After a month of earth moving, the new tubing hill will be ready to open at 4 p.m. Friday. At 1,200 feet long, it is believed to be the largest in the state of Minnesota. The new lift will feature an automated loading station, making loading easier and faster. Riders do not need to hold the rope, just sit back and relax as the lift takes you to the top of the hill.
Interested persons may go to the website for hours of operation at www.mtskigull.com.
The Brainerd Dispatch incorrectly paraphrased comments Jody Converse made at a recent Crow Wing County Board meeting in the Thanksgiving Day paper. Converse said there is so much micromanagement county departments can’t take care of themselves with layers of managers between current department heads and the county board.
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Bloomberg - Current restrictions on Food Stamps are that they can not be used for alcohol, tobacco or hot, prepared foods. Bloomberg's Alan Bjerga discusses food stamp restrictions with Mark Crumpton on Bloomberg Television's "Bottom Line."
Brainerd lakes area residents — who saw 2-3 inches of snow before 5 p.m. Monday — may be digging themselves out to get to work as the area is expected to see between 10-15 inches of snow by Wednesday night.
The Fort Ripley Township will terminate its fire contract with the city of Brainerd — a move that will eventually be a loss of $20,000 in fees paid to the city department.
The Brainerd City Council unanimously voted to not waive the one-year waiting period for the township at its meeting Monday. Brainerd will still provide fire service to the township for the next year, as required per contract.
A Lake Bronson woman, who was last seen at 10 a.m. Oct. 2 in Karlstad, may be in the Brainerd area.
Dawn Carlson is driving a 2001 Black Mercury Sable LS Premium four-door sedan with a dent on the passenger door. Her last known destination was thought to be Brainerd or Badger, MN. Her Minnesota license plate number is 743-ECY.
Carlson has green eyes, sandy hair, is 5’6” and is 220 pounds.
Kittson County Sheriff’s Office asks that is anyone who has any information on Carlson’s whereabouts call them at 218-843-3535.
Holiday shoppers in Brainerd and Baxter can give cheer this holiday season to area seniors by participating in the Be a Santa to a Senior program.
The program, run by the local Home Instead Senior Care office in partnership with area retailers, volunteers and members of the community, helps ensure isolated seniors receive gifts and companionship during the holidays.
Brainerd firefighters were up and at it right away Monday, when they were called to a shed fire at 8:20 a.m. on the 20000 block of Division Road, in rural Brainerd.
Brainerd Fire Chief Kevin Stunek said upon arrival there was a 10-foot by 12-foot shed on fire. The shed, which held an outdoor wood stove and wood, was a total loss. The estimated dollar loss is $5,400.
Stunek said the wood stove appeared to be the cause of the fire.
A 48-year-old Brainerd woman was injured Friday when the Geo Tracker utility vehicle she was driving went off Highway 371, into a ditch and struck a tree and the embankment, reported the Minnesota State Patrol.
Lisa K. Veith had minor injuries and was taken by North Memorial Ambulance to Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd. The hospital had no information on her condition Monday.
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