This week: Fundraiser for Families of Wounded Warriors, Local VFWs and American Legions, Little Falls. Through Wednesday. Tom Thorne, grower of Rhododendrons and other plants, has teamed up with local VFWs and American Legions for this fundraiser.
The Federal Aviation Administration will keep 149 control towers, including one at St. Cloud Regional Airport, open after initially announcing it would close as the result of government-wide automatic spending reductions, the Transportation Department said Friday.
A St. Cloud firefighter surveys the scene of a rollover shortly after 2 p.m. Friday. Firefighters say the Cold Spring Co-op truck hauling granular fertilizer overturned while making a left turn from Stearns County Road 4 to Stearns County Road 120. No injuries were reported. About 10-12 tons of fertilizer emptied onto the road and a nearby ditch. The road was closed briefly, according to Capt. Marc Cassen of the St. Cloud Fire Department.
One of the oldest buildings in Little Falls is the Cass Gilbert Depot, built in 1899 and later refurbished after a communitywide effort to save it from demolition. About all that's older is the organization that uses it now.
Air Force Airman Mary Margaret T. Jacobson, daughter of Steven and Pauline Jacobson of Little Falls, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Jacobson is a 2011 graduate of Pierz Healy High School.