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November 29, 2012
Grass fire near Grove City, Minn., burns shed, vehicles
GROVE CITY -- A grass fire, apparently started by wood stove ashes dumped on a brush pile, burned a shed and nine vehicles on a property near Grove City Wednesday morning. According to Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, deputies, firefighters from the Grove City and Cosmos departments...
November 29, 2012 - 9:55am
November 8, 2012
Incumbents re-elected to Grove City, Minn., council
GROVE CITY -- Voters in Grove City returned the incumbents to their seats, despite a race that generated a full slate of candidates. Mayor Melissa Drange received 187 votes, defeating challengers Michael Bredeson, a former mayor and former city councilman, who received 82 votes,...
November 8, 2012 - 12:00am
November 7, 2012
Incumbents re-elected to Grove City council
GROVE CITY - Voters in Grove City returned the incumbents to their seats, despite a race that generated a full slate of candidates. Mayor Melissa Drange received 187 votes, defeating challengers Michael Bredeson, a former mayor and former city councilman, who received 82 votes, and...
November 7, 2012 - 8:20am
Gratz, Blom and Lilleberg elected to ACGC School Board
GROVE CITY - Two incumbents and political-newcomer were elected to the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School Board Tuesday from a field of five contenders. Current school board members Joel Gratz and Jeanna Lilleberg, were re-elected to the board and Sarah Blom was elected to a seat on...
November 7, 2012 - 6:51am
November 5, 2012
UDPATE: Meeker County officials ID woman killed in crash north of Grove City
GROVE CITY -- Meeker County officials have identified Andrea Lee Diaz, 22, of Willmar, as the woman killed in a one-vehicle rollover crash around 3 a.m. Sunday about 7 miles north of Grove City. According to Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, Diaz was ejected from the 2002 Lincoln...
November 5, 2012 - 11:01am
November 3, 2012
Ballot for Grove City council includes city clerk
GROVE CITY -- There will be five names on the ballot for city council in Grove City, but one of those candidates said she won't serve if elected. Melissa Bergstrom had filed to run for a seat on the City Council, but in the meantime she was hired as the new city clerk for Grove City. She...
November 3, 2012 - 12:00am
November 1, 2012
Rural Grove City, Minn., house burns, cause undetermined
GROVE CITY -- The cause of a fire that burned a rural Grove City residence Wednesday afternoon is under investigation by the Meeker County Sheriff's Office and the State Fire Marshal's Office. According to Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, the Grove City Fire Department was dispatched...
November 1, 2012 - 9:25am
October 24, 2012
Meeker Co., Minn., sheriff seeking information on portable meth lab
GROVE CITY -- The Meeker County Sheriff is seeking information from citizens about an apparent portable methamphetamine lab found Tuesday just east of Grove City. According to Sheriff Jeff Norlin, a deputy responded around 11:45 a.m. Tuesday to a report of a suspicious package located...
October 24, 2012 - 10:17am
September 29, 2012
New school lunch offerings panned by students in one central Minn. district
GROVE CITY -- School has been in session only a couple weeks but the new federally required school lunch requirements already have been raising...
September 29, 2012 - 12:00am
August 7, 2012
Teens steal from 100 cars in four west central Minn. towns, report missing items to Kandiyohi Co., Minn., Sheriff
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Sheriff is asking anyone who is missing items from their vehicle to contact their local law enforcement agency or the Sheriff's Office. According to Sheriff Dan Hartog, four teens, one adult and three juveniles, were identified as suspects in the thefts...
August 7, 2012 - 9:31am
July 27, 2012
Grove City, Minn., Council fires city clerk
GROVE CITY -- The Grove City clerk was fired and the city's maintenance supervisor was formally reprimanded Thursday for actions following the...
July 27, 2012 - 8:00am
July 9, 2012
Despondent Cottage Grove woman dies after setting herself on fire following charges in baby's death
A Cottage Grove woman despondent after she was charged with manslaughter in the death of her newborn son has died after she set herself on fire, according to police. Toni A. Medrano, 29, died of injuries she sustained after using a flammable liquid to set herself on fire last week...
July 9, 2012 - 12:11pm
July 2, 2012
Grove City, Minn., receives mutual aid to help with storm-damaged utilities
WILLMAR -- A statewide emergency network that helps communities deal with municipal infrastructure issues caused by severe storms and flood helped Grove City get its services back up and running after a severe storm last month. "You have to give a lot of credit to a lot of people....
July 2, 2012 - 12:00am
June 18, 2012
Rain floods low-lying Willmar areas; no power outage
WILLMAR -- Heavy rainfall from a severe storm caused temporary flooding at low-lying intersections in Willmar Sunday night, said City Public Works Superintendent Ron Gilbertson.
June 18, 2012 - 10:08am
June 13, 2012
Building burns at D & D Ventures, rural Grove City, Minn.
GROVE CITY -- The State Fire Marshal is investigating a fire that burned a building Monday evening at D & D Ventures, along the 56000 block of U.S. Highway 12 in rural Grove City. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, the Grove City, Cosmos, Litchfield...
June 13, 2012 - 9:36am