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Annandale motorcycle driver seriously injured in Wright Co.

On the evening of May 5, an Annandale man was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash in Wright County; the crash happened just before 6 p.m.
The Minnesota State Patrol (MSP) said 39-year-old Jedd Johannes was taken to HCMC in Minneapolis for treatment of life-threatening injuries.
The MSP said Johannes was Southbound on Highway 24 when the motorcycle left the roadway at 91st Street and crashed.
The Patrol says he was not wearing a helmet.

Dancing Like the Stars Photo Gallery 2023

We attended the 2B Continued Dancing Like the Stars Gala over last Saturday and captured some amazing photos.

Check them out here:

MNDOT announces winners of “Name a Snowplow” contest

Yer a Blizzard, Harry and Blizzo join the state’s snowplow fleet as winners of the 2023 “Name a Snowplow” contest, along with six other popular names, the Minnesota of Transportation announced today Wednesday, Feb. 8.

More than 64,000 voters cast a ballot in the contest. One newly named snowplow will be assigned to each of MnDOT’s eight districts.

The winning names, in order of vote totals, and their future homes are:

  • Yer a Blizzard, Harry – District 8 (Southwest Minnesota)
  • Blizzo – Metro District (Twin Cities)
  • Clearopathtra – District 1 (Northeast Minnesota)
  • Better Call Salt – District 3 (Central Minnesota)
  • Han Snowlo – District 7 (South Central Minnesota)
  • Blader Tot Hotdish – District 2 (Northwest Minnesota)
  • Scoop! There it is – District 6 (Southeast Minnesota)
  • Sleetwood Mac – District 4 (West Central Minnesota)

The agency invited people to submit creative ideas for snowplow names in December 2022. After receiving more than 10,400 name ideas, MnDOT staff narrowed the list to 60 finalists for the public to vote on. This is the third year that MnDOT has hosted the annual Name a Snowplow contest.

MnDOT now has 25 named snowplows statewide, including Plowy McPlowFace, Betty Whiteout, Duck Duck Orange Truck and The Big Leplowski. In addition to the 24 named snowplows selected through “Name a Snowplow” contests, staff in District 1 chose to add a named snowplow to their region in 2022. Giiwedin, the Ojibwe word for the North Wind, is stationed at MnDOT’s Duluth Truck Station and covers Highway 33 near the Fond du Lac Reservation.

MnDOT will share additional information on its social media pages once the new 2023 names are placed on the snowplows.


Mid-County Coop’s FALL/WINTER 2022-2023 Messenger is now available to read



Inside volume 42 of the Mid-County Messenger you will learn more about Mid-County’s different departments including Agronomy, Energy, the Auto, Truck & Tire Center, and more! There’s updates and information available for each department in the co-op containing information and updates on the successes and experiences or the last half year. READ NOW

CLICK HERE to see all the past Mid-County Newsletters too dating back to spring of 2006. Come see how Mid-County has grown over the years as well as all that’s going on now!

Funeral notice: Roger Braatz, 84

Roger Andrew Braatz, devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and uncle, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home Tuesday, Dec 20.
Visitation will take place Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022, from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, MN.
The funeral service will take place Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022 at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior at 10 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo. Inurnment will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Catholic Charities of St. Cloud (Meals on Wheels)
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo. Online condolences for the family may be directed to


Mid-County Coop is now hiring a Full-Time Administrative Assistant


Mid-County Coop, a growing, locally owned, full service cooperative in Cologne, MN is seeking an administrative assistant. Office experience with Word, Excel and standard administrative skills is preferred. Full-time day hours, competitive wage and excellent benefits package.
Please contact Marsi Motschenbacher at
(952)466-3720, email cover letter and resume to or mail to:
Marsi Motschenbacher, Mid-County Coop
PO Box 177, Cologne, MN 55322
Mid-County Coop is looking to fill a variety of other positions in all departments immediately, visit to see all the openings.