Square dancers will do-si-do and area merchants hope to see more dough this weekend as an estimated 800 to 900 square dancers sashay into Brainerd Friday through Sunday for the 60th annual State Square and Round Dance Convention at Brainerd High School.
By MIKE O'ROURKE
One Brainerd couple watched with particular interest and no small amount of pride Friday when their grandson, Ryan Sullivan, introduced President Barack Obama at his appearance at Honeywell in Golden Valley.
Montgomery "Monty" Jensen, 30, filed for the District 1 post on the Crow Wing County Board late Friday, emphasizing leadership, fiscal responsibility, accountability and solutions.
His entry into the race means there will be an Aug.
Verndale’s water supply is safe to drink and city officials continue to look into what went wrong with a back-up system that was designed to activate a second well when the first one malfunctioned, and the water tower subsequently ran dry Friday morning....
Verndale water tower goes dry
By MIKE O'ROURKE
Verndale's water tower temporarily went dry Friday morning, causing a 24-hour ban on drinking the water without boiling it and sending Verndale Public School students home at 11:30 a.m.
Paul Koering, an eight-year veteran of the Minnesota Senate, filed Thursday for the District 1 seat on the Crow Wing County board. He'll face incumbent Phil Trusty, who also filed for re-election Thursday.
Cass County Commissioner Neal Gaalswyk, 57, filed Tuesday for re-election to the District 1 seat he was elected to in 2010. Redistricting moved the election date up two years for his southern Cass County district.