Most of the 52 people who braved Monday night’s cold temperatures to learn about MNsure had practical questions rather general criticism of the state-based insurance marketplace.
Frustrations were expressed about the website at the Gordon Rosenmeier Center for State and Local Government session at Central Lakes College’s Brainerd campus.
“We’re still going through glitches,” Laura Beilke, West Central Outreach Community Liaison for a 16-county region, said. “I know that. I always suggest calling the call center. They’ve been adding to the call center.”
A 16-year-old Princeton girl was injured in a one-vehicle crash reported at 8:41 a.m. Monday on Highway 169, north of Highway 95 in Mille Lacs County, reported the Minnesota State Patrol.
The girl, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was taken to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale for non-life threatening injuries.
It was reported the driver of the vehicle was northbound on Highway 169, when that person lost control on the bridge while changing lanes, over-corrected going off the right side of road and into a tree.
The League of Women Voters of the Brainerd Lakes Area will discuss school lunch programs in the area at its next session. The speakers will be Arlene Jones of the Farm on St. Mathias and Colette Pohlkamp, director of Food Services for the Brainerd School District. Jones is involved in an organization of area farmers who provide food to area schools and restaurants. Pohlkamp is the director of food services. The program will be at noon Thursday at the Brainerd Library.
The adoption fee for all cats at Heartland Animal Rescue Team (HART) will be $45 starting Thursday through Dec. 22. Normally the adoption fee for cats is $75, but HART has an abundance of cats that are in need of homes before the holidays, so HART is reducing adoption fees. All HART cats are:
After his wife gave him an ultimatum, a Virginia man listed both his motorcycle and his wife for sale on Craigslist! Check out the details of the ad as well as what happened to the bike. Andrew Dymburt has the story.
Northland Arboretum conducts its annual appeal November through February every year. This year the Arboretum is hoping to retire its road assessments with funds received through the annual appeal. The arboretum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. All donations are tax-deductible. Feel free to stop by the Arboretum located at 15270 Conservation Drive, Brainerd/Baxter (behind Movies 12) or call them at 829-8770 for more information.
Minnesota hunters harvested 164,550 deer during 2013, according to preliminary numbers announced by the Department of Natural Resources.
Through the beginning of December, firearms hunters harvested 144,000 deer, a 6 percent drop from the 153,000 harvested in 2012. Preliminary numbers for the late season in southeastern Minnesota show hunters harvested 4,400 deer, down from the 5,000 harvested in 2012.
The statewide muzzleloader season remains open through Sunday, Dec. 15. The archery season closes on Tuesday, Dec. 31.
Firefighters were called to a possible ice rescue at 12:27 p.m. Friday off Mogensen Shores Road for a couple of ice fisherman. The ice fishermen were located on shore. It was determined the caller thought the fisherman fell in after they left equipment on the ice and went to shore.
Firefighters were called to a carbon monoxide alarm at 7:41 a.m. Saturday on Rognaldson Road.
Firefighters responded to an alarm at 11:12 p.m. Saturday at Black Bear Lodge. It was determined to be frozen water lines in the sprinkler system.
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