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Parents with children in the Brainerd School District may have to dig deeper in their pockets to pay for school meals this coming school year. The district's Finance Committee met Thursday and agreed to recommend that the Brainerd School Board approve a 10-cent increase to both the school's lunch and milk prices and also a 5-cent increase in breakfast prices.
Brainerd School District taxpayers may see an increase on their 2015 property taxes. The school tax increase would come from the state's Local Option Revenue (LOR) program. All school districts in Minnesota have the opportunity to levy operating dollars of up to $424 per pupil unit, thanks to a bill that Gov.
Heavy rain and thunderstorms didn't stop fans from hitting Lakes Jam to see their favorite artists perform this past weekend. In fact, many fans who ran for cover through the rain and thunder still had smiles on their faces and when the rain stopped people played in the mud while others watched. The crowd at Lakes Jam grew in size as the weekend went on.
The Aitkin County Sheriff's Office has its eyes open for its Top 10 Most Wanted and wants to know if you have seen any of them. The top ten are Lester Eddy Bell Jr., Chris David Kujawa, Kevin Robert Lawrence, David Leroy Morseth, Terry Thomas Olson, Scott Allen Pearson, Kenneth Merle Perry, Gary George Powers, Shawn Allen Richard and Adam Levert Williams. If you have seen any of the suspects, the sheriff's office asks you to call them at 218-927-7435.
Country stars rocked the Lakes Jam stage Friday night at Brainerd International Raceway (BIR) and Saturday night rock 'n' roll artists will hit the stage. Headliner Bret Michaels will perform at 10 p.m. Saturday, June 28. Performing on the main stage prior to Michaels will be ThundHerStruck at 4 p.m.; Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas at 6 p.m.; and Uncle Kracker at 8 p.m. On the secondary stage on June 28 will be noon, King's Ransom; 2 p.m., Madd Company, Last Call, Captain May I. This is the second year for Lakes Jam at BIR.
Headliners Bret Michaels and Clay Walker - among other national artists - will soon hit the main stage for the second annual Lakes Jam music festival aiming to give rock and country fans the time of their lives. Lakes Jam opens today and runs through Saturday at Brainerd International Raceway (BIR), located north of Baxter on Highway 371. Campers are allowed into the grounds today, with the national artists performing Friday and Saturday.
American country artist Clay Walker's first single "What's It To You" topped the Billboard charts in the early 90s and since then he has had 31 hit singles on the charts, four platinum-selling albums, two gold albums and millions of dollars in sales. Walker plans to "Boogie Till the Cows Come Home" with Brainerd lakes area fans when he performs at 10 p.m.
Firefighters and emergency personnel from several Brainerd lakes area cities took part in a Fire Instruction Rescue Education (FIRE) training drill Sunday which started with a disaster drill and ended with the burning of the former Integra building, located just west of Best Buy in Baxter.
Attacking a suspect to tracking drugs in a vehicle, officers and their K-9 police dogs showed Brainerd lakes area residents Sunday a sample of what they can do to help law enforcement. The Public Canine Demonstration, held at the Stewart Mills baseball field on Mill Avenue in Brainerd, kicked off the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) Region 12 annual Canine Field Trials that will be held Monday and Tuesday in Baxter. Around 80 K-9 squads left the Arrowwood Lodge in Baxter and paraded through Baxter and Brainerd to the baseball field.
Two new faces - Marian Lenore Hardy and Robin Ernest Ryan - join the Most Wanted list for Cass County in June. As of Friday, there were 486 active arrest warrants which include 261 misdemeanors, 124 gross misdemeanors and 101 felonies. Authorities continue to search for Jessica Lynn Ahlgrim, Sheldon Thomas Brown, Missie Lee Camacho, Daniel Benjamin Fineday, Bradley Michael Geyen, Richard Randal Gillispie, Kevin Michael McGuinness and Frank Andrew Tuttle. If anyone recognizes or sees any of these people they are asked to call the Cass County Sheriff's Office at 218-547-1424.