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It is my understanding that Jeff Backer personally and professionally supports Donald Trump. In light of all that has happened, his sexual assault history, continual degradation of women, and his perpetuation of rape culture, my questions to Mr. Backer are these: Do you still support Donald Trump? Do you support the hate and misogyny that he stands for? Do you, as a state representative, running for office again, feel comfortable in saying that Mr. Trump should be the next person to run this country. If you can say
Jay Johannes Holmgren, 37, of Evansville, Minn. died of a gunshot wound in an officer involved shooting Oct. 28 in Traverse County, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said. Holmgren was identified today, Oct. 29, by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office, the BCA said in a news release. Stevens County Sheriff's Deputy Ron Hensinger fired his weapon after Holmgren had pointed his handgun at a group of law officers Oct. 28 along Minnesota Highway 27 in Traverse County, the BCA said.
A man was shot and killed by law enforcement Friday morning, Oct. 28, in Traverse County after he pointed a gun at law officers following a chase through three local counties, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said. [After a 50-mile chase through Stevens, Grant and Traverse counties, the man left his vehicle and law officers pursued him into a field in Traverse County, the BCA said in a news release. The man was 25 yards away from law officers when he pointed his handgun at them and then was shot by one of the law officers, the BCA said in a news release.
Pam Schaefer of Hancock is one person who dug her hands into the soil at the West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris before she got into her own garden this year. "I helped transplant all of those," Schaefer said of the WCROC's top 10 and honorable mention annual flower performers. "It's great to see how all of them turned out." Schaefer was in the audience last week when Steve Poppe horticulture specialist at WCROC shared the top 10 annual flower performers and the honorable mention list for the 2016 season.
Former NFL player Ben Utecht made the students laugh Oct. 24 but he also made them think. Utecht spoke to Morris Area High School students Oct. 24 before his evening presentation as part of the Stevens Community Medical Center's Fall in Health. Utecht suffered multiple concussions and is now dealing with memory loss and related issues because of the concussions.
A Florida Gulf Coast University official is the next University of Minnesota Morris chancellor candidate to visit Morris, an Oct. 28 news release said. Dr. Robert G. Gregerson, the dean of the college of arts and sciences at Florida Gulf Coast will be in Morris Monday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Gregerson will do public presentation from 3:45 - 5:15 p.m. Oct. 31 at Oyate Hall on the UMM campus. Gregerson will meet with the public in a dessert and conversation event from 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Stevens County Historical Society.
Girls hockey is schedule to start practice Monday, Oct. 31, Morris Area High School Activities Director Mark Ekren said. MAHS is paired with Benson High School for girls hockey. The team plays as the Morris-Benson Area Storm Hockey. Abby Daly, an assistant coach for last year's team, is the new head coach this year, Ekren said. Ekren had said at a school board meeting earlier this school year that girls hockey was in danger because of low student interest. Ekren said on Oct. 28t that 10 to 11 girls indicated they'd be playing hockey this season.
Arthur Kenneth Roy was born on October 21, 2016 at Stevens Community Medical Center to Heather Pennie-Roy and Nathan Roy of Hancock. Arthur weighed 9 pounds 2 ounces and was...
Morris City Council Member and retired Morris Public Works Director Bill Storck remembers it well. "It was some storm," Storck said of the 1991 Halloween Blizzard that swept across Minnesota and much of the upper Midwest. The blizzard brought 21 or 24 inches of wet, heavy snow as Storck recalled. "We were pushing snow at the airport and there was so much water in it the snow was the color sky blue," Storck said. "I don't remember if they predicted if it was to be that much snow or not," Storck said. "It was terrible."
Matt Klukas is the newest officer on the Morris Police Department. Morris Mayor Sheldon Giese administered the oath of office to Klukas at the Oct. 25 meeting. Klukas is from Victoria. He was most recently a community service officer for Carver County, Morris Police Chief Ross Tiegs said. "He did some patrol and responded non-criminal events in Carver County," Tiegs said. "It's relatable experience (to regular patrol) but it's not quite the same."