The Cold Spring and Richmond communities will be looking at the needs of their joint police department. Last (Tuesday) night the Cold Spring city council approved forming a hiring committee to reassess the city's needs.
The town of Cold Spring is reeling from the news that one of their police officers has been shot and killed. Officer Tom Decker was responding to a welfare check just before 11:00 p.m. last (Thursday) night when he was shot in an alley behind Winner's bar.
The city of Cold Spring and Stearns County will use grant money to help re-furbish some homes and businesses and make some utility repairs. The money is from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. The money is to help Greater Minnesota communities with infrastructure improvements.
Experts say it's too soon to be sure about how Minnesota's loons and other migratory birds fared in the Gulf of Mexico over the winter. Many bird-watchers have been worried about the impact of the BP oil spill.
A local family will turn tragedy into action and outreach tomorrow. The "Let the Sun Shine" event honors the memory of Jonathon Robbins of Cold Spring. Robbins was diagnosed with Schizophrenia and Depression, and committed suicide last year.
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