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Local News Briefs - Feb. 10

Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center Auxiliary fundraiser set Feb. 28

Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center Auxiliary welcomes the community to a fundraising event from 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Feb. 28 in the Thabes I and II conference room on the lower level of Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center, 523 North Third Street, Brainerd.

The one-day event will offer more than 1,000 unique accessories and gifts from around the world at prices 80 percent below retail with all funds raised benefitting direct patient care as gifted by the Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center Auxiliary and Volunteers.

Work session planned

for Saturday

The Baxter City Council will conduct its annual planning work session meeting 8 a.m. Saturday at the Baxter City Hall, 13190 Memorywood Drive, Baxter.

The purpose of the annual planning work session meeting is to identify and discuss priority projects and activities to be undertaken by the city council and staff during 2012. No council actions will be taken at this meeting.

Any persons having questions regarding this meeting should contact City Administrator Gordon Heitke at 454-5105.

Fools Auction Benefit for

Nisswa School on March 31

Nisswa Elementary School will host an ‘adult night out’ starting at 6 p.m. on March 31 at the Gull Lake Center in Grand View Lodge in its “Fools Auction Benefit for Nisswa School”.

The event features food, a silent and live auction, raffle opportunities and entertainment with proceeds providing curriculum, field trips, and much more for children of Nisswa School.

Tickets can be purchased at Nisswa Elementary or the Nisswa Chamber of Commerce for $30 or two for $55 with an option to sponsor a reserved table of 10 for $250.

For more information email or call Nicole Wheeler at 330-3192.

Annual meeting of the Brainerd Fire Department set for Thursday

The Brainerd Fire Department, city of Brainerd officials and contract communities of the Brainerd Fire Department will hold its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Brainerd Fire Department Training Room, 23 Laurel St., Brainerd.

Norway’s Home Guard

to train at Camp Ripley

LITTLE FALLS – One hundred members of the Norwegian Home Guard are training at Camp Ripley. They began training Thursday and will train until Feb. 22 as part of the 39th annual Norwegian Exchange program conducted with the Minnesota National Guard.

“Camp Ripley is proud to host this program, which is the oldest exchange program of its type within the National Guard,” said Maj. John Donovan, public affairs officer for Camp Ripley.

Additionally 100 members of the Minnesota National Guard will travel to Norway. “This is a fantastic program where our soldiers train in Norway in order to learn winter survival skills and they have the opportunity for a valuable cultural and military exchange with a NATO partner,” said Donovan.

Morrison County outstanding senior citizens sought

Nominations are being solicited from county residents for the Outstanding Senior Citizens of Morrison County honor. Deadline for nomination forms is June 15.

One man and one woman who are at least 70 years old by June 1, 2012 will be selected on the basis of outstanding community involvement within the county. Winners will be honored at the Morrison County Fair as a part of Senior Day on Aug. 10.

“He didn’t need all 38 to take care of Mr. Byers,” Grosinger said.

Defense attorney Rob Quick told jurors the incident happened so fast that witnesses confused perception with re

Fair housing session

planned Monday

The Minnesota Multi Housing Association’s Fair Housing program is planned from 1-3 p.m. Monday at the Brainerd Police Station, 225 East River Road.

Cost is $39 MHA members and $59 for non-members.

People who own or manage rental property need to know about Fair Housing, organizers reported. The session is designed to provide practical knowledge on the intricacies of Fair Housing laws, learn which behaviors are prohibited and gain an understanding of the

penalties. For more information, contact or call (952) 548-2205.

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