The Mid-Minnesota Women's Center in Brainerd received a $20,000 donation Friday, Jan. 11. The donation was made in the memory of 96-year-old Brainerd resident Faye Hickerson-Echternacht, who died New Year's Eve 2018, in an effort to enhance the lives of people who need the organization's services.
The Brainerd Police and Fire Civil Service Commission will meet 8:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, in the Brainerd City Hall second floor conference room, to certify the next three available candidates on the police officer eligibility list and any other items that may properly come before the commission.
Rep. Pete Stauber Monday introduced H.R. 527, the Superior National Forest Land Exchange Act of 2019. This bipartisan legislation provides legal certainty by codifying the land exchange between PolyMet Mining Inc. and the U.S. Forest Service into statute. The legislation will move PolyMet one step closer to responsibly developing the NorthMet ore body in northeastern Minnesota. This is Stauber's first bill introduced as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Morrison County Sheriff's Office, in cooperation with police departments in the county, have recently completed the annual predatory offender registration verifications for Morrison County. Each year, the sheriff's office organizes a verification check for all predatory offenders who are on the registry and residing within the county. It is important to note Minnesota only began registering predatory offenders in 1991 and did not assign risk level until 1997. Only those offenders who have been sentenced to prison and who were released after Jan.
Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan announced Tuesday, Jan. 15, the administration's plan to minimize the impact of the federal government shutdown on Minnesotans.
State Rep. Josh Heintzeman, R-Nisswa, and State Rep. John Poston, R-Lake Shore, joined fellow Minnesota House Republicans at a news conference Tuesday, Jan. 15, urging the new DFL House majority and Gov. Tim Walz not to raise health care costs on Minnesotans by restoring the sick tax—a 2 percent tax levied on most patient services in Minnesota, including things like baby deliveries, chemotherapy treatments, routine doctor visits, emergency room visits and more.
Pillager High School teacher Ann Hutchison was named Hospitality and Tourism Management Program Educator of Excellence at the Minnesota Lodging Association's annual awards gala Jan. 10, at the Hyatt Regency in Bloomington.
BEMIDJI—Taylor Jordan scored 11 points for the Little Falls Flyers who lost 74-29 to the Bemidji Lumberjacks Tuesday, Jan. 15. Fourteen different players found the scoring column for Bemidji. Bemidji 38 36— 74 Little Falls 18 11—29 BEMIDJI Emily Wade 4, Emma Neubeck 2, Ashley Hofstad 7, Katie Alto 9, Jenna Jones 3, Jackie Johnson 2, Allison Beard 3, Taylor Wade 4, Lindsey Hildenbrand 16, Rumer Flatness 9, Macy Flatness 9, Lydia Ryan 1, Rylie Jones 2, Rebecca Matheney 4. FG (percent), FT (percent). 3-point ( percent).
Central Lakes College invites the community to a free program in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Chalberg Theatre. Speaker Jesse Grant, vice president of student life and success at Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College, will present "A Reflection on Dr. King: Civil Rights and Moving Forward in a Country Divided."
Brady Anderson, Connor Powers and Kyle Patnode earned Central Lakes Conference performers of the week honors for their efforts last week. Anderson, a member of the Warrior boys hockey team collected five blocked shots and 11 body contacts in two games. Powers, a junior guard on the Warrior boys basketball team, scored 46 points in two wins. Patnode, a senior wrestler, won all eight of his matches lat week. He posted six pins, one technical fall and a forfeit.