Tricounty News

Legal services provided for seniors in Stearns County

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid awarded Older American Act funds

The St. Cloud office of Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid has received a grant of Older Americans Act funds from the Central Minnesota Council on Aging to provide legal services for seniors residing in Stearns County. The funds will be used to provide legal advice, counseling and representation in court and administrative hearings. There is no cost for these services.


Firearm Safety Class starting April 9

A Firearm Safety Class is starting Tuesday, April 9, at South Haven City Hall.

If interested, please call Norm at (320) 236-7448. This is provided by the South Haven Sportsmen Club.

Bad roads, high winds cause crash

Wednesday, March 20, shortly after noon, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, St. Martin Fire and Rescue, and Paynesville Ambulance were dispatched to a crash with injuries southwest of St. Martin on CR 32 just east of 278th Ave. in Zion Township. Rebecca Elizabeth Gray, age 19, of St. Martin, was westbound on CR 32 in a white 1994 Ford Crown Victoria, when she lost control of the car on the hard-packed snow and ice. She struck a tan 2000 Buick Century that was driven eastbound by Janet Lee Klein, 57, of Paynesville. Klein, Gray, and Gray’s 2-year old son were treated at the scene by St. Martin Rescue, and taken to the Paynesville Hospital by Paynesville Ambulance for further treatment of their injuries. The road conditions and high winds contributed to the crash.


Snowmobile fatality in Corinna Township

Friday, March 22, at 9:50 a.m. the Wright County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a missing snowmobiler in Corinna Township. The snowmobiler, a 19-year old Annandale man had left to go riding Thursday, March 21, around 4 p.m. Before law enforcement began a search, the rider was located by family members on the Whispering Pines Golf Course, deceased from an apparent snowmobile accident. The cause of the accident remains under investigation by the Wright County Sheriff’s Office and the name of the victim is being withheld, pending the notification of relatives.


Eden Valley Fire Dept. awards

Eden Valley Fire Department members received acknowledgement for their years of service.W-DSC00636

Eden Valley Fire Chief Joe Thielen (on left) presented a plaque award to Jim Rademacher who retired from the Fire Department after 35 years of service. Submitted photos.