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Local news briefs - Oct. 27

Rural Pine River man

dies after accident

PEQUOT LAKES — A 63-year-old rural Pine River man died Saturday, a day after he was involved in an all-terrain-vehicle accident near Crow Wing County Road 15 and Old Farm Lane in Jenkins Township, the Pequot Lakes Police Department reported.

Police responded to the accident that was reported at 11:51 a.m. Friday. The driver of the ATV was Michael Wyffels, who was alone during the accident. Wyffels was transported by ambulance to Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd. It was reported that Wyffels died from complications of his injuries. An autopsy will be conducted at Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Officer to determine the exact cause of death.

Extreme Couponing

class available

Brainerd Community Education has opened the Extreme Couponing class for Nov. 7 and 10 at the cafetorium at Forestview Middle School in Baxter. Cost of the class is $12.

Those interested in the class can register by calling 454-6929.

Memory screenings planned

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month.

Excelsior Place, 14211 Firewood Dr., Baxter, will have free memory screenings from 1-3 p.m. Nov. 15.

A memory screening averages five to 10 minutes and consists of questions and tasks to assess memory.

Professional apparel needed by CLC women

A clothing drive for professional apparel is being sponsored by the Brainerd Lakes Area Women’s Fund.

Current women’s professional business attire sizes 6-22, purses, shoes and accessories are wanted.

Donated items can be dropped off at any Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union location and will be given to a mentorship partnership between the Women’s Fund and women attending Central Lakes College.

For questions or more information, call Jill Carlson-Ferrie at 822-5138 or

Library policy committee meeting

The Brainerd Public Library Policy Committee will be meeting at 4 p.m. Monday in the small meeting room at the Brainerd Public Library.