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Travis Sawyer Grade: Sophomore Age: 15 Art focus: Brainerd High School pottery. Adviser nomination: "It was a nice surprise to see a first-year pottery student like Travis Sawyer take so naturally to the medium of clay. Travis is a quiet student with a strong work ethic and an original sensibility. His pottery is created with attention to detail and refinement, as a teacher I can tell Travis's work from anyone else's in the room. It is always exciting to unload a kiln, but especially if Travis has a piece coming out."
PILLAGER—A benefit for Kathy Lee—known as "The Chief's Wife" for the past 40 years as she has been a part of the Pillager Area Fire and Rescue—is scheduled Saturday. Lee suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm Oct. 1 while at the family home in Pillager. She was airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital and stayed there 45 days. As she was recovering from the surgery she had a few strokes, which was a big setback to her, her family said. Lee is married to Randy Lee, and they have three adult children and four grandchildren.
Let's be honest, do we need an app to be honest? No, we don't. An anonymous app called "tbh," short for "to be honest," shot to the top of Apple's App Store this past fall and aims to keep the conversation positive and is geared towards teens. "We built tbh because we believe that social networks should make us feel better about ourselves—not worse," the company behind the app wrote on its website.
PILLAGER—Pillager Area Fire and Rescue has been a huge part of Randy Lee's life for more than four decades. Lee, 63, retired as fire chief and from the fire department effective Dec. 31. It was an emotional decision by Lee to retire, but one that had to be made for his family—to be by his wife Kathy Lee's side.
Restoring justice one case at a time—all while helping youth offenders and the ones they've wronged. It has proven to be successful in reducing the recidivism rate in the number of misdemeanor crimes youths commit in Crow Wing County. It is the Lakes Area Restorative Justice Project, which is a community directed nonprofit organization housed in Brainerd. The organization is the only one of its kind in Crow Wing County and surrounding counties. The organization has been around for 13 years.
Maddie Schuld Grade: Junior Age: 16. Art focus: Brainerd High School debate. Adviser nomination: "Maddie is one of the most dependable, helpful debaters we have had. She is always willing to assist younger debaters and still has time to further her own skills. Maddie has represented BHS at nationals twice and at state last year. This year, Maddie went undefeated and earned a spot ln Lincoln-Douglas Debate at the national tournament in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Maddie will also be vying for a spot in the state tournament in January."
Crow Wing County was hit with a rash of burglaries in 2017 and authorities have now attributed most of them to two suspects—one currently in custody and another with a warrant out for his arrest. The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office arrested 37-year-old Charles Weber of Milaca Friday, and he was charged with second-degree burglary Tuesday in Crow Wing County District Court in Brainerd.
Three separate households in the Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point areas were forced to find other living arrangements for the holidays after fires damaged or destroyed their homes. The Pequot Lakes Fire Department responded to all three fires reported at 8 p.m. Dec. 22 on the 7100 block of 17th Avenue Southwest in Loon Lake Township, west of Pequot Lakes; 2:48 p.m. Friday on the 31000 block of Robinhood Lane, northwest of Breezy Point; and 2:07 a.m. Sunday on the 9500 block of Crow Wing County Highway 11 in Breezy Point.
BAXTER—Holidays can be a stressful time for people with all the hustle and bustle of parties and finding that perfect Christmas gift. How can one manage the stress to make it to 2018 and beyond? One way is acupuncture.
Could there be another mysterious "black hole" on a lake in the Brainerd area? Doubtful, but lakeshore residents on Lower Mission Lake in Merrifield pondered a mystery of their own this past week as the lake had a large area of open water on its northern end—an area that normally is frozen over during the winter months.