The Central Lakes College Foundation received a $12,000 contribution to its scholarship program from AT&T Tuesday, Nov. 13. The contribution will support 24 spring and fall semester scholarships for CLC students who pursue a degree in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) field, represent and underserved population and have a financial need.
Advance tickets for the Minnesota State High School League football tournament games at U.S. Bank Stadium are no longer provided. The league encourages students and adults to purchase tickets online through the U.S. Bank website and use the GoMobile option at checkout. The MSHSL says, "Buying tickets in advance will provide a major convenience for fans and eliminate long lines at the ticket windows." Semifinal and championship Day One passes are $16 for adults, $10 for students. Championship Day Two passes are $26 for adults, $17 for students.
Crow Wing County Land Services Department encourages eligible property owners to apply for homestead status prior to the Dec. 15 deadline. Homestead applications for owner-occupied and relative-occupied properties must be received by Dec. 15 for the 2019 payable tax year. Homestead classification may affect the amount of property taxes payable in 2019, and it may affect property tax refund eligibility.
The Crow Wing County Sheriff Office was notified Level 3 predatory offender Terrance Lee Lindmark is moving to an area near Gregory Way in rural Brainerd. Lindmark, 57, moved Saturday, Nov. 10, from a northeast Brainerd residence to the rural Brainerd address. Sheriff Todd Dahl notified residents who live within the area of Lindmark's residence and provided them with a public information fact sheet, a news release stated.
Abuse, neglect, divorce, or a mentally ill, incarcerated or addicted parent are all examples of "adverse childhood experiences" or ACEs. Growing up in these types of environments damages developing brains and increases the risk for various health and social problems, according to Bridges of Hope officials. "Strong community happens when residents work together to address issues that affect their well-being," according to the social services organization.
A 32-year-old Ironton man was convicted of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and sentenced to 12 years in prison. Andrew Mark Donnelly, charged with 35 counts of criminal sexual conduct allegedly taking place at a Brainerd residence involving two minor children between 13 and 18 years old, was sentenced Sept. 11 in Crow Wing County District Court in Brainerd. Donnelly was sentenced by Judge Erik J. Askegaard on one of 35 felonies and will serve his time in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud. He will be on supervised conditional release after confinement.
An 81-year-old man was injured Monday, Nov. 12, when the John Deere Gator he was driving crashed with a vehicle at the intersection of Grave Lake Road and Crow Wing County Highway 8. The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office responded to the crash about 11 a.m., where the driver of the Gator, Charles Burford of Brainerd, was injured and transported by ambulance to Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. The driver of the vehicle, Barbara Mack, 56, Brainerd, was not injured. The Brainerd Fire Department was called to assist, but was canceled en route.
CLOQUET—Olivia Wiskow and Abby Pohlkamp netted goals for the Brainerd/Little Falls Warriors, who came up short in a 3-2 loss to the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton Lumberjacks in the season opener for both teams Tuesday, Nov. 13. Wiskow's goal was with less than a minute left in the second period, assisted by Ella Kalusche and Marre Welinski, and gave the Warriors a 1-1 tie going into the third. CEC scored twice in the third before Pohlkamp punched in the final score with an assist from Gabbie Smith.
BREEZY POINT—Savannah Abear and Caitlyn Gutzman scored third-period power play goals for the Northern Lakes Lightning who lost their season opener 3-2 to the Willmar Cardinals in a non-conference matchup Tuesday, Nov. 13. Trailing 2-0 after two periods, Abear started the comeback for the Lightning scoring at 14:52 with assists from Gutzman and Alexa Holm. Mya Monson's second goal of the night put Willmar back up by 2 before Gutzman tallied the final goal with four seconds remaining assisted by Michala Stangel and Hayden Boelter.
BAXTER—Two property damage incidents—with projectiles used to cause damage to two residences—appear to be connected, and authorities are asking for the public's help. The two incidents occured about the same time, with the first one at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at a residence on the 4100 block of Cedar Scenic Road. The second incident was shortly after on the 12000 block of Little Pine Road, west of Baxter in Cass County.