People interested in youth tobacco prevention are invited to a videoconference from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday at Room No. C237 at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
The Crow Wing County Health Department is looking for partners to work on tobacco use prevention focusing on the 12- to 17-year-old age group. The grant request requires partnerships with schools, law enforcement, community health and other groups that serve youths.
This videoconference will answer questions about the grant and help participants understand how they can be a part of this opportunity.
The grant proposal must be completed and postmarked by March 18.
Call the health department at 824-1080 to register or for more information call Joyce Mueller at 824-1087.
Package investigated at Brainerd High School
Brainerd police officers investigated an unmarked package at Brainerd High School Thursday.
X-ray examination revealed the package contained books and videotapes.
Steve Razidlo, Brainerd High School principal, found the package in his mailbox about 2:30 p.m.
Because there was no return address on the box, Razidlo said the police were called in to investigate.
Brainerd Post Office to be closed Monday
The Brainerd Post Office will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Post Officer-In-Charge Vic A. Zellgert said regular residential and business deliveries will not be made Monday and usual post office lobby services will not be available with the exception of post office lock box service.
Express mail will continue during the holiday. Mail pickup from collection boxes also will be on a holiday schedule.
Mailing services will continue to be available from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Baxter branch station in the Baxter Triangle Store.
Walz opposes Ventura's tax hikes
State Rep. Dale Walz, R-Brainerd, said Gov. Jesse Ventura's plans to balance the state budget contain too many tax hikes.
"Raising taxes like this is taking the easy way out," he said.
Walz said the state deficit can be eliminated by using reserves and cutting spending without omitting funds for school classrooms and nursing homes. He also expressed concerns with Ventura's plan to freeze state grants, particularly the grant for the Cuyuna Range Technology Center in Crosby.
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