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Local news briefs - March 20

Brainerd area couple wins radio wedding contest

Lacey McCulley and Dylan Eschenbacher of the Brainerd area, who qualified as one of four finalist couples in a St. Cloud radio station’s Grand Wedding Giveaway, have won.

The couple won a wedding with an estimated value of up to $75,000, in a contest sponsored by KCLD 104.7.

“Oh my gosh we were so excited,” said McCulley about winning the contest. “It is more than I could have ever imagined ... I’m so excited that most of our family and friends, who all contributed to the vote, will be at our wedding.”

Eschenbacher and McCulley will get married Saturday in Sartell. The couple met in 4-H, five years ago. McCulley said in her entry that her father was killed in a car accident on March 22, 2010, and that the couple had “next to nothing” in wedding funds.

Brainerd High School parent registration meeting

Parents of students currently in grades 9, 10 and 11 are invited to a parent meeting regarding registration for the 2012-13 school year on at 7 p.m. on March 26 in the Brainerd High School cafeteria.

Information will be shared regarding the registration process for the 2012-13 school year. If you have questions, please call Jolene at 454-6298.

Special presentation at senior center

A presentation from Tanes Barclay, St. Cloud Correctional Facility, will be speaking at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center. Presentation will last an hour with time for discussion. The center is located at 803 Kingwood St., Brainerd. The public is invited.

Transportation Advisory Committee to meet

The Brainerd Transportation Advisory Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the conference room at Brainerd City Hall.

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