Tricounty News

Museum for the Fallen

Breakfast Club, 9 a.m. Nov. 13

Laura Becker-Pallister’s son Shawn joined the Marines and during his first deployment to Afghanistan she began to understand the full scope of being a military parent. After his deployment, Shawn returned to his base in North Carolina, but 17 Marine families were not so lucky. When St. Cloud lost one son, a young man who had attended Shawn’s high school, it was then that Laura’s idea began to take shape.  A “Museum for the Fallen” is Laura’s dream to honor those who died in service to our country and to ensure they would never be forgotten. The museum would provide communities with a living history of heroes, and in addition to learning the names of those who gave their lives; visitors would get to know them through visuals, stories, and memorabilia.

Come to the Stearns History Museum for Breakfast Club, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13,  to hear presenter Laura Becker-Pallister’s dream to create a Museum for the Fallen to memorialize the service and sacrifice of Minnesota’s military. This event is free to members, non-members $5.


Kimball Legion Auxiliary meets Nov. 13

The regular meeting of the Frederick A. Metcalf Unit 261 will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday,
Nov. 13, at the Kimball Legion Post 261.

Public Relations Officer,

Cindy May

Nov. 10: Collector to speak about exhibit

Kurt Meyer, St. Ansgar, Iowa, a collector of art with themes of the Midwest, will speak about some of his collection on loan to the
Dassel Area Historical Society on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2:00 p.m. The subject for the artwork is corn, and it is exhibited on level four of the museum. “Meyer is engaging, enthusiastic and enlightening,” states Carolyn Holje, museum director. He is a consultant to non-profits. There is no admission charge. 


I’m Proud to be a Veteran!

As a veteran I know well,

The risks that our troops take,

Guarding our great nation,

For we know what is at stake!

Our warriors work around the clock,

Whether here or miles away,

And their mission is the same,

To protect the U.S.A.!


Santa Paws photos to aid Humane Society

The Tri-County Humane Society’s 28th Annual Santa Paws holiday portrait session fundraiser is coming to town Nov. 22-24. For only $35, You will receive 5 professional, high-resolution digital photos on one CD, giving you the ability to edit your pictures at home and e-mail them to friends and family. Call (320) 252-0896 to schedule your appointment.

Photos may be taken with people and/or pets, with or without Santa. Large groups may be accomodated. Photos will be taken in the Tri-County Humane Society’s Training Facility behind the shelter, located at 735 8th St. NE St. Cloud, MN 56304.