- 5/24/13;Reminder that the Forest City CSD will have a one (1) hour early dismissal on Friday, May 24th.:
- 5/25/13, ANNOUNCEMENT; Family Fun ride has been rerouted: from Waldorf College, down J Street to Golf Course Road, to the Golf Course. At the Golf Course, families will enjoy the build-your-own Trail Mix station and compete in put-put golf then return for the pasta feed and games at Waldorf College. :
MINNESOTA ICE Icy conditions cause problems in Minnesota BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) – Ice is causing problems around Minnesota. The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office reported more than 100 vehicles went into ditches Saturday morning. The sheriff’s office temporarily closed U.S. Highway 2 and Highways 71 and 89 because of so many accidents. Only one minor injury was reported. The Minnesota Department of Transportation reported difficult and hazardous driving conditions in much of the southwestern and the northeastern parts of the state Saturday night. The Bemidji (behm-IHD’-jee) school district also postponed a basketball game and hockey games that were scheduled Saturday. The National Weather Service reported the Bemidji area could receive 2 to 4 inches of snow on Saturday.
MINNESOTA OFFICER KILLED Report: Slain Minn. officer’s partner backed away (Information in the following story is from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The partner of a police officer killed in Cold Spring retreated from the shooting and didn’t pursue the assailant as he walked away. That’s according to a police document obtained by the Star Tribune. It outlines the chronology on November 29th and helps shed light on why no one is in custody. Cold Spring Officer Tom Decker was shot in the head behind a Cold Spring bar as he and officer Greg Reiter were checking on a possible suicidal man. According to the document, officer Greg Reiter backed away from the handgun-wielding shooter. The 34-year-old man reported to be suicidal, Ryan Michael Larson, was arrested but was released five days later. Reiter’s phone rang unanswered and Cold Spring Police Chief Phil Jones didn’t immediately respond to a message Saturday.
FATAL INFECTION-MINNESOTA Family plans to sue in death of Minn. boy (Information in the following story is from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, http://www.twincities.com) ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The family of a 9-year-old boy who died from a rare infection after swimming in Lily Lake in Stillwater plans to sue the city, county and state for $1.5 million. Jack Erenberg contracted the form of meningitis and died on August 6th. He’s the second child to contract it after swimming in Lily Lake. Attorney Roger Strassburg tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press the wrongful-death lawsuit will be filed soon in Washington County. A hearing is set for December 21st. As part of their claim, the family wants the city to post signs on all swimming facilities like Lily Lake warning of them of the amoeba that caused Jack’s death. Mayor Ken Harycki says the city has turned the notice of claim over to its attorneys.
HOSPICE CHILD-CUSTODY Jordan mother able to keep dying son in home (Information in the following story is from: KARE-TV, http://www.kare11.com) JORDAN, Minn. (AP) – A 12-year-old boy who is dying from a rare neurological disorder will temporarily get to stay with his mother. Rachele Chrismer tells KARE-TV that a Scott County judge ordered her 12-year-old son, Zach West, to temporarily stay in her home. The judge made the decision during an emergency hearing on Friday. The boy is receiving hospice care and his medical staff believes moving him could make things worse. The judge had previously ruled the father, Mike West, could bring him to Lakeville every other weekend beginning Friday. Chrismer has invited the boy’s father to see him every day at her Jordan home. But West wants to see his son in a private setting before he dies. A hearing is scheduled next Friday to decide the matter.
MAVERICKS-TIMBERWOLVES Rubio’s return sparks Wolves to win over Mavericks MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Ricky Rubio made a triumphant return to the court with nine assists and eight points in 18 minutes, energizing the Minnesota Timberwolves in a 114-106 overtime victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night. Andrei Kirilenko scored five of his 14 points in overtime while Rubio watched from the bench because of a minutes restriction on his surgically repaired left knee. Nikola Pekovic scored 21 points for the Timberwolves, who played without All-Star Kevin Love because of an illness. O.J. Mayo had 20 points, six assists and five rebounds and Shawn Marion had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Mavericks, who led by 13 early before Rubio came off the bench for the first time since he tore the ACL and LCL in his left knee in March.