PEQUOT LAKES—The city of Pequot Lakes is seeking community input on potential improvements to Rasmussen Road. An open house on the project is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Cole Memorial Building in Pequot Lakes. Rasmussen Road runs parallel and is situated between Highway 371 and Patriot Avenue, with the south end of the road ending at Main Street. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact city hall at 218-568-5222.
Country stars Scotty McCreery, Tim Hurley and Eric Chesser were added to the 2019 Lakes Jam Lineup, Lakes Jam organizers announced Friday, Nov. 16. Lakes Jam—a three-day music fest of multi-genre music—is scheduled June 27-29, 2019, and will once again be at Brainerd International Raceway. The music festival is in its seventh year.
Crow Wing County maintenance crews will remove brush and trees in the road right-of-ways throughout the week on various county roads, including County Highway 31 near Cuyuna and County Highway 77 near Baxter. County roads 125 and 126 in the First Assessment District will also receive brushing maintenance. Chipping of the smaller brush will take place at the site. Crews will cut and place larger trees at the back of the road right-of-way for property owners.
Bemidji State University and St. Cloud State University, two Minnesota teams from the WCHA women's league—the nation's premiere college hockey conference—will meet in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum Women's Face-Off Classic at Brainerd's Essentia Health Sports Center at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20.
Pillager Public Schools — ISD No. 116 Board of Education Agenda Meets 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19 I. Call to Order II. Pledge of Allegiance III. Cell Phone/Electronic Devices IV. Consider World's Best Workforce Summary Report V. Adjourn Pillager Public Schools — ISD No. 116 Board of Education Agenda Meets 6:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19 I. Call to Order II. Consider Additions/Deletions/Acceptance of the Agenda III. Visitor Comments IV. Consider Consent Agenda
Voters voiced their opinion for the best small town in Minnesota and—out of nearly 600 cities with 5,000 people or fewer—Nisswa is the winner. WCCO in Minneapolis, reported Thursday, Nov. 15, Nisswa gained the top votes in the week's Best of Minnesota. WCCO pointed to the expected glowing remarks about the community—with its vibrant downtown, logging and railroad history, tourism-fueled economy, events and activities, and homes amid tall trees—from Nisswa city and business leaders, but also to the stories of former residents who were drawn back to the city.
REMER—Both drivers were injured in a two-vehicle crash at 12:03 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, on Highway 6, north of Remer. The Minnesota State Patrol reported a Chevrolet Suburban was traveling north on Highway 6 and a Ford F-150 was traveling south, when the Ford crossed over the centerline and sideswiped the Suburban. Both vehicles went into the south ditch.
BAXTER—A driver and her 12-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle, rear-end crash at 5:06 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, on Highway 210 and Meredith Drive in Baxter. The Baxter Police Department reported the driver, Denise R. Rauen, 59, and her passenger, Camden Isabel Rauen, 12, both of Baxter, who were in the vehicle that was rear-ended, had minor injuries and were transported by North Memorial Ambulance to Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. The other driver, Ronald Andrew Johnson, 60, Brainerd, was not injured.
AITKIN An ordinance concerning tobacco in the city of Aitkin received an update to include language concerning electronic cigarettes, the Aitkin Independent Age reported. The ordinance mirrors state statute, which permits the sampling of tobacco products in very limited situations, but does not permit smoking or inhaling the product. Allowed is the demonstration, sampling and testing of equipment post-repair. The rules apply to the one existing e-cigarette business in Aitkin, Pop's Vape Shop, along with any future businesses. CROSSLAKE
BOY LAKE—Fire destroyed a single level home Friday, Nov. 16, in Boy Lake Township, in rural Boy River. Deputies with the Cass County Sheriff's Office and the Longville Fire Department were called at 9:01 a.m. to the fire. The sheriff's office reported upon arrival the residence was fully engulfed in flames. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. There were no injuries reported. Longville firefighter Tony Likens said they didn't call for any mutual aid and the home was a total loss. Assisting at the scene was North Memorial Ambulance in Longville.