Research regarding Brainerd lakes area tourism will be discussed at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in Room E203 at Central Lakes College.
The information, identifying and profiling travelers to specific areas, is expected to help communities guide tourism development efforts.
Researchers at the Tourism Center, University of Minnesota Extension Service, recently concluded their efforts regarding profiles of visitors to five Minnesota communities -- Brainerd, Detroit Lakes, Ely, Pipestone and Shakopee.
Martin Luther King Jr. event planned Monday
The Brainerd Community Education Youth Development/Youth Services and AmeriCorps are hosting a community event from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday for kindergarten through fifth-graders to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. at the Brainerd High School cafeteria.
AmeriCorps members, staff and community volunteers will entertain and inform the students and public with games and crafts. Students will receive a passport that will be stamped at each activity station they visit. The passport then can be shown to a customs agent and the student will receive a gift.
"The children will get to make and take home many items that help reflect Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream and teachings," said Lisa Stawarski of Brainerd Community Education.
Participants are asked to enter the building on the north side.
Parent-teacher conferences to be held
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls School District will have its parent-teacher conferences from 5-8 p.m. Monday and Jan. 24 at the high school.
Teachers will be in their classrooms or offices.
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