The Brainerd Jaycees are sponsoring the Minnesota High School Rodeo at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds.
Local competitors include Josh Cronquist, Dylan Windorski and Kelsey Jensen, Brainerd, Shawn Brandon, Jess Hanneken and Brianna Blanchard, Pine River; and Austin Kozelka, Sami McGuire and Cora Borman, Backus.
The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports that most area lakes will not be free of ice for the upcoming fishing opener weekend scheduled Saturday.
“While this is a unique situation that could lead to angling through the ice rather than from a boat,” Sheriff Tom Burch said. “I want to reminds anglers that ice conditions are rapidly deteriorating and the ice should not be considered safe. In several instances the ice is pulling from the shore on smaller area lakes. On larger lakes, the public landings are deteriorating from plowing, traffic and road salt.”
The North Memorial Air Care annual spring conference will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport.
The conference is free.
The schedule for the conference is: Welcome and lunch will be held from 5:30-6 p.m.; "Smack is Back: Heroin in Minnesota by Richard Molderhauser, 6-7:15 p.m.; "How Fast do you Squeeze:" Hyperventilation at it's worse," 7:15-7:30 p.m.; "Finding Our Way Back: One police family's journey back from a critical incident" by Lisabeth Mackall.
Baxter Elementary School was in a soft lockdown for approximately 30 minutes Monday morning, after the Baxter Police Department responded to a call of a suicidal male, said Baxter Police Chief Jim Exsted.
Exsted said because of the proximity of the call with the school and the mention of a possible firearm involved, Baxter Police notified the school administration and it was determined that the school would enter into a soft lockdown status.
The report of the suicidal male was received at 8:05 a.m.