- Member for
- 1 year 6 months
BREWSTER — Experiencing a positive student enrollment trend for nearly the last decade, the Round Lake-Brewster School District is looking to add on to its elementary/middle school building in Brewster. Finite details are still being decided, but the RL-B Board of Education’s ultimate goal is to add four new classrooms, a gymnasium, elevator, office space, ADA-compliant hallway and safe school entrance onto the front of its school at 915 Fourth Ave., in Brewster.
WORTHINGTON — The decision to make repairs to the Independent School District 518 West Learning Center’s leaky roof has been delayed. The Board of Education made the decision early in its regular Tuesday meeting to only discuss whether or not to move forward with advertising for roof repair bids — rather than approving that step in the process, which was originally planned based on the operation committee’s recommendation made last week.
ELLSWORTH — Residents of Ellsworth recalled fond memories of the historic Ellsworth City Hall in the hours after it was destroyed by fire Tuesday morning. According to longtime Ellsworth residents, the city has had only two city hall buildings. The first, built in 1894, burned down in 1904. The city hall building that was lost to the fire on Tuesday was erected in 1904 at the exact location of the town’s first city hall using the same cornerstone bricks, said longtime Ellsworth resident Bill Deutsch.
ELLSWORTH — Smoke and rubble was about all that remained of the historic Ellsworth City Hall Tuesday afternoon after it was gutted by fire. Nine fire departments, hailing from neighboring communities in southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa, were dispatched to the scene shortly after smoke was reported coming from the 114-year-old building at approximately 6:15 a.m. Tuesday.
What do you want to be when you grow up? I remember getting that question a lot — as most kids do — throughout the evolution of my childhood and education, sometimes simultaneously. I remember the question, but what’s not so clear to me today was my response or responses throughout that same evolution.
WINDOM — Experiencing what’s described as a regional and statewide decline in applicants for open firefighter positions, the Windom Fire Department is hoping to reignite a spark and passion for the firefighting service.
JACKSON — Looking to turn vacant storefronts into thriving business, a group of economic-minded Jackson organizations have created a hefty incentive for area entrepreneurs or current business owners looking to expand or propel their business idea into a formal proposal.
RUSHMORE — If vehicle theft is limited to those that are locked and not running, then a Brainerd man didn’t steal a vehicle from Rock Rapids, Iowa, he argued Wednesday morning to the Nobles County deputy who arrested him near Rushmore. Nicholas X. Stone, 24, said his decision to take a parked, unlocked and running Ford-150 vehicle in Rock Rapids, Iowa Wednesday morning was “an answer from God,” as noted in the criminal complaint filed Thursday in Nobles County District Court.
RUSHMORE — If vehicle theft is limited to those that are locked and not running, then a Brainerd man didn’t steal a vehicle from Rock Rapids, Iowa, he argued Wednesday morning to the Nobles County deputy that arrested him near Rushmore. Nicholas X. Stone, 24, said his decision to take a parked, unlocked and running Ford-150 vehicle in Rock Rapids, Iowa Wednesday morning was “an answer from God,” as noted in the criminal complaint filed Thursday in Nobles County District Court.
WORTHINGTON — A Worthington man accused of assaulting a woman to the point she experienced difficulty breathing was arrested early Monday morning. According to the criminal complaint filed in Nobles County District Court, Marques A. Brinks, 22, has been charged with felony domestic assault — by strangulation; interference with emergency telephone calls, a gross misdemeanor; and domestic assault, a misdemeanor. The felony-level charge is punishable up to three years imprisonment, a $5,000 fine or both.