MENAHGA (AP) — Firefighters were getting the upper hand Wednesday on a wildfire that destroyed several structures as it scorched about 7,100 acres in northwestern Minnesota.
Jean Goad, spokeswoman for the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center, said crews were off to a good start toward containing the Green Valley Fire, which started on private land during windy weather Tuesday afternoon, about two miles northwest of Menahga, a community of about 1,300 people.
Central Lakes College’s graduation at the Brained campus is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Brainerd High School gym. The commencement at the Staples campus of Central Lakes College was scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 at the Staples-Motley High School gym.
CROSBY — Crosby Police Officer Dean Savor was recently named the 2012 Officer of the Year.
The annual Officer of the Year award is presented to a Crosby police officer who has a high degree of professionalism and has conducted performance above and beyond the call of duty, with regard to total performance as an officer during the year of 2012.
The Central Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge’s outpatient program, Life Renewal, is pleased to announce it is moving.
“This program has grown out of its current space, so we are moving it into a larger facility at the corner of Sixth and Oak streets in Brainerd,” said Sam Anderson, MnTC Center director.
Now in its second year, the program has expanded to include three full-time counselors and offers afternoon and evening groups for women and men. Life Renewal is a licensed outpatient chemical dependency program that focuses on client’s strengths.
It was dark and intense and embers were flying everywhere. Those were the words one Brainerd lakes area firefighter used to describe the Green Valley Fire that reportedly burned about 7,100 acres, northwest of Menahga.