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Rice Co. gets more deputies; History Collaborative offers wealth of history online; Frigid weather, sickness causes urgent need for blood

January 8, 2018

Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn thanked the Rice County Commissioners last week, for their support.  For 25 years, his office was unable to hire anyone.  But last year, the Commissioners allowed them to hire three additional Deputies and this year, they’ll get two more.   They’ll promote someone to a Sergeant’s position later this year to take over the Drug Task Force Commander position.  They’ll add an additional deputy at the Courthouse. Dunn said the additions will help them immensely, explaining that, “State Patrol goes off at 2 or 3 in the morning, and then when Faribault or Northfield or Lonsdale needs assistance, they’re calling on the Sheriff’s office and we want to be able to have adequate staffing”.  They also take care of the rural districts.  Dunn commented that the number of candidates for law enforcement (more…)

Red Cross urgent blood shortage

January 8, 2018

This January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to make an appointment to give now and help address a winter blood donation shortage.

Severe winter weather has had a tremendous impact on blood donations already this year, with more than 150 blood drives forced to cancel causing over 5,500 blood and platelet donations to go uncollected. This is in addition to seasonal illnesses, such as the flu, and hectic holiday schedules collectively contributing to more than 28,000 fewer donations than what was needed in November and December.   Read the full release below with various Blood Drive dates and times below:

Red Cross blood shortage prompts urgent call for blood donations

Missing Person alert – UPDATE –

January 6, 2018

UPDATE:  She’s been found and is safe.

The Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office is looking for assistance in locating Alexis Elling, 16, of Onamia. Alexis left her residence on November 11, 2017 and has not returned. In the past, Alexis has left for short periods of time but always stayed in contact with her mother. In this case, no one has heard from her since she left and authorities are concerned for her welfare. Alexis is described as 5’01”, 190 pounds with red hair and hazel eyes. She has tattoos on both arms. If you think you have seen Alexis or know of her whereabouts please contact the Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office at 218-927-7400 or dial 911.

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Civil Air Patrol celebrates First Anniversary

January 5, 2018

Photo courtesy of Capt Randall S. Knox, CAP

On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, the new Stanton Flight of Civil Air Patrol will celebrate its first year anniversary. To mark the event, the unit is holding an open house on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Stanton Airfield, 1235 Highway 19, Stanton MN 55018. The public is cordially invited to attend. 

Capt. Knox and 2 of the cadets will be in studio on January 18th at 7:20am

Read the full press release below:

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Rojas family tragedy

January 5, 2018

Marlene Rojas started El Super Barrio Latino, KYMN’s Spanish program, over two years ago.  She moved to California but her family is here and tragedy struck.

Marlene’s sister´s husband passed away unexpectedly last Monday. Read the story below from their Gofundme page.