Both DFL and GOP party officials in Crow Wing County expressed concern about the number of campaign signs that have been stolen or damaged this political season.
DFL Crow Wing County Chair Steve Barrows said he reported damage to an unspecified number of campaign signs. He said the party is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people who damaged an unknown number of Democratic signs last weekend.
Karen Toman, Republican Crow Wing County chair, said her party also has had many signs stolen or damaged this political season.
The theft of a campaign sign is considered misdemeanor theft, Crow Wing County law officials have said. The crime is punishable by a maximum penalty of a $1,000 fine and/or 90 days in jail.
DNR reports October rainfall above average
October was wetter than normal this year in Brainerd, according to officials at the Brainerd DNR office. The DNR reported 3.35 inches of precipitation compared with the 10-year average of 2.49 inches.
The year-to-date precipitation total is 26.14 inches compared to the 10-year average of 27.31 inches.
Temperatures ranged from a high of 77 degrees Oct. 6 to lows of 28 degrees Oct. 13 and 14.
Dial-a-Ride available to transport voters
Brainerd and Crow Wing County public transit (Dial-a-Ride) will be available today to help individuals who need transportation to their polling places.
To arrange for transportation, call 825-7433.
All public transit buses are handicapped accessible.
Senior dance music change listed
The senior dance today at the Moose Lodge in Brainerd will have music by Helen and Don. Krekleberg will not play.
Chapter CJ of PEO
Chapter CJ of PEO will meet 12:30 p.m. today at the home of Susie Obeidzinski. Colette Miller will be the hostess.
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