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School bus stop arm violations

More vintage snowmobile fun, snow or no snow

Riverwood names new foundation director

Habitat for Humanity ReStore recycling holiday lights through January 9

Waste collection site to open in Cedar Valley

Christmas Bird Count now in its 115th year

Ski trail near Cromwell seeking trail groomer

Power outage planned for areas near Big Sandy Lake and McGregor

Community Members and ANGELS working together to keep seniors in their homes longer

Good samaritans, trooper save man’s life on Northern Minnesota road

SAGINAW, Minn. — A 77-year-old northern Minnesota man who had a heart attack behind the wheel and crashed his truck survived thanks to passersby, including a State Patrol trooper, an off-duty firefighter and a nurse, who pulled his lifeless body from the vehicle and performed CPR.

The crash happened Thursday just after 10:30 a.m. on Highway 2 near Saginaw. Wayne Waller and his passenger, Mae Line, were traveling westbound when Waller became unresponsive and the Saginaw, Minnesota, man’s pickup truck crashed into some trees along the road.

Three motorists stopped to help: off-duty Floodwood firefighter Robert Zobel, retired Fredenburg firefighter Mark Toms and citizen Lacey Silgjord. The trio pulled Waller from one of the truck’s windows and began CPR while State Patrol Sgt. Scott Parker raced to his squad and grabbed his automated external defibrillator.

The trooper shocked Waller with the AED and continued CPR ...

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More vintage snowmobile fun, snow or no snow

Riverwood names new foundation director

Habitat for Humanity ReStore recycling holiday lights through January 9

Waste collection site to open in Cedar Valley

Christmas Bird Count now in its 115th year

Ski trail near Cromwell seeking trail groomer

Power outage planned for areas near Big Sandy Lake and McGregor

Community Members and ANGELS working together to keep seniors in their homes longer

Born on Veteran's Day

School bus stop arm violations

MCGREGOR, Minn.— Concerns about school bus stop arm violations have been raised recently in the McGregor area. The school has reported that there have already been a couple of violations since the new year started.

McGregor School Maintenance Supervisor Anthony Pierce shared that cameras installed in the busses have helped with investigations.

According to McGregor Police Chief Caleb Sorensen, the camera system in the bus helps in that it develops a timeline of the incident. “It shows when the amber flashing lights come on, when the bus stops and the stop arm extends and when the door opens,” he said. “It allows you to see how long the lights were on prior to a driver running the stop arm.”

More importantly, it also shows if any students have exited the bus. “This is important because if someone runs through the stop arm and red flashing lights with a student outside the bus, it enhances the crime to a Gross Misdemeanor,” added Chief Sorensen. “It also helps get a description of the vehicle.”

Chief Sorensen reminds anyone traveling behind or meeting a school bus that you are required to stop your vehicle at least 20 feet from the bus and remain stopped until the red flashing lights are turned off, and the stop arm is ...

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Recent Headlines

Riverwood names new foundation director

Habitat for Humanity ReStore recycling holiday lights through January 9

Waste collection site to open in Cedar Valley

Christmas Bird Count now in its 115th year

Ski trail near Cromwell seeking trail groomer

Power outage planned for areas near Big Sandy Lake and McGregor

Community Members and ANGELS working together to keep seniors in their homes longer

Born on Veteran's Day

Kletscher elected to 7th term

More vintage snowmobile fun, snow or no snow

TAMARACK/ALBORN/MEADOWLANDS—The 26th Annual Tamarack Sno-Flyers Vintage Ride will take place on Saturday, January 31, 2015.

The ride will begin at 9:00 a.m. in Tamarack, snow or no snow. Coffee, hot chocolate and baked goods will be served during registration. 

The ride will leave from Tamarack at 11:00 a.m. and proceed to Lawler. At Jackson’s Hole, in Lawler, there will be hot dogs and soup available. All snowmobilers are welcome, but to qualify for a trophy the vintage snowmobiles must be 25 years or older, need to be ridden to Lawler and arrive by 2 p.m.

Judging of the vintage sleds will take place starting at 2:00 p.m., with the results being announced after the judge’s decisions are completed. The vintage snowmobiles will not need a trail permit as they will be covered under the event permit. 

Join in the fun and vote for your favorite oldie.  Any questions about this event, contact:  Wayne ...

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