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National Joint Powers Alliance
September 15, 2017
NJPA to host wellness fair
STAPLES—The National Joint Powers Alliance is hosting a wellness fair at 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 11 at 202 12th St. NE in Staples. The event, hosted by the NJPA wellness committee, offers attendees the chance to explore area resources and services to enhance physical, social, emotional...
September 15, 2017 - 12:30pm
September 7, 2017
Brainerd City Council: Council selects consultant for pay study
The Brainerd City Council Tuesday night chose a consultant to perform a compensation system and pay equity study for the city and Brainerd Public Utilities. The council chose a proposal from David Drown Associates at a cost of $18,500, with $7,500 covered by the National Joint Powers...
September 7, 2017 - 6:30am
August 23, 2017
Brainerd City Council: Council purchases replacement bus
The Brainerd & Crow Wing Public Transit fleet of buses will soon return to full strength, after a bus was totaled in a Jan. 12 crash. The Brainerd...
August 23, 2017 - 4:00am
July 26, 2017
Area co-op coalition receives Innovation funding
The Food Co-op Coalition of the Region Five Development Commission was recently awarded $49,600 in Innovation funding from National Joint Powers...
July 26, 2017 - 8:00am
July 18, 2017
Brainerd City Council: Plan approved for administrator search
The city of Brainerd could have a new city administrator by Christmas. The Brainerd City Council Monday night accepted with regret the resignation...
July 18, 2017 - 1:00pm
July 12, 2017
Region 5 projects awarded grants
Ten Region 5 projects were recently awarded grants totaling $42,000. Region Five Development Commission's Regional Branding project received a 2016 $100,000 Innovation Grant. The National Joint Powers Alliance Funding Innovation Program engages representatives from cities and counties...
July 12, 2017 - 10:30am
June 6, 2017
Funding for projects to be recommended for area
STAPLES—A drone to aid emergency responders, a mobile command trailer to streamline communication in emergency situations and a specialized...
June 6, 2017 - 10:00am
April 22, 2017
LPGE students look to eliminate disposable plastic water bottles
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Secondary School students have committed to eliminating disposable water bottles through a "Ban the Bottle" initiative....
April 22, 2017 - 9:00am
Students recognized at NJPA banquet
National Joint Powers Alliance honored nearly 50 students from across Region Five at the 26th annual Student Recognition Banquet April 12 at...
April 22, 2017 - 7:10am
April 19, 2017
Crow Wing County Board: An eye in the sky
Lakes area fire and law enforcement officials might soon be reinforced by drones, if the project is selected for grant funding. Representatives...
April 19, 2017 - 5:30am
NJPA to honor area educators
National Joint Powers Alliance will honor 49 area educators May 1 at the 2017 Educators of Excellence awards banquet at the Gull Lake Center at Grand View Lodge. National Joint Powers Alliance Education Solutions recognizes the impact of educators and celebrates their work at the...
April 19, 2017 - 4:40am
April 18, 2017
NJPA to host leadership conference simulcast
STAPLES—Leadercast is the world's largest one-day leadership conference, broadcast live from Atlanta and simulcast to hundreds of locations around the world on May 5. This year marks the 17th year of the annual leadership conference and the third year that National Joint Powers...
April 18, 2017 - 5:20am
March 21, 2017
NJPA to honor area students
The National Joint Powers Alliance will honor 46 students from 23 Region 5 high schools at the 26th annual Student Recognition Banquet. The banquet is 5-8 p.m. April 12 at Madden's Resort, 11266 Pine Beach Peninsula. The event celebrates area students as Rising Stars. Each is selected...
March 21, 2017 - 5:30am
March 7, 2017
Brainerd City Council: New firefighter pay plan approved
The Brainerd City Council Monday night approved a new pay scale for paid on-call firefighters with the Brainerd Fire Department. The new scale...
March 7, 2017 - 11:04pm
March 5, 2017
NJPA elects new board members
STAPLES—Ryan Thomas and Greg Zylka joined the National Joint Powers Alliance board of directors, winning election in sub-region III and...
March 5, 2017 - 9:41pm