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Wed
20
Jan

REP. ANDERSON TO HOST TOWN HALL MEETINGS

ST. PAUL – Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, will host three town hall meetings in District 12B on Saturday, Jan. 30.

The public meetings will take place in Glenwood, Sauk Centre and Melrose. Anderson said the sessions are opportunities for citizens to provide input regarding any number of key issues in preparation for the 2016 legislative session, set to begin March 8 in St. Paul.

Fri
08
Jan

Police discover counterfeit operation in New Munich

Wed
30
Dec

2016 school levy to increase

by HERMAN LENSING 

herman@melrosebeacon.com

Melrose-The Melrose School Board, during their monthly meeting on Dec. 21,  approved the 2015-2016 levy of $2,109,978.25, which is a $31,392.97 increase over this year’s levy of $2,078,589.28. It is lower than levies in 2012-13 of $2,237,304.38, in 2011-12 of $2,673,319.43  and in 2010-11 of $2,526,642.25.

In other actions the board did the following:

Thu
05
Nov

Melrose Area Schools Educational and Facilities Needs Community Input

The Melrose Area School District would like to hear from you!
 All community members are invited to join Melrose Area Schools for a community dinner and dialogue on the school district’s educational and facilities needs. Drop by for a bit or stay for the duration. Choose one or both of the following free event dates.    
Monday, November 9, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, December 6, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
 Both dinners will be held at CentraCare Health, Melrose, The Birch Room, 525 Main St. West, Melrose, MN 56352.
Please RSVP to sammie@marnitastable.org.
 More information is at www.isd740.org 

Tue
27
Oct

Woman's remains found on Douglas County farm

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the case of a missing Starbuck woman who was last seen in Alexandria.
On Monday at 2:31 p.m., a farmer reported what he believed to be human remains in a field he was harvesting in Orange Township in Douglas County. According to a press release from the sheriff's office, the remains appeared to belong to a female in her late teens or early 20s, but they have not confirmed it is the body of Laura Schwendemann, 18, who went missing on Oct. 14.
Positive identification of the remains are pending autopsy and lab results being conducted by the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office. The sheriff's office said they will release more information after test results are completed and that investigation is still ongoing.

Mon
28
Sep

CHI St. Gabriel’s Health to close Albany Area Hospital; Albany Medical Clinic will transfer to CentraCare Health

After extensive review and thoughtful assessment, the board and leaders of CHI St. Gabriel’s Health and Albany Area Hospital and Medical Clinic have determined that the community’s greatest ongoing health need is for outpatient primary care services. As a result, inpatient, outpatient and emergency services at Albany Area Hospital will be discontinued Dec. 31, 2015.

CentraCare will open a medical clinic in the existing Albany Medical Clinic space and which is expected to open Jan.1, 2016.

Tue
01
Sep

Authorities reveal name of fire victim

Authorities have released the name of the victim in a fire that broke out in the early hours of Sept. 1.

According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, the Freeport Fire Department was dispatched to a residential fire at 203 1st Ave. S. in Freeport. When emergency responders arrived the house was completely engulfed in flames.

Three people had been inside the house when the fire started and two were able to get out of the house. A third person was found deceased inside the house.

The victim was 50-year-old Cecilia Chevalier-Larson of Freeport. Escaping the fire were 28-year-old Dawn Belgarde of Freeport and 36-year-old Dusty Littledog of Freeport.

Belgarde and Littledog were treated by emergency personnel for smoke inhalation.

Tue
09
Jun

Rain Collapses Culvert on Lake Wobegon Trail

   A section of the Lake Wobegon Trail one mile west of 

Melrose is closed after a culvert caved in due to the large amount of 

rain received in the area over the weekend.

            Trail users looking to use this portion of the trail will 

be re-routed for approximately two miles onto adjacent county roads. 

The re-route will be marked. Parks staff is in the process of putting 

up detour signs. The trail re-opens again to the west at 365th Avenue, 

Tue
14
Apr

Bridge components finalized Waiting for approval, funding

by CAROL MOORMAN
carol@melrosebeacon.com

 

Wed
05
Nov

Election Results

Heidgerken, Feldewerd, Tomford win school board seats

The three top voter-getters in the Melrose School Board race include Mark Heidgerken with 1,751 votes, Becky Feldewerd with 1,202 votes and Tomford with 1,070 votes.

Incumbents Aaron Schmitz received 968 votes and Ann Beard received 594 votes.

The other candidates included Craig Sawyer with 890 votes and Kathie Dziengel with 691 votes.

Heidgerken, Feldewerd and Tomford will begin their terms Jan. 1, 2015.

Atkinson new Freeport mayor

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