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Local news briefs- Aug. 9

HRA meeting canceled

The Crow Wing County Housing and Redevelopment Authority meeting scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday has been canceled.

B & I Center to host 

Going Into Business class

Jay Bock will teach “Going Into Business For Yourself” at the Business and Industry Center of Central Lakes College in Brainerd from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 18.

This session covers all areas of business start-up, helpful advice on how to get your dream off the ground and stay profitable, including financing a new venture.

Follow-up counseling is available to qualified individuals from the Small Business Development Center’s team of consultants at no charge to the individual.

Tuition is $49 per person plus $29 for each additional business partner.

Deadline to register is Aug. 11.

For more information, call (800) 933-0346 ext. 8142 or (218) 855-8142 or email

Certified lead renovator 

course scheduled

A course at Central Lakes College, Brainerd, will train individuals how to become certified lead-based paint renovators.

The course offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday in the Business and Industry Center (entrance 6) on the Brainerd campus and relates proper lead safety work practices.

Participants will learn why one should be concerned about lead paint, EPA/HUD regulations, record-keeping, training non-certified workers, and state-specific regulations.

The course will be taught by Midwest Environmental Consulting, LLC.

Mid-Minnesota Builders Association members pay $200, non-members $225. For information call (800) 933-0346, ext. 8142, or 855-8142 or email  

Certified food manager

training set at CLC

A Certified Food Manager course will meet Aug. 17 and 18 in the Business and Industry Center at Central Lakes College, Brainerd.

Certification is required in most Minnesota food establishments.

The class meets 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with instructor Colette Pohlkamp.

Participants are trained and tested through the ServSafe Serving Safe Food Certification course. They will learn about potentially hazardous foods and safe food handling practices, the HACCP system of food safety, setting up standards and completion upon passing the required exam.

The course fee is $160. Registration deadline is Wednesday.

The workshop also will be offered from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 18, 20, and 25 and Nov. 15, 17, and 22.

Crosslake police

arest man who was waving gun  

CROSSLAKE — A 20-year-old Crosslake man was arrested Thursday after it was reported he was outside his residence on Mary Lane waving a shotgun around, the Crosslake Police Department reported. 

Crosslake Police Chief Robert Hartman responded to the residence about 11:24 a.m. Thursday after it was reported an adult male was waving a shotgun around and screaming at people. Hartman said a neighbor called 911 to report the incident. 

The man, Jason Kenneth Goldenstein Hathaway, was taken into custody without incident, Hartman said, and no one was injured in the incident. . 

Hathaway was arrested for felon in possession of a firearm. He was charged Friday in Crow Wing County District Court on the firearm violation and for disorderly conduct. Hartman said the charged stemmed from a conviction when Hathaway was a juvenile. 

Hathaway is being held in the Crow Wing County Jail on $10,000 bail. His next court appearance is Aug. 31.  The Crosslake Police Department was assisted by the Breezy Point Police Department and the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Department.

Becca Clemens
After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.