The Minnesota House of Representatives Wednesday passed the conference committee report on HF 729, the Omnibus Jobs, Energy, Commerce, and Housing Finance Bill on a 73 to 59 vote. The bill contains provisions authored by State Representatives John Ward, DFL-Baxter, and Joe Radinovich, DFL-Crosby.
MINNEAPOLIS — A 32-year-old Crosby man Tuesday pleaded guilty to possessing a .40-caliber, semi-automatic pistol along with approximately 30 grams of methamphetamine in federal court.
Zachari Allen Kozar pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Kozar entered his plea before United States District Court Judge Ann D. Montgomery.
Crosslake man injured after losing control of motorcycle
CROSSLAKE — A 69-year-old Crosslake man was injured Tuesday when the motorcycle he was driving lost control and went off the road hitting a sign on the 38000 block of Crow Wing County Road 66 and Anchor Point Road in Crosslake, reported the Crosslake Police Department.
Bruce C. Addington was transported by North Memorial Ambulance to Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
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.