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Brad Jorgensen
Brad Jorgensen
Carroll Community School District's most recent class of graduating seniors scored on average more than 2 points higher on national college-entrance exams than their peers across the state.
  • Judge again denies new child-sex trial
    A Carroll man's repeat request for a court hearing to determine whether his guilty verdicts for having sex with his teenage niece should be set aside is "nothing more than a fishing expedition," District Judge Gary McMinimee concluded this morning. 
  • Dragonflies, pinweeds 
and jewelry-building bugs
    With rubber boots reaching his thighs and a large, tan net held at the ready, a man creeps stealthily through

    waist-high grasses, focusing on his prey. 
  • Ride the Rail basks in sun
    After a stormy overnight, fabulous, sunny, 80-degree weather on Saturday helped draw regisration of 143 participants in the fourth annual Ride the Rail on the Sauk Rail Trail. 
  • Carroll city officials say a $772,000 road-and-landscape project will continue south on Court Street to the one-block section between Fourth Street and Fifth Street - even as some library advocates say a proposal to expand the lending facility into that area remains a viable proposition. 
  • Bald eagles nest near Coon Rapids, 'bit of a mystery' for now
    Benjamin Franklin didn't think the bald eagle was an appropriate representation of the United States - saying, "He is a bird of bad moral character; he does not get his living honestly." 
  • Carroll man will appeal child sex conviction
    Steve Schneider will challenge his six felony sex-abuse convictions after he is sentenced for the crimes, his new attorney said Wednesday. 
  • Floor tiles delay Jimmy John's opening
    A popular national sandwich restaurant that was set to open in Carroll this week is now expected to begin selling it's "freaky fast" subs on Tuesday. 
  • Spectacularly Sweet
    For five children it was a dream-come-true: Finding one of the Golden Tickets to Willy Wonka's spectacular world's greatest chocolate factory. 
  • Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will be one of many state and local dignitaries joining Scranton Manufacturing New Way Wednesday, June 25, for an invitation-only groundbreaking ceremony in Scranton. Construction of a 56,000-square-foot expansion at 101 State St. will position New Way for future product growth and boost the local economy with 75 new jobs. 
  • Whiterock Conservancy's 'BioBlitz' to open prairies, wetlands, river to public
    More than 40 species of dragonflies live at Whiterock Conservancy in Coon Rapids. 
  • Lesle hired as new high school dean of students
    Carroll Community School District juvenile liaison officer Larry Lesle received unanimous approval by the school board Monday night to fill a new role as dean of students at Carroll High School. 
  • Carroll County Freedom Rock recalls sliver of Manning WWII, railroad history
    The front face of the Carroll County Freedom Rock - located in Manning's Hausbarn Heritage Park along Highway 141 - depicts a soldier standing on an outcropping of the Milwaukee railroad trestle north of town, guarding an incoming troop and munitions transport. 
  • On the road to a bright trail future
    A number of Sauk Rail Trail bicyclists for the last couple of years have visited during rides and afterwards about ideas for keeping Sauk a top-notch recreation trail or even making it better. 
  • Murder trial set for December
    The man accused of killing Mark Koster in 2009 and burying his body in the basement of his house is set to stand trial for first-degree murder in December. 
  • Carroll teens blast through competition with '70s music
    If you closed your eyes, you'd think you had gone back in time. Dark bar, cold beer, ears ringing as KISS and Ted Nugent blare through the speakers. 
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