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Fri
26
Feb
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Investigation underway following school threat

Investigation underway following school threat

By Liz Vos

Staff Writer

 

ALBANY – An active investigation is underway following a threat of a school shooting was discovered Monday.  

In a letter to district parents, Superintendent Greg Johnson said the threat is being taken seriously and that action is taking place.

“We are taking every step to ensure the safety of students and staff,” Johnson said.  

The threat was reported by students who found writing in a female restroom at the Albany Area Secondary School on Feb. 22. The message read, “School Shooting @ 11:45 3/3/16”.

“It is thanks to the attentiveness of our students that we have been able to respond to this situation,” Johnson continued.

Thu
25
Feb
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Such a big miracle


Kaylee Heinen has been a fighter from the start. Born 16 weeks early, with only a 23 percent chance of survival, she fought for her life and continues to shine four years later. PHOTO BY LIZ VOS

Such a big miracle

By Liz Vos

Enterprise Staff Writer

Kaylee Heinen is a busy girl. The wide-eyed and imaginative 4-year-old is often found chattering away as she plays house, dresses her favorite dolls from Frozen and dances in her pink-clad bedroom. Kaylee may seem like a typical preschooler, but a closer look at her tiny beginnings proves that she is anything but ordinary.

Born 16 weeks early on Jan. 11, 2012, Kaylee weighed a mere one pound, seven ounces and was 12 inches long. The tiny baby was given a survival rate of only 23 percent. Her parents, Nicole Heinen of Avon and Jeremy Heinen of Freeport stood by her side as she battled to become the ‘rock star’ they see today.

“It was a miracle to even find out we were having a baby,” explained Nicole, who had been told early on that she would likely not have children due to her own medical background.

Tue
23
Feb
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Sheriff’s Office investigating animal abuse case


This dog was found with wounds to the face and hindquarters.

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office is investigating a case of animal abuse where a male yellow Labrador was allegedly shot with a pellet gun. Deputies received a call from Avon Township from a resident who discovered the injured dog lying under a tree. A deputy brought the dog to a veterinarian who determined the dog had been shot four times in the face and twice in the hindquarters. The veterinarian believes the shots came from a pellet gun. Several of the shots penetrated the dog's muzzle and broke the dog's jaw. The dog was treated and is now being housed by Stearns County. Sheriffs investigators are attempting to locate the owner of the dog and identify the person or persons responsible for the injuries. Anyone with information regarding the case can call the dispatch center at 320-251-4240.

Wed
17
Feb
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Climate change to be discussed locally

Public invited to free Feb. 23 convening in Albany

On Tuesday, Feb. 23, Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy and Youth Energy Summit (YES!) will host a free public convening on climate change, the Climate Minnesota: Albany Convening.

In response to the urgent need for increased awareness of local climate change impacts and tangible, community-based solutions, Climate Generation has launched a two-year public education project, Climate Minnesota: Local Stories, Community Solutions.

A core component of this effort is a series of 12 public convenings across the state that connect Greater Minnesota communities to the climate change impacts, solutions and adaptations happening now. Funding for this project comes from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund and the McKnight Foundation.

Tue
16
Feb
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Albany Apothecary closing, sold to CVS Pharmacy

Seiler and staff will make transition

By Liz Vos

Staff Writer

“If it wasn’t good for the community, it’s not something I would do,” said pharmacist Will Seiler of his decision to sell Albany Apothecary to CVS Pharmacy.  “I think it will be a very positive change.”

Albany Apothecary’s last day open is Feb. 17.

Seiler pointed out that the closure of the Albany Area Hospital at the end of 2015 and the incoming of CVS Pharmacy, also in 2015, have motivated the decision to sell.

“We didn’t think either one was going to affect us that much, but we found out early on that it really has,” he said.

Seiler has owned and operated Albany Apothecary since 1998, but the pharmacy’s location on Main Street has served the area’s needs since at least the 1920’s.

Thu
11
Feb
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Urgent Care still offered locally


Beth Frazier, APRN, CNP, offers Urgent Care services at CentraCare Clinic – Albany PHOTO BY LIZ VOS

By Liz vos

Staff Writer

 

ALBANY – Since Jan. 4, Beth Frazier, APRN, CNP, has been ready to help her patients get well through CentraCare Clinic – Albany’s Urgent Care clinic. Being readily available to support patient care is what drives Frazier in her work as a Certified Nurse Practitioner.

“Seeing people get better is the best aspect of my job,” Frazier said. “I enjoy working with people of all ages, from babies on up and every day I get to see something new; that is why I love what I do!”

Wed
20
Jan
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REP. ANDERSON TO HOST TOWN HALL MEETINGS

ST. PAUL – Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, will host three town hall meetings in District 12B on Saturday, Jan. 30.

The public meetings will take place in Glenwood, Sauk Centre and Melrose. Anderson said the sessions are opportunities for citizens to provide input regarding any number of key issues in preparation for the 2016 legislative session, set to begin March 8 in St. Paul.

Fri
08
Jan
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Police discover counterfeit operation in New Munich

Wed
16
Dec
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Two arrests made in methamphetamine investigation

STEARNS COUNTY – The Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force concluded an investigation into the sales of methamphetamine from a residence in rural St.Wendel Township in Stearns County Dec. 14. Investigators had purchased quantities of methamphetamine at the property over the past two months, which culminated in the execution of a search warrant.

Methamphetamine had been purchased on several occasions from residents living in a pole shed type building outfitted with an apartment. The search warrant was conducted at the address of 35884 County Road 4, St. Joseph. At the time of the execution of the warrant both parties were present and were taken into custody. The search yielded additional evidence into the sales of methamphetamine and an additional 10 grams of methamphetamine was recovered.

Tue
01
Dec
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Holdingford school bus involved in early morning crash

No children on board at time of incident

According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, on Dec. 1 at approximately 7:05 a.m., Stearns County Emergency Communications Center received a call of a passenger car and school bus collision at the intersection of County Road 9 and County Road 151 in Holding Township, south of Holdingford.

Stearns County Deputies responded and found that 38-year-old Robert Kobylinski of Holdingford was driving a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix westbound on County Road 151, approaching the T intersection of County Road 9. Miles Dawson, age 67, of Avon, was driving a 2000 International School Bus, owned by Holdingford Public Schools, southbound on County Road 9.

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