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Deer shining A caller alerted police to a man shining three deer at W7182 290th Ave. in Ellsworth at 10:07 p.m. Sept. 27. The caller told police he saw the man with a gun, but the caller yelled at the man and scared him away. Officers could not find the man, according to a police blotter report. Amphetamine paranoia
Spring Valley Middle-High School remains closed today as school officials and contractors assess damage to the building caused by last night's storm. According to a "Cardinal Announcement" from Principal Gretchen Cipriano, a severe storm struck the middle-high school about 7:45 p.m. Sept. 20 as numerous school and community activities were taking place in the building, including a high school volleyball game against the Colfax Vikings.
PEPIN — The Flyway Film Festival has announced that the festival organization will restructure during 2018, with plans to host a two-day event Oct. 19-20 in Stockholm, Pepin and Alma. When the Flyway's founder and executive director, Rick Vaicius, made the decision to move to the Twin Cities last year, a group of Lake Pepin-area volunteers took the reins of the annual event. According to incoming Flyway board member Mary Anne Collins-Svoboda, the group is in the process of forming a new nonprofit organization.
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department Dec. 18-Jan. 7. Arrests • Stephanie Peabody, 21, Ellsworth, was arrested for a probation violation at 3:02 p.m. Dec. 18 at 310 W. Main St. She was taken to the jail without incident. • Andrew Krech, 35, Ellsworth, was arrested for a probation violation at 11:26 a.m. Dec. 19 at 310 W. Main St. • Jon Dahl, 37, Red Wing, Minn., was arrested for a probation violation at 1:31 p.m. Dec. 19 at 310 W. Main St.
The South Pole Experiment Contest, some refer to as the South Pole Challenge, invited students to design an experiment that could work in their hometown, but would give a different result if repeated at the South Pole.
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department Nov. 5-13. Snapchat scare A complainant forwarded Snapchat photos of a juvenile holding a gun to his head at 10:48 a.m. Nov. 6. The email was also sent to the Ellsworth Middle School principal. The school performed a threats assessment with the juvenile and family was notified. Accidents
There is a group of determined investors who want to buy Prairie View Elementary School from the Ellsworth Community School District and repurpose it into a senior living facility. To them, it's killing two birds with one stone, as the old saying goes. It would provide housing for the area's senior population. Options for senior housing are lacking in the region, especially with the closure of many nursing homes such as The Lutheran Home in River Falls. It would also save a building that many in the community hold dear.
The following incidents were investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department Oct. 16-23. Arrests • April Kimes, 18, Ellsworth, was arrested on an active warrant at 12:27 a.m. Oct. 15 at a residence in the 100 block of North Maple Street. She was transported to Pierce County Jail without incident. • Zachary McCusick, 26, St. Paul, was arrested for a probation violation at 3:35 p.m. Oct. 16 at 310 W. Main St. He was transported to Pierce County Jail without incident.
ELLSWORTH -- If you’ve ever attended the Minnesota State Fair, then chances are you’ve visited The Original Deep Fried Cheese Curds booth. Owner Dick Mueller and his family were the first to introduce deep fried cheese curds to the event in 1975. This spring Dick announced his plans to retire and it was hoped that he could pass the business on to his son, Tom, who would continue the tradition at the fair.
A 28-year-old man was listed in critical condition at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester Sunday night after suffering injuries in an apparent fight at the Border Lounge just after midnight Sunday. Nicholas A. Wadsworth, Port Clinton, Ohio, was transported by Red Wing Fire Department to the Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing and then later transferred to St.