Lizzy Thurlow, left, of Nisswa recently won first runner-up at the Miss Minnesota's Outstanding Teen 2014 pageant, where she also won interview and scholastic achievement awards. Standing with her are Miss Minnesota's Outstanding Teen 2014 Lauren Alyger and second runner-up Alyssa Crum. Submitted Photo
Youth trap league meeting is Sunday
Wild Acres Game Farm is offering a youth trap league for grades 6-9 Sunday afternoons, June 8-Aug 10, at the game farm, offering one round of trap (25 targets) each week.
A parent registration meeting...
concert in Crosslake
The Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota will stage "Legacy on Broadway" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Crosslake Lutheran Church.
Concerts also will be at 7:30 p.m.
The Crosslake-Ideal Lions Club invites community groups and individuals to participate in the club's annual roadside cleanup Saturday, April 26.
Meet at 8:45 a.m. in the Reed's Market parking lot in Crosslake.
One of the most challenging topics to communicate about in public education is finance. The constant debates that are a necessary part of our democratic system of government create many misperceptions about the numbers.
Pine River-Backus (PR-B) Community Education offers the following upcoming classes. To register, call 218-587-2080 or go online to prbschools.revtrak.net.
• Marvelous Mother's Day Hand Towels: 3-5:15 p.m.
My love for art started at a young age. I've always loved coloring with crayons, markers and sidewalk chalk.
Now that I'm older, I love to paint. My favorite kind of painting is acrylic painting.
Pine River-Backus School will host a Pacesetter Volleyball Camp for all area girls entering grades 5-12 Monday-Thursday, June 16-19, in the PR-B High School Performance Gym.
This camp is open to PR-B and Pequot Lakes players as well.
The Fifty Lakes City Council approved hiring an architect from Simonson Lumber of Crosslake to draw up architectural plans for the municipal bar's planned patio expansion at their April 8 meeting, according to draft minutes.
The Pequot Lakes Woman's Club will hold its spring meeting at noon Thursday, May 1, at Lakes Latte.
After lunch and conversation, there will be a report on the Miss Pequot Lakes Scholarship Pageant.
All women are invited to attend.
Evangelist Glen Jaspers will conduct special meetings at Lakeside Baptist Church in Backus on Sunday-Wednesday, April 27-30.
The meetings will begin Sunday with services at 9 and 10:15 a.m. and at 6 p.m. The meetings will continue at 7 p.m.
The Senior Nutrition Program offers a nutritionally balanced meal for all people to enjoy. Meals are served Monday-Friday at 11:30 a.m.
The suggested voluntary donation is $4 per meal for those over 60 and $7.15 for those under 60.
Contract negotiations between Pine River-Backus Education Minnesota (PRBEMN) and the Pine River-Backus School Board officially closed with unanimous approval of a contract by the school board Monday, April 21.
Happy Dancing Turtle and Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will present the last of the series Feast, Film & Forum on Thursday, May 1, at 5:30 p.m. for optional potluck and 6 p.m. for the program at Happy Dancing Turtle in...
At 5:17 p.m. Friday, April 18, the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a residence in Fifty Lakes for a report of a prowler. The caller, 61-year-old James Brustad, indicated there may be an intruder in the basement of his...
MOORHEAD, Minn. – A Bismarck man is charged with seven felonies, including attempted kidnapping and burglary, after allegedly breaking into his girlfriend’s Comstock home late one night last week and Tasing her while wearing gloves and...
A decade after Cal St. Sauver and his wife brought the gift of friendship and support to older adults as Senior Companions for Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS), the 89-year-old is receiving the help he needs through a Senior...
Two shiny 2014 fire trucks recently rolled off the KME production line in Pennsylvania and are now at the Mission Fire Hall.
A new engine/pumper truck and new tanker truck are replacing two of the department's older trucks.
Pine River-Backus students are proud to present Nick Bunio as this month's Be Inspiring nominee.
Be Inspiring is a campaign from the Working Together Coalition to recognize those in the community who have had an inspiring, positive impact...
There will be two services at First Lutheran Church in Pine River during Holy Week: a Maundy Thursday service, worship and communion at 7 p.m. April 17; and the community Good Friday service, "The Cry of the Whole Congregation," at 6:30 p....
Crow Wing County Public Health will offer a walk-in school immunization clinic from 7:30-10 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Crow Wing County Community Services Health Division, 204 Laurel St., Suite 12, Brainerd.
1 p.m. Tuesdays
Denny Haven, 4580; Ralph Hulke, 3790; Leonard Blasing, 3750; Lila Kersey and Les Dupont, both 3340. Carol Furnstahl won the door prize.
New players are always welcome. No dominoes until...
The Brainerd Deanery Council of Catholic Women will have its spring conference Tuesday, May 13, at Immaculate Heart Catholic Church, 35208 County Road 37, Crosslake.
Registration will begin at 9 a.m. Cost is $15. There will be a bag raffle.
For the third time, Central Lakes College has been named one of the top 150 community colleges in the country by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program and is eligible to compete for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College...
It's been a long, cold winter. The bus barn has been a big help with the snow and cold.
With April under way, including spring sports and field trips, it will be a busy two months. We look forward to serving the community's needs.
To sign up for the following classes, contact Pine River-Backus Community Education at 218-587-2080 or register online prbschools.revtrak.net.
• Survival Class Youth & Adult (ages 11-adult): 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
University of Nebraska-
Carleen Ann Johnson of Nisswa was among University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) undergraduate students honored in conjunction with UNL's All-University Honors Convocation on April 13.
The child development class at Pequot Lakes High School will conduct "play school" from 10:35-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, April 29-May 23, in Room 314 at the high school.
This annual event helps students learn by working with and...
State Sens. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, and Paul Gazelka, R-Cass County, supported a bipartisan tax bill the Senate passed last week, which provides approximately $100 million worth of tax relief for Minnesotans.