Brainerd News


09/20/2017 05:53 AM  ~~~Source~~~
This Was Brainerd - Sept. 20 

Rep. Steve Wenzel, DFL-Little Falls, prompted by a Sept. 7 traffic fatality on Hwy 371 south of Brainerd, has called for that road to be made four lanes from Little Falls to Brainerd.


09/20/2017 03:32 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Public hearing set for designation of BLAEDC 

The Crow Wing County Board will host a public hearing about the Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corporation at the historic courthouse on Laurel Street in Brainerd. The issue is whether to designate the corporation as the county's local development organization for purposes of administering the county's existing revolving loan fund.


09/19/2017 10:57 PM  ~~~Source~~~
United Way to offer poverty simulation26 min ago 

On Thursday, Sept. 21, United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties will host a poverty simulation, designed to help individuals better understand poverty by stepping into the real-life situations of others struggling with, and living in, poverty.


09/19/2017 06:02 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Webinars set Thursday for Alzheimer's Learning Day 

This September, as part of World Alzheimer's Month, the Home Instead Senior Care network is on a mission to educate Americans about Alzheimer's disease. The initiative encourages people to pledge to learn more about the disease and how to respectfully and compassionately interact with those who live with it.


09/19/2017 01:11 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Beginning to look like fall 

With the leaf color beginning to turn Monday, Bob Warten and his dog Bones enjoy the brief sunshine on the Buffalo Hills Trail in Brainerd. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch With the leaf color beginning to turn Monday, Bob Warten and his dog Bones enjoy the brief sunshine on the Buffalo Hills Trail in Brainerd.


09/19/2017 08:18 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Brainerd City Council: Council sets preliminary levy 

The Brainerd City Council Monday night sets the 2018 preliminary levy at about $5.5 million. The final levy must be adopted by Dec. 31. Spenser Bickett/Brainerd Dispatch The council set a preliminary levy of $5,561,860, which is a 3.5 percent increase from 2017.


09/19/2017 05:55 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Getting down with the Valley: Minneapolis Band Rogue Valley at CLC 

The Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center continues its Cultural Arts Series season with Rogue Valley, a Minneapolis Americana band, on Friday October 6. The group's performance will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College. Rogue Valley takes its name from a valley countryside nestled between the Southern Oregon Coast range, the Pacific Coastal Range, the Cascades and Siskiyous.


09/19/2017 01:25 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Cookie campaign supports Minnesota charities 

Until Friday, Tim Hortons will donate the full $1 purchase price of a chocolate chunk Smile Cookie, when the customer also pays the applicable taxes, to Rainy Lake Medical Center's Chemotherapy and Infusion Therapy Department in International Falls; Essentia Health, St. Joseph's Take Heart program in Brainerd; and The Cancer Kids Fund at Children's Minnesota, Minneapolis-Saint Paul. "We're thrilled to support the important work of these beloved Minnesota organizations, which have a direct impact on the health and wellbeing of residents in the community," said Paul Durigon, CEO of Restaurant Development Partners, the company operating the Tim Hortons franchise in Minnesota.


09/19/2017 01:25 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Fiasko comes to Brainerd: Finnish Theatre Company to perform local writer's play 

The Finnish company Theater Fiasko will perform 'The Reading Room,' a one-act play based on a short story of the same name, written by local writer Ann Toumi. The single performance will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26 in the Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College.


09/18/2017 11:08 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Waiting for a Mentor: Being there for a new kid in town 

Have you ever been the "new kid"? Although being new to town opens new and exciting possibilities, we also end up having to leave things behind. Carter is a 10-year-old boy starting at a new school this year.


09/18/2017 06:30 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Chamber awards highlight contributions to community 

Two Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce awards will honor longtime commitment to the lakes area with Consolidated Telecommunications Co. gaining the business excellence award and recognition of Arnie Johnson's achievements with the business legacy award.


09/18/2017 01:48 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Nisswa Fall Festival and Smokin' Hot BBQ 

The Young family enjoys eating ribs Saturday during the Nisswa Fall Festival and Smokin' Hot BBQ Contest. Kelly Humphrey/Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Video The Young family enjoys eating ribs Saturday during the Nisswa Fall Festival and Smokin' Hot BBQ Contest.


09/18/2017 08:54 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Fire on Pine Street Sunday afternoon 

The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a house fire Sunday afternoon on the 1600 block of Pine Street, opposite Jaycees Park. At least three fire trucks as well as police and North Memorial EMS workers were on scene.


09/18/2017 06:32 AM  ~~~Source~~~
This Was Brainerd - Sept. 18 

The Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen is looking for a new home. The kitchen had a lease until March at its S. 7th Street location, but now must vacate by Oct. 31. Some 50-60 people are served free meals each evening and the executive board seeks a new home.


09/18/2017 06:32 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Baxter City Council: Hears presentation on unified fund 

Sheila Haverkamp, Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development executive director, addresses the Baxter City Council with Steve Barrows, Mayor Darrel Olson, Todd Holman, Mark Cross, administrator Brad Chapulis, assistant administrator Kelly Steele. Renee Richardson/Brainerd Dispatch Sheila Haverkamp, Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corporation executive director, speaks to the Baxter City Council in September about a unified revolving loan fund while Tom Haglin of LINDAR looks on.