LITTLE FALLS -- Four men were arrested Monday for controlled substance violations after officers seized a quantity of suspected cocaine and marijuana from a residence here.
The Little Falls Police Department reported a search warrant was executed by authorities at 508 4th Street Northeast. The amount of suspected narcotics seized was not was not reported.
Another man was arrested for an out-of-state outstanding warrant.
The men's names were being held pending formal charges. They are being held in the Morrison County jail. Formal charges are expected to be filed today, the Little Falls Police Department reported.
Assisting with the Little Falls Police Department in the investigation was the Morrison County Sheriff's Department, NET VI Drug Task Force and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
The American Cancer Society Crow Wing Unit is offering a prostate cancer education and support program starting at 7 p.m., May 11, at the St. Joseph's Medical Center, in the Theresa Room -- lower level.
The meetings will be held the second Thursday of each month stating May 11. The program is free. For more information contact Carol Bombardier at 8287-7421 or 819-8295.
Energy assistanc e
Energy assistance is still available for eligible households in Crow Wing County. Applications are available by mail or can be picked up at Lutheran Social Services offices in Brainerd.
To request an application or for more information, call 829-5000 or 1-800-829-5902.
April 28 declared
Brainerd Mayor James Wallin has declared April 28 as Arbor Day in the city of Brainerd.
Police and Fire
Commission to meet Tuesday
The Brainerd Police and Fire Commission will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at city hall to discuss the sergeants promotional exam.
ST. PAUL --Rep. Steve Wenzel, DFL-Little Falls, is among 10 Minnesota legislators who has asked state and federal authorities to look at possible anti-trust law violations stemming from a plans by six of the nation's largest meatpacking firms to create a unified marketing entity on the Internet.
"We are concerned that this combination will create an 'OPEC of meat' that could control the prices charged to consumers and paid to farmers," Wenzel, of Little Falls, said. "These six companies include the nation's largest processors of beef, pork and poultry. If they are marketing their products jointly, that gives them tremendous leverage in setting prices to the consumer, the farmer and the retailer."
Wenzel and the other legislators sent letters to Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch and to the U.S. Department of Justice, asking them to examine the proposal for possible violations of anti-trust laws.
Parks and Recreation
Board to meet Monday
The Brainerd Parks and Recreation Board will meet at 3:30 p.m. Monday at city hall.
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