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The tricky triangle known as the Pocono Raceway got a major facelift in the off-season with new asphalt. If drivers thought the old pavement with its ruts, slick spots and potholes was bad, the new surface may be just as difficult to figure out. NASCAR is so aware of the new challenges for the thre...

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 3:32pm

Even with seven cautions last week at the Dover International Speedway, including one for a season-high 13-car pileup, the racing season seems to be moving forward with its emergency flashers on. Lead changes continue to be way down. So is the number of cautions. There are a lot of reasons being flo...

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 3:29pm

SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — Two kayakers swept up in the fast-moving Mississippi River were rescued after they became stranded on an island. Stearns County sheriff's officials say a bicyclist on a trail in the Sauk Rapids Lions Park heard calls for help Monday afternoon from the stranded kayakers. T...

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 9:29am

With a little boost from the city of Brainerd Planning Department and Brainerd City Planner Mark Ostgarden, the Brainerd City Council opted to allow the planning department to continue with the Brainerd Main Street Advisory Committee (MSAC) on a transistion plan, with the approval from MSAC during M...

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 10:35pm

The Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) Foundation announced the establishment of the Greg Sellnow Memorial Journalism Scholarship, created in memory of longtime Rochester Post-Bulletin columnist and journalist Greg Sellnow, who passed away in March 2012. Sellnow was a graduate of Brain...

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 10:35pm

OUTING — A 37-year-old Emily man was killed Saturday after the vehicle he was driving came to a curve, and the driver lost control and rolled the vehicle while traveling north on Highway 6, a half-mile south of Outing, reported the Minnesota State Patrol. The man was identified as Marc L. Stowe. T...

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 10:35pm

Square dancers will do-si-do and area merchants hope to see more dough this weekend as an estimated 800 to 900 square dancers sashay into Brainerd Friday through Sunday for the 60th annual State Square and Round Dance Convention at Brainerd High School.

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 10:34pm

LITTLE FALLS - The Little Falls School District may soon have a new superintendent.

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 10:34pm

A Central Lakes College (CLC) geoscience instructor will offer observers a chance to witness a rare astronomical event, a Venus transit, on Tuesday.

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 8:22pm

The Central Lakes College Practical Nursing (PN) and Associate Degree (AD) Nursing programs announced the achievement of candidate status with the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Inc. (NLNAC).

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 7:33pm