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Thursday, August 18, 2011 T00Anla Tri-County News* Kimball, MN .II,JII#IML&O f.4 Govornmont Rural burglaries, arson, mailbox damage Arson investigated on Hwy. 15 Friday, Aug• 12, at about 7:50 p.m., the Meeker County Sheriff's Office responded to 73760 CSAH 15, in reference to suspicious activity• This house was empty and under foreclosure. There was some smoke in the res- idence when the deputy arrived and the Dassel Fire Department was called to the scene to make sure the fire was out. It appeared that someone broke a window to a side door to gain entry to the res- idence and then attempted to set the residence on fire. The small fire burned itself out. The State Fire Marshall's Office also responded and confirmed that it appeared to be arson• The incident is still under investigation and anyone with information is encouraged to call the Meeker County Sher- iff's Office or the Arson Tip Line at (800) 725-2020. Rewards of up to $2,500 are offered for informa- tion leading to the identification of persons responsible for this fire. Help sought in hazardous road block incidents Tuesday, Aug. 16 at about 2 a.m., Stearns County Deputies received a report of large hay bales block- ing the roadway on 155th Ave. South of CR 17, in Holding Town- ship. Deputies found three large round bales of hay completely blocking the.road. They also found corn stalks covering the road. Deputies removed the bales, but at about 4:30 a.m., they received a report that the bales were back on the road and this time were on fire. Holdingford Fire Department responded to extinguish the fires• At about 6:30 a.m., the Sher- iff's Office received a report of a hay bale burning on St. Anna Drive• Albany Fire Department responded to extinguish this fire. These incidents are very haz- ardous to motorists and the Sher- iff's Office is looking for informa- tion on the people that are respon- sible for this. Residents with infor- mation may call the Stearns County Sheriff's Office at (320) 251-4240, or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at (320) 255-1301, and may remain anonymous• Wright County Sheriff's Office August 8, Shawn Curtis Olson, 21, of South Haven was arrested in Stearns County on a Wright County warrant for a probation violation• August 11, Evan Aaron Gilmer, 31, of South Haven, was arrested in Anoka County on a Wright County warrant for a probation violation• August 11, Mitchell Thomas Boltz, 21, of Annandale, was arrested in Corinna Township on charges of 3rd degree DWl fleeing in a motor vehicle, and fleeing on foot. August 12, Trent Daniel Olson, 2"8, of South Haven was arrested in French Lake Township for violation of an order for protection• There were 19 Property Damage Accidents, 2 Personal Injury Acci- dents, 2 Hit and Run Accidents and no Car Deer Accidents. There were 11 arrests for DWI, 21 Underage Consumption arrests, and 75 tickets for miscellaneous traffic yiolations issued this week. Meeker County Sheriff's Office Sunday, Aug. 14 7:49 a.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of mailbox damage on 360th Street, Watkins. 7:56 a.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of mailbox damage on County State Aid Highway 27, Kim- ball. 1:27 p.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report on mailbox damage on 667th Avenue, Watkins. 6:46 p.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- patched Watkins Ambulance for a medical at a residence in the Wat- kins Trailer Park, Watkins. One individual was transported to St. Cloud Hospital• 7:49 p.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of mailbox damage occur- ring at a residence on 355th Street, Watkins. Saturday, Aug. 13 11:19 a.m. the Sheriff's Office received a cellular 9-1-1 reporting a burglary on Kingston Street, Kim- ball. The call was referred to the Stearns County Sheriff's Office. 12:08 p.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report on a criminal damage to property on School Avenue, Wat- . kins. 3:19 p.m. the Sheriff's Office assisted the Belfield Police Dpart- merit by contacting a party on 330'th Street, Kimball• 3:59 p.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of a burglary that occurred on 350th Street, Kimball• 6:26 p.m. the Sheriff's Office observed a stalled vehicle on MN Highway 15 and MN Highway 24, Kimball• The deputy assisted a motorist whose vehicle had a flat tire. 7:53 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a report of theft in the Watkins Trailer Court, Watkins. The deputy was canceled prior to arrival• 8:25 p.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of tampering with property at a residence on 323rd Street, Kim- • ball. Friday. Aug. 12 12:33 a.m. the Sheriff's Office took a theft report that occurred on Luella Street, Watkins. 2:35 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a 9-1-1 call from a residence on Central Avenue North, Watkins. The deputy spoke to the resident and all was fine, it was a misdial. 6:35 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a possible theft from a residence on Meeker Avenue North, Watkins. Prior to the deputy arriving, the caller advised that the missing bikes were located and all was okay. On the 12th at 7:50 p.m. the Sher- iff's Office responded to a report of suspicious activity at a residence on County State Aid Highway 15, Das- sel. The deputy checked the prop- erty and requested that the Dassel Fire Department be dispatched for a small smoldering fire inside a build- ing. Also contacted and responding to the scene was the Minnesota Fire Marshall who determined that the fire was intentionally started. The deputy filed a report• The house was empty and under foreclosure at the time. 11:39 p.m. the Sheriff's Office dispatched Eden Valley Rescue and Watkins Ambulance, per the request Of Stearns County Sher- iff Office, for a medical on Browns Lake Road, Eden Valley• One indi- vidual was transported to St. Cloud Hospital• Thursday, Aug. 11 8:27 a.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of criminal damage to property at the Clear Lake Park on County State Aid Highway 2, Wat- kins. 9:24 a.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a dog complaint at a residence on 602nd Avenue, Eden Valley. The deputy issued a warning and a dangerous dog packet. 9:53 a.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- patched Watkins Ambulance to a medical on Luella Street, Watkins. One individual was transported to Meeker Memorial Hospital• 11:37 a.m. the Sheriff's Office received a civil complaint at an address on 710th Avenue, Kimball• The deputy spoke to the individuals and advised them of their options. 1:50 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a report of a driving com- plaint on Kingston Street and 732nd Avenue, Kimball. Extra. patrol was requested for the area. 5:49 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a report of cows on the road on 318th Street and 735th Ave- nue, South Haven. The deputy made contact with the owner who was in the process of taking care of the COWS. Ill I r'll I Irr'l NOTICE TO ALL CITIZENS OF THE CLEARWATER RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT Page 15 I Notice is hereby given that the Board of Managers will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2012 budget for the Clearwater River Watershed District as follows: Date: September 14, 2011 Time: 7:00 p.m. Place: Annandale Middle School, Superintendent's Conference Room, Annandale, Minnesota All citizens of the Clearwater River Watershed District are invited to attend the public hearing. The board will vote to approve or disapprove the budget at the hearing. GENERAL FUND Budgeted Expenses Budgeted Transfers General Government total $146,600 Advisory Committee $600 Grant Applications $7500 Filter Strip Program $ 7,750 Buffer Strip Program $4,200 Education Program $7,050 Other Maintenance- Special Projects $3,000 Plan/Plat Review . $700 Web Site $1,800 Clearwater/Grass Bog Removal $4,400 • Other Special Projects $28,300 Transfers to Data Acquisition Fund $46,100 Total General Fund $212#00 $258000(w/TSFs) Other Funds Augusta Bog $100 Pleasant Lake Outlet $480 Data Acquisition Fund + $46,100 1980 Project Maint. Fund $3 l, 130 Transfer to Kingston Wetland Fund Transfer to Fertilizer Field Trial Fund Cedar #06-1 Maintenance $28,150 Cedar Lake AIS Project $16,100 Clearwater Lake Milfoil $39,600 Lake Augusta Milfoil $4,125 Kingston Wetland Restoration +* $147,860 Fertilizer Field Trial +* $148,200 Hidden River Maintenance .$20, I00 Rest A While Maintenance $5,800 Clearwater Harbor Maintenance $41,700 Wandering Ponds Maintenance $5,250 Total Other Funds $534695 $67,000 $88,2O0 $689,895(w/TSFs) Total All Funds $746.595 $947.895˘w/TSFs + denotes a fund that received a transfer from * denotes a project receiving grant funding: $86,860 for Kingston Wetland and $60,000 for Fertilizer Field Trial By order of the Board of Managers, Clearwater River Watershed District. ,--4 O-1 t Oq "X3 t CO 0 d ID ;= = 10:46 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a report of suspicious activity near a residence in the Wat- kins Trailer Park. The deputies checked the area and found all to be okay. Wednesday, Aug. 10 6:26 a.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- patched Watkins Ambulance to a medical in Stearns County on 155th Street. One individual was trans- ported to St .Cloud Hospital. _6:54 a.m. the Sheriff's Office received a cellular 9-1-1 hang up call from a residence on County Road 9, Eden Valley. The information was passed on to Stearns County Sher- iff's Office. 8:43 a.m. the Sheriff's Office received a report of mailbox dam- age at a residence on County State Aid Highway 4 Dassel. 11:32 a.m. the Sheriff's Office dispatched Eden-Valley Rescue and Watkins Ambulance to a med- ical on Douglas Drive, Eden Valley. One individual was transported to Meeker Memorial Hospital. Tuesday. Aug. 9 way 55, Watkins. 10:37 a.m. the Sheriff's Office 6:57 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received information of possible responded to a 9-1-1 cellular hang child abuse at a residence on Cos-_ up in the area of County State Aid sairt Avenue West, Eden Valley. The Highway 36, Manannah. The dep- information was passed onto the uty found everything to be okay. Eden Valley Police Department..  10:05 p.m. the Sheriff's Office 10:46 a.m. the Sheriff's Office assisted the Eden Valley Police with took a report of a custody issue at a residence on WesternAvenue South, Watkins. 3:07 p.m. the Sheriff's Office assisted the MN Department of Cor- rections at a residence on MN High- way 55, Watkins. 3:36 p.m. he Sheriff's Office received a civil complaint at a resi- dence on 309th Street, South Haven. The individual was advised of their options. 4:41 p.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of a burglary at a residence on County State Aid Highway 9, Darwin. 4:47 p.m. the Sheriff's Office arrested Paul Harold Hilsgen, age 59, of Watkins, on a MN Depart- ment of Corrections Probation Vio- lation, at a residence on MN High- a domestic situation at a residence on Church Street South, Eden Val- ley. 10:33 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a burglar alarm at a business on County State Aid High- way 34, Watkins. The deputy was canceled a short time later as it was a false alarm. Monday, Aug. 8 3:16 a.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- patched Watkins Ambulance for a medical on Luella Street, Watkins. One individual was transported to St. Cloud Hospital. 8:13 a.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- patched Watkins Ambulance to a medical at a residence on Luella Street, Watkins. One individual was transported to the St. Cloud Hospi- tal. Dollars available to help replace septic systems Funding to assist homeown- ers in replacing subsurface sew- age treatment systems is available from the State of Minnesota. On Aug. 2, the Stearns County Board of Commissioners authorized the Environmental Services Depart- ment to pursue these grants on behalf of homeowners. Eligibility for the grant requires that the homeowner has very low income and that the sew- age treatment system is found to be an imminent threat to public health and safety. A sewage treat- ment system which is discharg- ing sewage or sewage effluent to the ground surface, drainage sys- tem, ditch, storm water drain or directly to surface water, or causes a reoccurring sewage backup into a dwelling or other establishment is an imminent threat to public health and safety• These funds are available for a limited time only. Residents of Stearns County who think they may qualify as low income and have a septic system that is an imminent threat to public health should contact Hank Schreifels or Mark Latterell at the Stearns County Environmental Services Department at (320) 656-3613, or (800) 450-0852. Through this same grant last year, Stearns County's, Environ- mental Services Department received $420,000 to help 47 low- income homeowners replace their septic systems• The purpose of these grants is to protect and restore water qual- ity. The source of the funding is the Minnesota Clean Water Fund, one of four funds established by the Clean Water, Wildlife, Cul- tural Heritage and Natural Areas Amendment in 2008. Legals also are available on-line at WWW. tricountynews. MH . \>