Twenty-two farm bureau members from across Minnesota met with their members of Congress in Washington, D.C. during the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation's Farmers to Washington, D.C., trip Sept. 11-14. Among the attendees were Cass County Farm Bureau members Miles and Sarah Kuschel. Miles serves on the MFBF Board of Directors.
Dying alone is probably one of the worst things imaginable, but the terminal patients at Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center won't have to. Find out the reason behind a compassionate volunteer program new to the Brainerd lakes area intended to provide comfort in Frank Lee's story on Monday.
Area youths are invited to participate in Central Lakes College Fall Saturday Basketball Clinics hosted by current CLC players and coaching staffs. Dates are Oct. 6, Oct. 13 and Oct. 20. Clinics will be conducted in the CLC gymnasium. • 8:30-9:30 a.m.: 4,5,6 grade girls • 9:30-10:30 a.m.: 4,5,6 grade boys • 10:30-11:30 a.m.: 7,8 grade girls • 11:30-12:30: 7,8 grade boys Cost is $30 for all three clinics or $15 for a single clinic.
Brainerd School Board Meets 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24 Washington Educational Services Building 804 Oak St., Brainerd 1. Call the meeting to order and roll call 2. Pledge of Allegiance 3. Approval of the agenda as presented / amended 4. District Recognition A. Congratulations to Fun 'N' Friends as being voted one of the "Best Child Care Facilities" in the Best of Brainerd Lakes Contest. 5. Public Input 6. Building Project Update - Chris Ziemer and Dave Bergeron 7. Approval of Minutes
Tuma triumphs in Bass Snatchers' 5th tournament Keith Tuma, with an overall catch of 19 pounds, 1 ounce, won the Baxter Bass Snatchers' fifth tournament of the season held Sept. 18 on Birch Lake near Hackensack. Coming in second was Dwight Hammermeister with a total catch of 17 pounds, 1 ounce. Third place went to Beau Bacon with a total catch of 15 pounds, 4 ounces. The Lunker Award went to Keith Tuma with a 4 pound, 3 ounce bass. In total, 18 anglers caught and released 96 bass.
Four Pillager teachers and alumni will be inducted into the Pillager Hall of Fame Saturday, Sept. 29. "Our hall of fame is kind of a unique hall of fame," Pillager Superintendent Mike Malmberg said over the phone Friday. "It's not just tied to athletics or fine arts or anything specific. It has members from all walks of life. ... It's really about people who have done something for our school or who were graduated from our school and went on and did some great things and contributed to society or to our world." Dave Vieths, teacher
United Way will launch its third annual Small Business Blitz—Sept. 27. During this three-hour event, board members and volunteers from United Way will visit small businesses throughout the area, answering questions and picking up contributions to our local United Way.
PEQUOT LAKES—Dylin Ackerman, Zach Jorgens and Bode Magnuson scored touchdowns, but Pequot Lakes failed to convert any of their two-point conversion attempts in the Patriots' 20-18 loss to Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Friday, Sept. 21, in a Midwest Red Subdistrict game. A 25-yard pass from Pequot's Cale Wolf to Ackerman brought the score to 12-6 at halftime, with DGF leading. Jorgens ran 11 yards for a third-quarter score and Magnuson returned a pass interception 60 yards for the final Pequot TD in the fourth. Dilworth-G-F 12 0 8 0—20
Pets can get into the darndest things. We all know what supposedly happens to a curious cat, but other animals are at risk when they do or eat things they shouldn't. Find out how a smartphone app can possibly save their lives in Frank Lee's Tech Savvy column this weekend.
Early voting is available for the Nov. 6 general election beginning Friday, Sept. 21. Residents can vote early by absentee ballot in person at the Elections Office on the second floor of the Crow Wing County Historic Courthouse, 326 Laurel St., Brainerd. Or residents can request an application be mailed to them by calling 218-824-1051 or visiting www.crowwing.us . The ballots allow residents to vote before the Nov. 6 general election by mail or in person regardless of circumstance.