Area residents who want to know more about their woodlands and how to manage their property for wildlife can learn how. Residents may also learn how conserving land for the future and improving soil and water quality can lead to lower tax rates.
Prepare now for a safe boating season Before hitting the water for the first time this spring, boaters should ensure their boats, equipment and safety items are in legal and proper working order, the Department of Natural Resources said. They should also review regulations in the 2018 Minnesota Boating Guide or at www.mndnr.gov/regulations/boatwater .
PILLAGER—Free breakfast and lunch for all children from infants to 18 years old will be offered June 4 through Aug. 24 (no meals July 4-6) at Pillager Public School. Breakfast will be served from 8-9 a.m. daily and lunch served from 11 a.m. to noon. Use door G for entrance to the cafeteria.
On behalf of the campers at Confidence Learning Center we would like to say thank you to the Brainerd Jaycees and all the volunteers of the $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza. The dedication of those that spend countless hours volunteering year round to make such an amazing impact in this community is second to none. The Brainerd lakes area is blessed to have such a top-notch organization with young adults who care deeply about making a lasting impact for generations to come. The staff of Confidence Learning Center
AITKIN—A 72-year-old Aitkin woman was injured after being struck by a Dodge Ram pickup at 10:03 a.m. Friday, May 25, on Highway 169, south of 290th Street, south of Aitkin. The Minnesota State Patrol reported the Dodge was north on Highway 169, and Marilyn J. Oihus was crossing the highway, when the pickup swerved to miss her, but hit her, then hit a parked van on the shoulder of the highway.
With the arrival of Memorial Day weekend and the anticipation of warmer weather, road trips, barbeques and fun at the lake, seat belt safety should be a part of every Minnesotan's plans Brainerd police stated in a news release. "A typical day for Minnesota drivers includes encounters with distracted drivers, farm machinery, road rage, deer and other unplanned situations," the release stated. "The danger is being a safe, confident driver won't make a difference if a crash happens and the person isn't buckled up.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded at 2:06 p.m. Thursday, May 24, to a report of smoke in a residence on the 700 block of Southwest Sixth Street. Firefighters determined the fire was out and ventilated the residence. Firefighters responded to two calls Wednesday: • At 2:20 p.m., a fire alarm at Harmony House, 218 SW Ninth St. Cause of the alarm was burned food and firefighters were canceled en route. • At 5:55 p.m., a lawnmower fire on the 13000 block of Homestead Drive. Fire was extinguished.
Four lakes area baseball players have been selected to play for the North team in the Minnesota State High School Baseball Coaches Association Play Ball All-Star Series June 22-23 at Chaska Athletic Park. The four include McCale Peterson of Brainerd, Jake Dykhoff of Wadena-Deer Creek, Preston Rocheleau of Pierz and Jake Kapphahn of Little Falls. In 2019, Peterson will play at Minnesota-Duluth and Rocheleau and Kapphahn at Central Lakes College in Brainerd. Dykhoff plans to play in college but he has yet to commit to school.
LITTLE FALLS—A Morrison County District Court jury found Adam Hageman, 38, Motley, guilty Thursday, May 25, on three felonies: second-degree assault with a deadly weapon, domestic assault and a felon in possession of a firearm.
Minnesota Power and Light Western Retirees get-together set PINE RIVER—Minnesota Power and Light Western Retirees annual get-together will be June 12 at Bites Grill and Bar in Pine River. Social hour will begin 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be 12:15 p.m. Reflection and announcements to follow the meal. Text or call 320-360-0765 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . 40th reunion of BHS class of 1978 set for Aug. 4