Archive | March 27, 2014

Melvin A. Smith, 85, of rural Motley, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples. Graveside services for Melvin will be held at Motley Public Cemetery at a later date. Melvin was born May 24, 1928, in Staples, to Albert and Helen (Mudick) Smith. He entered the Merchant Marines and [...]

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SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MARCH 10, 2014 MEMBERS PRESENT: Steve Boser, Joanne Broschofsky, Colleen Seelen, Dean Virnig, Mike Wilson, and Superintendent Weber. MEMBERS ABSENT: Patty Stangl The special meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 484 was held on Monday, March 10, 2014 in the District Office conference room. The meeting [...]

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NOTICE TO THE RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF UPSALA SPECIAL MEETING APRIL 1ST, 2014, 6:00 PM PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, the City Council for the City of Upsala will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, April 1st, at 6:00 pm to conduct interviews for the Clerk/ Treasurer position. The meeting will take place at the Upsala [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Write Amid the constant changes of the health insurance industry, the Upsala School Board has made some changes to employee health care compensation. Following a presentation by John Holthaus of Primary Benefit Services in Little Falls and Rudy Allebach of HR Simplified in Minneapolis, the Board voted to drop Health Partners [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer After 28 years of dedicated work on behalf of the veterans of Morrison County and the surrounding area, Veterans Services Officer (VSO) Paul Froncak will be retiring, effective June 6. Froncak addressed the County Board Tuesday regarding possible changes to the classification of that position. “There’s a movement afoot around [...]

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Too many people could have given Gosiak the fatal dose of heroin  By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Brandon Clarence Bedford, 26, was found not guilty Thursday of third degree murder in the heroin death of Miranda Gosiak of Little Falls. He was found guilty of third degree sale of a controlled substance (heroin) which carries a [...]

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Brandon Clarence Bedford was found not guilty in the death of Miranda Gosiak. She died Feb. 28, 2012, from an overdose of heroin. The facts presented by defense attorneys Gary Wolf and Holly Frame left reasonable doubt on exactly where that final overdoes of heroin came from. The jury deliberated for three hours before returning [...]

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All Royalton after-school activities are cancelled because of the weather conditions. This cancellation includes all varsity-level sports. The middle and high school choir concert is rescheduled to Monday, March 31. MAP will remain open until 6 p.m.

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