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Brainerd Elks Fishing Fling April 26

University of Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill will again be the featured speaker at the annual Brainerd Elks Fishing Fling, scheduled April 26 at a new location — the Brainerd National Guard Armory, 1115 Wright St. in Brainerd.

Tickets are $50 — only 250 tickets will be sold — and all proceeds will benefit the Elks Youth Activities Fund.

Social hour is at 5 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and the program and prizes at 8 p.m. Dinner is a choice of prime rib or chicken oscar.

Prizes include a two-day/three-night trip for four to Wigwam Lodge at Lake of the Woods, an aluminum utility trailer, $500 gift certificate to Cub Foods, Vikings-49ers weekend with lodging, dinner at the Blue Goose in Garrison with a fishing launch on Lake Mille Lacs for four, a guided fishing trip with Glen Gelgum and more.

For tickets, contact any Brainerd Elks member or call the Brainerd Elks Lodge at 829-2643 after 3 p.m.

DU banquet scheduled Friday at The Legacy

The Paul Bunyan Chapter of Ducks Unlimited banquet is scheduled Friday at The Legacy at Cragun’s.

Doors opens at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and raffle and auction at 7:30 p.m.

Many fine guns and prizes will be raffled and a silent auction is scheduled. Live auction items include an Iowa pheasant hunting package, Lake of the Woods fishing package, NASCAR race package and a DU 75th anniversary Browning shotgun.

Tickets are $40 per individual, $300 per sponsor.

For tickets, call Aaron Peterson at 831-0434.

Lake Margaret near Nisswa to be treated for curly leaf pondweed

For the sixth time, the Lake Margaret Conservation Association (LMCA) has contracted to treat for curly leaf pondweed in Lake Margaret near Nisswa.

The DNR has granted the LMCA a waiver of the requirement that the association obtain the signatures of approval of owners of lakeshore property providing that a public announcement is published with treatment information.

Spraying is scheduled the last week of April or the first or second week in May, depending on when the lake water temperature reaches approximately 56 degrees. No more than 12 acres will be treated at two sites — about two acres just south of the Lake Margaret channel on the northeast side of Lake Margaret and about 10 acres at the narrows and just beyond at the south end of the lake. It is recommended that irrigation using lake water in treated areas cease for seven days after treatment.

Landowners may prohibit spraying adjacent to the landowner’s property by notifying Rosemary Goff, LMCA board member, at (218) 963-3542 or Notification should be made by April 23.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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