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Fri
14
Aug

111 mph not fast enough for drunk driver

On Saturday, Aug. 8 at approximately 9 p.m., an SCPD officer was traveling west bound on I-94 at mile marker 127 (Sauk Centre exit) when he observed a dark-colored SUV traveling east bound on I-94 at a high rate of speed. The officer got a radar reading on this SUV at 111 mph in a 70-mph speed zone. The officer got behind the vehicle, activated his emergency red lights and the vehicle eventually pulled over on the Freeport off ramp. 

The officer made contact with the driver and could immediately see that he was highly impaired from alcohol.

Thu
06
Aug

Sauk, Brooten sites of abuse listening sessions

Session to be held at OLA Church next Wednesday

by CAROL MOORMAN

STAFF WRITER

Wed
05
Aug

Farming teen found in Sioux Falls, SD

FARMING – Authorities have found a 17-year-old runaway, who left her home on July 18.

Brianna Jenny Hoppe has a felony theft warrant, and was on house arrest when she left her home in Farming at 10:15 p.m. on July 18, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Authorities believe Hoppe cut off her ankle bracelet.

On Aug. 3, Hoppe had been spotted in Sioux Falls, SD and was headed toward Brookings, SD.

On Aug. 4, a family source confirmed that Hoppe had been taken into custody in Sioux Falls and was being returned to Minnesota.  

Fri
31
Jul

School board has tough decisions to make on extra-curricular activities

Discusses funding boys hockey, 

adding trap shooting and cutting other activities

by JENN JANAK

STAFF WRITER

Fri
24
Jul

Bishop to hold listening sessions regarding sex abuse cases

ST. CLOUD – Bishop Donald Kettler of the Diocese of Saint Cloud will hold a series of listening sessions in August following allegations of sexual abuse committed by three priests of the diocese. The Diocese of St. Cloud was recently notified of four civil lawsuits alleging abuse by Father Robert Smith, Father William Wey and Father James Thoennes. The suits name the Diocese of St. Cloud as a defendant.

Smith and Wey have been deceased for more than 25 years. Thoennes does not have faculties to serve publicly as a priest and currently lives in St. Cloud under restrictions.

Fri
10
Jul

Legislation changes ACT testing requirements

Districts left with little time for action

 

by JENN JANAK

STAFF WRITER

 

Fri
03
Jul

Park’s naming rights up for bids

by BRYAN ZOLLMAN

STAFF WRITER

Baseball fields, hockey arenas and football stadiums sell the naming rights to their facilities. That is why Minnesotans have Target Field, the XCEL Energy Center, Target Center, and a to-be-named Vikings Stadium.

Fri
26
Jun

Contracts renewed, levy discussed at school board meeting

by JENN JANAK

STAFF WRITER

The June 18 school board meeting brought about many decisions that will positively impact the Sauk Centre School District in the coming year, as well as heavy discussion regarding programs that could do the same. 

Fri
19
Jun

Eagle’s Nest to receive $300k from state for repairs

by BRYAN ZOLLMAN

STAFF WRITER

 

Fri
12
Jun

Beating the Heat

PHOTOS BY BRYAN ZOLLMAN

Summer vacation was in full swing this week as temperatures soared, driving young families to Fairy Lake beach. At right, Serena Moore, 4, of rural Sauk Centre spent Tuesday at the beach with her siblings and friends. The beach was a popular spot on Tuesday as temperatures reached more than 90 degrees. Below, a group of teenagers play chicken in the cool waters of Fairy Lake. Pictured are (clockwise from bottom left) Teddy Zenzen, Trenton Wall, Greg Weiers and Scout Nathe. 

 

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