LITTLE FALLS -- The Initiative Foundation added two to its regional board of directors.
Mary Schwartz, former mayor of Mora, and Barbara Anderson, director of home care and hospice for St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd, became directors.
Schwartz, an alumna of the University of Minnesota and Meramack College in St. Louis, served as mayor of Mora for three terms. She is director of Child Care Resource and Referral in Pine City.
Anderson is a University of Minnesota graduate where she earned a master's degree in public health. She has more than 30 years of health service experience.
Arboretum plant sale set Saturday
The Northland Arboretum's annual plant sale will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the arboretum's maintenance building regardless of weather.
The sale will feature perennials, annuals, shrubs and trees at affordable prices. Volunteers, master gardeners and staff will be available to answer gardening related questions during sale hours. Proceeds go directly to the nonprofit arboretum's garden fund. The arboretum is on northwest Seventh Street behind the Westgate Mall in Brainerd.
If individuals have plants to donate to the sale, they should call the arboretum office at 829-9770.
Police memorabilia sought by city
To acknowledge the past as the officers move into a new building, the Brainerd Police Department is seeking memorabilia such as badges, uniform items and pictures for a display case to honor the city police history.
Anyone with items from the Brainerd Police Department's past who wishes to share them should call officer Tim Melin or Sgt. Terry Crocker at the Brainerd Police Department at (218) 829-2805.
The display case will be featured in the police department building being built in the former Water and Light Building on Laurel Street.
Rental housing registration reminder
The Brainerd City Council with the Building and Inspectors Department has implemented a rental housing registration program for all rental units. The intent was to have all residential rental properties registered by April 15.
Owners or managers of rental units in Brainerd who have not registered should contact the city's inpections office at 828-2309.
Fees should be returned with rental registration forms. The annual fee is $12 per unit.
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