The Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District recently announced the winners of its sixth annual photography contest. Photographers of all ages and abilities were invited to submit their photos for the 2018 Native Plant and Tree Photo Contest.
LEE COUNTY, Fla.—The body of a missing boater found Monday, Nov. 12, was identified by family as Jed Copham, owner of Brainerd International Raceway. NBC2 News in Florida was reporting that the Lee County Sheriff's Office removed the body from the water near Punta Rassa. Search and rescue teams temporarily suspended their efforts to find the boater Sunday night after he had gone overboard earlier in the day. The call to suspend the search came hours after law enforcement swarmed the waters off the coast of Lee County, near Punta Rassa, around 3 p.m. Sunday.
The city of Brainerd and the comprehensive plan steering committee will host two community design sessions Monday, Nov. 14, at 617 Laurel St. in the the Parker Building in downtown Brainerd. The first will be 10-11:30 a.m., and the second 5-7:30 p.m. Anyone who has an interest in Brainerd's future is encouraged to attend either session, both of which will be an open house-style format, so attendees can stop in any time.
The Brainerd lakes area got a start on its Christmas shopping with an abundance of arts and craft sales, open houses and bazaars Saturday, Nov. 10. From the Franklin Arts Center Holiday Open House to Brainerd High School Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival to The Crossing Arts Alliance's Kringle Market in downtown Brainerd, sales were spread throughout town and beyond, to Nisswa and Crosby, with people hopping from site to site. Judging by traffic and the time it took to find a parking spot, business was booming.
The Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department announced a coloring contest with the theme "Minnesota Winter in the Park." Prize for first place will be awarded for each age group: 6-9, 10-12 and 13 and older. Participants are encouraged to draw and color what they dream of when they think of Minnesota winters in the park. What is it? What could it be? Examples include family, sports, animals, scenery, winter fun, hobbies or holiday cheer.
BLOOMINGTON—The Brainerd Warrior cheer team placed third in the medium varsity non-tumble division in the Jefferson Jaguar Jam Invite Saturday, Nov. 10. Brainerd varsity competitors included Kaylee Sutton, Rayah Unger, Zach Capistrant, Violet Goodwin, Kaitlynn Capistrant, Malia Hermerding, Lindsay Carner, Ella Schmitz, Rachel Aydt, Amara Ruether, Jordan Koering, Savannah Roth, Amber Russell and Breanna Fraser.
Vermont is pioneering the future of energy assistance as part of a nationwide challenge in partnership with a Minnesota-based clean energy nonprofit. The Rural Renewable Energy Alliance, or RREAL, is working with Southeast Vermont Community Action to use solar energy to help ensure people can stay warm during the long New England winter. By installing locally owned and generated solar electricity, RREAL hopes to demonstrate a cost-effective, low-carbon, and empowering long-term alternative to the national Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, a news release stated.
Crosslake City Council Regular council meeting Meets 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 Crosslake City Hall A. Call to order 1. Pledge of Allegiance 2. Approval of Additions to the Agenda (Council Action-Motion) B. Consent calendar — Notice to the public — All items here listed are considered to be routine by the City Council and will be acted on by one motion. There will be no separate discussion on these items unless a Citizen or Councilmember so requests: 1. Special Council Meeting Minutes of October 8, 2018
A retirement get-together for former Wadena Golden Gloves Boxing coach Bob Tubandt is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Wadena Elks Lodge, 647 Jefferson St. N., Wadena. Tubandt, 75, spent 58 total years in boxing. In 2018, he was inducted into the National Golden Gloves of America Hall of Fame as a coach. He started boxing in 1959 and finished with 47 wins in 55 fights. He was a 5-time region champion before becoming a coach. In 1969, Tubandt took over the Wadena program and served as its head coach for 51 years, retiring in 2016.
SAUK CENTRE—Kylee Hopp supplied the Prairie Center Blue Devils with two goals as they fell 5-3 to the Luverne Cardinals Saturday, Nov. 10. Hopp opened the scoring on an assist from Anna Nedoroscik in the first period. In the second period, the Blue Devils' Ally Ecker netted a goal on an assist from Reece Ritter. Hopp's second goal also came on an assist from Nedoroscik. PC goalie Isabelle Hovel recorded 31 saves on 36 shots. Luverne 2 2 1-- 5 Prairie Centre 1 1 1-- 3