Do you have a favorite local restaurant, bakery, golf course, newspaper, home builder, resort, nonprofit, etc.? The list goes on and on. If so, please help us recognize the best of the best by nominating them for the 2019 Best of the Brainerd Lakes Area award! The nomination period runs May 20 through June 21. Voting for the 2019 Best of the Brainerd Lakes Area will begin July 1 and run through midnight of Aug. 2.
'Water Connects Us All' conference coming to Northern Lights Casino
The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled in favor Monday, May 13, with Crow Wing County District Court's decision when it sentenced a 33-year-old Garrison man, who was convicted of two felonies for violating an order for protection. James M. Alger, Sr., was sentenced March 26, 2018, by Judge David Ten Eyck, now retired, to 24 months in the St. Cloud prison, with 34 days of time for credit served for one count and 12 months and one day for the second count, and the sentences are concurrent. He also had to pay a fine.
Weather drawing by Silas Mueller of Mrs. Olson's first grade class at Garfield Elementary School.
Cohen Groenwold's story is testimonial to the importance of wearing a bicycle helmet. His life was literally saved by wearing one. While bicycling on his Baxter road Saturday, May 11, 4-year-old Cohen was accidentally run over by a U.S. Postal Service mail truck. More precisely, it was Cohen's head, protected by the helmet he was wearing, that was run over. The helmet was shattered into pieces. Cohen, thankfully, only ended up with road rash, and scratches on his back and scalp. The accident could have been so much worse had Cohen not been wearing a helmet.
Crow Wing County reported it invested in and improved the public's ability to search for property tax and property value information on its website. More than 80,000 parcels of property are located within the county. The county switched from a 15-digit parcel ID number to an eight-digit parcel ID number, but property owners will still be able to search using the legacy 15-digit parcel ID numbers. This should also assist users in their property search process.
Brainerd Public Library Meets 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 1. Call to order 2. Roll Call/Introductions 3. Approve agenda 4. Approve minutes of April 2019 meeting 5. President's report 6. Librarian's report 7. Finance Committee report 8. Building & Grounds Committee report—informal meeting with architect 9. Policy Committee report 10. KRL Rep's report 11. Friends of the Library report 12. Open forum 13. Unfinished business a. Estate gift of Millie Gjertson 14. New business
DEERWOOD—Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge will unveil its exclusive brand of craft beer at the Devil's Washboard ceremonial keg tapping at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, at the resort. The beer is named Devil's Washboard Bavarian Märzen and was brewed exclusively for Ruttger's by Cuyuna Brewing Company. It is an amber-colored beer made with special Bavarian hops, giving it a distinct German flavor. This flavor palette is in honor of the Ruttger family's heritage.
Crow Wing County Land Services will begin Monday, May 20, the state-mandated "quintile" process of physically viewing 20% of the parcels within the county for property valuations effective in 2019. State statute requires each county to review properties annually to verify the accuracy and completeness of assessment records used to determine property taxes. This year, property assessors will view about 9,000 parcels countywide.
AITKIN If the city of Aitkin had a flag, what would it look like? Those with ideas have the chance to help create a design by entering a contest sponsored by the city and the Aitkin County Friends of the Arts, the Aitkin Independent Age reported Wednesday, May 15. Anyone is eligible and may submit multiple design concepts by June 7. Create a design on a plain piece of paper and write a name, address, phone number and email address on the back. Submit to ACFOA, P.O. Box 101, Aitkin, MN 56431. The winning design will be announced on Flag Day, June 14.