address.
The volunteers were tearfully reminded by Cheri Moore, the event coordinator, that a day before Sept. 11, they were here serving those who went, fought, served and some who died because of their love for their country. The volunteers were there to help those suffering from the affects of war.
Workers were divided up and went to scrape, paint and clean several buildings on the property. The focus was on three buildings, to get them ready to paint.

Mon
12
Sep

Video the morning after of the 9-8-16 Melrose fire

View Scott Bussmann's drone video the morning after of the 9-8-16 Melrose fire by clicking here.

Mon
12
Sep

Video the morning after of the 9-8-16 Melrose fire

<p style="margin: 0px 0px 12px; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Lucida Grande'; color: rgb(35, 35, 35);"><b>View Scott Bussmann&#39;s drone video the morning after of the 9-8-16 Melrose fire by clicking </b><a href="https://www.facebook.com/interstatesc/videos/1096471113763282/"><span style="color: #68319a"><b>here.</b></span></a></p>

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