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Local news briefs- Oct. 11

Highway 10 work expected 

to be finished Tuesday

Eastbound Highway 10 between Staples and Motley will be restricted to a single lane to allow crews to repair a concrete patch on the roadway, the Minnesota Department of Transportation reported. 

This work is expected to be completed by mid-day Tuesday. 

Seat belt enforcement 

campaign Oct. 14-27

BAXTER — State Patrol troopers, county deputies and city officers in  Crow Wing County will be working together Oct. 14–27 for seat belt and child passenger restraint violation enforcement.

According to Department of Public Safety records, traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers, as 16-19 year olds are more likely to die in a crash than the next two leading causes combined, homicide and suicide. Crash facts from 2008–2010 show only 38-percent of vehicle fatalities of that age group were buckled up.

The Crow Wing County Passenger Safety Coalition supports the efforts and has worked with local businesses to help advertise the enforcement efforts and the seat belt messaging with the use of electronic billboards and buckle up stickers.

Law enforcement agencies working ON this project will the State Patrol; the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Departments; and the Brainerd, Baxter, Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Deerwood, Emily, Crosby, Cuyuna, Crosslake and Breezy Point police departments.

Rolling Rangers camping group

The Rolling Rangers camping group will have its fall gathering at 11 a.m. Friday at the Brainerd Lakes Cafe. Remember items for the food shelf.

Cravaack mobile offices 

scheduled for Pine River

PINE RIVER — Staff members of Rep. Chip Cravaack, R-Minn., will be at a mobile office from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Pine River City Hall at 200 Front St.

Pillager Board of Education

Budget Committee Meeting

7:30 a.m. Wednesday

Superintendent’s Office

I. Call to order

II. Project Time-Line Discussion

III. Other

IV. Adjourn

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.