The Lakes Grill and Bar is opening 11 a.m. April 16 just off Highway 371 North near Brainerd International Raceway in the building that formerly housed Matty's restaurant, which closed unexpectedly a few weeks ago.
BAXTER - Early spring is seen as an advantage in housing market and a Baxter mortgage business is poised to grow as the economy recovers.
Tom Hice started Tower Mortgage as an independently owned and operated lakes area business in 2000.
EMILY - A city council has the ability to determine whether one of its members is a resident and thus able to serve on the council.
That was the opinion of Steve Qualley, Emily city attorney, in a statement to the city council Thursday night.
Crow Wing County had 36 foreclosures in March, the highest number for a month total since last July.
While the numbers have risen, they are still lower compared to the previous year. In March of 2011, there were 58 foreclosures.
BAXTER - This week, potentially Friday depending on weather and wind, a planned burn is expected at Camp Ripley covering thousands of acres.
The aerial burn will utilize helicopters from the camp and the Department of Natural Resources.
BAXTER - Lakes area residents should expect to hear something they haven't in perhaps a decade.
Drones. Helicopters. Tanks. Military thunder. Camp Ripley expects to have a busy summer.
"We're going to be doing a lot," said Col. Scott St.
• Lyme disease symptoms include an expanding rash, headache, fatigue, muscle aches. Symptoms may be severe, including facial palsy, heart beat problems and joint swelling to such an extreme it leads to arthritis.
Unseasonably mild weather has at least one unwelcome side-effect - the potential for an encounter with a small creature with a serious bite.
Tick-borne illnesses have been on the rise in the lakes area in recent years.