Tricounty News

Watkins, Kimball to address freezing water lines

Last week, the City of Eden Valley met in an emergency session to discuss freezing water lines in the city. The City of Watkins met Monday night, Feb. 24, and the City of Kimball will meet Thursday night, Feb. 27, in emergency session to discuss the growing problem.

The Watkins council approved adjusting water bills for those running water to prevent a freeze-up IF they first contact the city. 

The City of Eden Valley agreed to make similar adjustments at last week’s meeting.

The City of Kimball will meet Thursday night this week; it is possible they may make a similar decision then.

Because of this year’s especially deep frost, water and sewer lines around the region are freezing. The coming extra-cold days will not help the situation which could last for weeks or even months  longer.


Snow Dragon gets lots of attention

This Snow Dragon is bringing joy and fun in the winter cold to Sauk Centre. It was sculpted in Sauk Centre’s Sinclair Lewis Park in the snow by Jeremy Weber who put many, many hours into this creation. Jeremy and his wife Sara, being natives of the Sleepy Eye and Fergus Falls areas want to share the excitement the Snow Dragon brings to Sauk Centre.


Turkey Hunt planned for disabled

April 15-20, 2014

April 21-25, 2014

A turkey hunt for people with disabilities will take place at Stearns County’s Rockville Park & Nature Preserve. The park will be closed to the general public during both of the five-day hunts.

Hunters will be able to use shotguns, bows or crossbows. Hunting will be limited to portable ground blinds.

Four hunters will be selected and supervised by Midwest Outdoors Unlimited for each of the hunts. The mission of the group is to provide outdoor recreational activities for Disabled American Veterans, disabled individuals, and disabled youth in Minnesota. Each disabled hunter will be accompanied by at least one able-bodied person while in the park.


Kids ride behind four-wheeler

Kids enjoying a sled ride behind a four-wheeler on Lake Francis. This was taken the afternoon of the Watkins Lions ice fishing contest there, Saturday, Feb. 1. Staff photo by w-Winter-FunAnton Matua.


Financial Peace University provides hope to families in Kimball area

More than two million families have positively changed their financial future through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU). The nine-week course provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success. The course meets once a week where a different lesson is taught by Dave on DVD followed by a small-group discussion. Lessons include budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing. FPU will be held in Kimball at:

Kimball Church of Christ located at 241 Highway 55 W in Kimball. The classes will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 2. Contact Kevin White at (320) 398-3660, for more information or to register.