Many thanks to all who helped make the recent blood drive at Garrison a success. Thirty-eight pints were collected.
Many thanks to the cooks for the meal, volunteers from Light of the Cross and VFW members who made the room ready and put it back in place the way they found it, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Post No. 1816 for their cookies, as well as the greeters, kitchen help and Light of the Cross for allowing us to hold the drive at their facility.
It is through the combined efforts of all the above and donors as well, we say a hearty thanks.
Crow Wing County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office reported that the liquor license of the Gull Dam Road House on Highway 371 was reinstated on Thursday.
The license was suspended last month by the Crow Wing County Board as the result of complications that ensued after an August name change. Licensing laws require the liquor license and the business name must match.
A petition has halted the city of Brainerd’s proposed capital improvement bonds.
The petition was filed Wednesday with the city and verified through the city’s administrative office, bond counsel Martha Ingram and Crow Wing County.
There were 311 valid signatures; needed were 294 signatures.
The capital improvement bonds would have funded HVAC upgrades for city hall and the police and fire departments, repair to the front entrance at city hall, emergency preparedness upgrades at the public safety facilities and a salt/sand storage building.
Four top ideas for the future of the Whittier school building were named at a town hall meeting.
During the Thursday meeting, 27 residents gave input to city officials.
In November, the Brainerd City Council voted against a proposed amendment that would have allowed community centers in residentially zoned districts. The move was largely because neighborhood residents spoke out against it.
The production of NBC's 'The Sound of Music Live!' starring Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer reportedly cost $9 million. But if the reaction on Twitter is any indication, this new version of the classic starring Julie Andrews won't be making anyone's 'favorite things' list. Kristina Behr (@KristinaBehr) has the scoop.
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Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport Commissioner Beth Pfingsten wrapped up six years of service Thursday with her final meeting as a commissioner. Commissioner Rachel Reabe Nystrom described Pfingsten’s influence as a steady hand amidst a season of turmoil for the commission.
A 73-year-old Crosby man who was removed from the Roman Catholic ministry in 2002 said Wednesday the shortcoming of the disclosures made Thursday by the Archdiocese of St. Paul is that no distinctions were made on the basis of the seriousness of the offenses.
Richard Jeub of Crosby is one of the priests against whom “credible claims” of sexually abusing a minor were made in the archdiocese.
The following recently were sentenced in Crow Wing District Court:
Jamie L. Day, 31, White Earth, was sentenced by Judge Erik J. Askegaard to 19 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Shakopee with the sentence stayed for five years for felony theft.
Wallace D. Goodrich, 43, Breezy Point, was sentenced by Judge Kristine R. DeMay to one year in Crow Wing County jail with sentence stayed for two years for gross misdemeanor for submitting a fraudulent certificate for motor vehicle excise tax.
Minnesota Management and Budget officials announced that the budget forecast shows a projected budget surplus of $1.08 billion for fiscal years 2014-15, according to a statement from Rep. Joe Radinovich, DFL-Crosby, and Rep. John Ward, DFL-Baxter.
The first $246 million of the surplus will be used to complete repayment of the K-12 school property tax recognition shift, meaning all IOUs to Minnesota schools have been paid back, according to the news release. After paying back these shifts, the balance is $825 million. State spending was down by $250 million.
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