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........ ...... D A ]"7 m ....... i ~i~ ~, .T ~l]'~Tr~t~l'L "r JL _/-]L1kjrll", ....... * :, Janu 28, Federal indictment for Pick County proposing changes to Eden Valley resident Terrence in May at his Eden Valley apart- ered that a neighbor had tapped dust control on gravel roads Pick, 68, has been indicted on fed- ment where authorities found into Pick s internet connection to eral charges of child pornography large quantities of pornographic download porn as well. Charges Stearns County is considering sustain the gravel. The Highway possession. Pick was under inves- images and videos of children, were filed in Meeker County Dis- changes to its policy on dust con- Department is trying to save the tigation as early as March, and They also found several comput- trict Court in May, but these were trol practices on gravel roads, gravel, as it becomes scarce and had a 1988 conviction in Wright ers hooked up to a complex inter- dismissed as the federal indict- The Highway Department's more expensive. County for first-degree criminal net network used for download- ment supersedes them. practice has been to do dust con- Requests have also been made sexual conduct. He was arrested ing porn. Authorities also discov- trol byhomes and businesses that in recent years from property Mille awaits ci g are less than 300 feet from the owners who live further than 300 r senten n edge of the gravel road. The new feet off the road to have dust con- Watkins resident and former that would be due on or before against the church; when asked policy proposes those property trol. This new policy would allow St. Anthony Church secretary, sentencing. She would also serve about it, Miller resigned. Investi- owners split the cost 50/50 if they those home and business own- Renee Miller, 53, accepted a plea 21 days in jail over five weekends, gation led to her arrest in Febru- want dust control, ers to request dust control at their deal Jan. 11 pleading guilty to 480 hours of community service, ary. St. Anthony is part of the New The cost to dust control is about own expense. two felony theft counts and hay- and she would be required to write Ulm Diocese which launched its $.60 per linear foot, which would Stearns County has been gen- ing eight other felony counts dis- a letter of apology; this sentence own investigation. With the help require the property owner to pay erous in its dust control practices. missed. She is up for sentenc- would be followed by five years of of the accounting firm hired by $'30 per linear foot. Some counties don't do dust con- ing April 8. If the judge accepts probation. Miller's alleged failure the diocese, the taxes were paid Splitting the cost will stretch trol at all for property owners, the plea deal, Miller would pay to pay the church's payroll taxes and the church was restored to a budget dollars, allowing dust sup- quite a few others cost share. $31,636 in restitution; $10,000 of triggered an IRS levy of $37,000 healthy financial status, pressant to be applied in much There are 53 miles of gravel more needed areas, where vehi- roads in the Stearns County high- cles tend to brake, around curves way system. and at stop signs, to stabilize and Mark Meteorologist Maj Another system will arrive with some sunny periods." late in the week and into the week- or winter storm hit East Coast by Friday into Saturday that MNATAGLANCE: end so stay alert to changing win- Weather: The big weather story Some 12,000 flights were can- could bring some snow, rain, and Moorhead Low 13 High 36 ter driving conditions. We should across the nation over the week- celled across the nation impacting freezing rain across the state of Duluth Low12 High 32 cool off a bit by early next week. end was the major winter storm travel from coast to coast. Minnesota. Do watch out as the Central Minn. Low 13 High 37Thursday: A mix of clouds and that hit the East Coast. Closer to home, we had our own roads could be slick at times. Minneapolis Low 18 High 39 sun. High 34 Low26Winds: NW10- Records show that the blizzard winter storm that hit the area on As always, for the latest weather Rochester Low 18 High 38 20 mph Prec. None was the second-biggest snow-Monday. The system dropped any- conditions call 511 anywhere from Marshall Low 15 High 39 Friday: Mostly cloudy, 40- storm in New York City history, where from 1 to 5 inches of snow your mobile phone. Wednesday: Partly cloudy, percent chance of snow/rain. High National Weather Service reports across a good share of Greater Enjoy the mild tempera-breezy and mild. High 37 Low 30 35 Low 32 Winds: SW 10-15 mph say that 26.8 inches of snow fell Minnesota. tures and a "taste" of spring-like Wind: SW15-25 mph Prec. NonePrec. Trace-.20" in Central Park by midnight on A winter weather advisory weather. Monday's sunrise: 7:49 a.m. Saturday: Mostly cloudy to Saturday. This was just shy of the was posted for much of west cen- Weather history: On this date Monday's sunset: 5:19 p.m. cloudy, 60-percent chance of rain/ record26.9inchessetbackin2006, tral and central Minnesota on in 1846 records show that tem- NormalHigh:19 snowmix. High 35 Low 24 Winds: In addition, in the nation's Monday. peratures were very mild as theNormal Low: -1 WNW 10-15 mph Prec..10"-.30" capital at Washington, D.C. Some of that snow will be melt- high in the "Twin Cities was 50 Temperatures will be unsea- Sunday: Mostly cloudy, 30- 22.4 inches of snow fell at the ingin the coming days as unsea- degrees E which is the normal sonablymildformuchoftheweek percent chance of lingering light National Zoo. At Baltimore- sonably warm air will be in place high for the beginning of March!" as a warm front pushes across snow mainly early. High 30 Low 18 Washington International Airport for the midweek as a warm front Weather fact: Mainly cloudy: the region. Snow and even rain Winds: WNW/NE 10-15 mph Prec. a record 29.2 inches of snow fell. pushes across the Upper Midwest. More than half cloud cover but chances will move in by Friday Trace-.20" Much of the government was shut- Temperatures will climb well into with some breaks in the cloud. It into Saturday. Some patchy freez- down on Monday due to the win- the 30s. can also be "described as cloudy ing rain or sleet are also possible ter storm. 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