Area law enforcement officers were kept busy during the latest Safe and Sober Speed project, the State Patrol reported.
For the seven-county Brainerd State Patrol District troopers stopped 177 vehicles and wrote 79 citations, of which 48 were for speeding. Troopers also reported 107 speed warnings, 44 other warnings, one warrant arrest, one charge for driving after license revocation or suspension, 19 seat belt citations, nine seat belt warnings and other miscellaneous activity.
The month-long project included seven specific days of speed enforcement, which were selected around specific community events. Area agencies working this project were deputies from the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department and officers from the departments of Brainerd, Baxter, Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Crosslake, Deerwood, Crosby, Cuyuna, Breezy Point as well as troopers from the State Patrol.
Activity by other law enforcement agencies in Crow Wing County area was not yet available, the State Patrol reported.
May 11-17 proclaimed Police Week in Brainerd
Brainerd Mayor James Wallin proclaimed May 11-17 as Police Week in Brainerd and asked residents to honor and show sincere appreciation to peace officers by deed, remarks and attitude.
Todd County sheriff launches new Web site
The Todd County Sheriff's Department announces its new Web site at www.co.todd.mn.us.
At the county's home page users should click on county offices and then sheriff.
The site contains information about the office, frequently asked questions, a history section, contact information and a monthly newsletter.
Guides sought for downtown Brainerd history tours next week
Meetings will be conducted at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday for anyone interested in learning how to be a guide for walking history tours of downtown Brainerd. The meetings will be conducted at the Brainerd Public Library on Fifth Street.
Anyone interested in scheduling a history tour in conjunction with the state's sesquicentennial celebration (May 11-18) may call Larry Kellerman at Central Lakes College at 855-8178, Andrew Hook at (218) 546-2822 or Carl Faust at 829-0137.
Brainerd District receives $40,000 STEM grant
The Brainerd School District was one of 12 districts that received a Minnesota Department of Education Systemic STEM School Redesign Grant in the amount of $40,000.
The STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics - grant awarded to the district will provide the funding for several initiatives. The first initiative is to continue the professional development training efforts in the Project Lead the Way pre-engineering program.
A second focus of the grant is to increase student engagement and motivation in pre-engineering by participating in the First Robotics program. The grant will provide financial support for the participation in this program another year.
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