A religious leader has been charged with 59 counts of criminal sexual conduct involving two members of a “Maidens Group” within a Pine County-based church he led called the River Road Fellowship. The church had owned properties near Finlayson, before selling them and moving out of state.
Pine County authorities announced Tuesday an arrest warrant has been issued for 52-year-old Victor Arden Barnard. The sheriff’s office says he was last known to be in the Spokane, Wash., area, and police are looking for him there.
Burnett County Sheriff Dean Roland reports several deaths, a harassment complaint, drug overdose and more on the Tuesday Sheriff’s Report.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is putting burning restrictions in place beginning Monday.
The restrictions will affect the following counties: Anoka, Benton, Chisago, Dakota, Douglas, Hennepin, Isanti, Otter Tail, Pope, Ramsey, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Washington and Wright.
On Monday, April 21, these counties will also be under restrictions: Aitkin, Becker, Cass, Clearwater, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Kanabec, Mahnomen, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Polk and Wadena.
The burning restrictions mean the state won’t give out burning permits for burning brush or yard waste, but campfires are still allowed.
East Central Energy hosted the Cooperative’s 78th Annual Meeting on Saturday and WCMP was live on-location. We spoke with Rep. Tim Faust about recent energy legislation and it’s effect on ECE members.
Join East Central Energy for the Cooperative’s 78th Annual Meeting this Saturday, April 12th at Rush City High School. It all begins with a complimentary “pancake breakfast” at 8am. Popular activities such as bingo and those “bucket truck” rides will return. The Business Meeting begins at 10:15am.
WCMP will broadcast live during the event Saturday morning.
Pine City Pioneer Editor Mike Gainor stopped by for this week’s Pioneer report. He gives us a preview of this week’s edition of the paper.
Sheriff Robin Cole was back on today to give the report. Sheriff Cole informed the public on a busy week for his office, and was also asked about his plans to run for Sheriff again this fall.
Minnesota’s new $9.50 minimum wage bill is expected to reach a gubernatorial vote by the end of this week, that in a report from the Associated Press.
Burnett County Sheriff Dean Roland made his weekly appearance on the Tuesday morning Sheriff’s report and updated our listeners on the latest developments in the county.
Scott Kazmir and the Oakland A’s spoiled the Twins home opener at Target Field Tuesday afternoon beating the Twins 8-3. The Twins are idle today before resuming their three game series Wednesday afternoon on WCMP-FM, 100.9.
Corey Provus wraps up all the action from Tuesdays Home Opener.
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire saw his 1,000th career win as a major league skipper on Saturday after defeating the Cleveland Indians 7-3. He becomes the 60th manager in major league history to reach the milestone.
Chisago County Commissioner Mike Robinson called-in to WCMP on Saturday to talk about the latest board meeting held on April 2. Topics this week include committee removal, new platting for county highways and an update on the closing of “Riverwood”.
A winter storm warning is in effect until 7pm today.
Weather Related Announcements….
Schools that are running two hours late today include:
North Branch-No AM Pre-School
Milaca-No AM Pre- School
Pine Technical College
Schools that are closed today include:
Phase is closed today.
Sgt. Tom Meier was back on for the Pine County Sheriff’s Report on Thursday morning. He recapped a busy week for the Sheriff’s Office and also talked about the in-depth training that is required for each Pine County’s deputy.
Minnesota’s health exchange program MNSure is claiming success in final registration numbers that were released on Tuesday. Over 169,000 Minnesotans were served, according to CEO Scott Leitz.
Burnett County Sheriff Dean Roland’s Tuesday Sheriff’s Report hit the airwaves and was heard on the morning show with Jesse Logan.
Justin Kloos scored twice and Adam Wilcox made 24 saves to help top-seeded Minnesota beat St. Cloud State 4-0 on Sunday in the NCAA West Regional final.
The Gophers (27-6-6) will face North Dakota in the Frozen Four semifinals in Philadelphia on April 10. Boston College will play Union in the other semifinal.
Twins open today in Chicago. 2:40 pre-game and 3:10 1st pitch on WCMP-FM 100.9.
Joe Mauer will be making his first Opening Day start at first base.
Right-hander Ricky Nolasco will start for the Twins. Chris Sale will pitch for Chicago.
In The National League, the Brewers open against the Braves this afternoon at Miller Park. First pitch at 1:10.
In an effort to reduce the number of invasive species throughout the state’s lakes and river, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is prompting all boaters to “think zero” this summer.