Ronald Hoefer, 62

Ronald Hoefer of Annandale died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, at St. Cloud Hospital. He was 62. A private memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Annandale with Pastor Mark Andrews officiating. The service will be live-streamed through the funeral home website.

Rollin ‘Rollie’ Stuve, 86

Rollin “Rollie” Stuve of Fair Haven died Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins due to COVID-19. He was 86. In order to honor Rollin, a memorial service will be held in the future, after the COVID-19 crisis has subsided. Service information will be published at that time.

Hazel Strand, 95

Hazel Strand of Annandale died Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins. She was 95. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at Lake Union Covenant Church in rural South Haven. Public viewing will be from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Annandale;…

Lynden Township clean-up

On Monday, Nov. 9, members of our Explorer Post and Advisor Brian Theisen attended the Lynden Township Board meeting. They were there to accept a donation for the POST’s help with Lynden Townships annual clean up day on Oct. 3. Members helped to unload items from vehicles that were bringing garbage and other items to…

Stearns County election review

Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer Randy Schreifels wants to inform residents of the post-election review process. As an additional checks and balance for the Nov. 3, General Election, a post-election review was conducted Nov. 17. This post-election review process included counting the top three races: U.S. President/Vice President, U.S. Senator, and U.S. House of Representatives. 

Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, Nov. 26, 2020

Date, Time, Call, Location: Disposition 11/22/20, 08:29 am, Welfare Check, State St S, City of Eden Valley: Handled By Officer/Deputy. 11/22/20, 10:26 am, Motor Vehicle Accident, CSAH 21, Kingston Twp: Handled By Officer/Deputy. 11/22/20, 14:04 pm, Animal Complaint – Dog, US Hwy 12, City of Darwin: Handled By Officer/Deputy. 

Wright County Sheriff’s Office, Nov. 26, 2020

Nov. 22, Amara Martinez, 36 of Cokato, was arrested in Delano on a Wright County warrant for fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance violation. Nov. 21, Sandra Jean Kerkow, 48 of Cokato, was arrested in Stockholm Township on the charge of interference with a 911 call. Nov. 20, Adam Michael Inderrieden, 36 of Annandale, was…

Laser lights targeted at helicopter from Murray Lake

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, there was a complaint of a Life Link helicopter having been shined with a laser light. The helicopter was over Maine Prairie Township at the time and believed the light had come from the SW corner area of Murray Lake. The area was checked but nothing was observed of that nature.…

Citizens can apply to serve on a county committee

There is an opportunity for Stearns County residents to get involved with their local county government. Numerous openings exist for residents wanting to serve on a Stearns County board, committee, or task force. The boards and committees serve a variety of county departments in a variety of areas. Stearns County is recruiting for appointments to…

Siren test canceled until March

Meeker County Sheriff Brian Cruze has determined the 1 p.m. monthly test of the Meeker County outdoor warning sirens will be canceled for all sirens in Meeker County on Dec. 2, Jan. 6, and Feb. 3, to avoid unnecessary strain and damage to the Outdoor Warning System (OWS). Monthly siren tests will resume March 3,…

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