A Minnesota Department of Human Services official who originally described a group home scheduled to open soon in Nokay Lake Township as a "done deal" said Tuesday he would ask Commissioner Lucinda Jesson to rescind the decision.
After nearly decade of running for office every two years, Brainerd City Council member Kevin Goedker is ready for a break.
The Ward 3 representative announced Tuesday he would not seek re-election to the post that represents northeast Brainerd.
BHS athletic site flooded
High Mississippi River levels and run-off from the Brainerd Public Library parking lot have combined to flood secondary football practice areas and grassy recreational areas at Brainerd High Schools' lower athletic site.
Brainerd chamber and resort officials, on the eve of summer's biggest holiday, expressed concern some potential customers might be scared away by reports of flooding and high water in northeastern Minnesota.
Federal emergency officials - in town Tuesday to assess damage in Crow Wing County from the recent heavy rains - lauded the Crow Wing County Highway Department for its documentation of a projected $600,000 worth of damages.