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Brainerd High School prom planned for April 26 Brainerd High School students will attend prom on April 26. The theme is "Great Gatsby." Grand March will begin at 7 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:53pm

Ripley retirement breakfast is April 24 Camp Ripley will be the site of a semi-annual retirement breakfast and seminar at 8:30 a.m. April 24, starting with pourable coffee and followed by breakfast at 9 a.m.

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 3:56pm

Clever chimps at Kansas City Zoo make brief break to freedom KANSAS CITY (Reuters) - Seven chimpanzees used an improvised ladder from a tree to scale a wall and briefly escape their enclosure at the Kansas City Zoo on Thursday, a zoo official said. One of the chimps apparently pulle...

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 3:36pm

Medical, dental, vision checkups offered to eligible children and youths Crow Wing County’s Department of Community Services encourages families to take advantage of the medical, dental and vision checkups available from local health care providers to qualifying children and youths....

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 3:15pm

Interstate 94 lane closures in Monticello begin Monday Motorists traveling Interstate 94 through Monticello will encounter lane closures, work crews, heavy equipment and possible slow traffic as both directions of the road are reduced to a single lane during non-rush hours beginning Monday. The lane...

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 3:13pm

Highway 10 lane closures, local road closures begin in Rice Monday Motorists traveling Highway 10 and County Road 2 in Rice may encounter delays as the first in a series of lane closures, road closures and detours on Highway 10 and local roads begin Monday. The first closures are scheduled as follo...

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 3:12pm

Highway 10 lane closures at Sauk Rapids scheduled for April 16-17 Motorists in Sauk Rapids may encounter delays as both directions of Highway 10 are reduced to a single lane near Benton County Road 3/Golden Spike Road Wednesday and Thursday.

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 3:10pm

(Reuters) - A Montana bride who pleaded guilty to pushing her husband off a cliff to his death at Glacier National Park is appealing her prison sentence, arguing the judge improperly denied her request to withdraw her plea after a deal with prosecutors unraveled. Jordan Graham, 22, was sentenced las...

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 2:46pm

GEORGETOWN, Delaware (Reuters) - A prominent Delaware pediatrician and best-selling author who punished his 11-year-old stepdaughter using a form of waterboarding was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday. A jury found Dr. Melvin Morse, who has written about near-death experiences and appeare...

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 2:43pm

BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. team prosecuting accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Friday asked defense attorneys to notify them by next month if they plan to make the 20-year-old defendant's mental abilities an issue at trial. In a filing in U.S. District Court in Boston, prosecutors ...

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 2:38pm