Magazine issues article correction
Jet Sports magazine, the official publication of the American Watercraft Association, issued a correction Friday relating to its article published this spring about the Jetsporters Association of Minnesota.
The article was the center of a controversy tlast week when Rep. Matt Entenza, DFL-St. Paul, filed illegal fund-raising complaints against Rep. Dale Walz, R-Brainerd, and JAM. The article said the Minnesota association mailed 30,000 fund-raising letters on behalf of Walz. JAM, Entenza said, is a non-profit organization that is not permitted to solicity or donate funds to candidates or lobby.
On Friday Jet Sports magazine, a publication of the American Watercraft Association, said the author of the article incorrectly described the direct mail campaign. The magazine said the mail campaign, launched in the spring of 2000, was a solicitation for membership in JAM and not for political donations to any candidate.
Walz said he had no knowledge of any fund-raising that JAM might have conducted on his behalf.
Bus trip planned to Camp Ripley
Project Together, a Freshwater Education District Community Education Adults with Disabilities program, has planned a trip to Camp Ripley on Flag Day, June 14.
The trip includes a slide presentation by Camp Ripley staff highlighting environmental projects at Camp Ripley, a guided tour, lunch on your own at the Camp Ripley snack bar/lunch room, and a visit to the Camp Ripley Museum. Before heading home the group will visit the Pine Grove Park in Little Falls to view the new animal exhibits.
The school bus will leave the Long Prairie/Grey Eagle Middle School at 7:45 a.m. and the back parking lot at Staples Community Center at 8:30 a.m. June 14. The bus will return to Long Prairie at about 3:30 p.m. and to Staples at 4:15 p.m. June 14.
Cost is $7 for transportation and donation to the Pine Grove Park.
Persons with or without disabilities are encouraged to participate in all Project Together activities.
Call 1-800-450-2497 for more information and to register.
Airlifts to be on display at camp
CAMP RIPLEY -- Camp Ripley has invited the public to observe helicopter airlifts on Monday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The observation point is the Red, White and Blue Parade Reviewing Stand located three-quarters mile north of the main gate. Parking is located nearby.
Spectators may follow the information signs posted along 47th Infantry Division Road.
Stop smoking classes planned
Freshstart Smoking Cessation classes will be offered by the Crow Wing County Health Department beginning at 3:30-5 p.m. June 13. It is a four-week course will classes offered on June 13, 20, 27 and July 11. The quit smoking program is offered by the American Cancer Society.
This program is open to anyone. A $15 fee is charged for the materials. This fee is refundable if all four sessions are attended.
For more information or to register, call 824-1080 or visit the health department office at 219 Laurel Street in Brainerd.
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