Area News

KC donates to Food Pantry

Knight Dave Wozniak, right, presents Sheldon Fredrick a check in the amount of $2500 to go towards the purchase of a new Turtle Lake Food Pantry walk-in freezer. The Food Pantry currently has collected $16,000 of the more than $20,000 needed for the new freezer and installation.

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Textbooks, Track Project Highlight School Board Meeting Discussions

A lengthy discussion revolved around new textbooks for the K-10 English Language Arts Department. High School Principial Jason Hinze started out by explaining the goal was to increase test scores and help the teachers with a curriculum. Presently teachers utilized textbooks but are pulling resources from them and the internet. Purchasing this new system, available…

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Garden Club Claims Top Spot

With the return of the Turtle Lake Inter-County Fair came the return of the Grand Parade. While the Brooklyn Park Drum and Dance Company was the featured event of the parade, there were a number of Turtle Lake businesses and organizations represented by floats. The Turtle Lake Garden Club won for the Organization category The…

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Library To Present Whale of a Tale Program

The Turtle Lake Public Library will be presenting an outdoor program Tuesday, July 27 titled Whale of a Tale. This program, part of a summer series sponsored by the Friends of the Turtle Lake Public Library, will feature some extemely large whale bones and will take visitors to the ocean to learn about whales, their…

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Retires From Fire Department

After 32 years of service on the Turtle Lake Fire Department, Bud Matton has retired. Presenting Bud (center) with his Plaque of Appreciation are, left to right: Assistant Chiefs Pat Gehrman and Travis Helling, Secretary Dave Pabst and Fire Chief Ray Helling.

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Polk County Deputy receives Deputy Sheriff of the Year Award

On Wednesday, June 23 Polk County Deputy Andrew Vitalis received his Deputy Sheriff of the Year Award at the National Sheriff’s Association conference held in Phoenix, Arizone. Deputy Vitalis was recognized for his work in solving the 7-year old cold case hit and run crash in the Round Lake Community that killed Richard Cobenais and…

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Parkview Presents: Discipleship and Disney

The moment we get it, when the lightbulb goes off and we say, “Oh, God loves me! I’m not perfect, but God’s love and grace is for me” is just the beginning of a lifelong journey. The journey is one of learning how to love God back, how to love others and not hurt them,…

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Parkview Gives Donation

Pastor Adam Woods (left) and Tammy Turcotte (right) of Parkview United Methodist Church present a $190 check and custom-decorated mug to Betty Collins (center) of the Polk County Salvation Army Backpack Program to offer what was raised during the “Make and Take” fundraiser. Prior to Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, Parkview UMC offered decorate-it-yourself mugs for…

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Turtle Lake School Track Fundraiser

For those recycling their aluminum cans the can cart located at Austad’s Super Valu in Turtle Lake is set up as the Turtle Lake High School track fundraiser during the month of July. All proceeds from the cans will be used for the future track upgrade.

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