Duplex Fire in Morris on Monday, 12/4
On Monday, December 4, 2023, at approximately 5:02 pm, the Stevens County Communications Center received multiple 911 calls in regard to a vehicle fire at 109 West 7th Street in Morris, MN. As law enforcement and the Morris Fire Department were responding, the vehicle fire spread to the duplex residence....
Defense attorneys speak for Bellingham Public Schools administrators accused of failure to report
The defense attorneys for Jeremy Gilbert Louzao, Maude Chimere Hackney and Meghan V. Dunham, the three Bellingham Public Schools administrators accused of failure to report, provided statements in court about each of the administrators and their experiences, impacts and passions for their careers in education.
Holiday Magic Event Delights Families
Santa’s reindeer, Olaf and Flakes, hoofed it to the Holiday Magic event on Sunday, December 3, at the Milbank Hospital. Olivia Wendland, Miss Milbank 2024, and Little Miss Milbank, Brooklyn Gertsema, also attended the event with The Valley Express. According to Susie Wendland, coordinator of Holiday Magic, 450 kids...
Reminder: MARTA Christmas Party Tomorrow, December 7
The Milbank Area Retired Teachers-Personnel Association (MARTA) will host their annual Christmas party on Thursday, December 7 at 11 a.m. at the Milbank Pizza Ranch. The festivities will include games, treats and prizes. Each member is encouraged to wear red or a Christmas shirt and to be prepared to share a holiday tradition from their past or present time.
Vandals destroy rural mailboxes
Benton County sheriff’s deputies investigated Nov. 19 two mailboxes that were believed to have been vandalized from the inside by explosives in Alberta and Graham townships. This item is available in full to subscribers. Attention subscribers. To continue reading, you will need to either log in to your subscriber...
South Dakota High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Grant County Today - December 7
If you're searching for how to stream high school basketball in Grant County, South Dakota today, we've got the information below. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Game Time: 5:00 PM CT on December 7.
Google Teaches Wheaton Students How to be Safe Online
WHEATON, MN – Today, Google’s Online Safety Roadshow assembly was presented to 6 – 8 grade students at Wheaton Area High School to help them learn how to be smart and stay safe online. State Senator Jordan Rasmusson joined the assembly by speaking to students about the local impact internet safety has on kids and participating in interactive education games.
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Support the Support Group Raffle for a Chance to Win a Prize
The Grant-Roberts Area Disability Support Group kicked off their Pick-a-Prize raffle on December 3 at St. Lawrence Church. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Grant County Food Pantry. The fundraiser will continue on December 7 and 8 at The Bank coffee shop. Winners will be drawn at The Bank on Friday, December 8 at 1 p.m.
Lady Bulldogs to Start Season Tomorrow Night
The Lady Bulldogs basketball team hits the court for their first game of the 2023-2024 season on Thursday, December 7. Milbank takes on the Wahpeton Huskies on the road in Wahpeton. Coach Brian Pauli starts his eighth season as head coach, and he says although he has no seniors on...
Today the gas price is close to $3.01 in Appleton as of 2023-12-06. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.216, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.
Photo taken at Big Stone Lake State Park will grace the 2024 MN State Park permit stickers
(Ortonville, MN) -- A photograph of a dragonfly taken at a western Minnesota state park will be featured on next year's state park permit stickers. The picture taken at Big Stone Lake State Park near Ortonville was submitted by photographer John White. The meadowhawk dragonfly is shown on a stem of prairie grass with shades of purple and orange sky in the background. The 35-dollar permit allows unlimited visits to all 75 of Minnesota's state parks and recreation areas.
MHS and MS Bands and Choirs Plan Two Holiday Concerts
Milbank Middle School will present their annual Christmas concert on Tuesday, December 12, in the high school theater. The middle school ensembles, conducted by Susan Karels and Miriam Schwenn, feature each grade level performing a variety of holiday favorites. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. There is no admission fee. The...
Border West Dominates Inside Game in 69-46 Win over Ortonville
Border West held Ortonville to 27% shooting on the night and shot 42% themselves, scoring 42 points in the paint on the way to a 69-46 win over the Trojans on Tuesday night in Ortonville. The Buccaneers hit the boards hard, winning the rebounding battle 54-36. They also had 20 assists on 28 made baskets.
Horizon Public Health secures major Community Reinvestment Grant
(Undated)--Horizon Public Health is proud to announce the receipt of a substantial three-year Community Reinvestment Grant from PrimeWest Health. This grant, a testament to our commitment to community well-being, will fuel innovative initiatives aimed at addressing social determinants of health and bolstering food security in the five counties we serve.
Morris Residents And Social Justice
Having lived in Morris for nearly 17 years now, I have learned much about the people here. For the most part, they are strong and determined, and they take much pride in their work and families. But above all, Morris residents have a quiet but intense sense of justice, so if they are wronged, they will seek to right the wrong in the best way they can.
Crash in western Minnesota injures Beardsley man
(Wheaton, MN)--One person is injured in a crash in western Minnesota on Thursday morning. Officials say the crash took place on Highway 27 in Lake Valley Township near Wheaton. A Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by Drew Sykora, 16, of Beardsley, was traveling eastbound on Highway 27 when it lost control on slippery roadways and rolled into the ditch. Sykora reportedly suffered non-life-threatening injuries and wask taken to the Wheaton hospital.
Preliminary village sewer engineering plan outlined
Ortonville — During the regular Monday night meeting, the Ortonville Village Council were given a presentation of the preliminary sewer study by Rowe Engineering. “The sewer study we did is more of an update,” said Scott Hemeyer of Rowe Professional Services. “There were previous sewer studies, and the most recent one in 2004.”
Lady Bulldogs Volleyball Coaches Present Post-Season Awards
The Lady Bulldogs volleyball team held a potluck on Tuesday, November 14, to celebrate their players and a successful 2023 season. Varsity head coach, Nancy Hoeke; JV coach, Kelli Pillatzki; and C-Team coach, Nicole Berg, presented comments, statistics, letters, certificates, and individual awards. Major Letters:. Kaitlyn Huber, Abigail Pillatzki, Shaylee...
Village CDBG funds OK’d for childcare, sidewalks
Ortonville — During the regular Monday night meeting, the Ortonville village council voted unanimously to allocate $3,500 of their 2024 Community Development Block Grant funds to childcare services and $4,501 to sidewalks. “We can only give 15% of our funds to any public service, to public service in total,”...