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Thu
08
Dec

Fraud/Scam Alert

Yesterday there was a “quick change scam” that happened at a local Melrose bank where an individual came in with several hundred dollar bills ($3600) and wanting to change it into $20’s.  They try to confuse the person at the counter and get more money back than what they were given. It has been known they stopped in Sauk Centre first and have since left town but wanted all local businesses to be aware of this type of scam and to please contact the Melrose PD if you have any suspicious activity at 256-7211.  

Wed
23
Nov

Honoring LaDonna Wessel

Much-beloved longtime secretary at the Sauk Centre Public Schools, LaDonna Wessel, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the age of 64. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at Zion Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service.

The following is a story that the Melrose Beacon ran upon her retirement in 2013. Rest in peace, LaDonna.

Wed
09
Nov

Local election results

Mon
24
Oct

St. Rosa man injured in ATV accident

 

    St. Rosa–A St. Rosa man was airlifted to the St. Cloud Hospital following an ATV accident early Sunday evening.

    According to a Stearn County Sheriff’s report, when deputies arrived, after dispatched around 6:48 p.m., Sunday, October 23rd, John Jerome Arnzen, 55, was laying on a field road. He was driving a 2012 Polaris Ranger ATV with an enclosed cab south on a field road when the ATV rolled over. 

Arnzen struck his head inside the ATV cab and was ejected. He sustained a laceration to his head and possibly a broken leg.

Wed
19
Oct

Melrose Fire Recovery Funds Exceed $100,000

 

Blandin Foundation adds $50,000 to the Initiative Foundation-held Melrose Area Relief Fund to help those displaced by downtown fire

 

Fri
23
Sep

Fall Harvest Farm Safety

Fall Harvest Farm Safety

By: Brenda Miller, University of Minnesota Extension-Todd County

Now that harvest season is upon us, it is important to remind ourselves to be safe when operating equipment. Accidents can happen in less than a blink of an eye and can have devastating outcomes. Here are 10 things to keep in mind as you go through this harvest season.

1.     Do not expose children to hazards. Teach them farm safety at a young age. Children watch everything you do. If you put yourself in a potentially hazardous situation then they will think it is ok, mimic you and bad things will happen. Explain to a child the importance of WHY and HOW they should or should not act around machinery or other farm hazards. If you teach them right when they’re young, it will stick with them for the rest of their lives.

Fri
16
Sep

Redevelopment Fund set up for Melrose downtown recovery

   Melrose–A Redevelopment Fund has been formed to accept public donations for the recovery of Melrose, following the Sept. 8 downtown fire.

   The Melrose City Council, along with the Initiative Foundation of Little Falls, created this fund during Thursday night’s council meeting.

   Anyone wanting to donate to the Redevelopment Fund can do so on the The GiveMN donation page https://www.givemn.org/project/melrose-long-term-recovery-fund57daf40282e16.

Mon
12
Sep

Video the morning after of the 9-8-16 Melrose fire

View Scott Bussmann's drone video the morning after of the 9-8-16 Melrose fire by clicking here.

Mon
22
Aug

New Munich man dies on Lake Sylvia

By Diane Leukam

            The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a man that died in a boating accident on Lake Sylvia in Melrose Township on Sunday. Dale Urban Steinemann, 47 of New Munich, passed away after the boat he was operating flipped onto its side.

            At 2:15 p.m. Sunday, a woman reported she and other witnesses heard the sound of a boat clearing the water. According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s report, “when they looked out onto the lake they saw a speed boat on its side and watched as an occupant was thrown from the boat.”

            The witnesses responded to the scene and pulled two juveniles, a 10-year-old male and a 7-year-old male, from the water. The boys were not injured and were later transferred to CentraCare-Melrose for observation. The boys were the sons of Steinemann’s girlfriend.

Thu
14
Jul

Road Closure

Freeport area motorists are advised that there is a road closure along County Road 172 south of I-94 in Oak Township.  The road closure is necessary until further evaluation of the culvert is completed.

Questions or comments may be directed to the Stearns County Highway Department at highway@co.stearns.mn.us or 320-255-6180.

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