When Greg Jager started feeling sick in February, he had no idea the illness was so serious it would alter his life and nearly claim it.
After all, the 25-year-old Pequot Lakes High School graduate was married with a young child.
Want to live longer? The American Heart Association (AHA) reports for every hour of regular exercise, a person gains two hours of additional life expectancy. That's even true, the AHA notes, if you don't start until middle age.
Brainerd's jobless rate dropped slightly in March, as did all the rates across the seven-county area.
Warm weather may have helped by putting the area ahead of schedule from area resorts to lawn maintenance.
Brainerd posted an unemployment rate of 14.
Chairman Doug Houge provided the deciding vote in favor of a meal reimbursement that split the board in half.
The Crow Wing County Board split evenly after hearing a proposal Tuesday to revise the county's travel and expenses policy.
What's the No. 1 killer of men and women?
Here's one hint. It doesn't start with a "c." Surprised? Join the club.
What if you could actually do something to avoid this health hazard? Here's the kicker - you can.