Minnesota 4-H'ers from 86 counties brought over 2,600 exhibits, delivered over 200 public presentations and participated in dozens of group learning experiences and public performances at the 2016 Minnesota State Fair. Throughout the year 4-H youth select project areas that reflect personal areas of interest and pursue hands on learning that is both self-directed and guided by adult volunteers. The results of their learning is exhibited at county fairs across the state and then the best from each county fair is brought to the Minnesota State Fair.
Lance Beversluis Lance Michael Beversluis, boy, was born on Sept. 2 to Britney and Shawn Beversluis of Deer Creek. He weighed 6 lbs., 12 oz. and was 20.5 inches long. He was delivered by Dr. Shaneen Schmidt at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Grandparents are Shawnda and Kevin Helmbrecht, Nathan Hawkins, Chris and LaDonna Norenberg, Gary Beversluis and Lori and Terry Robinson. Older sister Madyson Rose Beversluis welcomes him home. Vivian Van Bruggen
Mary T. Schnettler, unmarried, hereby conveys to Kevin Pelawa and Marla Pelawa, h&w as jt ten, the SE1/4 NE1/4 of Section 35, Twp. 136, Rg. 33. Arlen T. Johnson, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Maza J. Ferguson, Decedent/Single, hereby conveys to Brian D. Ristow, S1/2 SW1/4 SW1/4 of Section 13, Twp. 138, Rg. 35; except that part platted as Big Q; and except the E 330' thereof.
Richard Irving Boatman, 50, Staples, warrant: theft of firearm. Trevor Jon Krinkie, 25, Browerville, warrant: traffic violation. Dylan Thomas Kross, 36, Bagley, warrant: drug possession. Joshua Everett Carey, 32, Bethel, warrant: traffic violation.
Speeding Allison Ann Bergman, 19, Baxter, 75/65, fees $130. Britt Michael Breidung, 23, Nelson, Wis., 80/65, fees $150. Richard Dean Clayton, 97, Casselberry, Fla., 75/65, fees $130. Megan Rae Dougherty, 18, Verndale, 65/55, fees $130. Eric James Janssen, 21, South St. Paul, 65/40, fees $150. Luke Veronen, 32, Minneapolis, 70/60, fees $130. Jeffrey Todd Walker, 32, Burtrum, 69/55, fees $140. Traffic Court BNSF, Dilworth, railroad blocking crossing for more than 10 minutes, fees $190.
Minnesota 4-Hers from 86 counties arrived with over 2,800 animals at the 2016 "Great Minnesota Get-Together" for this year's 4-H livestock encampment. Education is integral in the "learn by doing" philosophy of 4-H. As part of the educational component, Minnesota 4-H requires every youth exhibiting an animal to also participate in knowledge tests, skill-a-thons and personal interviews directly related to the animal species they are exhibiting.
Sept. 1 • The owner of three benches told law enforcement he found them floating in the water. He had placed the benches on a raft at his river/lake property. He suspected canoers or floaters of the vandalism. Sept. 2 • A woman suspected a man with a ponytail stole mail from her mailbox on 150th Street. • The Lakewood Emergency Room in Staples reported a man was bitten by his own dog. The victim said the dog's shots were up to date. He also agreed to quarantine the dog for 10 days.
Blessing of animals set for Sept. 18 There will be an outdoor Blessing of the Animals at Green Island (on the north edge of Wadena) at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18. The Blessing of the Animals is a celebration traceable to St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. It is observed widely throughout the old Christian world in early autumn as a time to honor the bond between animals and humans across the earth. This is an old tradition revived by St. Helen's Episcopal Church of Wadena and everyone is invited.
Reminder: No whole deer carcasses allowed to enter Minnesota Hunters who harvest deer outside the state are reminded that whole deer carcasses are no longer allowed to be brought into Minnesota from anywhere in North America. This new restriction that includes all members of the deer family (deer, elk, moose and caribou) is an effort by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to respond to the increasing prevalence and geographic spread of chronic wasting disease.
Woman may face charges for falsely reporting a double kidnapping A woman is facing possible charges after apparently telling Crosby police that she and another woman were kidnapped on Sunday. Crosby officers met the woman in Crosby, where they received details of the alleged incident. Police report the woman stated she did not know where the other woman was and directed officers to the apartment building in Ironton where she stated the incident occurred.