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Highway 33 repair in Crosby creates road weight restriction

■ Medical, dental, vision checkups offered to eligible children and youths

Crow Wing County’s Department of Community Services encourages families to take advantage of the medical, dental and vision checkups available from local health care providers to qualifying children and youths.

Child and Teen Checkups is a program promoting regular health screenings or well-child checkups to assure health problems are diagnosed and treated early, before they become more complex and treatment becomes more costly. To qualify for a free checkup, individuals must be a resident of Crow Wing County, age 20 or younger and enrolled in Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare.

“The purpose of Child and Teen Checkups is to encourage parents to be proactive with their child’s health, taking them in for annual checkups rather than waiting until there’s a problem to see a doctor,” said Stephanie Kubas, Crow Wing County public health nurse.

The program covers annual dental and vision checkups, and medical checkups every two years after age 6, annually between the ages of 2 and 6 years old, and even more frequently from birth to 18 months.

Appointments can be scheduled by contacting participating providers and asking for a Child and Teen Checkup to ensure the visit is billed properly.

The Child and Teen Checkups program is federally required by the Social Security Act and is administered by the Minnesota Department of Human Services and Crow Wing County.

■ Brainerd High School prom planned for April 26

Brainerd High School students will attend prom on April 26. The theme is “Great Gatsby.”

Grand March will begin at 7 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. Admission is $2 for adults and free for children 12 and under. Doors for seating will open at 6 p.m. Parents are encouraged to park in the south lots and students in the north lot.

The dance will begin immediately following Grand March until midnight and is open to juniors and seniors and their registered guests.

The Junior Class Cabinet planned the event under the direction of Junior Class officers: Claire LePage, president; Bailey Hastings, vice president; Lindsey Wagner, secretary; Jennifer Jedlicka, treasurer. Faculty advisers are Ginger Augustinack and Christina Lundgren.

■ Highway 33 repair

in Crosby creates weight restriction

The Crow Wing County Highway Department reports that a section of asphalt on County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 33 at Fifth Avenue in Crosby was removed due to a sewer repair.

Motorists should be alert to the loose gravel surface on this section of roadway until permanent repairs can be made.

The condition of the road has resulted in a reduction of the seasonal weight restriction to 5 tons per axle on CSAH 33 from Seventh Avenue in Crosby to Highway 210.

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