Local NewsMinute: Cookies, Steak, Hughes, And Cheeseburgers 05 Feb 18

Girl Scouts Back In Action

The Morris Area Girl Scouts are once again selling their famous cookies. Paul Martin owns Willie’s Supervalu, and was more than happy to give Brownie Troop 481 access to his clientele over the weekend.
The Girl Scouts will sell at the Morris Pizza Ranch tomorrow night, Willie’s on Saturday, the University of Minnesota Morris next Tuesday, and Common Cup Coffeehouse on Valentine’s Day.

One Day Before Caucuses

Caucuses are tomorrow, and Republican Dave Hughes made stops in Browerville and Alexandria over the weekend to pitch his bid for Minnesota’s Seventh Congressional District. Hughes feels confident about where his campaign is at, and the Party’s preparations for Tuesday night.
You can find your Caucus location by searching for “Caucus Finder” on the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website.

Morris Fire Relief Association Goes To The Armory

On Saturday, Morris firefighters were hard at work, setting up the Annual Steak Fry at the National Guard Armory. First Assistant Chief Matt Solemsaas said this year’s switch from the Fire Hall makes preparations a lot simpler, and the hard work of the wives is what makes the event successful.
If last year was any guide, Solemsaas thinks between 800 and 900 people will have attended. The Department is already looking forward to their pancake feed, held during Prairie Pioneer Days.

High Hopes At Hancock High

During Saturday’s Hancock-CMCS basketball doubleheader, the West Central Cattlemen’s Association grilled 300 cheeseburgers for prom-related festivities.
Brett Nelson thinks the parents were able to raise between $3.00 and $4.00 per plate, which will help them hire imaginick, a magician, to entertain the prom-goers. During last week’s fourth, fifth, and sixth grade girls basketball tournament, between ticket sales and walking tacos, Nelson says the parents raised $2,300.00.
The post-prom party costs between $10,000 and $12,000 to organize.