I tell my friends “I’m very close to having seen and/or done it all”. A North Dakota farm kid that survived peeing on an electric fence. A radio DJ that ran a Sunday morning show under the air name “Skip Church”. Got a date with Carrie Underwood. Got stood up by Carrie Underwood. Retired from radio at 25 to go home and farm. Retired from farming at 46 and went back to radio. Divorced - two boys, (Drew and Gabe), two dogs (Reno, the Siberian Husky and Rorschach, the Dalmation) and a cat (Moody).
Bernick’s Awards Over $150,000 in Grants.
The Bernick Family Foundation has awarded more than $150,000 in grants to local non-profits.
Employers expect steady work, more pay in 2023.
That’s the takeaway from the Manufacturing Business Conditions Survey released by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
Minivan – Semi Crash Near Belgrade Sends Man to Hospital
A minivan–semi crash Friday morning North of Belgrade sent a man to the hospital.
Becker Police Starts Security Camera Initiative
The department is working to create a list of people with security cameras at their homes that could be used during an investigation.
Custom-Built Car Delivering Domino’s Pizza in Becker
The Domino’s Pizza franchise in Becker has just bought a D-X-P, a specially-made delivery vehicle complete with an in-vehicle oven that keeps the orders warm.
Veterans Drive Coborn’s Gets New Life
Loaves and Fishes operates more than 30 hot meal kitchens and food donation sites around the state and plans to expand their operations by adding a food distribution center at the former grocery store.
Haws Elected to Third Term as School Board Chair
Shannon Haws has been re-elected as chairperson of the board. This is her third year serving as the board chairperson of a school district she says has quite a lot to offer.
Barn Fire Near St. Stephen a Total Loss
Stearns County Sheriff Deputies were sent to the 43,000 block of 85th Avenue in Brockway Township Tuesday on reports of a barn on fire.
Chinese, Spanish and Somali Language Immersion Classes Available in Kindergarten
Dual-language immersion classes will be available in Chinese, Somali, and Spanish in the 2023-2024 school year.
Red Lake Man Sentenced to 37 Years for Killing Police Officer
Court reports say officer Ryan Bialke was shot and killed by 30-year-old David Donnell while responding to a welfare check in Redby, Minnesota in July of 2021.
Central Minnesota Boy Scouts Pick Up Grants
The Cross Works Foundation will match all donations to the Boy Scouts of Central Minnesota up to a million dollars.
Becker Schools Discuss Early Dismissal Days
At Monday’s Becker School Board meeting, results of a survey were released that shows teachers, staff, and community members overwhelmingly say “no”.