Archive for Montrose

Funeral notice: Marjorie T. Salonek, 81, of Montrose

MONTROSE, MN – Marjorie T. “Marge” Salonek, 81, of Montrose, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, June 25, 2016. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday, July 1 at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown. There will be visitation Thursday, June 30 at the church from 4 to 8 p.m., and continuing Friday from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the Mass. Arrangements are with Iten’s Watertown Funeral Home.

Early deadlines this week

The Herald Journal will have early deadlines for the July 4 edition.

All advertising, news items, personals, thank you’s, and open houses are due by 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 28. Classified ad deadlines are 9 a.m. Thursday for the newspaper.

PHOTO GALLERY: Wright County Breakfast on the Farm

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – Click here for photos of the June 18 Wright County Breakfast on the Farm. A few photos will be printed in the Monday, June 27 edition of the Herald Journal.

Intern joins newspaper staff

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – Brianna Mathias has joined the Herald Journal/Enterprise Dispatch as a summer intern. Mathias is a Minnesota native, but just recently moved back after nearly seven years in Hays, KS.

Mathias first became interested in reporting her freshman year of high school. She joined her school’s newspaper and discovered her passion.

Always an avid participant in Hays High’s journalism program, Mathias enjoyed spending her last two years as the co-editor-in-chief of the newspaper, The Guidon.

Under her reign, not only did the paper continue its legacy of being an All-Kansas award winner, but her journalism team also won the State Championship at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association journalism competition for two consecutive years.

Though newspaper was her favorite high school activity, she also enjoyed participating in forensics, spring play, choir and art classes.

In addition to leading the pack in newspaper, she revived the school’s gender and sexuality alliance and was a youth leader in her church.

Mathias graduated in May, and is excited to continue working in the journalism field this summer. She will continue her education at the University of Minnesota Twin-Cities where she hopes to major in journalism.


Two sought in connection with attempted murder last seen in Howard Lake

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – The Wright County Sheriff’s Office has identified a 28-year-old man and 33-year-old woman as persons of interest in connection with the attempted murder of Cheyenne Lee Clough, 19, of Buffalo, who was found unresponsive at Crow Springs County Park Wednesday morning.

According to audio posted by Police Clips at 6:48 p.m. Wednesday, the WCSO is seeking Justin Michael Jensen, a 6’1″, 180-pound white male with blue eyes and Natasha Leanne Brandenburger, a 5’6″, 150-pound white female with blue eyes.

According to the Police Clips audio, the two may be armed and dangerous and are possibly driving a stolen, white Honda Accord with Iowa plates of AXK 248, which may now have unknown Minnesota plates on it.

Their last known location was Howard Lake, according to the audio.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the WCSO at (763) 682-1162 and mention master incident No. 8395.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

UPDATE: Crow Spring County Park closed, heavy police presence on site

ROCKFORD TOWNSHIP, MN – The Wright County Sheriff’s Office is investigating at Crow Spring County Park in Rockford Township following a call reporting a found body Wednesday morning.

According to Public Information Officer Capt. Todd Hoffman, the WCSO received a call at 8:09 a.m. reporting that a body had been found at the park.

When officers and members of the Montrose Fire Department arrived, the individual was found to be alive. The individual, who has not yet been identified, was transported to Buffalo Hospital and airlifted to North Memorial Hospital. The extent of the injuries is not being released at this time.

“We are investigating this as a crime,” Hoffman said. “We don’t have any information on motive, what occurred, or how it occurred. We are still at the very early stages of the investigation.”

When asked if there is any danger to the general public, Hoffman said, “We always tell the public to be vigilant and aware. We don’t have any specific information that the public is in danger.”

Hoffman said no other agencies are investigating the incident with WCSO, and that he does not know how long the park will be closed. The entrance to 40th Street Southeast near the park has also been blocked.

Crow Spring County Park, located at 775 40th St SE  in Rockford Township, is closed, with caution tape and Wright County Sheriff's Office vehicles blocking the entrance. Officers on scene said there was no information available at this time, and could not provide a timetable for when information would be available.


PHOTO: Crow Spring County Park, located at 775 40th St SE in Rockford Township, is closed, with caution tape and Wright County Sheriff’s Office vehicles blocking the entrance, as officers investigate the circumstances surrounding a body that was found there. The entrance to 40th Street Southeast has also been blocked.