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And they no longer have a deadline looming on the horizon.

Brainerd City Council agreed on Monday, July 19 to provide $ 162,043 in matching funds for a historical society grant application, which would provide the same amount – if awarded – to help fund a roof for the tower.

In 2018, city council set aside $ 300,000 for the tower – the estimated cost to demolish it if funds could not be raised to save it – and has so far only used $ 12,500. The $ 12,500 was matching funds required for a 2019 historical society grant to fund design plans for the new roof and necessary tower renovations.

With the designs, courtesy of LHB, now almost complete, the water tower committee knows what needs to be done to stabilize the aging structure and how much it will cost. The estimated cost of adding a synthetic rubber roof and a catch basin for drainage, as well as restoring the windows and steel staircase, filling in the brick around the windows and relocating flag poles, is $ 324,086, a decrease from the estimate of approximately $ 400,000. The chairman of the committee Paul Skogen gave to the board at its last meeting.

The grant application is due July 23.

Council member Gabe Johnson asked if the water tower committee had contacted Breen & Person Ltd., the law firm located under the water tower and most affected by the stucco fall in recent years, to ask him if he was satisfied with the progress made. . Mayor Dave Badeaux, council liaison to the committee, said he had yet to receive a response from the law firm. Council therefore asked city administrator Jennifer Bergman to make contact.

Assuming the new roof becomes a reality, the second phase of the tower construction would remove and repair the stucco, which could cost around $ 600,000. The tower, however, is structurally sound, and with a new roof to prevent further water damage, the tower could survive for decades to come.

Skogen also submitted a claim to Senator Amy Klobuchar for congressional-directed spending from the Senate Appropriations Committee for more than $ 400,000.

The historic water tower, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in December 2020, sits on the corner of Washington and Sixth streets in downtown Brainerd. Although it no longer holds water, the structure has become an icon of the city, welcoming passers-by to Brainerd and depicting the city on its official seal.

City council began talking about the future of the tower in 2018, sparked off by large chunks of stucco falling to the ground.

A committee was formed and initially granted two years – until October 2020 – to raise funds to fund what was thought at the time to be between $ 1.6 million and $ 3 million in renovations. With COVID-19 throwing a wrench into the plans, council extended the deadline until July 2021. On Monday, committee members requested a further extension of the deadline until September 2022, but city council has agreed not to set another end date for the project but asked the group to provide regular updates as work continues.
The committee has raised over $ 44,000 so far, with an additional $ 24,000 in private pledges which will hopefully be made public soon.

Water tower committee members will accept donations at their booth at the Crow Wing County Fair August 3-7 and also sell water tower items, such as t-shirts, key chains , cribbage boards, cards and mugs. The group decided on Wednesday July 21 to order another delivery of Christmas tree decorations with the water tower, but are not sure whether they will arrive before the fair.

Other donations can be made online through the city’s website at ci.brainerd.mn.us, with a 3.61% service charge applied to all donations.

Those interested in joining the water tower committee can complete an application at https://bit.ly/2SwQ4Rt or withdraw a file in town hall.

The committee, which is working toward nonprofit status, meets at 6 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at City Hall. Meetings are open to the public.

For more information visit brainerdwatertower.com or follow the Save the Historic Brainerd Water Tower page on Facebook.

THERESA BOURKE can be contacted at theresa.bourke@brainerddispatch.com or 218-855-5860. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DispatchTheresa.

Lawmakers announce LSA grants exceeding $ 12 million https://english-daily.com/lawmakers-announce-lsa-grants-exceeding-12-million/ Wed, 21 Jul 2021 04:17:00 +0000 https://english-daily.com/lawmakers-announce-lsa-grants-exceeding-12-million/

WILKES-BARRE – Local state lawmakers announced on Tuesday that more than $ 12.5 million in Local Sharing Account (LSA) grants through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) have been awarded to applicants in communities that they serve.

Representatives Mike Carroll, D-Avoca, Gerald Mullery, D-Newport Township, Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Wilkes-Barre, Karen Boback, R-Harveys Lake, Aaron Kaufer, R-Kingston, Tarah Toohil, R-Butler Township and Les Senators John Yudichak, I-Swoyersville, Lisa Baker, R-Lehman Township, John Gordner, R-Berwick and Marty Flynn, D-Scranton, said that although distribution has been delayed over the past year, recognition of these critical projects with large grants are spectacular news for the people of Luzerne County.

Given the financial challenges facing communities, school districts, and nonprofits across the region as a result of the pandemic, lawmakers said these grants would ensure critical security, infrastructure and projects are completed. quality of life.

The funding announced today by the CFA covers the period 2019 and 2020.

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Yudichak said, “The entire Lucerne County Legislative Delegation continues to work together to help our communities as they recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and today’s funding announcement. by CFA will strengthen their efforts to advance these important projects. “

The list of funded projects includes:

Town of Wilkes Barre

– $ 322,880 to repair Wilkes-Barre town hall.

– $ 52,000 for the Volunteers in Medicine Phase II initiative to increase access to care.

– $ 188,500 for Phase II of the FM Kirby Center HVAC upgrades and automated entry doors for people with disabilities.

– $ 101,280 for renovations to the Wyoming Valley Art League building,

– $ 112,000 for the Haven Home permanent supportive housing program.

– $ 22,000 to improve the parking lot at the Children’s Services Center.

– $ 84,894 for the Wyoming Valley Challenger Baseball fencing project.

– $ 74,974 for the YMCA Wilkes-Barre safety and security project.

– $ 32,500 for the Wilkes-Barre Connect command center.

– $ 100,000 for the county of SHINE Luzerne.

– $ 25,000 to improve the virtual programming of the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA.

– $ 254,958 for Sherman Street Properties, LLC – business center improvements.

Hanover Canton

– Funding of $ 250,000 has been provided for the Solomon Creek Interceptor – Phase 3 project, which will rehabilitate 560 feet of the Solomon Creek interceptor along the Ferry Road.

– $ 135,878 for the Lower South Valley COG municipal fueling station.

– $ 15,371 for the Lower South Valley COG screen for the composting facility.

Township of the Plains

– Funding of $ 389,350 has been provided to renovate the Fox Hill No. 2 Fire Hall. This will include renovations such as roof and window replacement and upgrades to the HVAC system, lighting and from the building floor.

– $ 230,350 to renovate the Fox Hill # 2 fire station.

– $ 159,000 for improvements to Fire Hall # 2 in Plains Township.

Town of Hazleton

– $ 244,176 for the Pennsylvania Theater of Performing Arts.

– $ 449,125 for the Town of Hazleton street improvement project.

– $ 300,000 for the renovation of the Hazleton YWCA swimming pool and wellness center.

– $ 20,966 for Hazleton City Regional Airport for equipment.

– $ 327,895 for the Hazleton area public library – St. Paul’s Stabilization Phase 1.

– $ 57,000 for the Hazleton Active Adult Center.

– $ 293,000 for town hall improvements.

Town of Pittston

– $ 300,000 for electrical upgrades and lighting at the Pittston area stadium.

– $ 130,661 for the Greater Pittston Ambulance Association for an ambulance reassembly.

– $ 139,000 for municipal equipment.

– $ 32,000 for the technological upgrade project.

– $ 178,308 for the equipment of the Grand Pittston composting facility.

– $ 250,000 in support of the Grand Pittston Landbank.

City of Nanticoke

– $ 650,000 for the Nanticoke area high school stadium project.

– $ 500,000 for the demolition of 102-198 East Washington Street.

Luzerne County Redevelopment Authority

$ 40,000 for the modernization of the Finch Technology plant.

– $ 246,300 for the construction of the 911 tower in Luzerne County.

– $ 50,000 for the Allied Service Center Qualified Nursing Center project.

– $ 350,000 to advance the new Luzerne County Transportation Authority facility in Wilkes-Barre.

Borough of West Pittston

– $ 75,000 for the West Pittston Borough 2020 roadway improvement project.

– $ 20,000 for the West Pittston Utility / Fire Command Vehicle.

– $ 25,000 for the emergency operation and maintenance equipment project.

Township of Newport

– $ 72,830 for a 2020 Ford 550 dump truck with plow.

– $ 80,000 for a Police F150 cruiser.

– $ 250,000 for the rehabilitation of degraded properties.

Ashley Borough

– $ 126,637 for the town hall building improvement project.

– $ 23,365 for the Lokie Pavilion project.

– $ 85,052 for the Ashley borough flood protection project.

Laflin district

– $ 161,500 for pavement repairs at Oakwood and Fordham Drives.

– $ 150,000 for stormwater paving and Laflin MS4 roads.

– $ 48,354 for flood reduction on Laflin Road.

Laurel Run Borough

– $ 72,000 for the DPW pole barn.

– $ 47,626 for the backhoe loader.

Township of Jenkins

– $ 110,000 for the renovation of the police station.

– $ 150,000 for the equipment needed to repair and maintain storm sewers.

Township of Fairview

– $ 200,000 for phase 1 of the infrastructure improvement project

– $ 47,513 for a police SUV.

– $ 120,000 for the replacement of the dale driver culvert.

Borough of Hughestown

– $ 150,000 for the roadway / parking improvement project.

– $ 115,000 for Hughestown Police Department vehicles.

Township of Wilkes Barre

– $ 300,000 for the south door.

– $ 73,439 for the replacement of the roof of the municipal building in the township of Wilkes-Barre.

Western Wyoming Borough

– $ 75,000 for the West Wyoming Municipal Building renovation project.

– $ 100,000 for the municipal building project for the West Wyoming borough.

Bear Creek

– $ 92,000 for the Meadow Run Mountain Lake playground project.

– $ 150,000 for the construction of a consolidated township office and a public works building.

Bear Creek Village Borough – $ 175,000 for security enhancements in 2019.

Other projects

Lawyer Borough, $ 336,160 for a new building for the Avoca fire department.

Borough of Edwardsville – $ 100,000 for the DPW garage in the Borough of Edwardsville Phase 2.

Borough of Exeter – $ 100,000 to renovate the Wyoming Area School District tennis courts.

Township of Hazle – $ 70,791 to the Hazle Township Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company for the purchase of a new pickup truck.

Lucerne district – $ 200,000 for the 2020 expansion program of the Luzerne district police.

Plymouth Borough – $ 366,666 for the improvement of the landscape of Main Street Plymouth and storm water.

Sugar Notch Borough – $ 112,186 for the purchase of two new vehicles for the police service and the road / buildings and land services.

Borough of Swoyersville – $ 45,000 for police cars in the district of Swoyersville.

Warrior Run Borough – $ 110,493 for an infrastructure project.

Wyoming Borough – $ 200,000 for the 2021 Wyoming Borough Street Improvement Project.

Borough of Yatesville – $ 282,650 for the playground improvement project.

07/20/2021 | Suspect of assault in Berlin at large; Schools locked out out of caution https://english-daily.com/07-20-2021-suspect-of-assault-in-berlin-at-large-schools-locked-out-out-of-caution/ Tue, 20 Jul 2021 18:15:55 +0000 https://english-daily.com/07-20-2021-suspect-of-assault-in-berlin-at-large-schools-locked-out-out-of-caution/

Ocean City’s anti-waste campaign sees mixed initial results

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Reward offered in West Ocean City arson case

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Auctions for gyms go well over budget

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Great Barrington Officer Was ‘Distracted’ When He Failed To Send Ambulance, Internal Investigation Says | New https://english-daily.com/great-barrington-officer-was-distracted-when-he-failed-to-send-ambulance-internal-investigation-says-new/ Mon, 19 Jul 2021 21:17:00 +0000 https://english-daily.com/great-barrington-officer-was-distracted-when-he-failed-to-send-ambulance-internal-investigation-says-new/

Great Barrington Police Officer Andres Huertas (copy)

Andres Huertas is shown in 2017, when he became a full-time officer in the Great Barrington Police Department.

GREAT BARRINGTON – A police officer who delayed dispatching an ambulance for more than 25 minutes said he was distracted by the station’s 911 communications center when that call arrived, according to an internal investigation.

Officer Andres Huertas has been sanctioned with temporary suspensions, according to documents related to an investigation into the episode obtained by The Eagle.

In a memorandum about the flawed April 26 dispatch, Huertas told Great Barrington Police Chief Paul Storti that when an ambulance was called to East Street to help Luis Del Mar, he was responding to other calls into the dispatch center, as well as letting people into the lobby of Main Street station. Del Mar had struggled to breathe and died that night.

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“I received other phone calls and radio transmissions which distracted me from sending the first call to 911,” Huertas wrote, explaining why he did not act until a second call. came from Del Mar’s stepson seeking help.

Del Mar, 66, had been released from Berkshire Medical Center on oxygen a week earlier after battling COVID-19. He and his wife, Anita Del Mar, had serious health problems and had been hospitalized together a month earlier. She died in hospital three weeks before Luis began to struggle in their East Street apartment.

The man’s sisters, who had come to help, called Anita’s son Glen Fusco, who rushed to the apartment and called 911 at 6:29:53 p.m. on April 26 and reached Huertas. Huertas did not dispatch the ambulance until 6:55:57 p.m., after Fusco called a second time.

Fusco says it was after this second call that Del Mar deteriorated further, unable to breathe, and the family began performing CPR. At 7:11:55, an ambulance dispatcher asked Huertas for other units and said Del Mar was in cardiac arrest.

Huertas sent the ambulance to the wrong house number – 34 East St. instead of 54 East St., and that wrong address was then repeated by the ambulance dispatchers. Paramedics had started unloading their equipment when Fusco ran into the street to signal them to get off, the documents said.

A paramedic told police he believed this particular delay “had no impact on the outcome of the call,” given Del Mar’s condition. Paramedic Jeremy Vandeusen had arrived on the scene to find Del Mar who was not breathing and pulseless.

A “leader and mentor”

Internal investigation reports also show that Huertas’ emergency medical shipment certification is current through 2022, with a score of 90 percent on his last exam in 2020 because he answered five questions. incorrectly. He failed a certification test in 2016, but passed 100% later that year.

According to the survey, Huertas is required to complete 40 hours of emergency dispatch training instead of his regular shifts.

An April 12 performance review conducted by Storti ranked Huertas as “Completed” or “Distinguished” in most areas except three, including “Office and Shipping Service,” for which Huertas was rated “Competent” . Storti remarked: “Andres is emerging as a leader and mentor within the department. “

Huertes, 27, was hired part-time in 2015 and upgraded to full-time status in 2017. He had a disciplinary note on his file for abusing a sick day that year.

Storti placed Huertas on paid administrative leave on April 29 and began the investigation into the delay in shipping, in which he found that Huertas had committed four violations of medical shipping rules.

In a contract between the city and the police union, in which both parties agree that they will not appeal or take legal action related to the case, Huertas received a 10-day suspension without pay, and a suspension of details and overtime for three months, “unless otherwise specified by the chief of police.

Distractions in the hub

From 6:10 p.m. to 7:17 p.m. that evening, the station’s communications center received 42 calls, visitors and other events, according to a newspaper.

In a report, Constable Joe O’Brian wrote that he and Constable Elias Casey had just returned from a mental health / domestic issue call Huertas sent around 5:30 p.m. The call drove through ” one of the parties to this incident to return to the police station at 6:37 p.m.

“While I was also in the station just before the East (street) call, I hear a lot of phone calls coming in and Ofc. manufacture of Huertas [an] ambulance and fire department for a medical call on East St. I also helped a person walking through the station file a report on a lost cell phone, ”wrote O’Brian, who spoke then went to the East Street apartment, as a death had occurred, and took a complaint from Fusco about the delay.

A log of events in the Great Barrington Police Department Police Station and Communications Center from 6:10 p.m. to 7:17 p.m.

Officer Casey, in his report, said he entered the 911 hub to speak to Huertas about the domestic call. “I remember hearing phones ringing and Officer Huertas receiving and sending calls over the radio,” he wrote.

In Fusco’s second 911 call, he asks why an ambulance hasn’t arrived. Huertas said he would “send them right away”, and when Fusco asked him if they had already been sent, Huertas replied, “I did, yes – I will send them again.”

Storti said he could not comment on the incident or the investigation into it. He said it remained a personnel matter and was an investigation initiated by the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office.

Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington previously said State Police detectives attached to his office were further investigating the episode. His office ordered an autopsy by the state medical examiner.

Fusco said he had unsuccessful conversations with police and the prosecutor’s office about why Huertas delayed the shipment. He fears his 2018 arrest by Huertas and another officer on warrant and influence peddling may have played a role in the mismanaged appeal. He continues to fight this YES accusation in court.

Fusco said that in May he made a statement to detectives in Harrington’s office and they explained that no criminal investigation was underway regarding the delay in dispatching an ambulance. Instead, the investigation focuses on whether there was any foul play in Del Mar’s death.

Glen Fusco (copy)

Glen Fusco has photos of his mother and stepfather Luis Del Mar and their ashes. Fusco is trying to figure out why a police dispatcher was late in calling an ambulance for Del Mar, who was home after being released from a hospital for COVID-19.

Brainerd man faces assault charge after allegedly hitting doctor https://english-daily.com/brainerd-man-faces-assault-charge-after-allegedly-hitting-doctor/ Sun, 18 Jul 2021 22:20:00 +0000 https://english-daily.com/brainerd-man-faces-assault-charge-after-allegedly-hitting-doctor/

A 58-year-old man from Brainerd faces a fourth-degree assault charge for allegedly hitting an emergency room doctor in Crosby.

James Julius Herman appeared for a solo felony on July 8 in Crow Wing County District Court in Brainerd. The charge stems from a 911 call made at 9:56 p.m. on July 6 from the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center regarding an assault in the emergency room.

According to the criminal complaint, an emergency room doctor told officers in Crosby that Herman was one of his patients and he punched him in the face. The doctor explained that Herman was in the emergency room for a mental health assessment and refused to provide blood samples. Herman punched the doctor after being told he would be immobilized, according to the complaint.

Herman was arrested and transported to Crow Wing County Jail. Herman agreed to give a statement to the police and said the doctor was rude and threatened to coerce him, and that’s it, according to the complaint. When asked if Herman punched the emergency room doctor, Herman replied that he “(swore) slapped” the doctor.

The judge set the conditional bail at $ 10,000 and since then Herman has been released from prison. The conditions include holding all future court hearings, prohibiting entry into a bar or liquor establishment, not possessing any dangerous firearms or weapons, and not consuming alcohol. alcohol or controlled substances.

Herman, who posted bail and was released from prison, has his next court hearing on August 19.

The revitalization of the Pittston region is exemplary https://english-daily.com/the-revitalization-of-the-pittston-region-is-exemplary/ Sun, 18 Jul 2021 02:25:20 +0000 https://english-daily.com/the-revitalization-of-the-pittston-region-is-exemplary/

Another big event took place last week, putting the Pittston town belt up a notch.

Restaurant sur le Pont, a concept taken from the pages of Paris, France, where Parisians would organize an event in the streets of Paris. In this case, it was the bridge that connects West Pittston to Pittston.

The Fire Brigade Memorial Bridge was the site of the new event and it was so successful, look for other events in the future.

The inaugural event was $ 150 per person, and some might say it was a steep price, but you got a four-course meal, top spirits, wine and beer, and directed entertainment. by Richie Kossuth’s trio, Reel in the Years.

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Keep in mind that this was a fundraiser with proceeds going to the Downtown Pittston Partnership for future events.

Personally, I think this is a new idea and that not all ideas come from the minds of public servants. According to Mary Kroptavich, director of the city’s main street, two years ago a resident brought up the idea of ​​organizing an event in the streets of Pittston as in Paris.

I’m giving it to Pittston City officials for keeping an open mind on the idea and following it. I think the mayor of Pittston Lombardo would agree, a good idea is a good idea no matter where it comes from and running with the idea is admirable.

The restaurant on the river was fortunate to have wonderful weather considering all the rain we have had lately. It was a warm, sunny day and a moonlit evening with soothing temperatures creating perfect conditions for the event.

The efforts of Pittston administrators and establishment staff were extraordinary when it came time to transform a bridge into an open-air restaurant.

According to Mayor Lombardo, the bridge belonging to the county of Luzerne had to be clear of traffic no later than midnight.

Dozens of tables, a few hundred chairs, a bar, a tent that housed the temporary kitchen, an ice maker, propane tanks, torches lining the deck and all the trash had to be picked up and moved. Needless to say, it was a long day for the restaurant workers and staff at Pittston City.

The event was covered by all local media, including yours, submitting an article and photos to The Times Leader for Friday and Sunday today.

Lombardo and his team have cornered the market to draw attention to Pittston City.

The city, a work still in progress that has made so many improvements, is still not where Mayor Lombardo would like to be.

The huge urban development project from the Kridlo bridge to the Duryea line has not yet started. The demolition of Pittston Lumber has not started. Fort Pittston School is still planning to create new housing in the city.

The Markdata project has several months to complete. The new Canteen restaurant project is underway and this will bring another restaurant downtown.

There are so many projects that will start systematically over the next 12 months before they are either doable or financially ready to go.

Mayor Lombardo even has projects in mind that could start after 2022 until 2023.

The bottom line is for the city to move forward and forward, and as long as city administrators, as well as the mayor, can still provide the necessary funds to launch these projects, progress will continue.

With all the improvements going on in the town of Pittston, I would like to think that other local municipalities would come together and take a page from Pittston’s notebook.

Yes, okay, Pittston is a third-class town and entitled to more funds than a borough, but it would be great if some of the surrounding towns could set up their own infrastructure projects.

The town of Pittston has become the epitome of the restructuring and revitalization of the municipality to the point where city officials come to Pittston, tour the city and meet with the mayor and his staff on how their municipality could benefit from some of the city’s fundraising tactics.

We always talk about the pride we have in our area, but sometimes I think we swallow our pride, and instead of asking for advice or help, we think we don’t need it and in the end , we don’t do much.

I would love to see a meeting of the municipalities of Greater Pittston to have some sort of summit on how we as a community can improve and share ideas and choose each other’s brains to make it happen.

We are calling on all of the communities in the Pittston area and the Wyoming area that make up Greater Pittston, a population of approximately 45,000. The town of Wilkes-Barre has a population of approximately 42,000.

If all the municipalities that make up Greater Pittston can join forces and meet regularly, there is much we can do.

There is nothing wrong with thinking outside the box. Pittston is a perfect example. Maybe we need a little more of that and get away from “business as usual”.

Change is a very good thing.

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Dedication set for bathing dock and commemorative bench https://english-daily.com/dedication-set-for-bathing-dock-and-commemorative-bench/ Sat, 17 Jul 2021 09:00:00 +0000 https://english-daily.com/dedication-set-for-bathing-dock-and-commemorative-bench/

The 9 a.m. event at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Campgrounds Bathing Dock will recognize the Corps’ partnership with the Greater Crosslake Area Foundation and the Whitefish Chain Yacht Club to build the new dock. The dock is used by campers and serves as a site for swimming lessons offered by the Yacht Club. A donation of $ 3,495 from the Greater Crosslake Area Foundation as well as a donation of $ 3,495 from the Whitefish Chain Yacht Club helped defray the costs of the new swim dock for the Corps.

A new swimming dock in the Cross Lake Recreation Area is funded by donations from the Greater Crosslake Area Foundation and the Whitefish Chain Yacht Club. Submitted photo

The bench honors the memory of Crosslake resident Chris Monroe who died of breast cancer in 2019. Monroe has contributed to Crosslake’s future through her work as co-chair of the Crosslakers and other volunteer work, according to one. Press release.

Speakers include Corrine Hodapp, park warden at the Cross Lake Recreation Area; Bonnie Coffey, vice-comodore of the Whitefish Chain Yacht Club; Bob Perkins, President of

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the Greater Crosslake Region Foundation; and Bill Monroe, Chris Monroe’s husband.

The schedule for participants includes arriving around 8:45 a.m. at the campsite parking lot near the Pine River Dam at the intersection of Highways 3 and 66 in Crow Wing County. The car park near the campsite offices is reserved for the Monroe family, with other parking according to the instructions or according to the availability of space. From there, the group will walk to the swimming dock at the north end of the campground.

In the event of threatening weather, the date will be postponed to 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 22.

For more information contact Hodapp at 651-290-5790, Coffey at bjcoffey@me.com or John Forney at 952-956-4014 or jwforney@gmail.com.

Visit grandcrosslake.org or facebook.com/grandcrosslake for more information on the Greater Crosslake Area Foundation. Visit wcyc.info for more information on the Whitefish Chain Yacht Club. Visit https://tinyurl.com/y7usetb3 for more information on the Cross Lake Recreation Area.

Chris Monroe’s love for the Crosslake area ran deep.

She enjoyed the lakes in every way she could – by pontoon, personal watercraft or kayak, she admired the natural beauty of the blue waters. The sunsets over the lake in particular brought her peace, her husband Bill Monroe said. Upon his untimely death, Bill presented a gift to the Greater Crosslake Area Foundation in his memory.

This donation now supports a new swimming dock at the Cross Lake Recreation Area, which includes a bench inscribed in its name. The west-facing bench will provide an excellent viewing area for those sunsets that Chris loved so much.

“She would say, ‘Don’t do that, I don’t like to be the center of attention,'” Bill said in the statement. “But she deserves to be recognized for her contribution to the Crosslakers and the region. She did a lot of things while she was there.”

After moving to Crosslake on retirement, Chris and Bill got involved with Crosslakers, a volunteer organization that works to help improve the community. She has served as the group’s co-chair, has also volunteered with Crisis Line and served as director of the Pequot Lakes Chamber of Commerce.

Before leaving the area after Chris’s death, Bill served on the board of directors of the Greater Crosslake Area Foundation.

“I really have a love in my heart for the purposes of the foundation. I think it is necessary and necessary and can do great things for the town of Crosslake,” said Bill. “On behalf of Chris’ family, both the immediate family and her mother and sister and all of her loved ones on this side, we are honored that you are thinking of her and it is a wonderful gesture.”

Police blotter – July 15 https://english-daily.com/police-blotter-july-15/ Thu, 15 Jul 2021 12:00:00 +0000 https://english-daily.com/police-blotter-july-15/

HARASSMENT – Monday, July 12 report of people staying under the Paul Bunyan Bridge off Highway 210 harassing runners and cyclists using the trail. The report also said people made rude comments and threw bottle caps. Police will provide additional patrols in the area.

ARRESTS – A 35-year-old man was arrested at 9:17 p.m. on Sunday for domestic assault in the 11000 block of River Vista Drive.

A 45-year-old man was arrested at 8:52 p.m. on Friday for drug-controlled drinking and driving during a traffic stop at College Road and Dogwood Drive.

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A 31-year-old man was arrested at 3:42 a.m. on Friday for drug possession and a Department of Corrections warrant during a traffic stop on the 7400 block of Excelsior Road.

SUSPECT – Report at 10:43 p.m. Sunday of vehicle driving without headlights in lot at Gander RV and Outdoors, 14275 Edgewood Drive. The driver said he was parked and was eating his food. He was made aware of the problems in the area. Earlier that night, noisy vehicles were doing burnouts in a nearby parking lot.

Report at 7:53 pm Sunday of two boys knocking on the door of an apartment on Kenwood Drive where the appellant believes she asked if she needed “mating services”. They were gone when the police arrived.

Report at 10:36 a.m. on Saturday of a person acting aggressively by punching in the air, clenching his fists and crossing Highway 371 to slow traffic. The officers contacted the person and informed him of the complaint.

Report at 12:27 am Saturday of people strolling and then knocking on her window in the 14000 block of Edgewood Drive. On arrival there were groups of people talking and parked in the parking lot. The officers informed them of the complaint, asked them to leave and leave the other vehicles alone.

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Report at 1:18 am Friday of a man entering and exiting the Holiday Stationstore, 7472 Excelsior Road, who has repeatedly stated that he is homeless and trying to get to St. Cloud. An officer provided courtesy transportation to Little Falls.

DISTURBANCES – Report on Saturday of a person and their parents at Verizon Wireless on Edgewood Drive causing issues and scenes repeatedly and staff wanted them removed. When the officers arrived they were gone and when the officer called the person to tell them that they were not wanted in the store, he disagreed and hung up on the phone.

Report at 5:59 p.m. Friday of a man saying his ex-wife walked into his residence uninvited to argue with his girlfriend and to take the children during his parenting time in the 14000 block of Grand Oaks Drive. The people said they were still legally married without a custody agreement and had been separated for years. The officer informed them that this was a civil matter.

SQUIRRELS – Saturday report of squirrels being intentionally struck by cars traveling at high speed on Grand Oaks Drive in Excelsior Road. The complainant said she spoke to city council about this, but nothing happened. The officer said there would be an additional patrol in the area.

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Breezy Point Police

ARRESTS – A 28-year-old woman was arrested at 2:20 a.m. on Saturday for DWI after colliding with a Breezy Point police car that was at a traffic stop in the Highway 11 area of ​​Crow Wing County and Alpine Drive.

A 61-year-old man was arrested at 3:24 p.m. Friday following a driving complaint on County 4 Road and Dove Street.

DISTURBANCES – 8:11 p.m. Sunday report of a domestic disturbance on the 9200 block of Second Avenue after a custody exchange. Officers advised them to apply for a formal custody agreement.

Report at 4:10 pm on July 8 of a person aggressively addressing the complainant, taking pictures of him the night before and challenging him to “end up here, now” in the 31000 block of Harvest Road . The officer advised the complainant to seek a restraining harassment order.

Report at 6:35 p.m. on July 6 of a man throwing food and causing domestic disturbance at Marine 2, 9353 Breezy Point Drive. Staff told police they wanted him to go. He apologized to them and left peacefully.

Report at 7:16 p.m. on July 5 of a verbal argument between a father and son on the 30,000 block of North Lakeview Drive. The police intervened and advised them to go their separate ways until the spirits cooled.

SUSPECT – At 3:04 p.m. Saturday, a person was reported aggressive towards a woman, then parking behind her vehicle for an extended period of time making her uncomfortable in the 9200 block of Breezy Point Drive. No one was present when the policeman arrived.

ASSAULT – 9:41 a.m. on July 6 report of two Breezy Point Resort employees who were affected by High Village gel pellets. Officers spoke with the tenants, who said they did not have children with them, but people from another unit may have them. Officers attempted to obtain information, but night staff were unable to access the information.

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Crosby Police

DISTURBANCES – Friday report of marital dispute at a residence on Third Avenue Northwest. The officer spoke to those involved who said it was only verbally.

Report on July 6 of a fight that is brewing in a store on Third Avenue Southwest. Officers separated those involved and fired them.

Report on July 5 of a marital dispute between two campers at Crosby Park. The officers managed to defuse the situation and warned them to stay away from each other.

ARRESTS – 58-year-old man was arrested on July 6 for fourth degree assault after hitting a doctor when he became angry when he tried to provide him with medical treatment in the emergency room at the medical center regional of Cuyuna.

A 40-year-old man was arrested on July 5 for trespassing and warranting a house on Pine Street, where he was causing domestic unrest.

SUSPECT – Report a suspicious person at Hematite Street and Michigan Avenue on July 5 where a man was dressed in black and carrying a rope. The officers could not locate him.

FLIGHTS – July 7 report of catalytic converter theft on Glenn Avenue.

Report a July 7 theft at the city’s impound where tools were removed from a trailer.

OTHERS – July 7 report of people throwing couch and four mattresses on high school training grounds. An additional patrol has been assigned.

Report July 8 boys swearing at the swimming beach. The officers had already had contact with the children, who had already been notified. They have now been told they are banned from the park for the rest of the summer and parents have been notified.

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– Compiled by Jennifer Kraus, Editor-in-Chief. Go to twitter.com/jennewsgirl follow her on Twitter.

Police rally: HPD still seeking help in identifying assault suspects | New https://english-daily.com/police-rally-hpd-still-seeking-help-in-identifying-assault-suspects-new/ Wed, 14 Jul 2021 04:00:00 +0000 https://english-daily.com/police-rally-hpd-still-seeking-help-in-identifying-assault-suspects-new/

HUNTINGTON – The Huntington Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to help identify people who were witnesses or suspects who were involved in the malicious assault of a 17-year-old man on June 13 in Block 200 from 10th street.

Detectives obtained stills from security footage of a new black Dodge Charger with dark rims that they said contained witnesses, suspects, or both.

Detectives also believe several other people witnessed the attack and are asking those people to provide information.

Anyone with knowledge of this incident is urged to contact the Huntington Police Department at 304-696-4420 or call HPD’s anonymous hotline at 304-696-4444.

The following information was provided by the Huntington Police Department:

The Huntington Police Department reported 16 new incidents during the 24-hour period ending at 3 p.m. Tuesday. However, individual police reports were not available, so these are the only details known.

Accessories, 7:50 p.m. Monday, 11th Street and 7th Avenue.

Battery, Tuesday at 12:45 a.m., block 100 of 6th Avenue.

Intent Possession / Delivery of a Controlled Substance 11:25 PM Monday, US Block 3100 60.

Juvenile on the run, 9:51 p.m. Monday, 4200 block of Piedmont Road.

Deceased, 8:39 p.m. Monday, Parson Street.

Battery, obstruction to officer, 7:55 p.m. Monday, 1000 block 8th Avenue.

Big theft, 2:30 p.m., July 9, block 700 of 13th Avenue.

Trespassing, 12:04 p.m., July 9, block 200 of 4th Avenue.

Possession of a controlled substance, 11:21 a.m. Monday, block 600 31st Street.

Burglary, entrance to dwelling or outhouse, 11:26 a.m. April 1 800 block Washington Avenue.

Pretenses valued at $ 1,000 or more, 1:20 p.m. July 5, block 2100 Boulevard Enslow.

Burglary, entrance to dwelling or outhouse, Sunday 4 p.m., 800 block of Virginia Avenue.

Fraudulent Schemes, Auto Theft / Auto Theft, 9 a.m. April 26, 1100 block Washington Avenue.

Service / execution of warrants, Monday at 9:56 a.m., 8th Street and 9th Avenue.

Petty theft, 5 p.m. July 9, 6th Street West and 5th Avenue West.

Warrant Service / Execution, Monday 9:30 a.m., Block 1000 6th Street.

The following information was provided by the reservation files at the West Regional Prison:

Micah Deangelo Billups, 23, was jailed at 6:20 p.m. on Monday. Cabell County authorities charged him with a probation violation. Bond was not fixed.

Benjamin Joseph Midkiff, 36, was jailed at 3 a.m. on Tuesday. Authorities in Cabell County have charged him with a home containment violation. Bond was not fixed.

Luke Creasy is a reporter for The Herald-Dispatch. Follow him on Twitter @LukeCreasy or contact him by phone at 304-526-2800.

Guest opinion: Tackling climate change is good land management https://english-daily.com/guest-opinion-tackling-climate-change-is-good-land-management/ Mon, 12 Jul 2021 12:00:00 +0000 https://english-daily.com/guest-opinion-tackling-climate-change-is-good-land-management/

With extreme drought hitting the entire area, we actually started haymaking as soon as I got back to my ranch after the National Farmers Organization National Council meeting in Iowa on June 25th. I got off the plane and walked home, then started cutting two hours after walking. through the farm gate.

My wife, Wendy, had already made test cuts in a neighbor’s fields that we had been haying for a few years on a sharing system. After walking through the nearby fields, she called them and told them to just graze it. While we have cut most of our fields, we have left some plots in horrible condition. Overall, we got about a third of what we need. The problem is, the state of Montana is in bad shape. The whole of the West, along with North Dakota and South Dakota, is classified as unusually dry under extreme drought conditions.

It got me thinking about how our climate seems to be changing, and not for the better. Most of the farmland in the United States is either in drought conditions or, like on the Gulf Coast, extremely wet or inundated. There don’t seem to be many places rated as normal this year.

While swathing hay, I listened to a public radio interview with Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah. He is the spearhead of a GOP-only climate caucus. Curtis mentioned that climate can be a divisive term, but if you ask people to be a good steward of the land, that’s a phrase everyone approves of.

Curtis’s goal is to work with Republican members who are on the fence on climate issues and the role the government should play. I hope the GOP caucus members understand that the problem is real and that farmers are playing a major role in solving the puzzle of the climate dilemma.

I applaud the climate efforts in the nation’s capital. There is a real work of bipartite legislation in progress. The House and the Senate have caucuses on climate change. The Senate climate caucus is made up of seven Republicans, six Democrats and one independent. The House has 41 Democrats and 23 Republicans who deal with the climate. While they may not agree on everything, legislation moves forward through compromise and listening to each other’s ideas.

The best example is Senate Bill 1251, the Growing Climate Solutions Act. The GCSA passed the Senate last month 92-8. He should easily pass the house. This was billed as a major step in reducing America’s greenhouse gases. The carbon credit market can easily be described as the Wild West. This bill aims to give meaning to this market. The GCSA does two things: it provides technical assistance to farmers, ranchers and owners of private forest land on ways to reduce their GHGs or improve their capacity to capture carbon; second, it creates protocols for third-party auditors.

The GCSA, along with pressure from the USDA to increase the conservation reserve program land to 25 million acres, is proof that agriculture is an important part of the solution to climate issues. We will have the opportunity to help improve soil conditions, earn a little more income and, as Curtis noted, be good stewards of the land. Indeed, family farms and ranches are the best stewards of the land. Our goal is to pass the land on to the next generation of agricultural producers.

Bruce Shultz is vice president of the National Farmers Organization. He and his wife Wendy operate a cow and calf ranch in Raynesford, MT.