For many years, the West Central Tribune has published wedding and engagement announcements in the "Extra" section every Saturday in the paper. This month, the newspaper will expand the page to include other types of family milestones as well.
PAYNESVILLE—One year after its discovery in Koronis, starry stonewort has been confirmed in nearby Rice Lake. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Friday that the invasive species of macro algae has been confirmed in three more lakes: Rice Lake in Stearns County, Lake Winnibigoshish in Itasca and Cass counties, and Moose Lake in Beltrami County. Rice Lake is connected to Lake Koronis and Mud Lake, where starry stonewort was first confirmed in Minnesota in August 2015.
ST. PAUL—Water levels in Lac qui Parle Lake will be higher this autumn as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, replaces the nine gates on the dam at the lake's outlet. The Corps' maintenance and repair team will begin construction after the Labor Day weekend, according to the Corps. In order to safely complete the construction, the Corps plans to construct a coffer dam to block off 75 percent of the dam gates. This will reduce the number of gates that can pass water to three.
This is the records summary for Sept. 3 Paynesville woman injured in collision CLARA CITY—A Paynesville woman was injured in a collision Friday evening at the intersection of state Highways 23 and 7 in Clara City. According to the State Patrol report, Veronica M. Kunstleben, 72, was northbound in a Ford Taurus on Highway 23. A Dodge Ram pickup driven by Phillip P. Schmidt, 33 , of Shakopee was westbound on Highway 7 and the two collided.
UPPER SIOUX COMMUNITY—Four Dakota communities in Minnesota are supporting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in its efforts to challenge the location of the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline, they announced Friday. The Upper Sioux Community, Lower Sioux Indian Community, Prairie Island Indian Community and Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community — all federally recognized Dakota tribes located in Minnesota — issued a joint resolution expressing support for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
LITCHFIELD -- A Litchfield man was transported to Meeker Memorial Hospital Friday afternoon after he fell asleep behind the wheel and ran his vehicle off of the road. According to...
SPICER—Keith Palmquist and Jason Quade of Heritage Exteriors & Restoration purchased The House Doctor from Jeff Ackerson on Aug. 10. The House Doctor has specialized in siding, gutters and exclusive custom gutter covers for 23 years in our local communities. Ackerson will be working with Heritage to ensure a smooth transition. Palmquist and Quade have also brought Ackerson's longtime employee Adam Scotterud on board the Heritage team, and Scotterud will continue to be in charge of gutter installation.
MONTEVIDEO — Clean Up the River Environment announces that Katie Laughlin has returned to the organization as its communications and program associate. It also promoted Erik Hatlestad to serve as program associate. Laughlin originally served as an intern with CURE. In 2010, she became the first student to graduate from the University of Minnesota - Morris' environmental studies program with an emphasis in biology.
LAKE WILSON — A field day Sept. 15 in Lake Wilson will focus on soil health. Sponsored by the Soil Health Partnership, the hands-on learning event will showcase how changing nutrient management and tillage strategies, along with cover crop adoption, can create lasting environmental and even economic benefits.
WILLMAR—Leah Daugherty and Zita Dukai-Voltz have been promoted to supervisors at LuLu Bean's Coffee House, Bakery and Diner. Daugherty previously worked in a tea shop, and Dukai-Voltz worked at a family business in Hungary.