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May 14-20 proclaimed Police Week

Brainerd Mayor James Wallin proclaimed the week of May 14-20 as Police Week in the City of Brainerd.

“I call upon our citizens to make every effort to express their thanks to the women and men who make it possible for us to leave our home and families in safety each day,” said Wallin in his proclamation release, “and to return to our homes knowing we are protected by women and men willing to sacrifice their lives, if necessary, to guard our loved ones, property and government against all who violate the law.”

Top three candidates named for Brainerd Police Department

Recent departures of two Brainerd Police officers has prompted the Brainerd Police Department to review top candidates on the Police Officer Eligibility List.

Police Chief Corky McQuiston said the top three names on the current Police Officer Eligibility List are Jay Personius, Patrick Pickar and Robert Brogren.

The Police and Fire Civil Service Commission met Monday and approved advancing ahead with the candidates McQuiston suggested.

Bi-County Cap Board seeks members

Bi-County Community Action Programs, Inc., has an opening on its board of directors for one low-income representative, from Cass County, to fill an unexpired term which expires on May 2014.

Low-income persons who want to help others, through BI-CAP, may receive more information regarding this opportunity to serve on the BI-CAP Board of Directors, by calling the Bemidji Office at (218) 751-4631, or toll free at (800) 332-7161. Applications for this position must be received by May 29.

The board of directors meets every other month, with meetings alternating between Bemidji and Walker. Its purpose is to adopt the overall policies of the agency, establish agency goals and priorities, review grant applications, review reports, and monitor and evaluate agency operations. Board Members are reimbursed for travel and miscellaneous expenses.

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