Firefighters from several agencies are responding to a grass fire Monday afternoon near Crow Wing County Highway 4 south of Breezy Point. According to radio scanner traffic, firefighters from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Crosslake and Mission fire departments were called out to the fire, which about 3:20 p.m. had burned about 150 acres. The fire was reported in the grass and brush but not as active in timber, according to the scanner.
McCale Peterson pitched five shutout innings and was 3-4 with a double and two stolen bases to pace the Brainerd Warriors to a 5-3 season-opening victory over the Duluth East Greyhounds Saturday at Adamson Field in Brainerd. Peterson struck out five, walked two and allowed just three hits. Bryce McConville and Max Boran pitched an inning each of relief. Boran pitched the final inning and faced just three batters. He struck out one.
Need to be motivated to start the week off on a healthy note? Just try one or more of three things to start the week off on the right path.
After eating snacks, candy and sugary sweet, you are probably thinking more about you waistline than your liver. Take a minute to consider just how much sugar you're eating. Thinking of recent Easter candy, for example, a 14-ounce bag of jellybeans can have 70 teaspoons or 1 ½ cups of sugar. Each Peep has about 2 teaspoons of sugar. A 1.5-ounce hollow milk chocolate bunny has 16 grams of total fat with 8 grams being saturated fat and 29 grams of sugar or more than seven teaspoons of sugar.
More than 270 community supporters attended the April 6 Brainerd Family YMCA Charity Ball. In it's 22nd year, the annual community event was at Grand View Lodge.
TWIN VALLEY—The Central Lakes College Raiders collected 32 hits on their way to a 15-9 win over Northland a doubleheader sweep of Mesabi Saturday. Lisa Kossan, Kaye Smude and Andrea Wagoner each homered and Katelyn Waytashek notched two doubles against Northland. Smude and Wagoner each tallied four RBIs and Kossan totaled three. Smude finished 4-5 and Brooke Jerger earned the win. The Raiders swept Mesabi 8-0 and 12-2. Kayla Larson won the first game striking out 12 and Wagoner struck out seven in getting the win in the second game.
ALEXANDRIA—Jeff Spieker and Zach Henke continued their dominance in the hurdles as they traded off firsts and seconds to help the Brainerd Warriors boys to second place in Thursday's Central Lakes Conference quadrangular. The Warrior girls placed third led by Cami Harmer's first-place pole vault of 9-foot-0. Lilianna Charlier was second in the shot put. Emma Smith landed in second in the triple jump and Eden Worden tied for second in the pole vault.
Since the late 1990s, Mille Lacs Lake has become an increasingly popular destination for anglers who want to catch trophy-sized smallmouth bass. Until now, it wasn't known how many of these fish — prized more for their fight than their fillets—called the lake home. A population estimate completed in 2018 shows there are some 67,000 smallmouth bass in the 128,000-acre lake.
A grand slam home run from Lexi Roby and a 12 strikeout win from pitcher Olivia Tautges highlighted a three-victory afternoon for the Brainerd Warrior in their season opening tournament Saturday at Adamson Field in Brainerd. In their opening game, the Warriors survived a middle inning push from Cloquet to win 10-5. A first inning double from Roby got the Warriors on the scoreboard. Brainerd added another four runs in the fifth inning with RBI's from Elaina Christiansen, Clare Ceynowa, Cassidy Zontelli and Jaden Veith.