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Local news briefs - July 9

■ Crow Wing

County Fair group schedules picnic

There will be a fair picnic for members of the Crow Wing County Fair Association at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at the fairgrounds. A board meeting will be conducted at 7 p.m.

■ Acreage reporting deadline is July 15

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) reporting deadline is July 15. Farmers are encouraged to contact the local FSA office to schedule an appointment.

Filing an accurate acreage report for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage and preventive planting acreage, is required for many FSA programs. DCP (Direct and Counter-cyclical Program), ACRE (Average Crop Revenue Election), CRP (Conservation Reserve Program), NAP (Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program), and commodity loans require yearly acreage reporting. Failure to report acres may result in a loss of benefits. Late fees will be charged for any crop reports filed after the July 15 deadline.

Please contact the Crow Wing/Cass FSA office at 218-829-5965 or the Aitkin/Itasca FSA office at 218-927-2912 to schedule an appointment.

■ Grange picnic

is Sunday

Lake Hubert Community Grange picnic is 2 p.m. Sunday at Lake Hubert Hall (the old Lake Hubert School).

■ Pillager school meeting canceled

PILLAGER — The Pillager Public Schools Policy Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday has been canceled.

■ Brainerd Planning Commission to meet

The Brainerd Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m., Wednesday at the Brainerd council chambers. The commission will adjourn the regular meeting to a workshop to discuss the Whittier School repurposing, small house construction and infill design guidelines.

■ Prairie Bay Event to benefit the Pink Ribbon Cupboard

July’s Second Thursday event at Prairie Bay will benefit The Pink Ribbon Cupboard. The wine-tasting event will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

The Pink Ribbon Cupboard is a fund set up to help individuals currently in treatment for breast cancer who are experiencing financial difficulties. It can assist with groceries, gas, utilities, rent or other non-medical expenses.

The cost for the event is a donation of $15 or more to The Pink Ribbon Cupboard, which will receive the entire amount. Second Thursday is made possible through the generosity of Prairie Bay and Cash Wise Liquors, who provide all the appetizers and wine.

■ Trio to play Thursday at Gregory Park

Jack Franzen, Tim Richardson and John Franzen will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at Gregory Park, Brainerd. The trio has played music together for many years. Style of music will range from classic county, rock and roll and new country. These performers are from the Brainerd lakes area and enjoy performing. Performance from the bandstand will begin at 7 p.m. Those attending may bring lawn chairs or blankets.

If there is inclement weather, the concert will be moved indoors. The indoor location is The Center, 803 Kingwood Street, Brainerd, signs will be posted on the bandstand and it will be announced on WJJY radio. Concerts in the park are a collaboration between the Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department and The Center. Funding for the concerts has been provided by community donations and by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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