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Dean Urdahl, R-Acton test aren't related to their teaching expected to pass a test for college- Township, is one of only three field. He successfully advocated a level mathematics," Urdahl said. House members to receive recogni- provision that would allow teachers "We need to ensure we have top- tion for their efforts to support edu- to continue teaching for an addi- notch teachers in Minnesota, but cation in Greater Minnesota during tional two years if they fail state- also want to make sure we aren't the 2013 legislative session, mandated licensure exams. Also, a pushing talented educators out of The Minnesota Rural Education task force was created through leg- the classroom for reasons not rele- Association singled out Urdahl as islation Urdahl authored. It will rec- vant to their particular work. That is a Hero of Rural Education for his ommend a remedy as to how teach- what I am working to resolve." work this year to rectify a situation ers are tested and how to ensure Democrat Reps. Kathy Brynaert, pertaining to teacher licensure, they are proficient in their content Mankato, and Paul Marquardt, Dil- Urdahl said some teachers' area. worth, also received recognition careers are in jeopardy for failing "You have a situation where, for from MREA. the exams, even though parts of the example, kindergarten teachers are Local crime blotters Saturday, ltme22 4:11 p.m. the Sheriffs Office Wright County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a large black June 18, Linda Sue Gipson, 51 of cowonMNHighwayl5nearMNHigh- Annandale, was arrested in Buf- way 24, North Kingston Township. falo on the charges of possession Uponarrivalofthedeputythecowhad of shoplifting gear and contempt of left the area. court.- 4:17 p.m. the Sheriffs Office June 19, Randy Allen Gordon, 49 responded to a request for a vehi- of MapleLake, was arrested in Cor- cle unlock at an address in the rina Township on a Wright County Watkins Trailer Park. Prior to the dep- warrant for fifth-degree controlled uty's arrival the reporting parties were substance violation, able to open the vehicle and no longer June 21, Lorrie Jean Lund, 39 of needed assistance. Maple Lake, was arrested in Albion 8:34 p.m. the Sheriff's Office Township on the charge of fifth- received a report of possible underage degree controlled substance viola- drinking at a residence on Cedar Ave- tion. nue North, City of Watkins. The dep- There were 35 property-damageuty checked the area and found all to accidents, 5 personal-injury acci- be okay. dents, 1 hit-and-run accident, and 4 Friday. lune 21 car-deer accidents. 2:16 a.m. the Nation Weather Ser- There were 9 arrests for DWI,vice put out a severe thunderstorm 10 underage-consumption arrests, warning for Meeker County. The storm and 68 tickets for miscellaneous producedseveralpoweroutagesaswell trafficviolationsreportedthisweek, as wind damage to the area includ- Meeker County Sheriff's Office ins power lines down on the south- Monday. lune 24 em edge of Stearns County near Eden 3:12 &m. the Sheriff's OfficeValley, multiple trees down, some responded to an alarm at Mies Outland power lines and telephone poles down, on MN Highway55, Watkins. The dep- and one report of damage to a turkey uty checked and the building was all barn, mainlyin the north and western secure, portions of Meeker County. Sunday. lune 23 2:36 a.m. the Sheriff's Office 2:47 a.m. the Sheriff's Office received a cellular 9-1-1 call from an responded to a report of suspicions individual on the north side of Lake activity on the railroad tracks at the Koronis in Steams County, reporting 617th Avenue crossing Manannah veryhighwinds. The information was Township. With the assistance of the transferred to Steams County Sheriffs Eden Valley Police Department, the Office. area was checked and it was deter- 10:40 am. the Sheriff's Office, per mined to be okay. the request of the Steams County Sher- 5:44 a.m. the Sheriff's Office iff'sOffice, dispatchedWatkinsAmbu- responded to a report of unsafe condi- lance for a medical at the boat land- tionseastoftheintersectionMNHigh- ins on Pearl Lake in Steams County. way 15 and County State Aid High- One individual was transported to the way 27, Kingston Township. The dep- St. Cloud Hospital. uty remained on scene until barricades 11:47 a.m. the Sheriff's Office were in place for a downed power line. responded to a report of a building 7.'27 a.m. the Sheriffs Office damagedbyhighwindsfromtheover- responded to and dispatched Watkins night storm at an address on County Ambulance for a medicalat an address State Aid Highway 2, Forest Prairie on MN Highway55just east of Watkins, Township. Forest Prairie Township. One indi- 3:11 p.m. the Sheriff's Office vidual was transported to Paynesville received a complaint of a custody issue Hospital. at a residence on 742nd Avenue, Kings- 8:09 a.m. the Sheriff's Office ton Township. The deputy advised of responded to a cellular 9-1-1 hang up options. call from an area on MN Highway 24 5:43 p.m. the Sheriffs Office near County State Aid Highway 17, receivedinformationfromtheNational Kingston Township. A short time later Weather Service that Meeker County a second call from the same phone wasinaseverethunderstormwarning. reporting water moving across MN The Sheriffs Officedispatchedweather Highway24bymilemarker13.TheMNspotters for the entire county. The State Patrol was contacted and they storm produced pea sized hail; power advised MN DOT had been notified outages as well as wind damage to the andwere enroute to monitor, area which included some downed 8:47 a.m. the Sheriffs Office, per power lines and tree branches. the request of Steams County Sher- 5:51 p.m. the Sheriffs Office dis- iffs Office, dispatched Watkins Ambu- patched Watkins Ambulance, per the lance for a medical at an address on request of the Stearns County Sher- Rolling Hills Drive in Stearns County. iff's Office, for a medical at a residence One individflal was transported to the on Cherry Street, City of Kimball. One Paynesville Hospital. individualwas transported to St. Cloud 9:53 a.m. the Sheriff's Office took Hospital. a report of a theft from a residence on 8:00 p.m. the Sheriff's Office 373rdStreet, ManannahTownship. responded to a request to check the 5:08 p.m. the Sheriffs Officewelfare of an individual at a residence responded to assist Xcel Energy with on 373rd Street, Manannah Township. traffic control while repairing a power The deputies made contact with the line at the intersection of MN High- residentwhowasfoundtobeokay. way15 and MN Highway 24, Kingston 9:43 p.m. the Sheriffs Office Township. responded to assist at a residence on 7.'12 p.m. the Sheriffs Office 587th Avenue, Manannah Township. responded to a cellular 9-1-1 hang up Contact was made with the resident call from a residence on 587th Ave- who was found to be okay and there nue, Manannah Township. The dep- were no further issues. uty spoke to the individual and all was okay. Thursday. lune 20 5:07 a.m. the Sheriffs Office dis- patched Eden Valley Rescue and Gold Cross Ambulance to a medical at a res- idence on Douglas Drive, Eden Valley. One individual was transported to the Paynesville Hospital. 10:46 a.m. the Sheriff's Office assisted an individual at a residence on Luella Street, Watkins. The deputy spoke to the individual and everything was okay. 11:51 a.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a report of an animal complaint at a residence on 365th Street, Forest Prairie Township. Upon arrival of the deputy everything was okay. 5:36 p.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to and dispatched the Watkins Ambulance to a medical at a residence on 1st Street, Watkins. One individual was transported to St. Cloud Hospital. Wednesday. June 19 6:04 a.m. the Sheriffs Office dis- patched Eden Valley Rescue and Watkins Ambulance to a medical at a residence on Stearns Avenue East, Eden Valley. Watkins Ambulance was cancelled prior to arrival. No transport was needed. 6:23 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a civil issue at a resi- dence on County State Aid Highway 19, Kingston Township. The individual was advised of their options. Tuesday. lune 18 7:17 a.m. the Sheriffs Office dis- patched Eden Valley Rescue and Watkins Ambulance to a medical on Steams Avenue East, Eden Valley. A short time later Watkins Ambulance was cancelled. Eden Valley Rescue assisted the individual. No transport was needed. 8:53 a.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- patched Eden Valley Rescue and Watkins Ambulance to a medical at a residence on Elk Avenue, Eden Val- ley. One individual was transported to St. Cloud Hospital. 2:56 p.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- patched Watkins Ambulance to a med- ical in Steams County on Linden Ave- nue East, Kimball. One individual was transported to St. Cloud Hospital. Monday. lune 17 8:45 a.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to an alarm at the Manannah Hilltop Tavern Bar, Manannah. The alarm company can- celled prior to the deputy's arrival. 1:34 p.m. the Sheriffs Office assisted an individual at a residence on County State Aid Highway 3, Manannah Town- ship. The deputy spoke to the individ- ual and advised them of their options. 8:45 p.m. the Sheriffs Office dis- patched Watkins Ambulance for a medical at a residence on Meeker Ave- nue North, Watkins. One individual was transported to the St. Cloud Hos- pital. 9:31 p.m. the Sheriffs Office dis- patched Watkins Ambulance and Eden Valley Rescue for a lift assist at an address on Stearns Avenue East, Eden Valley. Eden Valley Rescue was able to assist and no transport was needed. 10:52 p.m. the Sheriffs Office dis- patched Watkins Ambulance for a medical at a residence on Linden Ave- nue East, Kimball. One individual was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital.