Tricounty News

Central Lakes Snowmobile Club activities

Since our last meeting, our club has been busy… This Saturday, Feb. 15, The Stearns County Trail Assn. is having a Snowmobile Cancer Ride. Starting at 1 p.m. with the snowmobile ride leaving the Richmond’s Club house and returning when they are done. Food and drink will be anytime after 2 p.m. Silent auction items wil be on display the whole time ending at 6 p.m., all at Richmond’s Club house west of Richmond, Minn. The bonfire will start at 4 p.m. going until ?. The general public is welcomed, so drive your car out there if you can’t make it on a sled. For more information, call Randy at (320) 250-4976.

Our trails are being groomed twice a week now, and they are holding up nicely (One nice thing about the cold). Get out there and ride.

Nick Vossen


Feb. 22: Cabin fever reliever

Are you sick and tired of all of the snow and seemingly endless cold weather? Take a break from it and visit the Stearns History Museum’s Cabin Fever Reliever Saturday, Feb. 22. It is a day to enjoy Minnesota winters with entertaining indoor and outdoor activities for families and hear St. Cloud’s own award-winning singer-songwriter Paul Spring perform a kids concert. Held at the Stearns History Museum at 235 33rd Ave South in Heritage Regional Park, this event is fun for the whole family (especially ages 3-12). The Cabin Fever Reliever has indoor and outdoor activities from 10:30 a.m.-
12:30 p.m. (please dress accordingly) and Paul Spring’s Kids Concert from 1-2 p.m. sponsored by the St. Cloud Kiwanis Club.


Flaschenriem honored

Larry Flaschenriem (right) received his 30-year pin from Lions Governor Donna Mae Landwehr at a recent joint meeting of the Watkins Lions and Lioness. A decision will be made in March whether to merge the Lions and Lioness meetings in Watkins. Submitted photo.w-Watkins-Lions Lioness


Kingston Lions Ice Fishing Contest winners

Saturday, Feb. 1, from 1-3 p.m. the Kingston Lions held their 26th annual fishing contest at the northwest side of Lake Francis.W-Kingston-Ice-Fishing-DSCF2743

Fish winners are

First – Bailee Hedke of Litchfield

Second – Cody Mackereth of Kimball

Third – Shannon Caughey of Duluth

Crappie – Jeff Lloyd of Rogers

Sunfish – Cody Mackereth of Kimball


Breakfast Club presents Dr. Jeff Mullins

The 1846 Racial Murder Trial

Join us for Breakfast Club at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, with Dr. Jeff Mullins, Graduate History Program Coordinator at St. Cloud State University. 

Dr. Mullins will share his research of an 1846 racial murder trial involving the prosecution of William Freeman, who attacked a farmhouse and killed four members of the family inside. Though the case was both tragic and shocking, it seemed to be an isolated event. No one could have predicted the murder trial would become a stand-in for larger questions of social justice and a controversy of national importance involving race, social reform, free will and political partisanship.

Breakfast Club meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Stearns History Museum, 235 33rd Ave. S., St. Cloud. This event is free to members, non-members $7.