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Thu
26
May

Referendum fails

Melrose–Both questions on Thursday’s Melrose Area Public School referendum vote failed by large margins, as 2,924 people voted, including 458 new voters.

The first question was for a $25,705,000 referendum that would have raised money to help build new or renovate existing facilities.

The second was for $3,130,000 for additional gymasium space. The first question failed with 567 for and 2,350 against.

The second failed 467 for and 1,693 against. The first question needed to pass in order for the second to pass.

The turnout for the vote was high in all precincts. There were 458 voters who registered to vote for the first time across all precincts.

Results by voting precincts:

• Melrose (city of Melrose, Melrose Township and Sauk Centre Township): Question 1-329 yes, 755 no; Question 2-277 yes, 57 no. 147 new voters.

• Freeport (Freeport): Question 1-28 yes, 182 no; Question 2-23 yes, 187 no. 35 new voters.

Fri
20
May

Reward Offered in Melrose Church Fire

ST. PAUL, Minn. —The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal Division are seeking information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the March 11, 2016, fire at the Church of St. Mary located at 203 S. Fifth Ave. E., Melrose, Minn.  ATF and the Fire Marshal — through the Minnesota Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators — are posting a combined reward of up to $7,500. 

            On March 11 at approximately 4:43 p.m., a fire was reported at the Church of St. Mary, which was built in 1898 and is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.  The fire, ruled “incendiary” caused extensive damage to the west side of the church and the loss is estimated at approximately $5 million.

Tue
17
May

Sacred Heart School Prepares for Groundbreaking Thanks to Overwhelming Community Support.

Freeport, Minn. - The students of Sacred Heart School have a lot to be excited about! After years of going without adequate facilities for physical education, their dream of a gymnasium is finally coming to fruition thanks to the overwhelming support of the community and one very special gift.

 

Mon
02
May

Albany teens admit to arson

According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Department, two Albany teenagers have admitted that they were responsible for  a fire that damaged the Schwinghammer Lake bridge, east of Albany, along the Lake Wobegon Trail on April 30.
 
Investigators interviewed a 14-year-old male and a 16-year-old male in reference to the arson fire on the bridge. Both juveniles admitted that they were responsible. They were released to the custody of their parents. The case will be forwarded to the Stearns County Attorney’s Office for review of charges. 

Fri
22
Apr

Plans move forward to build new $26 million hospital in Melrose

Wed
16
Mar

St. Mary's Parish Mass Schedule

 

Important News

Due to the fire at St. Mary's of Melrose, a few changes will be taking

place. Please check the upcoming bulletins and this website for more

information.

 

Upcoming mass schedule

Wednesday, March 16

Wed
24
Feb

School board approves 2-question referendum, Vote will be on May 26

Melrose-Melrose Area Public School District 740 residents will be asked to vote on a two-question referendum Thursday, May 26.

Tue
23
Feb

Sheriff’s Office investigating animal abuse case

The Stearns County Sheriffs Office is investigating a case of animal abuse where a male yellow Labrador was allegedly shot with a pellet gun. Deputies received a call from Avon Township from a resident who discovered the injured dog lying under a tree. A deputy brought the dog to a veterinarian who determined the dog had been shot four times in the face and twice in the hindquarters. The veterinarian believes the shots came from a pellet gun. Several of the shots penetrated the dog's muzzle and broke the dog's jaw. The dog was treated and is now being housed by Stearns County. Sheriffs investigators are attempting to locate the owner of the dog and identify the person or persons responsible for the injuries. Anyone with information regarding the case can call the dispatch center at 320-251-4240.

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

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