LEGIONVILLE—The monstrous bog will continue to keep its home in front of the Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center at least for the long Memorial Day weekend. Volunteers with the North Long Lake Association, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Minnesota American Legion—the owner of the camp—hoped to move a piece of the bog Thursday, May 24, but had no success.
LEGIONVILLE—Consider temperatures rising to 80 degrees with relative humidity hovering around 60 percent—then put on a pair of hunting waders and run a heavy duty chain saw to cut a massive bog. That was the task Chris Johnson of Peterson Towing faced most of Wednesday, May 23, as he waded through water and muck near the shoreline of Merrifield Bay on North Long Lake, moving the dry plant vegetation aside to get a chain saw into the wet soil to cut the bog.
NISSWA—Six. The age of a child when they have their first encounter with a pornographic image. This was one statistic reported at an informational meeting on human trafficking and internet crimes against children Tuesday, May 22, at the Nisswa Community Center. The Nisswa Police Department hosted the meeting sponsored by a group called Trust, Report, United Together for Hope 911 of Nisswa—or TRUTH 911 for short. TRUTH 911's mission is to unite the community as a protective force against the trafficking of children.
Crow Wing County Commissioner Rachel Reabe Nystrom announced Friday, May 18, her intention to run for re-election for the District 3 seat. If elected, it would be Nystrom's fourth term on the Crow Wing County Board. Nystrom, Baxter, was first elected in 2006.
A Deerwood man who works the night shift and was sleeping Wednesday afternoon was woken by a neighbor after his house on Serpent Lake started on fire, Deerwood Fire Chief Mike Bodle said. The fire, reported at 4:56 p.m., Wednesday, May 16, destroyed the home on the 21000 block of Peterson Creek Drive. The home is owned by Edwin and Janice Anderson. "Thankfully the neighbor was there, he could have easily not made it out of the house," Bodle said.
LEGIONVILLE—And then there were three. The massive bog on North Long Lake, situated in front of the Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center, is now cut into three pieces.
LEGIONVILLE—A monstrous floating bog—about the size of three football fields—is refusing to leave without a fight the spot it floated into on North Long Lake in front of the Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center.
The ice is out and residents are preparing to move the monstrous floating bog on North Long Lake that made its home last fall in front of the Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center. The bog broke away from the shoreline in October in Merrifield Bay on North Long Lake, north of Brainerd. The wind shifted the bog a few times, until it found its final resting place for the winter in front of the Legionville camp's swimming beach.
Brainerd High School seniors had their moment in the spotlight Monday, May 7, recognized for their fine arts achievements. BHS hosted its annual Fine Arts and Activities Banquet Monday in the cafeteria, where more than 150 high school seniors were recognized. Each of the seniors, one by one, received recognition as their awards were mentioned at the reception titled "Adventures in Nature."
A fire at Keystone Automotive in the Brainerd Industrial Park Friday, May 4, forced an evacuation of employees and a response from firefighters. The Brainerd Fire Department was called at 9:47 a.m. to the industrial business at 2110 S. 10th St., Brainerd. About a dozen employees stood on 10th Street across from Keystone while firefighters did their job. The fire was ignited and contained in the business' dust collector unit.