■ Upcoming blood donation opportunities
Those interested in donating blood may do so at the following places: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center, 523 North Third Street, Brainerd; from 2-7 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 26-27 at the American Legion, 25807 Main Street, Nisswa; from noon to 6 p.m. Jan. 2-3, National Guard Armory, 1115 Wright Street, Brainerd; from 1-7 p.m. Jan. 8-9 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 10, St. Francis Center, 116 Eighth Avenue SE, Little Falls; from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 9, Camp Ripley Armory, 15000 Highway 115, Little Falls; from noon to 6 p.m. Jan. 13, Emily City Hall, 39811 State Highway 6, Emily; and from noon to 6 p.m. Jan. 14, Motley United Methodist Church, 847 Third Avenue South Lane, Motley.
■ Star Tribune
WALKER — The Cass County Sheriff’s Office has had several reports of a Star Tribune subscription payment scam. Individuals are being called and advised that their Star Tribune subscription payment did not go through and the information needs to be resubmitted over the phone. Charges then start appearing on their credit card.
Remember to never give your credit card information over the phone unless you initiate the call. Always check your credit card statements for any extra charges. If you receive a call from a company you do business with stating that there is a problem with your account or that they need to verify your credit card information, never give out your information — call the company’s number on your card or statement directly. If you have been the victim of a scam or you suspect a possible scam, contact your local law enforcement.
■ Brainerd warming
houses open Saturday
The Brainerd warming houses and skating rinks will open for the season on Saturday.
Warming house hours are 4 to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, at Gregory Park, and from 5 to 8 p.m. at Bane and Mill Avenue parks.
Weekend hours for all three parks are noon to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and from 1 to 7 p.m. on Sundays.
During the Christmas school break, all rinks will be open from noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 1 to 7 p.m. on Sundays.
Warming house hours may change during times of inclement weather or frigid temperatures.