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Chlorine will be added to Brainerd's water system late Saturday afternoon to combat contamination that may have occurred due to a water main break Thursday. Brainerd Public Utilities officials reported Friday that of 12 tests done on Brainerd's water system, one returned back positive for bacteria, prompting a water boil order for a minimum of one week or until further notice and a meeting with Minnesota Department of Health officials on Saturday. Brainerd Public Utilities (BPU) Superintendent Scott Magnuson said chlorination will start about 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Bacteria was found in one of the 12 tests conducted on Brainerd's drinking water system, Brainerd Public Utility officials reported Friday, resulting in an extension of the order for residents to boil water to be used for drinking and cooking. Because of the positive test, Brainerd Public Utilities and Minnesota Department of Health decided it was best to extend the city's current water boil order for a minimum of one week or until further notice, Brainerd Public Utilities (BPU) Superintendent Scott Magnuson said. The test was conducted by the Minnesota Department of Health Thursday after a
In an effort to rebuild deer numbers across the state, the DNR will be taking a conservative approach in the upcoming hunting season. That means in 95 percent of the state a hunter will only be able to take one deer, and in many areas a lottery has been instituted. "To shoot a doe, hunters may have to apply for a permit in areas where they haven't in the past and, in some places, no antlerless harvest will be allowed," said Leslie McInenly, big game program leader for the DNR, in a news release.
After waiting out what seemed to be a never-ending winter, open-water walleye and northern pike fishing is back. Unlike last year, the threat of ice on lakes won’t be a problem. Aside from some reports of floating ice, Brainerd area lakes appear to be wide open heading into Saturday’s fishing opener. “It’s looking very good,” said Sherree Wicktor, owner of S & W Bait on Highway 371 North.
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - A southern Minnesota teenager who idolized a gunman from a Colorado high school massacre was charged Thursday with planning to kill his parents and sister and then...
A 24-year-old Brainerd woman has pleaded guilty to striking with her car and killing a bicyclist this past October on a county road in East Gull Lake. Cass County Attorney Christopher Strandlie said Kerri Marie Zelinske entered a guilty plea to felony criminal vehicular homicide Monday in Cass County District Court.
MINNEAPOLIS - Owatonna's battering ball-control offense and stifling defense were too much for the Brainerd Warriors to overcome as the Huskies posted a 24-0 win in the Prep Bowl Class 5A state championship game Saturday night at the Metrodome. The top-ranked and unbeaten Huskies led just 14-0 until scoring twice in the final 91 seconds on a 25-yard field goal by Carter McCauley and a 39-yard interception return for a TD by Sam Fenske. Owatonna running back Aaron Peterson rushed for 183 yards and two short touchdown runs.
MINNEAPOLIS - The Brainerd Warriors shut down Chaska on fourth down three times in the final 12 minutes and held on to beat the Hawks 20-19 in the semifinals of...
The time has come for hunters to climb into their stands for another Minnesota firearms deer season. Dave Kanz, acting area wildlife manager for the Brainerd area — which includes Aitkin, Crow Wing and southern Cass counties — is optimistic hunters will do well when the season opens Saturday morning.
A Crow Wing County Sheriff's deputy was shot in the arm and a 50-year-old rural Brainerd man is dead following a shooting Thursday afternoon near a residence off Sleepy Hollow...