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Omnibus hearing set for Royalton man who led authorities on chase

Fifty Lakes Municipal Bar food drive

The Fifty Lakes Municipal Bar is sponsoring an October food drive for the Emily-Outing-Fifty Lakes Area Food Shelf as part of the Great Minnesota 5th Annual Municipal Food Drive.

Food and monetary donations are collected during the month of October throughout the state with food products weighed and monetary donations are counted as a pound per dollar. Donated garden produce is also acceptable, an opportunity for gardeners with extra food produce to donate to their local food shelf.

Whichever municipal is able to collect the most pounds of food and/or dollars will receive $1,000 to go toward their area food shelf.

For more information or to have questions answered, contact Fifty Lakes municipal manager, Toni Buchite, at 763-2035.

The Center’s Morning Club

The Center’s Morning Club will meet for a presentation from John Maile, Natural Resource Manager, Camp Ripley on “Environment Issues.” The Morning Club meets at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 in the Craft Room at The Center. This presentation is open to individuals age 55 and up. The Center is located at 803 Kingwood St., Brainerd.

Domino’s partners with fire department

Domino’s Pizza is partnering with Brainerd Fire Department to promote fire safety.

Brainerd Domino’s Pizza and the Brainerd Fire Department are joining forces to promote fire prevention.

From 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, anyone who orders a Domino’s pizza may be surprised at the door when their pizza arrives aboard a fire engine or with a member of the Brainerd Fire Department.

If all the smoke alarms are working, the customer will receive a gift certificate for $15 off their next order.

If the smoke alarm is not working, the firefighters will replace the batteries and leave the home with a fully functioning alarm.

Saint Francis Catholic School

Foundation dinner held

The Saint Francis Catholic School Foundation dinner recently raised nearly $18,000 which will provide funding for Smart Boards for the school.

More than 120 individuals attended the dinner, an annual event that brings together supporters of the school.

Diane Starkovich, superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Atlanta Diocese, spoke and Bishop Paul Sirba of the Diocese of Duluth attended the event. Kelly Engel, Saint Francis second grade teacher gave a presentation on Smart Boards and how she has used this technology in her classroom.

The Saint Francis Catholic School Foundation was established in the early 1990s. The mission of the foundation is to provide a strong financial base for the school. The foundation provides funding on an annual basis for tuition assistance and other school initiatives.

Fore more information about the dinner or Smart Boards contact Maria Prozinski at 822-4040 or email at

Harvest for the Hungry fundraiser set

The Farm on St. Mathias will again partner with Finnegans Beer and Prairie Bay for the second annual Harvest for the Hungry scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

All proceeds of this event will go to Finnegans Community Fund, which will in turn pay for locally grown produce to the local food shelf and The Salvation Army in Brainerd.

The event will include a seven-acre corn maze and hayrides, animals, pumpkins, local artists and food by Prairie Bay and Finnegans.

Last year, this event generated more than $2,200 in funds for the local food shelf.

Omnibus hearing set for Royalton

man who led authorities on chase

LITTLE FALLS — The 32-year-old Royalton man, who had a gun and drove up to 80 mph leading law enforcement officers on a chase and who was charged with felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, appeared in Morrison District Court Monday.

Judge Douglas Anderson set an omnibus hearing for 1 p.m. Nov. 26. for Joshua Jay Zoccoli.

According to court documents, once apprehended, Zoccoli admitted that he saw the squad’s red lights and knew that law enforcement officers were chasing him. Zoccoli also admitted that he had a Rossi 20 Gauge Combo “with a .22-caliber barrel as well.”

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