Free Master Gardener classes through the University of Minnesota Extension Crow Wing County Master Gardeners will take place at the Brainerd Public Library from April – September 2013. Monthly presentations facilitated by certified University of Minnesota Extension Crow Wing County Master Gardeners who will discuss subjects ranging from rain gardens to city chickens. Master Gardeners are University of Minnesota-trained volunteers whose job is to educate the public about a variety of horticulture subjects using readily available, up-to-date research-based information.
DISTURBANCE — A report at 3:08 p.m. Wednesday of a disturbance at Walmart Supercenter, 7295 Glory Road, about two females who littered. Complainant observed two females litter. He confronted them, gave trash back and they then left in vehicle throwing trash out again.
Crow Wing sheriff
BURGLARY — A report at 2:23 p.m. Wednesday of a burglary of a cabin over the winter on Silver Bay Road in Brainerd.
Good Sa maritan Society – Communities of Brainerd and Pine River invite the public to upcoming Alzheimer’s Education Sessions. The information will be useful for caregivers, family members, and friends of those with memory loss.
Understanding your Impact — What is Patient-Centered Care? is set for 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Good Samaritan Society-Woodland Chapel, 100 Buffalo Hills Lane, Brainerd.
Introduction to Dementia Care Culture — How Families Cope is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. June 11 at Good Samaritan Society-Woodland Chapel, 100 Buffalo Hills Lane, Brainerd.
WALKER — In the report on veterans’ comments before the Cass County Board May 7, the Brainerd Dispatch incorrectly reported that Don Stehr made the comment that he would use the veterans satellite office in Remer rather than the main county veterans office, which is now located in Backus.
Motorists and passengers are reminded to buckle up this spring as extra “click it or ticket” seat belt patrols take to the roads statewide May 20 through June 2. The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office is among nearly 400 Minnesota agencies increasing patrols to encourage motorists to buckle up. In the last three years on Minnesota roads there were 864 traffic deaths, of which 352 were not buckled up. Of those 352 killed, 41 percent were motorists ages 16-29.
Motorists travelling Highway 371 in Nisswa will encounter lane shifts and short traffic interruptions on area streets beginning Monday.
That day’s traffic changes will include the following.
• Highway 371 between the south Highway 371/Hazelwood Drive intersection and Nisswa Avenue will be reduced to a single lane in each direction as traffic is switched to the existing northbound lanes. Traffic will then switch to the new southbound lanes while the northbound lanes are reconstructed. All lanes of Highway 371 will open in fall 2013.
Greg Newell and Rachel Danielson are two people involved in a nationwide case involving passing counterfeit American Express Traveler’s Checks.
The pair were in Milwaukee yesterday morning 5/7/13, and then headed to Madison later afternoon yesterday.
Newell and Danielson pass traveler’s checks mostly at ‘big box’ retailers, such as Target and sporting goods stores. The latest images from Target show a possible license plate from Illinois L575574 on a grey Toyota 4-door.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to two fires Wednesday afternoon.
Firefighters responded to the first call at 1:57 p.m. on 7874 Travis Trail in Fort Ripley that was a grass fire. The other call was at 3:55 p.m. on 12956 Pine Hurst Road, south of Brainerd, to a fire in the ditch.
The Brainerd March of Dimes walk pulled in 350 walkers and raised more than $28,000.
Top teams at the 2013 Brainerd March for Babies include Lakewood Health System, Essentia Health and the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center.
The top walker in Brainerd is Grace Lodermeier, who has been walking for four decades.
Money raised at the event funds research, education and local community grants for programs such as the NICU Family Support program at St. Cloud Hospital and the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital.
Three area businesses, including Cragun’s Resort, were among the complainants whose action led to a Better Business Bureau (BBB) alert being issued concerning a Twin Cities media group they claim did not live up to its promises.
Six complainants told the BBB that Minnesota Media Group failed to advertise or produce a promised brochure for a trade show/expo that took place in April at the Mall of America. The BBB then issued an alert regarding the business.
BAXTER — Remaking Woida Road to handle heavier traffic and include water, sewer and a bike/pedestrian option may be the best design but the question is how to afford it.
With large lots and a recovering economy, the Baxter City Council is taking a fresh look at its assessment policy. The city is faced with taking on a bigger financial burden with road projects, which are unfeasible if assessed to property owners.
Public Works Director Trevor Walter said “$20,000 in assessments is not going to work.”