Most crop experts are now agreeing that Minnesota’s crop yields this year are likely to be highly variable across the state, corn in particular. The latest USDA report has corn at 191 bushels per acre, which would be the third highest ever, and not far off last year’s 194.
Meanwhile, private analysts show corn anywhere from 178 to 190 bushels per acre. The low yield was 158 bushels per acre back in 2014. International walk to school day this year will be Wednesday October 10th. Those involved hope to raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for walking and bicycling. And also to show the importance of increasing physical activity among children along with pedestrian safety. A number of schools are Minnesota and the nation will have events coinciding with walk to school day. If your school is putting an event together, remember to register it on line at walkbiketoschool.org.
An informational open house will be held in Sunburg today from 4-6 pm at the Sunburg Community center.  The public will be able to find out more about the County road 40 reconstruction that’ll take place from County Road 7 to County Road 1.

A man was injured yesterday near Glenwood when he tried to avoid a deer while riding his motorcycle. 34 year old Nathaniel Tahtinen was on highway 55 around Sam when he tried to miss the deer and ended up losing control. He was taken to the Glenwood hospital with non life threatening injuries.

65 year old Wayne Christie of Litchfield was arrested and charged with burglary and theft in an incident last July. It’s alleged that he broke into a neighbor’s house and stole a bra and underwear. He then returned the items to the woman’s laundry room about two hours later. The theft was recorded on a security camera in the home. The woman was not at home when it happened. Christie is scheduled to be in court in November.

Expansion and remodeling work has been completed on the Holly Ridge Manor assisted living facility in Starbuck. The Six Million Dollar project included an addition, and renovation of the kitchen and dining area. 22 new assisted living apartments were added. An open house will be held on Thursday September 27th from 2-5 for the public to see the facility.

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