Exotic animals more accustomed to the African plains or the Australian Outback may not be what residents expect to see near Brainerd.
But that is likely to change as Safari North continues to make progress toward a 2014 Memorial Day weekend opening.
As summer strengthened, jobless rates decreased across the lakes region, at least by a fraction.
With the June numbers, Brainerd's jobless rate of 9.7 percent translates to 749 people without jobs from a labor force of 7,706.
BAXTER - With roads aging, Baxter city officials are pondering how to pay to implement a pavement plan.
With residents on large lots, assessments to replace roads or extend city services reached tens of thousands of dollars per homestead.
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