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Blessing Box

CentraCare's Community Health Improvement team has announced the launch of the Blessing Box pilot project. It is located outside the CentraCare - Vitality Wellness Center in Long Prairie. It will provide individuals and families with non-perishable food items, basic toiletries, and baby supplies. The Blessing Box operates on the principles of anonymity, empathy, and non-judgment. CentraCare's Community Health Improvement team collaborated with local stakeholders including the Long Prairie Food Pantry, CentraCare - Long Prairie leadership, and community partners to develop the Blessing Box.







Child Ran Over By Lawnmower

A child was hurt when his foot was run over by a lawnmower Monday afternoon. The Morrison County Sheriff's Office says at 12:44 p.m. they responded to a call of a child being run over by a lawnmower at 260th Street west of Cushing. The Sheriff's Office says a 27-year-old woman was backing up a riding mower when she ran over the foot of a six-year-old boy while the mower was running. The child suffered a severe foot injury and was airlifted to Minneapolis Children's Hospital. The names of the woman driving the mower and the child have not been released.


Man Crashes Car To Avoid Deer

A Pillager man was hurt and now faces a possible DWI charge after a crash in Morrison County Saturday. Authorities received a call at approximately 7:30 a.m. on Saturday regarding a single-vehicle collision with a tree. Deputies responded to Dove Road and 340th Street south of Pillager. Authorities say 40-year-old Joshua Moon of Pillager swerved to miss a deer, lost control, and hit a tree. Moon was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls for treatment of his injuries and later released.


Two Vehicle Crash

A woman was hurt in a two-vehicle crash in western Stearns County. The Minnesota State Patrol says the incident happened at about 4:30 p.m. Monday near Lake Henry. Sixty-seven-year-old Barbara Wharton of Belgrade was going west on Stearns County Road 32.  Sixty-eight-year-old Bradley Jans of Grove City was going south on Highway 4.  The two vehicles collided at the intersection. Wharton was taken to Paynesville Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.   Jans was not hurt.


Gas Prices

With summer now officially here, the national average price of gasoline is holding mostly steady. Gas Buddy says for now, gasoline prices may see little movement had of July 4th as oil prices have risen above $80. The national average price of gasoline has risen 0.3 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.41 per gallon. Average gas prices in Minnesota have fallen 0.7 cents per gallon, averaging $3.20 per gallon. The national average price of diesel has risen 2.4 cents in the last week and stands at $3.76 per gallon.


Man Arrested On Warrent

On Sunday  06-23-2024 the Todd County Sheriff's Office was made aware that Ryan William Schmidt had an active Felony Arrest Warrant and was staying at a residence in rural Cushing.  Upon deputies' arrival, Schmidt was seen running from a camper towards the wood line. Schmidt was ordered to stop and warned that K9 Ranger was going to be deployed. Schmidt stopped running for a brief second. Believing that the deputies' were bluffing, Schmidt decided to continue to flee. The deputy advised Schmidt it was no bluff and remotely popped the door to release K9 Ranger. Schmidt then complied with orders to stop running and get on the ground. K9 Ranger was recalled from the apprehension and stood by for safety. Schimdt was then Taken to the Todd County Detention Center.

Motorcyclist Dies

One person has died after a crash in Becker County. The Sheriff’s Office received a report of the crash just before 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 22. They say it happened on County Highway 40 about 3 miles east of Wolf Lake, Minnesota. Emergency responders arrived on scene and say the driver of a motorcycle was pronounced dead. He has been identified as 39-year-old Travis Michael Hanks of Menahga. The initial investigation indicates Hanks was going east and crashed with a U.S. Postal Service van. The car was crossing the eastbound lane and entering a driveway when the crash happened. The driver of the van, 26-year-old Carissa Havemeier of Menahga, was not hurt.

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