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■ Bike with mom on Mother’s Day

CROSBY — Families are invited to bike with mom on Mother’s Day at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 11, meeting at the Hallett Center Parking Lot, Crosby.

There will be a paved trail ride and a mountain bike ride. A road bike ride is another option.

This is an informal ride but helmet use is strongly encouraged.

For more information, contact Jenny Smith at 218-545-4545.

■ Bi-County Cap Board seeking member

Bi-County Community Action Programs, Inc. has an opening on its board of directors for one low-income representative from Cass County. The term of office runs until May 2017.

Low-income persons interested in serving on the board of directors are asked to contact the Bemidji BI-CAP Office at 218-751-4631 or toll free at 800-332-7161, for an application and more information regarding this opportunity to serve.

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

■ Crosslake council to meet Wednesday

Closed session planned to discuss EEOC claim

CROSSLAKE — The Crosslake City Council will meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday at city hall.

Agenda items include Tom Koop and Mary Reedy, the 2013 financial statements.

A closed meeting is planned to discuss alleged Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claim with League of Minnesota Cities attorney.

■ North Memorial Air Care

conference set Wednesday

North Memorial Air Care will host its annual spring conference from 5:30-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport.

The conference will include lunch from 5:30-6 p.m. and then the presentations will begin.

The agenda includes:

• Tom Schwartz, North’s EMS educator and reserve officer for Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, will speak about suicides in an unexpected form.

• Seth Wittuhn, resource educator with North Memorial, will speak about what’s new for North Memorial Air Care.

• Marc Conterato and John Lyng, medical directors at North Memorial Ambulance Service and Air Care will discuss “Game Changers: Are You Ready to Change Your Practice?” Hot topics in the industry.

The conference is free, but registration is encouraged to plan for food and seating. To register call the North Memorial Air Care office in Brainerd at 833-0495.

■ Location of rodeo changed

PINE RIVER — The Minnesota High School Rodeo Association’s rodeo events on May 9-11 have been relocated from the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds to the Cass County Fairgrounds in Pine River.

Wet grounds were the reason for the relocation.

No performance will be conducted May 10 and no admission will be charged to watch any of the rodeo events.

A cutting competition is scheduled for 7 p.m. May 9 at the Cass County Fairgrounds. Rodeo events will take place from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. May 10 and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 11. Events that are scheduled for the weekend include barrel racing, pole bending, team roping and steer wrestling.

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