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Please join the Johnson family in celebrating Brian and Kay's 50th wedding anniversary, Saturday, August 9, from 1-4 p.m. at the VFW in Brainerd, 309 South Sixth Street. No gifts please.
Bryana Kron and Jared Peterson announce their engagement. Parents are James and Debra Kron, Baxter, and Lynn and Shelly Peterson, Brainerd.
Debra Iverson benefit planned There will be a benefit and silent auction for Debra (Katzenberger) Iverson from 2-6 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Brainerd American Legion. Iverson of Merrifield has Alpha 1 Antitrypsin and is on the list for a double lung transplant. The benefit will help with medical, transportation and housing needs. Her home needs work before she can come home from the transplant. Monetary donations can be sent to any US Bank to the Debra Iverson Benefit Account. There will be a freewill offering and raffle tickets sold for prize drawings. At 3 p.m.
Brainerd police HOMELESS - A report at 8:56 a.m. Wednesday of a possible homeless person camping near Buffalo Hills walking path. Officers located a sleeping bag and a bag with clothes in it and they took them and disposed of them. MISSING - A report at 8:33 a.m. Wednesday of a 3-year-old who was missing on the 3300 block of Oak Street. Child was located at a neighbor's place shortly after officer's arrival. ARRESTS - A 36-year-old woman was arrested at 12:01 a.m. Thursday for disorderly conduct on the 1300 block of Pine Street.
With Brainerd VFW's victory over Becker in the District 6 championship game Wednesday night in Cold Spring, Brainerd will take the District 6 spot in the upcoming VFW state baseball tournament Aug. 7-10 in Brainerd. Becker will slide into the host position in the bracket. Because of this change, Becker will open the tournament at 10 a.m. Thursday at Don Adamson Field against Barnsview. Brainerd will play the District 2 champion, Mankato, at 12:30 p.m. at Adamson Field. All other festivities surrounding the tournament will remain the same.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a call at 10:30 a.m. Thursday to the 13000 block of Grand Oaks Drive, Baxter, to check on a carbon monoxide alarm. Firefighters investigated and found nothing.
Crow Wing County Highway Department entered into a contract with Anderson Brothers Construction for the rehabilitation of County Highway 28. This project involves milling and bituminous surfacing from state Highway 210 in the city of Crosby to County Highway 12 (the Deerwood Shortcut). Additional improvements will include drainage storm sewer repairs, curb replacement in designated areas. Weather dependent, Anderson Brothers has scheduled milling operations today.
A correction on Page A5 of Thursday's Dispatch should have stated Faith Baptist Church did not want to be annexed by Brainerd, not First Baptist Church. The Dispatch regrets the error.
PINE RIVER - A 21-year-old Backus woman was killed in a two-vehicle broadside crash reported at 6:30 a.m. Thursday on 24th Street and 16th Avenue Southwest in Pine River, reported the Minnesota State Patrol. The woman killed, Caitlyn E. Daudt, was a passenger in one of the vehicles. Ryan M. Kline, 30, Pine River, was driving a Toyota Tacoma eastbound on 24th Street Southwest and Sandre K. Strausser, 50, Backus, was driving a Chevrolet Cavalier southbound on 16th Avenue Southwest. Daudt was a passenger in Strausser's vehicle.
Sixteen MADD volunteers assembled 2,500 key chains for the this week's Crow Wing County Fair. The key chains will be given out at the MADD booth during the duration of the fair by volunteers. The volunteers want the message of "Drinking and Driving to Stop" conveyed to the fairgoers. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls