Raffle chair David Anderholm, second from left, of Northern Psychiatric Associates, discussed raffle ticket sale locations Friday morning, April 11, while Leana Bruer, left, Grand View Lodge ... Read More
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.
Eighth Congressional District Republicans unanimously endorsed Stewart Mills III of Nisswa for the U.S. House seat Saturday, April 12, in Park Rapids.
Mills will challenge current U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, a Democrat.
A second-year elementary school principal from Madelia will be the next principal of Nisswa Elementary School.
Molly Raske, principal at Madelia Elementary School in south central Minnesota, will join the Brainerd School District on July 1.
Another Nisswa City Council member has turned in her resignation, bringing the total number of resignations in the past year to three.
Tina Foster submitted her resignation Thursday, April 10, effective immediately.
One of the buildings in Pine River recently considered for destruction, known as the Eastern Star building, was once a source of news and entertainment for the city.
Joe Zigmund constructed the split-level building in 1915.
The Emily City Council decided not to accept a proposed contract with the Pequot Lakes Police Department, according to draft minutes of the April 8 meeting.
The city's interim police chief, Josh Herold, will work up to 31 hours a week.
Breezy Point police
ACCIDENT: Report on April 7 at 7:06 a.m. of a property damage accident on Golf Shores Road and County Road 11.
BURGLARY: Report on April 10 at 4:04 p.m. of a theft and subsequent return of an iPad.
More than 100 children and accompanying adults attended the Backus American Legion Auxiliary’s annual Kids Easter Party on Saturday, April 12, where they played a variety of games, participated in an Easter egg hunt, took home prizes...
With the return of residents from the south under way, the Backus American Legion will hold its 11th annual Welcome Back Snowbirds, Frozen Survivor and Customer Appreciation Party from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, April 26.
Pregnant Girls Night Out is Thursday at Bites
Pregnant Girls Night Out will be offered from 6-30-8 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at Bites Grill and Bar in Pine River, featuring hors d'oeuvres, prize drawings and alcohol-free.
Beekeeping topic of discussion
in Pine River
Happy Dancing Turtle in Pine River and Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will sponsor a free viewing of a film on bees and discussion with beekeepers at 6 p.m.
The Nisswa Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Nisswa Community Center. Note the change in location for this month.
Social hour and check-in will begin at noon.
Raffle chair David Anderholm, second from left, of Northern Psychiatric Associates, discussed raffle ticket sale locations Friday morning, April 11, while Leana Bruer, left, Grand View Lodge intern; Nate Grotzke, third from left,...
The following area Easter egg hunts will take place Saturday, April 19.
The Whitefish Area Lions children's Easter egg hunt will be at 10 a.m. at the Army Corps of Engineers Campground (main parking lot).
The Nordic Ridge Recreation Area Trails in Crosslake will likely be expanded by 2-3 miles this year in hopes of putting the trail system and the city on the winter tourism destination map, Alden Hardwick of the PAL Foundation told the...
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is placing burning restrictions over the central part of the state because fire danger is expected to increase as winds pick up and snow continues to melt.
The Pine River Watershed is a unique combination of lakes, rivers, forests and agricultural land. With only two bodies of water in the watershed that have been identified as impaired, it is important to establish a plan going forward to...
A Lakeshore Conservation Club fundraiser will be held Wednesdays in April at Buffalo Wild Wings in Baxter, which will give a percent of sales that day to the Lakeshore Conservation Club if people mention the conservation club to their...
The Crow Wing County Land Services Department is requesting public comment on proposed revisions to the county land use ordinance.
The ordinance revisions can be viewed on the county website at www.crowwing.
An informational open house regarding reconstruction of County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 36 from CSAH 37 to County Road 114 in the summer of 2015 will be held from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at Crosslake City Hall.
Crow Wing County has entered into a contract with Anderson Brothers Construction Company of Brainerd, LLC for the reconstruction of County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 3 from CSAH 37 in Crosslake to CSAH 1 in Fifty Lakes.