More than 16,000 volunteer hours have been put in through the University of Minnesota (UMN) Extension Service Master Gardener program in Crow Wing County since its inception in 2005 - which adds up to more than $384,000 given in in-kind contributions.
Bev Wells tells it like it is.
Her husband, Earl, has no hobbies and he needed something to do. So she encouraged him to get a part-time job - to give him something to do and to bring in some extra cash.
The 28-year-old Brainerd man - sentenced in 2009 to one year in jail for the beating death of Chad Charles Campbell on Aug. 14, 2008 - who violated his probation and could have faced prison time, will be placed back on probation.
There will be no Aitkin County Fair this summer - the first cancellation since 1946.
The county fair - scheduled to start Wednesday and run through July 14 - was canceled Tuesday after a vote by the Aitkin County Board.
Strong winds and thunderstorms that rolled through the Brainerd lakes area Monday night into Tuesday morning affected several counties, extensively damaged the areas of Longville and Cass Lake and terminated power to 6,500 Crow Wing Power residents — which meant no air conditioning for those peopl...
Fourteen contestants will be vying for the title of the 2012 Miss Brainerd Lakes and the 2012 Miss Baxter Scholarship Pageant at 7 p.m. Saturday at Tornstrom Auditorium.
Doors open at 6:30 and tickets are $10 and are available at Riddle's Jewelry.