21-year-old Backus woman killed in crash in Pine River


BASEBALL: Military members can attend all Lunkers games free


The Brainerd Lakes Area Lunkers of the Northwoods League, in partnership with RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty, announced Wednesday that all military service members, current and former, will be able to attend all 35 Lunkers home games during the 2011 regular season free of charge.


“This community is entrenched with active service members and military veterans who have given so much to our nation, as well as the Brainerd lakes area,” Lunkers general manager Dustin Anaas said in a news release. “We felt it was time for us to show our appreciation for the commitment these soldiers have made by opening our gates to them all season long.”

The Lunkers will be honoring the U.S. military all season, starting with Opening Day on Wednesday when they take on the Alexandria Beetles at 7:05 p.m. Camp Ripley post commander Col. St. Sauver will be on hand to throw out the first pitch. 

Also, the first 500 fans will receive an American flag and there will be a post-game fireworks show sponsored by Mills Fleet Farm. 

The Lunkers will also be honoring the military with their Military Mondays promotion during every Monday home game. In conjunction with the Minnesota National Guard, the Lunkers will focus on how different facets of the military function in the Brainerd area. 

To retrieve their tickets, service members, current and former, need show proper identification at the Lunkers ticket booth prior to a game. Service members may also stop by Mills Field ahead of time to ensure a seat at the game. 

For more information call the Lunkers office (218) 824-3474 or visit www.lunkersbaseball.com.

Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with Causecast.org — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
(218) 855-5879