The Brainerd Northside Neighborhood Association will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the First Congregational Church in Brainerd in Meeting Room No. 1, on the second floor.
The guest speaker will be Steve Lundberg, Whittier and Harrison principal.
Koering testifies for bonding request for training center
Sen. Paul Koering, R-Fort Ripley, testified last week on behalf of a bonding request to fund a statewide emergency management and training center at Camp Ripley. The site is projected to cost $5 million.
Koering cited the I-35W bridge collapse as evidence of the need for statewide multi-agency collaboration in the event of disasters. He said it would be a state-of-the-art training facility available to all of the state's law enforcement, fire, hazardous materials and emergency rescue professionals.
Doty supported Legacy Act bill on environment and the arts
Rep. Al Doty, DFL-Royalton, said last week he supported the bill that will place a constitutional amendment on the ballot next November asking for an increase in the sales tax to protect the environment and the arts.
He said funding for the environment has diminished in recent years while threats to our natural resources have increased.
"I'm pleased we're letting the voters decide for themselves if they want to spend the extra tax money for those specific purposes," Doty said.
Presidents Day hours
In observance of Presidents Day, there will be no mail delivery Monday.
Bank and financial institutions' hours will vary. Some will be closed Monday in observance of the holiday.
Grocery stores will be open Monday.
Convenience stores will be open regular business hours Monday.
Brainerd city offices, Baxter city offices and county offices will be closed Monday.
There will be no school Monday in many area school districts, including Brainerd, Crosby-Ironton and Pequot Lakes.
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