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18 injured in two separate crashes involving teen drivers Thursday in Minnesota

Two separate crashes – one in Ham Lake and the other near North Branch – involving teen drivers resulted in 18 people being injured, with 15 of the 18 aged 19 or younger. At about 4:45 p.m. Thursday, a 19-year-old Mora woman was at the wheel of a Dodge Grand Caravan and eastbound on Hwy. 95 when she "didn't take the bypass lane on the right" and rear-ended a Mazda CX-5 that preparing to turn left at 310th Ave. NE in North Branch Township, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
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12 injured in North Branch multi-car crash

12 people, including three young children, were hospitalized after a head-on crash involving three vehicles in North Branch Thursday evening. According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, around 6:45 p.m a 19-year-old driving a Dodge Grand Caravan struck a Mazda CX-5 as the Mazda attempted to make a left turn while traveling east on Highway 95 at 310th Avenue NE. The Mazda spun into the westbound traffic lanes where...
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Minnesota Infant Severely Injured in 3 Vehicle Crash

North Branch, MN (KROC-AM News) - The State Patrol says an infant was severely injured in the three-vehicle crash late Thursday afternoon in east-central Minnesota. The State Patrol's report on the incident indicates the baby, identified as Hudson Allen of North Branch, was a passenger in a small SUV that was rear-ended by a minivan on Highway 95 about 2 miles northwest of North Branch around 4:45 PM. The collision caused the SUV to spin into the path of oncoming traffic and collided with a car.
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New Richmond Legion teams start build toward playoffs

The American Legion baseball season is brief. The New Richmond teams just finished the first month of their season and are already building toward the state playoffs. The playoffs for the Junior and Senior teams in the area will be played in mid-July. The New Richmond Legion teams have a few games slated before they reach the playoffs. The New Richmond Senior team plays this Wednesday at Baldwin before hosting Chippewa Falls on Thursday. The Senior Legion playoffs will be played from July 22-24 at River Falls.

Minnesota DNR acquires 730 acres on upper St. Croix River

Nonprofit and state partner to protect new swath of public land. A large tract of land along the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway has been protected in perpetuity, thanks to several partners who worked together to purchase it from private ownership and donate it to the public. Stretching about three miles north to south, the area includes boat accesses, campsites, and wild country that gives a strong sense of solitude to this part of the river.

Sweet Looking For Answers At Cedar Lake

NEW RICHMOND, Wis. — With five consecutive victories at Cedar Lake Speedway, Brad Sweet and his Kasey Kahne Racing team have had a big circle around the Independence Day Spectacular weekend July 1-2. But for more reasons than the obvious one. While their overall stats say it’s a track...
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Gordon Irvin Berg

Gordon Irvin Berg passed away on June 29, 2022. He was born on January 20, 1936, to Gertrude Alice (Clark) Berg and Millard Berg. Lucy Emily Berg became his stepmother in 1940. Gordon was raised and attended school in Cornell, WI. In 1953 he joined the Army. He served during the Korean war from 1953 to 1956. Gordon was a Sergeant when he was discharged from the Army. He married Marjorie Ramseier in 1957 and they moved to Minneapolis, MN. He attended Minneapolis Vocational School during the day while working at Durkee Atwood at night. Gordon received his welding certificate in July of 1959 and was a welder for the rest of his working career. He was blessed with two daughters, Cheryl, and Shelley. In 1963 they moved to New Richmond, WI and he became a welder for Doboy Industries. He retired in March of 1996. Over the years Gordon played cards, games, loved to garden and traveled to every state in the US. He built wood stoves, trailers, picnic tables and many other things. He was active in the VFW Post 10818 where he was Post Commander from 1998 through 1999 and again from 2000 through 2001. He received two National Honors from the VFW for All American Commanders. In 2000 Gordon worked on the committee for the Armed Services Memorial. Gordon is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marjorie Berg; his daughters, Cheryl (James) Berg Loran, and Shelley (Brian) Berg Hall; his granddaughter, Tiffany Ann (Alex) Fischer Johnston; his brother, Clarence (Karen) Berg; step-nephew, Richard Miller, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, Norman Berg, and his stepsister, Wanda (Edward) Garbarski. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at 11 am at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church 365 W River Drive New Richmond, WI and streamed live through the link at Visitation will also be on Wednesday from 10-11 am at the church. Interment will be in the Boardman Cemetery in Boardman, WI. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.