■ National legion auxiliary president to visit Brainerd
National American Legion Auxiliary President Nancy Brown-Park will visit the Brainerd American Legion Oct. 1.
A dinner will be served in her honor, and all are invited to attend. social hour will be at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served by chef Dewayne Collins and the past commanders at 6:30 p.m. The menu will be pork loin, red potatoes, spring vegetable mix, salad, rolls, cheese cake and coffee.
The cost of the dinner will be $12, payable when you RSVP by Sept. 25 to the legion.
■ Property Owners
The next Rental Property Owners & Managers meeting will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Brainerd Police Department. Brainerd City Building Inspector Scott Sadusky will be the guest speaker. Are there things that you would like to change or omit from the rental housing ordinances? Bring your thoughts. Sadusky will also share the top 10 code violations.
■ Child, 2, pulled from pool in New London
NEW LONDON (AP) — Authorities in west-central Minnesota say a 2-year-old child was flown to a Twin Cities hospital after being pulled from a pool.
The Kandiyohi County sheriff’s office was called to a near-drowning in a pool near New London around 4:15 p.m. Friday.
The child was flown by helicopter to a metro hospital. The child’s condition is unknown.
■ Ex worker accused in stolen ID ring
ST. PAUL (AP) — A former Minnesota state employee is among four women charged in an alleged identity theft ring.
Ramsey County prosecutors allege the ring stole hundreds of identities.
Forty-nine-year-old Roxanne Deflorin of St. Paul, a former state worker, faces one count of identity theft and two counts of possession of a short-barreled shotgun.
According to the complaint, Deflorin obtained identities and Social Security numbers from her former employer, the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, and from going through trash.
The charges say authorities found 355 different identities during a search of Deflorin’s home in August 2012. Those identities included members of the Public Employees Retirement Association of Minnesota.
The Star Tribune reports three other women face identity theft charges.
Deflorin remained in jail Friday.