Sometimes perception is stronger than fact and with that idea in mind, Brainerd City Council members voted 4-3 to stop the fire department from responding to medical calls.
The council expects to revisit the issue on May 5.
After the past nine days, the warm-up for the early part of this week may make coats seem optional.
It hasn't been this cold for this long in December since Richard Nixon was in the White House and gas was 36 cents per gallon.
Two small girls rushed into the small kitchen bathed in afternoon light with their minds on a snack, a glass of milk and imitating a lion's roar.
It could have been any after school family gathering.
Trudi Amundson, a pilot who delivered blood across the state for the American Red Cross, is joining the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport Commission.
Amundson will be replacing departing Beth Pfingsten in January.
Five people applied for the position.
This season, downtown Brainerd businesses are joining forces to entice shoppers with special events.
Nancy Williams, owner of Fancy Pants Chocolates, said activities include a hidden elf with clues on its whereabouts beginning Dec.
Crow Wing County agreed to settle a lawsuit with Risky Business.
The lawsuit arose after the county enacted an ordinance in 2012 regulating sexually oriented businesses.
Risky Business Novelties and Videos opened in 2005 in Brainerd.
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