ROYALTON—Two Royalton drivers were injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday, Sept. 11, 4 miles north of Royalton in Bellevue Township, reported the Morrison County Sheriff's Office. According to the report, 64-year-old Shirley Matros was traveling north on 170th Avenue about 12:17 p.m., when she failed to yield at a stop sign and was struck by 51-year-old Jeffrey Fisk. Both drivers were transported to St. Gabriel's Hospital—Matros by Gold Cross Ambulance with unknown injuries, and Fisk by private vehicle.
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Central Lakes College is among several Minnesota State universities and colleges on the receiving end of $314,659 worth of grants to fund educational innovations. Grants were funded through Minnesota State Educational Innovations, which identifies, seeds and supports innovative technologies and talent to drive high-quality experiences for the students of Minnesota State, a news release stated.
Crow Wing County Budget Committee Meets 9-11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14 Jinx Ferrari Meeting Room 1. 2019 Budget Discussion 2. Additional Business Next Budget Committee Meeting: The next meeting will be Oct. 5.
NISSWA—The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a nonprofit organization helping those living in poverty, will sponsor its third annual Friends of the Poor Walk Sept. 29 to benefit those in need in local communities.
Gov. Mark Dayton announced Monday, Sept. 10, the appointment of Reno Wells of Hackensack to the state Board of Firefighter Training and Education. Wells will serve as a representative of Minnesota towns on the board, replacing outgoing board member Eric Hedtke. Wells' term will run from from Sept. 15 through Jan. 3, 2022.
LITTLE FALLS—A sequence of events left two drivers injured as a Ford Escape collided with the back of a commercial truck, which, in turn, caused a Pontiac Grand Prix to hit the rear-end of the Escape. The Minnesota State Patrol reported the three vehicles were traveling north on Highway 10 when the crash occurred at 5:37 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 113th Street in Little Falls Township. The driver of the 1999 International 4000 Series truck, Timothy J. Calhoun, 64, Little Falls, was not injured.
MILACA—An 80-year-old woman was injured Tuesday, Sept. 11, when the SUV she was driving went off the road and hit a road approach, causing it to go airborne on Highway 169 north of Milaca. The Minnesota State Patrol reported Camilla Mueller of Albertville was driving a Chevrolet Trax south on Highway 169, when it went off the road south of 200th Street. When the SUV landed, it crossed both southbound lanes, and ended up in the median facing southbound.
ST. MATHIAS TOWNSHIP—An 87-year-old Brainerd man is dead following a crash between a minivan and an all-terrain vehicle Tuesday, Sept. 11. The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office responded to the crash at 2:33 p.m. on the 11000 block of County Highway 45 in St. Mathias Township. According to a sheriff's sergeant, the driver of the side-by-side ATV apparently attempted to cross the road and was struck by a southbound minivan, driven by a 54-year-old St. Cloud man.
ONAMIA—The Mille Lacs County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 34-year-old Onamia man, who died of an apparent gunshot wound to the torso. Mille Lacs County Sheriff Brent C. Lindgren reported the sheriff's office received a 911 call at 12:42 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, reporting a person was shot outside a house on the 16000 block of Ojibwe Drive in Onamia. The caller reported a person rang the doorbell and asked for a ride to the hospital. The woman then heard the sounds of vehicle tires and a gunshot, the news release stated.