Atwater News

05/23/2018 07:22 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Minnesota man accused of drinking in crash where passenger died 

A central Minnesota man faces multiple charges, including criminal vehicular homicide, in connection with a fatal crash May 4 at a highway intersection north of Grove City. Blake Lee Ahlbrecht, 60, of Grove City is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol when his van failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a semi at the intersection of Minnesota Highway 4 and Meeker County Highway 16. A passenger in the back seat of the van, 57-year-old Steven Delmer Schmidt of Atwater, died in the crash.

05/05/2018 12:33 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Authorities: Booze involved in fatal Minnesota crash 

Authorities say alcohol was involved in a fatal crash in Meeker County, about 50 miles southwest of St. Cloud, on Friday afternoon. The Minnesota State Patrol says a Dodge Caravan driven by 60-year-old Blake Lee Ahlbrecht of Grove City, Minnesota, was westbound on County Rd. 16 when it failed to stop for a stop sign and struck a semi that was traveling southbound on Highway 4. Steven Delmer Schmidt, 57, of Atwater, Minnesota, a passenger in the Dodge Caravan who was not wearing a seat belt, suffered fatal injuries in the crash.

04/25/2018 03:51 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Memorial Day Programs 2018 

In 1999 Congress ensured that the nation was given the opportunity to show their appreciation publicly for troops past and present. May is Military Appreciation Month because there are many days marked to note our military's achievements including: Silver Star Service Banner Day , Loyalty Day , Victory in Europe Day commemorating the end of WWII in Europe in 1945 , Children of Fallen Patriots Day, Military Spouse Appreciation Day , Armed Forces Week , Armed Forces Day , Maritime Day , and Memorial Day ends the month with a day to remember the service and sacrifice of those who gave all.