PHILBROOK -- A reward is being offered for information pertaining to explosive devices that were detonated Thursday in two residential mailboxes Thursday in Fawn Lake Township in Todd County, near Philbrook.
The amount of the reward, being offered by the United States Postal Service, was unknown, said Todd County Sheriff's Deputy Chris Gorr, whose office is investigating the incident with the postal service.
No one was injured in the explosions, Gorr said. The residents found their mailboxes destroyed Thursday morning.
Gorr also said, though it was unknown what type of devices were detonated in the mailboxes, he believed they weren't meant to injure the residents.
Gorr added it was unknown if the two incidents, located on 335th Avenue and 400th Street, were related.
Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to contact the Todd County Sheriff's Department at (320) 732-2157.
Philbrook is located about five miles southwest of Motley on Todd County Road 28.
Fair exhibitors need to pick up exhibits, premium checks
The Crow Wing County Fair Board reminds exhibitors that unclaimed exhibits and premium checks can be picked up at the administration building from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays.
After Sept. 30, all unclaimed exhibits will be destroyed.
Region 5 board to meet Thursday
STAPLES -- The Region 5 Board will meet Thursday at the Region 5 office in Staples.
Boy Scout golf tourney set for Friday
A Boy Scout golf tournament and deck party will be Friday at the Legacy at Cragun's Resort in East Gull Lake to support camp operating costs at Parker Scout Reservation, a year-round outdoor education and camping facility located on North Long Lake in Merrifield.
Parker Scout Reservation is owned and operated by the Central Minnesota Council, Boy Scouts of America.
The 18-hole golf tournament starts at 1 p.m. Friday with a shotgun start, four-person scramble. Cost is $150 per golfer, which includes the deck party.
The deck party social will be 5:30-8 p.m. Friday. Cost is $100 per couple.
For more information, contact Cragun's Resort at 829-3591, BSA Field Office at 829-3998 or BSA Central Minnesota Council Service Center at (320) 251-3930.
Northern Pines Mental Health Center receives Qwest grant
Northern Pines Mental Health Center Inc. has been awarded a $198,250 grant from Qwest Communications International Inc. to establish a virtual private network, linking several rural outpatient facilities in west central Minnesota.
The grant money will allow health facilities in Brainerd, Little Falls, Long Prairie, Staples, Wadena, Walker and other area communities to share electronic data, establish a virtual private network with biometric security and provide centralized e-mail services.
Little Falls school board to meet in closed session
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls School Board will meet in closed session at 7 a.m. Friday in the superintendent's office to discuss union negotiation strategy.
Free car seats with training offered
The Crow Wing County Child Abuse Prevention Council and Brainerd Downtown Kiwanis Club are sponsoring a safety training program on the proper installation of infant and toddler car seats and high-back boosters from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 26 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 418 N.E. Eighth Ave. in Brainerd.
Those completing the training course will receive a 5-point restraint car seat for infant/toddlers or a high-back booster. This program is for parents and grandparents and open to anyone in Crow Wing County who meets the income guidelines.
This program is funded in part by the Children's Trust Fund and by Kiwanis.
Participants must pre-register by Friday by filling out a registration form available through Crow Wing Public Health or Crow Wing County Social Services. A $5 donation is required for the training. All those qualifying will be notified by phone before the training.
Registrations will be handled on a first-come, first served basis.
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