Question: There is an article I have seen printed numerous times over the years through different venues stating what happens in the first second of a fatal crash. I havent seen it for a while now, but I was always wondering if it was accurate or just made up. read more
Edward is a 9-year-old boy from Brainerd who has been waiting over a year for a mentor. He lives with grandma and his sister. Play football or soccer is what Edward would like to do with a Kinship Partners mentor. He hopes to be a pro football player some day and if that doesnt work out he will settle for pro soccer. Kinship Partners serves families in Crow Wing County, southern Cass County and the Staples/Motley area by providing positive role models to youth from the ages of 5 to 14.
Weather spotters class offered The Weather Spotters Class that was postponed in April has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m., on June 3 at the Walker Area Community Center. The three-hour class is appropriate for all age groups. The National Weather Service has a new program this year with new storm examples and scenarios. As a weather spotter, once you complete the class, you are given an ID number and a direct line phone number to the National Weather Service that you can use to call and report what the weather in your area is doing.
LITTLE FALLS After a well-attended inaugural ride, cyclists are again invited to Little Falls for a scenic ride along the Mississippi River. The 20-mile Dam2Dam Bike Ride on June 15 will be one of many rides in Little Falls in an effort to make the town more bicycle-friendly and attract visitors. Riders will follow the Great River Road to Blanchard Dam through Lindbergh State Park, then return
Cass County Sheriffs Office K9 Portos retires after seven and a half years of service with Cass County In April of 2005, the Cass County Sheriffs Office purchased K-9 Portos, a 2-year-old German Shepherd from Poland with donations received from citizens, businesses and organizations of Cass County. Portos and his handler Deputy Bill Conner went through a condensed 6 week Academy in Colorado, which included narcotics detection, tracking, patrol and handler protection.
The Minnesota National Guard celebrated the opening of a new facility for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, May 17 at Camp Ripley Training Center. The facility provides a centralized location for service members to train on the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in combat to gather valuable intelligence. The 13,000 square-foot building will house both Shadow and Raven Unmanned Aircraft Systems and sim
There is a lot happening at the Strong Towns Network. Here's a sample: Andrew Price shares an idea from Australia called Thinkers in Residence. Is this a concept we could adopt here in the United States? An elevated road is going to be taken down in Massachusetts, a triumph of long term thinking over short term expediency. How far does freedom of movement extend and what obligations does this right create? An interesting discussion that seems shaped by our mode preference. Jesse Bailey asks what parking management systems are out there and how well they work. Complexity versus simplicity in a roundabout.
Residents will soon get a chance to weigh in on the future vision for Brainerd and four city council identified priorities. A town hall meeting will be June 10. The final two of four top priorities were detailed at Mondays Brainerd City Council meeting. At its regular meeting, the Brainerd City Council talked about what those priorities might mean down the road and how to implement them. read more
MOORE, Okla. (AP) A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds up to 200 mph. At least 51 people were killed, and officials said the death toll was expected to rise. read more
Brainerd High School (BHS) Chamber Orchestra Director Grant Wilcox has left his imprint on BHS and on the lakes community. After more than 30 years of teaching thousands of students how to play in the orchestra, Wilcox has decided to retire at the end of the 2012-13 school year. His last Chamber Orchestra concert will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Tornstrom Auditorium at the Washington Educational Servic
With zebra mussels, Eurasian watermilfoil and other invasive species continuing to be a threat to waters in the Brained lakes area and Minnesota, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) 2nd Lt. Rob Haberman (water resource enforcement officer) is asking boaters to help stop their spread. The DNR is advising boaters to take a few simple steps to protect Minnesota lakes and rivers and avoid a citation.
Two Minnesota children, both under 1 year old, have become ill with salmonellosis linked to eating Krinos brand tahini sesame paste that has been recalled by the manufacturer. State health and agriculture officials today said consumers should not eat Krinos brand tahini from the affected lots and sizes noted below. The product should be discarded, and the lid of the product can be returned to Krin
Brainerd man injured after losing control of vehicle A 56-year-old Brainerd man was injured Saturday when the vehicle he was in left Highway 210 near Wonderland Park Circle, west of Brainerd after going at a high rate of speed and struck a tree, reported the Minnesota State Patrol. Scott D. Brown was transported to Essentia Health-St. Josephs Medical Center in Brainerd where he was treated and the
The Brainerd Public Schools Personnel Committee will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Washington Educational Services Building. The committee will move into closed session for the purpose of labor group contract negotiations strategy discussion.
Firefighters have busy weekend The Brainerd Fire Department responded to several calls Friday through Sunday. On Friday, firefighters responded to a grass fire at 2:06 p.m. on 10987 Leisure Lane and then at 2:28 p.m. they responded to a fire alarm at 14114 Dellwood Drive. read more
Building a Strong Town is a complex, long-term endeavor. Much as a successful family balances their short-term spending needs with their long-term savings and financial commitments, so too must a Strong Town work towards long-term, balanced objectives. The planning profession must incorporate rigorous economic analysis into the profession if we are to be part of the solution to the problems that currently plague America's cities. Many thanks to all our new friends in New York and Washington states.