The regular November meeting of the Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors moved from Tuesday to Nov. 25 at 9 a.m. at the USDA Service Center conference room, 7118 Clearwater Road in Baxter.
The SWCD Board meetings will revert to a normal schedule in December. Regular meetings are at 9 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month in the Ag Service Center. All meetings are open to the public.
Toys For Kids, food shelf fundraiser planned at Green Lantern
The fourth annual fundraiser for Toys for Kids and the Salvation Army Food Shelf will be Dec. 6 at the Green Lantern.
From 3-6 p.m., there will be all-you-can-eat chili for $3 a person. Horse-drawn sleigh rides by Curt Lundeby and dog sled rides by Maury Duval from 3-4:30 p.m. A silent auction and bake sale will be from 3-7 p.m. with a visit from Santa Claus from 5-6 p.m. A kids' costume contest will be 6 p.m. A pie-eating contest will be at 6:30 p.m. Music by the Jammers Club band will be provided from 7:30-11 p.m. Cover charge for the event will be two non-perishable food items per person, toy or cash donation.
Brainerd lakes area resident wins consumer advocate award
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Minnesota presented Brainerd area resident Lori Shepherd with its Consumer Advocate of the Year Award at its annual conference Nov. 15 in Bloomington.
According to a NAMI news release, Shepherd was recognized for her work with NAMI Brainerd Lakes Area and for being a great advocate for persons with a mental illness. Shepherd has done an outstanding job with the Brainerd Lakes NAMI and in the community by leading a consumer class and making sure everyone attending gets a reminder call. She takes a real interest in others and makes them feel comfortable and important. She has faithfully and reliably been involved in many different areas, including the NAMI Brainerd Lakes board, the awareness walk, the county fair, women's and church events and keeping track of membership.
Recount determines second council member
MOTLEY - If only the recount for Sen. Norm Coleman and Al Franken were as easy as the Motley City Council recount.
Duane Solga's second-place finish for one of two spots on the Motley City Council was confirmed Friday after a recount in that race.
Motley City Clerk-Treasurer Terri Smith said that after the recount Solga's eight-point margin over third-place finisher Bruce Mills was determined to be a 10-point lead. The final totals were Rena Underhill, 154; Duane Solga, 128; and Bruce Mills, 118. Underhill and Solga will serve on the council.
The recount involving Coleman and Franken requires double-checking 2.9 million votes and is expected to involve legal challenges.
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