Highway 210 will open to four lanes of traffic Friday through the city of Brainerd to accommodate visitors to the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at the Brainerd International Raceway, the Minnesota Department of Transportation reported.
Motorists are reminded that eastbound and westbound Highway 210 is detoured between Eighth Street and 13th Street Southeast until crews complete paving and striping operations.
On Thursday night motorists should be prepared for intermittent closures at the intersection of Highway 210 and 13th Street Southeast during paving operations.
Beginning Monday motorists will encounter intermittent lane closures between Sixth Street and Second Avenue Northeast as crews finish remaining concrete work, permanent striping and landscaping operations.
CSAH 49/Wise Road work under way
Preparation work for the construction of additional turn and bypass lanes is under way on Wise Road, the Crow Wing County Highway Department reported.
Preliminary bituminous operations will be occurring on some of the shoulder areas. Flaggers are on-site and will direct traffic intermittently as necessary.
Starting Aug. 14 resurfacing work will start. During these operations, motorists should plan for one lane traffic and minor delays as crews put on leveling and final wearing courses between Highway 371 and Crow Wing County Road 3. Anderson Bros. Construction of Brainerd is the prime contractor on the project.
Weather permitting, the surfacing operations are expected to be completed before Labor Day. Final pavement markings and minor shouldering work will be done in September.
Mounted patrol to host fun show on Aug. 25
The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Mounted Patrol will host the second annual Fun Show Aug. 25 at the Aitkin County Fairgrounds.
Registration opens at 8 a.m. with the show starting at 10 a.m. Age groups are divided into 14 years and under; 15 - 25; and 26 and up. High point prizes will be awarded in each age group.
Helmets, shirts with sleeves and shoes with heels are recommended for riding. Events scheduled include egg and spoon, musical sack, Australian pursuit, open relay, open monkey, figures and stake, pole weaving, open pole bending, key race, Scudda Ho, jumping figure 8, open 4-in-a-line, barrels, jumping speed dash, dizzy cowboy, ribbon race, catalog page, open rescue and grain race.
Cutest baby animal contest results
The winners of the cutest baby animal contest at the Crow Wing County Fair were whitetail fawns, first place, submitted by Barbara Anderson, Brainerd; a baby heifer calf, second place, submitted by Barbara Anderson, Brainerd; and Jack, a 10-week old Running Walker pup, third place, submitted by Travis and Amanda Malloy, Brainerd. Honorable mention went to Ruffles, a 1-month old cocker spaniel puppy submitted by Aimeejoy Balko, Brainerd.
Cash prizes were awarded by the Crow Wing County Farm Bureau. Their photos were on display at the Crow Wing County Fair.
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