A winter storm warning remained in effect for Crow Wing and southern Cass counties Wednesday, Dec. 4, until midnight. Snow may be heavy at times Wednesday afternoon with accumulation of 6-8 inches expected, according to the National Weather Service.
Breakfast with Santa will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Pequot Lakes American Legion, featuring pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee.
Cost is $3 per person and free for children ages 10 and younger.
A Children's Christmas Party will run from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, in the lower level of the Nisswa American Legion for children ages 12 and under and their parents.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there to listen to children's Christmas...
The Lake Hubert Community Grange will have its Christmas party at 5 p.m. Dec. 15. Potluck supper is planned. Bring mittens, caps and scarves which will be given to children. There will be a program with Santa Claus coming.
The Pequot Lakes Student Council will host a Formal Wear Extravaganza from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 21, in the high school cafeteria.
If you have any unwanted dresses, ties, men's dress shirts, etc., consider taking part in this event.
The Crosslake American Legion Auxiliary will host its annual Christmas Bazaar and Cookie Walk from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Legion, featuring more than a dozen local crafters selling their wares in conjunction with the...
The Backus Legion Auxiliary Children's Christmas party will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.
Children will be treated to a visit from Santa, who will speak with each child and present the child with a treat bag and...
Jenkins will host its sixth annual Lighting of the Trees Ceremony beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Veterans Park. Following is the schedule of events:
5-6:30 p.m.: Bonfire, food and beverages, including hot dogs, bars and hot cider....
The Brainerd Family YMCA will offer an American Safety and Health Institute Basic First Aid class from 6:15-9:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the YMCA.
Participants will receive certification upon completion.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources warns ice anglers, snowmobilers, skiers and other outdoor enthusiasts to use caution when going onto any lake covered or partially covered with ice, especially those that feature aeration...
I am a senior who attended Pequot Lakes School in kindergarten and then spent the next 10 years Pine River-Backus School. Junior year, I returned to Pequot Lakes and am finishing my high school career here.
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Madison Abraham, Alexis Arseneau, Camilla Blanchard, Torry Hirschey, Alexandra P. Hoopman, Shayna M. Moore, Suzanne J. Redding, Lillian D. Reed, Autumn Rice, Jayden Stevenson, Bailey Wynn
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There is a "new" way to teach art. The new method is called Teaching for Artistic Behavior (T.A.B.). It is a great method that promotes student creativity and innovation. You can check out T.A.B. at http://teachingforartisticbehavior.org/.
According to a report from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), 31 businesses announced expansion projects in Minnesota during the third quarter and plan to create an estimated 1,500 new jobs statewide in...
Mark Skogen, Widseth Smith Nolting's senior civil engineering technician, was recently awarded a Certified Public Infrastructure Inspector (CPII) certification from the American Public Works Association (APWA) credentialing program.
Minnesota Business Finance Corporation (MBFC) was recognized as Member of The Year at the Cass County Economic Development Corporation's (EDC) annual meeting held recently in Walker.
This is the first time this award has been presented.
The Lake Shore City Council on Monday, Nov. 25, made the following appointments: Robert Eliason, alternate to the Environmental Committee; and Earl North and Pat Hastings, alternates to the Planning Commission.
After four years of city tax levies that were reduced or kept flat, the Breezy Point City Council on Monday, Dec. 2, raised the 2014 levy by $34,000 over this year's number to $1,753,080.
That's a 1.94 percent increase over the 2013 levy.
The Breezy Point City Council will accept letters of interest for an open council seat until 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9. The council then will consider appointing a council member at a meeting scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16.
The Lake Shore City Council on Monday, Nov. 25, approved the following 2014 road project cost estimates:
• Jacob's Road: $43,800 for 800 feet of road sub-grade reconstruction and repaving.
• 72nd Street: $87,000 for 2,650 feet of road...
The Whitefish Area Property Owners Association (WAPOA) recently completed another year of water sampling on area lakes.
WAPOA is currently sampling 38 area lakes and an additional six inlets and outlets.
Autumn is the time of year when deer and cars are most likely to collide, according to a State Farm Insurance study. The study puts Minnesota at No. 6 for an American driver's likelihood of hitting a deer.
Four fatal crashes on snowy and slippery Minnesota roads are a reminder that motorists need to plan ahead and adjust their driving to the weather, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety.
Several people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries Wednesday, Nov. 27, after a car and minivan collided head-on at 8:05 a.m. north of Merrifield on County Road 3 in front of Clow Stamping, the Crow Wing County Sheriff's...
Backus Mayor Kurt Sawyer announced an open position on the council at the Monday, Dec. 2, regular meeting.
Former council member Richie Bean submitted his letter of resignation before the December meeting. The council accepted his...
Ford Jensen, whom Cass County maintains built his cabin on tax-forfeited county-administered land, described in a telephone interview Tuesday, Nov. 26, reasons he believes his cabin is on the adjacent land he owns.
The county board voted...
A 59-year-old Crosslake man who faced a second-degree attempted murder charge pleaded guilty Thursday, Nov. 21, in Crow Wing District Court to second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon to cause substantial bodily harm.
American Red Cross blood drives will be held Dec. 26 and 27 at the Nisswa American Legion.
Times are from 2-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27.
A blood drive also will run from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m....
To show its appreciation for a long-time council member, the Jenkins City Council on Nov. 12 named Nov. 30 as Dale Daudt Day.
Daudt was on the council for more than 10 years, but did not re-file in the last election.
Owner occupied and relative occupied homestead applications are due Dec. 15 for the 2014 payable tax year.
The homestead classification may affect the amount of property tax paid in 2014, and it may affect property tax refund eligibility.
Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and Happy Dancing Turtle held the second of three free meetings on gas and oil exploitation at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at the Happy Dancing Turtle campus in Pine River.
Breakfast with Santa is Saturday in Crosslake
The Crosslake American Legion Auxiliary will host its annual Breakfast with Santa from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Legion for area families and their children or grandchildren.
Pequot Lakes American Legion Post #49, auxiliary and SAL will host the 12th annual Breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Legion.
Pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee will be served.
Santa's Bobbin' Into Town will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, in downtown Pequot Lakes, featuring indoor and outdoor holiday events.
Following is a schedule of events:
3-4:15 p.m.: Mrs. Claus at the Pequot Lakes Library with story time, crafts...
Nisswa's 32nd annual City of Lights Festival welcomes the holiday season with a countdown to lighting up the town that culminates with a fireworks display and live music Friday, Nov. 29.
The downtown area lights up all at once at 5:30 p.m.
HomeHealth Partnership of Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby will celebrate the 29th annual Tree of Love with music, refreshments and reflection at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at Heartwood Senior Living Community in Crosby.
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center Auxiliary welcomes the community to its annual Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 in the River Room Grille and meeting rooms on the lower level of Essentia Health-St.
A free legal clinic offering information on divorce and child custody matters will be held on the fourth Tuesday of every month from noon to 1 p.m. at the Law Library in the Crow Wing County Judicial Center.
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