Speeding Michael Vincent Arvik Jr., 20, Park Rapids, 72/55, fees $150. Eric Christopher Boss, 55, Plymouth, 60/40, adult probation (six months), fees $125. Grant James Ertl, 25, Minneapolis, 62/45, fees $150. Donald Richard Hoverson, 32, Nevis, 65/55, fees $130. Michael Lee Kukok, 31, Maple Grove, 78/65, fees $140. Gail Marie Leverson, 54, Wadena, 55/35, fees $230. Mark Ronald Pickar, 44, Cannon Falls, Minn., 55/45, fees $130. Krossland Mikel Shaw, 20, St.
Everyone plays a role in prevention. National Prevention Week is May 18 - 24, an annual observance to public awareness of, and action around substance abuse and mental health issues. Did you know? • Smoking is the nation's largest preventable cause of disease and death. • Research shows the brain continues developing through adolescence until approximately age 25.
Keith Leiran, an American Family Insurance agent in Perham and Wadena, has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification. Leiran joins other American Family agents who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to outstanding customer service. Leiran has been an agent for American Family since January, 2010.
Menahga teachers have positive impact with literacy efforts I'd like to take a moment to celebrate the excellent efforts of our teachers in Menahga. As literacy tutor with the Minnesota Reading Corps for Menahga Elementary I see firsthand the great work they are doing to shape the futures of the children of our community. I also know the reality facing today's students. According to data from 2013 state standardized tests, one in three of Minnesota third graders are not reading at grade level.
Minnesota State University Moorhead will award degrees to 930 students during its spring commencement program Friday, May 16 in the university's Nemzek Fieldhouse. The College of Arts, Media and Communication, College of Business and Innovation, and College of Humanities and Social Sciences will participate in the 9 a.m. ceremony. The College of Education and Human Services, and College of Science, Health and the Environment will participate in the 2 p.m. program.
A NDSU student with local ties came home with titles following the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association championships May 1-4 in Harrisburg, Pa. According to Greg Lardy, professor and head of animal sciences, Hailey Aagard, a senior double majoring in equine and animal sciences from Wadena, is the association's national champion in beginner western horsemanship. Aagard is coached by Tara Swanson, lecturer of animal sciences. "As a coach, I couldn't be more proud of Hailey. She has been working hard all year in preparation for the opportunity to compete at nationals." Swanson said.
Spring is finally here! After a long and cold winter, Minnesotans are anxious to spend more time in the outdoors. Central Minnesota Lyme Awareness (CMLA) group reminds everyone that deer ticks, which transmit Lyme disease and other co-infections, become more active when temperatures are above 35 degrees. One tick bite may transmit over a dozen diseases including Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis, and other tick-borne illnesses. Lyme disease is widespread and is found in over 65 countries worldwide.
Caleb Monson and Presley Sleyster of the Wadena-Deer Creek FFA chapter served on the Region II FFA nominating committee to select a slate of FFA Region II officers for the 2014-2015 school year. Region II FFA is comprised of 18 schools from the northeast corner of the state. FFA members from these 18 schools were selected by their own chapters to serve on this committee. Officer candidates were asked questions on leadership, FFA knowledge, ability to serve, and parliamentary procedure. They also conducted group activities to select officers.
"Love or fear: which motivates us more?" will be debated at the 22nd annual Great American Think-Off at the New York Mills School in New York Mills on Saturday, June 14 at 7 p.m. Essays have been received from around the country, and this year's final four hail from Minnesota. All essays are read by a committee and all are unidentified by author, location, and any other identifying information. Call (218) 385-3339 to reserve your tickets. Arguing that fear motivates us more, Jason Steck is an attorney, currently serving as a judicial law clerk for Judge John P.
As Fishing The Midwest enters its third decade of television, there will be some changes. Bob Jensen and Mike Frisch selected Whiskey Creek Media to produce 13 episodes for the 2015 season. Jenson and Frisch promise to keep depicting fishing as it really happens, but are excited to team up with an up-and-comer in the world of outdoor media. Whiskey Creek Media founder and CEO Erik Osberg says this is a "Dream come true! I've been wanted to help produce a fishing show since I was 10 years old.