Jackie Lentz competed in the Minnesota State Spelling Bee Monday held at St. John's and made it four rounds before missing a word.
Lentz won the District Spelling Bee held at Mississippi Horizons School in January and this advanced her to state. Fourteen students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades competed from Washington Middle School, Franklin Junior High School and Mississippi Horizons School in the district competition.
Susan Nanik, Minnesota State Spelling Bee coordinator, has not tallied up the ranks as of yet, but said Lentz will most likely fall in 10th place.
Brain injury group meets
Jill Wahman and Kaelene Arvidson-Hicks, program specialists with the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota, will present a brain injury basics class from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday at the Brainerd Public Library. The class is free and open to the public. This is the first time this class is being offered in Brainerd.
For more information or if you plan to attend, call the Brain Injury Association at 1-800-669-6442.
For more information about brain injury or for a free copy of the association's newly published "Consumer Guide to Brain Injury Resources," visit their Web site at www.braininjurymn.org.
Bike race set for Saturday
The Children's Miracle Network Brainerd/Baxter Stationary Bike Race will be held Saturday at the Westgate Mall in Baxter.
The event is sponsored by RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty and the Baxter Wal-Mart. All proceeds from the stationary bike race will benefit the Children's Miracle Network affiliate hospital, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare.
The event begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and ends at 5 p.m. Teams must register in advance.
Teams will consist of 14 members with each participant riding a stationary bike for 25 minutes. Each team member is required to obtain a minimum of $50 in funds raised to qualify to ride. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team and individuals.
For more information, contact Lorrie Firm of the Children's Miracle Network at 218-749-4659.
School board sets closed session
The Brainerd School Board will meet in closed session at 9 a.m. Wednesday to discuss pending litigation.
An open school board meeting is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday followed by a Building Committee meeting at 11 a.m.
Man arrested for second-degree assault
A 22-year-old Brainerd man has been arrested for second-degree assault after pulling a gun on another man Friday afternoon.
The victim ran into a downtown Brainerd business and reported he had been assaulted by a man with a gun.
Brainerd police officers responded and were able to trace the suspect to a residence in southeast Brainerd. A brief standoff took place between the police and the suspect, but the man surrendered to police without incident.
The gun used was a .25 caliber automatic handgun, Brainerd police said.
There were no injuries. Brainerd police are presently investigating with follow-up interviews.
The Brainerd Police Department was assisted by the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department.
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