WALKER - The Cass County Sheriff's Department is reminding people that with the arrival of warm spring temperatures ice conditions on area lakes will quickly deteriorate.
The recreational division of the sheriff's department will take ice signs and winter warning signs off area lakes soon.
The sheriff's department urges people to check ice conditions before heading out onto lakes by contacting bait shops, resorts, the DNR or the sheriff's department. The sheriff's department also asks that people tell someone if they are going out on a lake.
Training session planned at CLC on Saturday
Media and children training will be 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Central Lakes College in Room 236.
Training will be provided by Mary Gale. Participants will explore the media's impact on children's health, behavior and academic achievement.
This is to inform child-care providers, parents and teachers about the power and influence the mass media has on children.
Cost is $20 but if there is a financial hardship, contact Laura Billman for a fee reduction. A four-hour training certificate will be issued if needed.
Those interested can register up to Thursday night by calling Billman at 765-3074.
County receives approval for development grant
Rep. John Ward, DFL-Brainerd, announced this week that Crow Wing County's application for a Small Cities Development Program award has been approved in the amount of $770,700. According to Ward, this money will be used to rehabilitate 18 rental units, nine commercial units and one community center facility.
These awards are administered by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. For more information, contact Ward at (651) 296-4333, or (800) 683-4205, by mail at 533 State Office Building, 100 Martin Luther King Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Next YMCA swim lessons start the week of April 14
The Brainerd Family YMCA's next swim lesson session is starting soon. The lesson schedule is available at the YMCA and on the Web at brainerdlakesymca.org. The session begins the week of April 14 and meets once a week for six weeks.
These pre-school and school-age lessons are taught by trained instructors. YMCA members can begin registering for classes April 8. Community members can begin on April 10. Contact the Brainerd Family YMCA at 829-4767 or stop by at 602 Oak St. in Brainerd to register.
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