Sheriff Jeff Norlin announces that Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed April 15-19, 2013, as Severe Weather Awareness Week and Meeker County will participate in this important week.
Since 2000 disasters have claimed the lives of 21 Minnesotans and caused more than $373 million in federally declared damages. Meeker County has been included in two of these declared disasters, the first declaration was from the July 2011 storms that hit the southwest portion of Meeker County and the second declaration was from the June 2012 storms that hit the west central portion of Meeker 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.
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.
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.
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.