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The Mississippi is a behemoth, one of the largest rivers in the world with a muscular current to boot, but—at least in the Rice Lake portion of river—the behemoth's liquid surface was as still, tranquil and glossy smooth as polished glass.
BAXTER—Bucking precedent in recent years, the Baxter City Council unanimously opted to designate two parcels open for bow hunting, while leaving three others on the shelf for discussions down the road. Listed as Site Area One and Site Area Two, these areas would open properties pocketed in residential areas—established neighborhoods—versus properties more in open country at the outskirts of the city.
It might seem a little obvious to say, but things at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport are on the up and up. The Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport has a wide array of uses—from servicing small sports aircraft all the way up to jet planes such as a Boeing 757, providing package and mail transportation, medical helicopter services, charter flights, avionics, training, private aircraft housing, as well as commercial travel, and more.
DEERWOOD—Fifty jobs may not seem like much to an outside observer, but when that fills a hole the size of Parker Hannifin—or roughly equal to a tenth of Deerwood's population—then maybe the arrival of Aeropipe and what it means to this tiny town makes a little more sense.
Powerful thunderstorms rolled through north-central Minnesota the evening of Friday, Aug. 31—sparing Brainerd to the south, it ripped through much of northern Crow Wing, Cass and Aitkin counties before heading off into Duluth and northwestern Wisconsin.
BAXTER—For the city of Baxter, it's time to get into the nuts and bolts of it all—with budget talks, budget talks and more budget talks on the docket as the city hashes out its financials.
It's officially a green light. Brainerd School Board members voted to approve the 1-to-1 2019-23 technology plan—a concerted effort to get personal hand-held devices, like iPads or other tablets for example, into the hands of each students to improve their learning experience and retention, said Sarah Porisch, director of technology.
Nude dudes on water scooters—that's the gist of it. That, more or less, was the dispatch report to Tim Collette, a conservation officer for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, who launched his patrol boat from Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake about 6:30 p.m. Aug. 12, to arrest a pair of naked troublemakers operating vintage stand-up personal watercraft. And not just two men in their birthday suits, Collette said, but allegedly drunk, belligerent men in their early 30s, wearing nothing more than life jackets and what their mamas gave them.
BAXTER—Fine weather, fun festivities, good turnout—that's the recipe for a successful 2018 Baxter Night to Unite. Gathering in Oscar Kristofferson Park Tuesday, Aug. 21, droves of people took part in the annual citywide bonding event—primarily young families with children, though a few seniors joined in and enjoyed themselves as well.
NISSWA—Compared to the typically one-on-one contests of general elections, primaries have a king-of-the-hill vibe—a whole slew of candidates, some serious contenders, some not, all scrapping tooth and nail for their party's nomination. For the Minnesota Republicans, this year did shake out like that. That's because the winners of the primary were crowned long before Tuesday's election, Chair Jennifer Carnahan told the Brainerd Dispatch during a sit-down Friday, Aug. 17, at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa.