Saturday, May 25, 2013
There was also an arrest for obstruction of the legal process.
The following incidents were among the arrests in the county made by Wright County deputies May 13-19, 2013. All individuals are charged but are innocent until proven guilty in Wright County District Court. There were 26 property damage accidents, six personal injury accidents, three hit and run accidents and one car/deer accident. There were four arrests for DWI, one underage consumption arrest, two school bus stop arm violations and 34 tickets for miscellaneous traffic violations reported this week.
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Friday, May 24, 2013
Ceremonies will be held in Albertville, St. Michael and Hanover Monday, May 27.
St. Michael American Legion Post 567, including the Legion Honor Guard and Color Guard, will participate in a slate of Memorial Day activities Monday, May 27. The day begins at 8 a.m. with a special mass at St. Albert's Catholic Church in Albertville. A service and ceremony will then be held at the St. Albert's Cemetery (near Emma Krumbee's) at 9 a.m. Cemetery service will be held at St. Michael South Cemetery at 9:35 a.m., at St. Paul's Cemetery in Hanover at 10:15 a.m., and at 10:45 a.. at Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery in nearby Greenfield. A brunch will be held following the completion of the services at Salem Lutheran Greenfield. Members from all communities are invited. Memorial Day observers wanting to participate are reminded …
The 17-year-old boy was staying at the state senator's home, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported that police arrested a 17-year-old grandson of state Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer (R-Big Lake) at her Big Lake home Thursday night: The 17-year-old, identified by Kiffmeyer’s husband, Ralph, as their grandson, was threatening to harm himself and his mother, according to law enforcement scanner traffic. The boy’s mother called 911 from outside the home. The boy was taken into custody without shots being fired or anyone being injured, Ralph Kiffmeyer said, adding that his wife was not at home during the incident. “He (the grandson) was spending some time with us, the last six to eight weeks,” Ralph Kiffmeyer said. “We tried to help out a situation, the usual teenage disagreement with parents. He messed up. He …
Nine beaches throughout the west metro open May 25 for the 2013 season, according to a park representative.
Are you looking for a place to cool off this summer? Three River Parks has several swimming options. Swimming Spots Hours of Operation 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park is open until sunset Cost Swimming beaches are free and unguarded. Swimming ponds (Lake Minnetonka and Elm Creek) require a paid pass and small fee. Hours lifeguards are on duty vary. Visit the Lake Minnetonka Swimming Pond webpage or Elm Creek Swimming Pond webpage for details. Season passes are available. Infant and Children Children not toilet trained are required to wear swim diapers while in the beach and pond areas. Information provided by Three Rivers Park District.
For the holiday weekend MnDOT resurfacing project from Clearwater to St. Cloud takes a break.
It still probably won't be clear sailing, but the Minnesota Department of Transportation is taking a pause on I-94 resurfacing work for the 2013 Memorial Day holiday weekend so all four highway lanes are open from Clearwater to St. Cloud. The four lanes will stay open May 24–27, 2013. You can still expect rush-hour "slow or stop-and-go traffic," MnDOT warns. Related:
The FYCC asked the question to the St. Michael City Council at its May 14 meeting.
A request by the Carson & Barnes Circus, hosted by the Family Youth Community Connections (FYCC), to bring the circus to St. Michael July 2 came before the St. Michael City Council at a recent meeting. The circus isn’t a new feature to summer in St. Michael summer. According to council documents, two years ago Daze & Knights Festival hosted the circus as part of their event. The Carson & Barnes Circus could include, according to a memo provided to the council by the FYCC, a two two-hour performances with acrobats, clowns and “exotic” animals “all under the circus big top.” By hosting, the FYCC would receive a portion of the ticket sales. After a brief discussion, St. Michael City Council members Chris Schumm and Nadine Schoen moved to …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
From Memorial Day parades to holiday fender benders, this live map shows delays and diversions on STMA area roads right now.
If you're on a mobile device, click here to view the map. When you're done getting gas and packing the car, check out the live results from MapQuest above to see what's standing between you and the start of your three-day weekend. Mapquest scans for parade routes, ongoing construction, block parties and traffic jams. If your route is green, you're good. If it's red, you may be headed into a line of rubbernecking fools. Good luck!
You can use this gas price widget to always find the lowest price of the moment.
Click here for a full-screen view of the gas price map. If you don't see a map of our local area, click the magnifying glass in the upper right to enter your address. Average gas prices shot up 44 cents a gallon in Minnesota and 36¢ a gallon in Iowa over the past week, according to Michael Green, an AAA spokesman. Motorists in the Twin Cities were paying as much as $4.33 per gallon, acoording to GasBuddy.com. On Thursday afternoon before Memorial Day weekend, according to the map above, the cheapest gas in St. Michael was $4.15 for a gallon of regular at: Nationwide, gas prices were predicted to be lower this summer compared to the last three years, but that won't translate into savings at the pump this Memorial Day weekend, experts said…
The former state senator representing a district that included part of the St. Michael area had MinnRoast attendees rolling with a killer standup routine.
Former state Sen. Amy Koch, the Buffalo Republican who represented the old Senate District 19 (before redistricting), brought the house down at a recent fundraiser for the news website MinnPost. Koch's wisecracks hit Democrats and Republican rivals alike, with sly references to her fall from power as Senate majority leader. As part of her routine, Koch spun a "DFL Decision Wheel" that ultimately offered only one choice: Tax the Rich. Watch Koch onstage at the April 26, 2013 MinnRoast event in a newly posted YouTube clip here (click on the YouTube video thumbnail in our desktop version) or at YouTube.com. Related at St. Michael Patch: