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General Election absentee ballot drop-off locations

Mailing of absentee ballots is under way for the Nov. 3, 2020, General Election to all voters who requested an absentee ballot. Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by Election Day and received within 7 days of the election.…

Secretary Simon announces start of absentee and early voting for 2020 General Election

Minnesota Secretary of State Simon announced the start of early voting by absentee ballot for the 2020 General Election. Minnesota is one of the first states in the country to open absentee voting for all eligible voters. This year’s Aug.…

Check it Out!

What’s happening at the Eden Valley Area Library? October is bringing falling leaves and falling temperatures. Good weather for enjoying a good book. We are maintaining our current library hours from 2-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Looking for a…

EV-W shifts to hybrid instruction model

Each Thursday, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) releases COVID-19 rates by county. The Department of Education and MDH use these rates to determine which instruction model is safe for individual districts based on their primary county. Before school started,…

MSHSL to allow fall football, volleyball

At a Board of Directors meeting Sept. 21, the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) voted to: • Return volleyball to the fall activities season. The 11-week season would begin Sept. 28 with competition beginning Oct. 8; there would be…

Sept. 20-26 is National Farm Safety and Health Week

By Karen Johnson, UMN Extension Educator McLeod and Meeker Counties It’s National Farm Safety and Health Week! This year’s theme is “Every Farmer Counts.” The theme is to acknowledge, celebrate, and uplift America’s farmers and ranchers who have encountered many…

In her words: Dorothy Kersten, a friend of the Kimball Public Library and all libraries

As the community waits for the new Kimball Public Library to open its door, we are taking these last weeks to highlight the volunteers and supporters of this project. To learn more about the new library and support the Opening…

Kimball Kruisers 4-H update

The Kimball Kruisers 4-H club held their monthly business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, via Zoom. We discussed National 4-H week, which is Oct. 4-10. We are making 4-H fabric masks to donate to the Kimball Schools for…

Harvest Bank honors first responders
Harvest Bank of Kimball sponsored a meal for the Kimball Fire & Rescue Department’s meeting earlier this month (Sept. 2), for all their hard work they do for our community. This is part of an effort to honor local first…
Evelyn Weisman, 77

Evelyn Weisman of Fair Haven died peacefully at St. Cloud Hospital Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. She was 77. She surrendered to an intense battle and complications of cancer, with her husband and children at her side. A celebration of life…

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