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LAKE SHORE—An abandoned two-story hotel consisting of eight units brought firefighters from across the state Saturday to take part in multiple fire trainings at the Quarterdeck Resort on Gull Lake, off County Highway 77. The Pillager Fire Department and Central Lakes College's Customized Training program partnered to conduct the region-wide event where 120 firefighters took part in search and rescue and firefighting training exercises on the two-story hotel that sat abandoned on the Quarterdeck property.
LAKE SHORE—I never thought I'd suit up in full firefighter turnout gear with a self-contained breathing apparatus—SCBA for short—and experience a fire close up. But this is exactly what I did Saturday at the Quarterdeck Resort on Gull Lake, off County Highway 77, in Lake Shore. The Pillager Fire Department and Central Lakes College's Customized Training program partnered up to conduct a region-wide event where 120 firefighters took part in search and rescue and firefighting training exercises on an abandoned two-story hotel on the Quarterdeck property.
LAKE SHORE—Quarterdeck Resort on Gull Lake donated an abandoned building and 12 cabins to the Pillager Fire Department for training opportunities, but plans for the property continue. Future plans include building one of the finest boutique resorts in the Brainerd lakes area, Ryan Klohn, the Quarterdeck general manager, said Saturday during the last fire training burn on the property.
Brainerd lakes area residents Saturday may see some fire action at the Quarterdeck property on Gull Lake, off County State Highway 77, located between Brainerd and Nisswa. The Pillager Fire Department and Central Lakes College's Customized Training program are partnering up to conduct a region-wide firefighting training event at Quarterdeck. Firefighters across the state will be participating in firefighting training and search and rescue drills on the former two-story hotel that sits on the Quarterdeck property.
Zach Rude Grade: Senior. Age: 18. Art focus: Brainerd High School A Cappella Choir.
Three people are off Cass County's Most Wanted list for March and three new people join the list. Crystal Leah Cloud and James George Jones were arrested and Stacy Tuomi had her warrant quashed per court to get off the list. Brian Leigh Funk, Danielle Frances Iatic and Wynona Ann Littlewolf are now on the list and join: Jessica Lynn Ahlgrim, Jamaal Reuben Baird, Theresa Marie Beaulieu, Donald Roman Cook Jr, Mercedes Marie Fineday, Anthony Leo Fuller and Nikki Lynn Johnson.
PILLAGER—Heavy flames and smoke billowed Wednesday night out of the roof and windows of a Pillager home, leaving a couple and their two adult children homeless. The Pillager Fire Department was called at 9:55 p.m. to a structure fire at 12766 51st Ave. SW., west of Pillager off Highway 210. Pillager responded with 17 firefighters and a tanker and the Motley Fire Department responded with four firefighters and two tankers and worked several hours through Thursday early morning to get the fire out.
CROSSLAKE—When Mark J. Harlow takes a photograph in the wilderness—it takes him a number of days or weeks—to get the image he wants. Patience is a virtue Harlow has and he uses it well in his photography when he captures the precise moment he wants in the wilderness where he has photographed grizzly bears, moose, eagles, horses, fox and more.
There are all new faces on Crow Wing County's Most Wanted list for February. As of Friday, there were an estimated 946 total active warrants in the county. On the list this month are Kristina Marie Abear, Jonathn Carlton Erickson, Nadine Krystyne Harrington, Tanner Joseph Kall, Samara Marie Nelson, Jonathan Curtiss Schwegel, Nicholas Joseph Schyma, Eddie Ray Simmons, Joel Thomas Stene and Timothy Allan Wirz.
Fad diets, we've all tried them at one point or another. Fad diets are known to help a person lose weight right away. However, they're not good at keeping the weight off long-term. Makes sense as the definition of fad according to Google is "an intense and widely shared enthusiasm for something, especially one that is short-lived and without basis in the object's qualities; a craze."