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ALYSSA KREKELBERG SUN PRESS Newspapers Things got heated at the Rockford Fire Hall during a city-council-hosted town hall meeting that discussed the changes in the water and wastewater rates and the high August utility bills that resulted because of this. “We were blind sighted with these absurd rate hikes,” one man said. The plan to [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN CROW RIVER NEWS The start of Rockford’s home football game against Holdingford Friday brought back memories of last year’s 42-0 blowout by the two-time defending Central Minnesota Conference champions. On the second play Holdingford ran for a 55-yard touchdown. The Rockets responded by driving down to the 4-yard-line, but the play was [...]

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Council adopts right-of-way purchases for Hwy. 610 The Maple Grove City Council oversaw the awarding of a scholarship from the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Foundation to Community Service Officer Ryan Ascher during its Tuesday, Sept. 2 meeting. Also during the meeting, the council approved right-of-way purchase agreements for parcels needed for the expansion of Hwy. [...]

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Mobile Hope celebrates ground breaking Mobile Hope on Aug. 28 celebrated the start of construction of its dream project, Hope Center at Maple Hill Estates in Corcoran, with a ground breaking ceremony. Hope Center will add to the skyline next to the basketball court on the east end of the trailer park. Jill Dejewski, who [...]

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By Olivia Koester Staff Writer   The sky is the limit for first-graders as they dream of becoming astronauts, firefighters and more. At Dayton Elementary School in the late 1970s, one of Barb Swanson’s first-grade students told her that she wanted to become an Olympian someday.   On Aug. 14, that student pulled an Olympic [...]

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Photos by Susan Van Cleaf The Corcoran community celebrated Country Daze this past weekend at Corcoran City Park. Results The 6th Annual Classic Car Show Results from Saturday, Aug. 16, at the 11th Annual Corcoran Country Daze: People’s Choice – Dave Wecker of Corcoran, ‘57 Chevy Convertible 1st Place – Lyndon Minks of Corcoran, ‘71 [...]

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Residents have wanted paving for 15 years The Corcoran City Council, Thursday, Aug. 14, debated the issue of how to pay for the paving of 38 miles of gravel roads in the city, while a number of residents in the audience waited to hear what would happen with three streets in particular — Treeline and [...]

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Filing by candidates for the November general election ended Tuesday, Aug. 12. The general election will be Tuesday, Nov. 4. Residents will be able to vote for their city election, as well as other state and federal government elections between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. The following candidates filed by the Tuesday deadline. They had [...]

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