STAPLES - Grace Wolhowe scored 23 points for the No. 2 Staples-Motley Cardinals in their 75-44 win over the No. 7 Pillager Huskies in the quarterfinals of the North Subsection 6-2A tournament Thursday. Kaitlin Spar added 16 points for the Cardinals who improved to 20-6. For the Huskies, Gabby Martin tossed in 20 points and Bethany Gielow 10. Pillager 21 23 - 44 Staples-Motley 37 38 - 75 STAPLES-MOTLEY Chelsea Nanik 6, Kaitlin Spar 16, Megan Dumpprope 5, Quinn Uhlman 5, Grace Wolhowe 23, Sarah Koopmann 3, Claire Wolhowe 8, Amber Robben 6, Kaitlin Longworth 3.
A community notification meeting will be held about a Level 3 predatory offender who is returning to Crow Wing County. Christopher Eugene Wheeler, 41, is being released on March 12 and will be living at a residence on Gregory Way, located off of Wise Road, in Brainerd. According to the sheriff's office report, Wheeler is 5 feet 5 inches tall with brown hair and brown eyes. He has a history of sexual conduct with juvenile female victims between the ages of 10-15.
The Center 803 Kingwood St., Brainerd 829-9345 TheBrainerdCenter.com Monday 8 a.m. - Card Recycling 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Cardio Exercise 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Prayer Quilting Group 9 a.m. - Advice from Ann 9 a.m. - Free blood pressure checks 10 a.m. - Mahjong lessons 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Gift Shop 11-11:30 a.m. - Bone Builder 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Lutheran Social Services Dining: Swiss steak, baked potato, corn, bread, pineapple, milk 12:30 p.m. - Party Bridge 1:15 p.m. - Cribbage 3:30 p.m. - History Group 5 p.m. - Fellowship Dinner Tuesday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The article in Thursday's Dispatch about the wolf following or running alongside snowmobiles probably has many rooting for the wolf. Those that are near snowmobile trails listening to some with the high torque motors, or people that are close to the motorcycles with their straight pipes understand what the wolf must be thinking when these are invading their neighborhoods. The article says 15,000-20,000 sleds per season are up there every year.
Brainerd police ARRESTS - A 32-year-old woman was arrested for fourth-degree driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident at 1:30 a.m. Thursday at the 200 block Southwest Sixth Street. A 36-year-old woman was arrested for third-degree driving while intoxicated at 1:29 a.m. Thursday at the 700 block Front Street. A 40-year-old man was arrested for a probation violation of drinking at 6:56 p.m. Wednesday at the 300 block of Laurel Street. Little Falls police THEFT - A caller said someone has been stealing copper coils from the business for months and selling it.
BAXTER - A proposed $1,158,880 street project would extend city sewer and water to commercial properties along Dellwood Drive and Novotny Road. But some property owners questioned how they could absorb the costs with their businesses. On the other hand, it was noted if a property owner wanted to sell to a big box retailer or larger commercial enterprise, city water and sewer would be a must.
Brainerd-based band Kobaloi will perform from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at The Shop in Brainerd. The band recently released its debut extended play (EP) of three songs. The band worked with ZeroBudget Records out of Minneapolis for the release of the EP. The performance is geared toward people who enjoy heavy music.
PFC Joshua Ryan Miles, a 2014 graduate of Pequot Lakes High School, recently completed U.S. Marine Corps basic training in San Diego. Army Pvt. Shayna L. Sassen, daughter of Nicole Sassen, graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. She is a 2014 graduate of Little Falls Community High School, Little Falls. Jacob Reichenbach, Nisswa, recently received the commendation of Blue Jacket of the Quarter while serving on the USS Louisiana (SSBN 743 Gold). He is stationed at the Naval Submarine Base, Kitsap, Wash. Pvt. Dillon J.
Michael Card concert planned in Walker WALKER - Calvary Church of Walker will host an evening with Michael Card in concert 7 p.m. March 22. Over 34 years in music, Michael Card has released 37 albums and sold more than 4 million albums. He will be leading a conference on the Gospel of John at the Lighthouse Evangelical Free Church in Hackensack March 20-21. Joining Card on stage will be Ginny Owens of Jackson, Miss., who has sold a million albums in seven recording projects over a 15-year career. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available online at MichaelCard.com.
Driver Safety Program Offered AARP Driver Safety Program class is being offered at The Center, 8th and Kingwood Streets, Brainerd. The four-hour refresher will be held on the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday from March through October. In November and December classes will be held on the second Tuesday and second Thursday. First time participants need the initial eight-hour class. The dates for the eight-hour class are June 8-9, and Nov. 9-10 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The Driver Safety Program is open to the public. Preregistration is required at The Center; call 829-9345.