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Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza is back

Scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. on January 29 in Gull Lake’s Hole-in-the-Day Bay, this will be the 31st time the tournament has been held in person. Brainerd Jaycees chairman Andrew Jay has said he hopes everyone returns to Gull Lake for the in-person ice fishing competition. “We’re coming back …

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Police blotter – December 3

Baxter Police ARRESTS – A 28-year-old woman was arrested at 10:26 p.m. on Tuesday, November 30 for burglary and possession of controlled substances at College Road and Berrywood Drive. As of Thursday afternoon, the woman was in custody at the Crow Wing County Jail. A 22-year-old man was arrested at …

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Church News – December 1

The Wednesday evening meal on December 1 at the Lutheran Church of Bethlehem, 418 Eighth Ave. NE, Brainerd, is made up of burgers. It will be served from 5:15 p.m. to 6:20 p.m. or when it is gone. The cost is $ 7. The Wednesday Night Advent service using the …

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Book Grants Program Helps Mississippi Libraries Fight Racism

JACKSON – Sixty years ago, a group of black college students were arrested and jailed for studying peacefully at the Jackson Municipal Public Library, which is all-white. Today, the public library shelves of the Jackson-Hinds Library System feature books titled “We Are Not Equal Yet: Understanding Our Racial Divide,” “How …

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Libraries should be for everyone, not just for some

There’s a big birthday coming up in Iowa in about a month. This place we call home – those 55,800 square miles of farmland, woodland, and housing and commercial clusters – joined the Union 175 years ago on December 28. It should be the occasion of a celebration. But it …

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Our opinion: Brainerd area is mobilizing to help the homeless

When New Pathways, a nonprofit helping homeless families, closed in Brainerd in 2019, it left a void in the Brainerd Lakes region. This meant that the homeless population in the area was without local resources for short or long term shelter. The closest place they could go was Saint-Cloud. Over …

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Ohio State President Announces Debt Free Degree Initiative | New

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Yellowknife Offers Emergency Medical Dispatch Software for Second Year in a Row

For the second year in a row, city staff are proposing to spend just over $ 50,000 on emergency care dispatch software in the City of Yellowknife’s draft budget. The 57 pages document, released last week, sets aside $ 53,000 for dispatch software “to ensure consistent high quality of service …

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New candidate to Ken-Arnold school board not eligible to claim seat due to residency issue

One of four candidates who ran unopposed for the New Kensington-Arnold school board will not be able to take the seat, according to the acting Westmoreland County Electoral Officer. Peter Nkemakolam ran for a seat on the District 3 Region School Board. However, Nkemakolam lives in Region 2, Acting Chief …

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