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Fatal accident in Camden Township

According to the Carver County Sheriff’s office May 7 at approximately 6:26 p.m.,  deputies responded to a personal injury crash involving a motorcycle on the 10600 block of Yale  Avenue, in Camden Township, MN.

Sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene and located a downed motorcycle and a single adult male  rider lying on the gravel roadway. Lifesaving efforts were administered by responding  emergency medical personnel.

Clay Joseph Nystrom, age 64, of Waconia, was pronounced  deceased at the scene. Deputies learned the motorcycle was traveling northbound on Yale  Avenue and appeared to have lost control. Mr. Nystrom was wearing a helmet at the time of the  crash.

This incident remains under investigation by the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, and the  Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office. The Plato Fire Department and Ridgeview Ambulance  responded to and assisted with this incident.


Carver County weed notice

Notice is hereby given this 6th day of May, 2022, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 18.83, Subdivision 1 (2013), that all persons in Carver County, Minnesota, shall control or eradicate all noxious weeds on land they own, occupy or are required to maintain. Control or eradication may be accomplished by any lawful method, but the method(s) applied may need to be repeated in order to prevent the spread of viable noxious weed seeds and other propagating parts to other lands. Failure to comply with the general notice may mean that an individual notice, Minnesota Statutes, Section 18.83, Subdivision 2 (2013), will be issued. An individual notice may be appealed within two working days of receipt to the appeal committee in the county where the land is located. Failure to comply with an individual notice will mean that the inspector having jurisdiction may either hire the work done or seek a misdemeanor charge against the person(s) who failed to comply. If the work is contracted for hire by the inspector, the cost can be placed as a tax upon the land and collected as other real estate taxes are collected. You may obtain a list of the plants that are designated noxious and the members of the appeal committee from your County Agricultural Inspector or County-Designated Employee. You can also obtain this information from your Local Weed Inspectors. Local Weed Inspectors include the township supervisors, city mayors or their appointed assistants. More information regarding the MN Noxious Weed Law and a list of County Agricultural Inspectors and County Designated Employees can be obtained from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Web Site by visiting: .
Prohibited Noxious Weeds: plants that have the potential or are known to be detrimental to human or animal health, the environment, public roads, crops, livestock, or other property. There are two regulatory listings:
Eradicate List: These plants are not currently known to be present in Minnesota or are not widely established. These species must be eradicated, meaning all the above and below ground parts of the plant must be destroyed. No transportation, propagation, or sale of these plants is allowed, and measures must be taken to prevent and exclude these species from being introduced in Minnesota.
Control List: These plants are established throughout Minnesota or regions of the state. Species on this list must be controlled, meaning efforts must be made to destroy all propagating parts and prevent seed maturation and dispersal, thereby reducing established populations and preventing reproduction. Transportation, propagation, or sale of these plants is prohibited.
Restricted Noxious Weeds: These plants are restricted noxious weeds whose only feasible means of control is to prohibit the importation, sale, and transportation of them or their propagating parts:
Specially Regulated Plants: These plants have been determined to pose ecological, economical, or human or animal health concerns. Measures must be taken to minimize the potential for harm caused by these plants:
The 2022 list of Noxious weeds can be viewed here:
Brad Hanzel
Department of Environmental Services
Public Services Division
600 East Fourth Street, Chaska MN 55318
Published in the Herald Journal, May 6, 2022.

Amateur Minnesota baseball clubs face potential economic crisis


Local town baseball teams part of the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Association find themselves in a peculiar predicament. Teams like the Winsted Wildcats, Howard Lake Orphans, and Watertown Red Devils. The association has decided to amend the process teams must go through to secure its funding. Without a proper solution, teams and their local governing boards may struggle to find the funds necessary to continue maintaining their parks and, in some cases, to operate at all.


Teen detained after threat at Carver County high school

Victoria, MN — Authorities say a teenager has been detained after allegedly threatening to shoot people at his Carver County high school, according to KSTP.

According to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to Holy Family Catholic High School in Victoria to investigate a report of threats being made by a student at around 9:30am Tuesday.

The sheriff’s office says the incident happened Monday on school property before baseball practice and during an altercation with another student. That’s when they say the suspect — identified as a 15-year-old boy — threatened to beat another student with a baseball and cleats, and also allegedly said he had a list of people he wanted to shoot.

The suspect was then taken to the Carver County Juvenile Detention Center after he was found at his Minnetrista home.

Authorities add that some students captured the threats on video and gave them to the sheriff’s office.

No other details were immediately available.

Celebrate Spring and Think Winstock with this Special Ticket Offer!

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“This year has been the winter that won’t end, so we hope this offer is able to bring some brightness to our fans and that they can take advantage of the savings and get Winstock on their calendars to look forward to,” said Winstock Country Music Festival Committee Chairman Dave Danielson.

The NO FEE period begins Wednesday, April 13 at 12:01 a.m. and runs through Sunday, April 17 at 11:59 p.m. Orders placed during this time period at will have the processing fees waived. This offer is only valid for new orders. It is not applicable to previously-placed orders.

Winstock ’22 will take place in Winsted Friday-Saturday, June 17-18 and feature Tim McGraw, Jake Owen, Jimmie Allen, Brothers Osborne, Gary Allan, Jameson Rodgers, Neal McCoy, Larry Fleet, Little Texas, MacKenzie Porter, Walker County, Casi Joy, Stephen Paul, The Jensen Sisters, and Jake Nelson.

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NYA student arrested for threat to kill people at school

Norwood Young America, MN — Carver County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 17-year-old boy this morning, Wednesday, April 6, who planned to kill eight or more people at Central High School in Norwood Young America (NYA), according to authorities.

According to a press release from the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to Central High School to investigate the alleged threat complaint reported through the sheriff’s office crime tip program.

Deputies located the boy at school and took him into custody without incident. He admitted to making the threat, according to the press release. He also admitted to filing a crime tip with the sheriff’s office for the safety of the other students, according to the sheriff’s office.

The boy did not have any weapons on him, and no weapons were found on the school’s property. Because of the prompt response and investigation by deputies, Sheriff Jason Kammerud said school staff deemed it unnecessary to lock-down or dismiss school.