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Fri
29
Jan

Quest for new superintendent commences

School board meets with search firm to create plan
by JENNIFER COYNE
STAFF WRITER

Fri
22
Jan

Local bar burglarized

Sauk Centre police were called to a burglary at the Next Door Bar in the City of Sauk Centre Monday morning at 12:27 p.m. The suspect allegedly took thousands of dollars in cash. If you have any information regarding this burglary please contact the Sauk Centre Police Department as soon as possible at (320) 351-7022.

Fri
15
Jan

Sauk Centre woman arrested for burglary

Sauk Centre Police arrested a 25-year-old Sauk Centre woman on Tuesday, Jan. 5 after a burglary was reported on the 300 block of Main St. S. at approximately 7:44 p.m.
Laura Kay Konnight was arrested and brought to Stearns County Jail and later charged with first degree burglary and assault.

Fri
15
Jan

Full House

Each day is a blessing for Sjogren family
by BRYAN ZOLLMAN
STAFF WRITER
When Josh and Melissa Sjogren were high school sweethearts they decided they wanted to have four children when they got married. On Sept. 19, Melissa gave birth to their seventh.
“I always tell people we are overachievers,” said Melissa.
The Sjogrens are the proud parents of Sam, 15; Macoy, 13; William, 11; Evelyn, 9; Cecilia, 7; Addison, 6; and Sylvia, who was born Sept. 19 and is three months old. Josh, 38, works for Stearns Electric while Melissa, 37, is a stay-at-home mom who works occasionally as a wedding photographer.
They both graduated from Farmington High School and eventually resided in Sauk Centre before recently moving to Lake Sylvia in rural Melrose.

Fri
08
Jan

Sauk Centre man injured in New Year’s Eve crash

A Sauk Centre man was injured in a one-vehicle accident on New Year’s Eve in Sauk Centre on Highway 28.
The man was traveling eastbound at approximately 9:30 p.m. in a pickup truck on Highway 28 when he went off the road and hit a tree at 375th Ave.
Gregory L. Thooft, 31, was transported to St. Cloud Hospital and was listed in serious condition.
Alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

Sun
03
Jan

2015 Top News Stories

1. Avian Flu strikes Stearns County
The highly-contagious avian influenza swept across the Midwest, affecting several turkey barns in Minnesota, including those in Stearns County, killing tens of thousands of turkeys. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health spent the better part of the spring months sampling flocks for the virus. Although it was said the avian flu could not affect human health, a direct cause and cure for the virus was never determined.

Thu
24
Dec

Tracks in snow lead police to burglar

by BRYAN ZOLLMAN
STAFF WRITER

A Sauk Centre man was arrested and charged with breaking into a home on the 600 block of Ash Street on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 3:33 a.m.
Robert Henry Quade, 21, of Sauk Centre was arrested and brought to Stearns County jail on charges of burglary.
According to the Sauk Centre Police Department, officers were called to the 600 block of Ash Street on a report of a residential burglary. Officers found the door to the residence had been kicked in and items from the home were missing. Officers were able to follow foot tracks in the snow to a residence where Quade was located. The report stated that charges are pending for two other males for aiding and abetting.

Fri
18
Dec

CentraCare to shut down hospice care in Sauk Centre

by BRYAN ZOLLMAN
STAFF WRITER

Fri
11
Dec

Juvenile found with loaded gun, drugs near school

Loaded gun among three
weapons found

by BRYAN ZOLLMAN
STAFF WRITER

Fri
04
Dec

School Christmas programs Dec. 10 and 15

Sauk Centre Public School and Holy Family School will be holding their annual Holiday/Christmas programs again this year.
Sauk Centre Public School will host their program, “A Christmas Line,” on Thursday, Dec. 10, at 1 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. “A Christmas Line” will be performed by 5th and 6th graders and features Santa as a casting director for a Christmas show. The program will be held at the school auditorium and will also include holiday songs performed by grades K-6.
Holy Family School will host their program, “A Christmas Carol,” on Tuesday, Dec. 15. “A Christmas Carol” is about four angels who visit a little boy who is unwilling to share his money during Christmas. The angels teach the boy a lesson about sharing. The program will be held in the school’s gymnasium at 1 p.m. and again at 7 p.m.

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