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Tue
07
Jan

Fire Report

Maple Lake’s Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service responded to the following emergencies during the past week:

Jan. 5, 7:14 a.m.: Maple Lake’s volunteer firefighters were paged to Bernatello’s Pizza plant, 220 Congress Street West, Maple Lake, for a strong gas smell. Sixteen firefighters responded, investigated and ventilated the building.

Jan. 4, 6:14 p.m.: Automobile accident one mile north of Maple Lake on County Road 8 when a vehicle hit a pole. Three people, Alicia D. Foster, 17, driver; and passengers, Amy Poquette, 16, and Jon Shinnick, 16, all of Annandale, were involved. Shinnick, riding in the back seat, and Poquette, wearing a seat belt, declined medical assistance.   All three were transported to the Buffalo Hospital ER by ambulance. The fire department’s rescue squad responded to the accident with 22 firefighters.

Sun
05
Jan

Fire Report:

Maple Lake’s Fire Department, Ambulance and Rescue squads responded as follows during the past week:

Feb. 3: Ambulance and Rescue squads were dispatched at 2:25 p.m. to a one-vehicle accident on County Road 7 & 39. Occupants of a pickup, which struck a tree, declined medical assistance.    Feb. 1: Ambulance and Rescue squads responded to a one-car roll-over accident on Donnelly Dr. NW (east side of Maple Lake) at 12:31 p.m. Occupants of the vehicle, Elizabeth Payne, Buffalo; and Jeff Klarstrom, Montrose; apparently were not injured and transportation was refused. A photo appears on page 4.

Jan. 31: Medical page at 9:33 p.m. cancelled by a deputy on the scene at 9:42 p.m.

Jan. 29: Medical page for patient in respiratory distress at 9:40 a.m. Individual taken to the Buffalo Hospital ER.

Tue
31
Dec

Fire report:

Maple Lake’s Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service responded to the following calls this past week:

Dec. 24, 9:18 a.m.: Patient transported to Buffalo Hospital ER with breathing difficulties.

Dec. 28, 4:51 p.m.: Eleven-year-old Dakota Bruns, 120 Oak Ave., Maple Lake, was taken to the Buffalo Hospital ER following a fall off of an ATV in the 8411 Clementa Ave. N.W. area. He was wearing a helmet.

Dec. 28, 6:34 p.m.: Jesse Schwartz, 127 23rd Ave. N., St. Cloud, declined medical assistance following one-car rollover on County Road 8 N., Maple Lake. He was wearing his seatbelt.    Dec. 29, 11:40 a.m.: Patient taken to Buffalo Hospital ER following a fall in her residence.

Tue
31
Dec

City to host Town Meeting Jan. 9 at high school

The City Council of the City of Maple Lake is inviting all residents, business owners, educators, civic and religious leaders, and township, county, and state officials to a Town Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2003 in the cafeteria of the Maple Lake High School.    The purpose of the meeting is to explain the process of preparing the Maple Lake Comprehensive Plan and to receive public input on the growth issues and development priorities for the City over the next 20 years. The purpose of the comprehensive plan is to assist the City in making future decisions affecting land use, zoning, and development density.

Tue
31
Dec

Bloodhound aids search for Joshua at St. John’s

A bloodhound used earlier this month in the search for missing University of Minnesota student Chris Jenkins has joined the effort to find missing St. John’s student Joshua Guimond.

On Sunday, Hoover, a seven-year-old bloodhound with a long record of success in previous search efforts, was brought to the St. John’s campus in hopes of finding clues to the Nov. 9 disappearance of Joshua.

But in a new twist to the ongoing investigation, the dog apparently also picked up a scent associated with Chris Jenkins on the St. John’s campus. And the path that Hoover followed for both Jenkins and Joshua appeared to lead to the St. John’s Abbey complex. Jenkins was last seen leaving a downtown Minneapolis party on Halloween night.

Tue
31
Dec

Christmas Eve crash kills Buffalo resident

Wright County Sheriff Gary L. Miller reports that on December 24, 2002, at approximately 6:05 p.m., the Wright County Communications Center received a report of a one vehicle rollover accident in the 11400 block of Aetna Ave. NE in Monticello Township. The accident claimed the life of Lucinda Ann Dorf, a 36-year-old Buffalo resident.    The preliminary investigation revealed that the vehicle was traveling north on Aetna Ave. when the driver lost control in a curve causing the vehicle to enter the steep west ditch and roll over. Lucinda Dorf, the 36-year-old female driver from Buffalo, was ejected from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her three minor children were treated at the Monticello Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.     Sheriff's Deputies were assisted at the scene by Monticello Fire and Rescue and Monticello-Big Lake Ambulance Service.

Tue
24
Dec

City plans Jan. 9 Town Meeting

The City Council of the City of Maple Lake is inviting all residents, business owners, educators, civic and religious leaders, and township, county, and state officials to a Town Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2003 in the cafeteria of the Maple Lake High School.    The purpose of the meeting is to explain the process of preparing the Maple Lake Comprehensive Plan and to receive public input on the growth issues and development priorities for the City over the next 20 years. The purpose of the comprehensive plan is to assist the City in making future decisions affecting land use, zoning, and development density.

The meeting should be informative and will be the major opportunity for public input in this process. Refreshments will be served.  

Tue
24
Dec

Filing for township offices opens Dec. 31

Elections will take place on Tuesday, March 11, 2003, for area townships. Filings for office will open on December 31, 2002, and close on January 14, 2003, at 5 p.m., with the exception of Chatham Township, which will receive filings until 8 p.m. There is also a $2 filing fee. Candidates who filed for March election have until 5 p.m. January 16, 2003, to withdraw from filing. Offices up for election are:

ALBION TOWNSHIP

One supervisor for a 3-year term.  One treasurer for a 2- year term.  Filings will be received at the clerk’s home: Doris Raisanen, 9666 45th St. NW, Annandale.    MAPLE LAKE TOWNSHIP

One supervisor for a 3-year term.  One supervisor for a 2-year term.  Candidates may file by contacting the office of Clerk Dick Hogan, telephone 320-963-5336.

CHATHAM TOWNSHIP

Tue
24
Dec

Yellow ribbons for Joshua bring media attention

Maple Lake came as close as it will likely ever get to hosting a media circus when representatives from two Twin Cities television stations and the St. Cloud Times journeyed to town to cover a tribute organized by Maple Lake High School students for missing Maple Lake man Joshua Guimond.

Guimond, who has been missing since November 9, was a 2000 graduate of Maple Lake High School and a past vice president of the Student Council.

On the morning of December 19, current members of the Maple Lake High School Student Council tied yellow ribbons on every sign post, tree and fence within reach from the school through the downtown area as their way of honoring Joshua and bringing attention to a search that is still ongoing, even at Christmas.

Wed
18
Dec

Joshua is remembered at Christmastime in Maple Lake

Christmas is a time for families to gather and this holiday season makes the absence of one young Maple Lake man even more difficult to accept.

Joshua Guimond, a junior at St. John’s, disappeared without a trace on November 9 after leaving a party with friends on the St. John’s campus.    As the days after Joshua’s disappearance stretched into weeks, searches were conducted, posters were distributed and funds were raised to continue the effort to find the only son of Brian Guimond and Lisa Cheney.

Joshua’s parents, who are divorced, both live in Maple Lake and have become nearly inseparable as they coordinate search efforts and struggle to keep media attention focused on their son’s disappearance.

“There is somebody, somewhere who knows something,” Brian said. “And if it’s kept out in front of them, maybe somebody will break.”

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