Volunteer 0pportunities for April
■ ARC UNITED OF PEQUOT LAKES - Deborah Simmons, 218-251-0957, Debsimmons@charter.net.
Thrift Store Volunteers - We are looking for volunteers to work in our thrift store in Pequot Lakes.
■ Upcoming blood donation opportunities announced
Those interested in donating blood may do so at the following locations: from noon to 6 p.m. April 18, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church 35208 County Road 37, Crosslake; from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Public health is return on investment
Cass County Health, Human & Veterans Services recognizes National Public Health Week April 1-7. This year's theme is "Public Health is ROI (Return On Investment). Save Lives, Save Money.
Chiranjeet Shah thought all Americans were selfish.
Everything he knew of the U.S. the India citizen learned from television.
But after arriving here, he found out it wasn't true. He was shocked when he saw a woman driving a truck.
■ Visit Brainerd voted
best visitor bureau
Visit Brainerd was nominated for an award for Best Convention & Visitor Bureau for a town/area less than 25,000 in population in the 2012 Minnesota Meetings & Events Magazine readers choice awards.
Rice cakes, dried cranberries, grapes and bananas got their work-out Monday as children used their imaginations to create faces or other art masterpieces with their food during the Brainerd Public Library's Cooking with Kids Story Time.
Crow Wing County commissioners met with front-line supervisors in Community Services Monday to get feedback on the ongoing restructuring.
For months, the county department has been in a state of reorganization from programs to office space.