MONTROSE, MN – After interviewing four candidates Monday, the Montrose City Council voted 3-1, with Councilman Lloyd Johnson opposed with no comment, to appoint Nicole Andreoff to the seat vacated by Ben Kuehl.
Andreoff received the third most votes in the 2018 election, behind councilmen Tom Marszalek and Kirby Moynagh, which factored into the council’s decision.
Fellow applicants Roy Henry and Bru Ploog had also run for city council in the 2018 election, while the fourth applicant, Evan Siljander, did not.
“Maybe we should just trust the citizens and go with the next highest vote getter in the election,” Moynagh said.
Mayor Michelle Otto added that, after she posted Monday’s agenda on the Montrose MN Politics Facebook page someone asked why the council, not citizens were making the decision.
“They did a little over a year ago,” Otto said.
“They will have another opportunity come November,” Marszalek added.
Andreoff will officially be sworn in at the Monday, Feb. 10, meeting. Her term will end Dec. 31, 2020.
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, MN – Two teenagers from Buffalo were injured Monday evening after being involved in a crash on Highway 12.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, at 8:23 p.m., a 2006 Chevy Impala driven by Camaron Isaacs-Olson, 17, was eastbound and turning left with a flashing yellow light when it was struck by a westbound 2013 Dodge Caravan driven by Jennah Verhey, 44, of Cokato.
The vehicles spun and struck a 2007 Toyota Camry, driven by Lanita Farstad, 79, of Waverly, which was sitting at the light on Highway 25.
Isaacs-Olson suffered noncritical injuries and was transported to Allina Hospital in Buffalo, as was his 15-year-old passenger, Elle Kirkendall.
Neither Verhey nor Farstad were injured.
Road conditions were wet at the time of the crash.
All involved were wearing seat belts and alcohol was not a factor in the crash, according to the State Patrol.
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, MN – St. Mary of Czestochowa, 1867 95th St. SE, will host a French toast and waffle breakfast from 9 a.m.-noon Sunday, Jan. 26. A free-will offering will benefit the Delano and Watertown food shelves. Sponsored by the Men’s Club and Delano Knights of Columbus.
DELANO, MN – St. Maximilian Kolbe School will hot a “build-a-waffle” breakfast and open house from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, in the St. Peter Church cafeteria, 204 River St. S., Delano. All proceeds benefit the school.
DELANO, MN – St. Maximilian Kolbe School, 235 S. Second St., Delano, will host an open house from 6-7:30 Thursday, Jan. 23. Tour classrooms, meet teachers, talk with current parents, get registration information, and more.
DELANO, MN – Delano High School students will present a performance of a one-act play titled “I Will Go . . . I Will Go . . . “ at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in the Performing Arts Center.