Reconstruction of North Fourth Street, from Washington Street to Bluff Avenue, will begin Monday.
Work hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The streets will remain open to local traffic only, however, the city engineer's office recommends drivers find alternative routes.
Reconstruction of H Street Northeast, from Mill Avenue to First Avenue, is scheduled to begin June 24.
Pre-Relay for Life events planned
A Relay for Life Garden Tea Party is planned June 22 at the home of Kathy Buxton, 1054 Green Gables Road in East Gull Lake.
Besides tea, there will be many other treats served in a garden setting as an opportunity to spend time with a daughter, mother or best friend. There are three seating times at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. June 22.
Tickets are $10 each and are available at the American Cancer Society office, 17 Washington St., Suite B in Brainerd, or by calling the office at 829-6212. For more information on the garden party, call Kathy Buxton at 829-6205.
A baked potato and salad lunch benefit for Relay for Life is taking place now through July 27. Participants buy a coupon for a baked potato with various toppings and a side or Caesar salad and redeem it at Wendy's Restaurant. Coupons cost $4 each and are available at the ACS Brainerd office. Proceeds will support Relay for Life.
There also will be a rubber and duplicate bridge tournament, called the Bridge for Life, at 6 p.m. July 22 at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
Cost is $12.50 for individual players and $25 per couple. This is being organized by area bridge enthusiasts. Call the ACS office at 829-6212 or 1-877-381-8787 to register or for more information.
Highway 371 meeting scheduled June 27
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will hold an informational open house from 5 to 8 p.m. June 27 at Pequot Lakes School to begin the initial phase of the Highway 371 North Improvement Project between the cities of Nisswa and Pine River.
There will be no formal presentation, but several displays will be available explaining the project and improvements. MnDOT staff and its consultants will be on hand to answer questions and receive input. The open house begins the public involvement process associated with the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for improvements along the approximately 17-mile corridor from Nisswa to Pine River.
For more information, contact Tony Hughes, MnDOT project manager, at 828-2465, toll-free at 1-800-657-3971 or via e-mail at TH371N@dot.state.mn.us.
Elks auction planned Tuesday
Brainerd Elks No. 615 will conduct an auction to raise money for youth activities at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the club at 202 S. Fourth St.
It will be preceded by a 5:30 p.m. buffet for $9, at the club, which is also open to the public.
Items to be contributed for the auction may be brought to the Elks Club.
For more information call 829-2643.
Downtown Brainerd Rehabilitation meeting set
A public meeting is scheduled for people who own or have businesses within a targeted area of downtown Brainerd.
The purpose of the meeting is to discuss a proposed initiative that would create a property rehabilitation loan and grant program for qualifying businesses and buildings. The area targeted for this proposed program is the property along Front, Laurel and Maple streets in downtown Brainerd.
The meeting will be 6 p.m. Wednesday at Brainerd City Hall.
Downtown Brainerd business and building owners within the proposed area are encouraged to attend.
For more information about the public meeting, contact Brainerd Planner/Community Development Coordinator Michael M. Brethorst at 828-2309.
Economic Development Authority to meet Thursday
The Brainerd Economic Development Authority will meet 8 a.m. Thursday at city hall.
Planning commission to meet Thursday
The Brainerd Planning Commission will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at city hall.
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