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Police blotter – June 10

ARRESTS – A 21-year-old man was arrested at 1:56 a.m. on Monday on a felony arrest warrant, two counts of fifth-degree drug possession, fourth-degree drunk driving and safe driving permit valid during a roadside check on the 100 block of first avenue northeast. A 26-year-old man was arrested Monday at …

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Dispatch newsroom to launch a new daily podcast

Podcast fans will now have a quick way to get daily local news in a flash as Brainerd Dispatch prepares to launch its new podcast titled “Brainerd Dispatch Minute”. This is the first such podcast in the Brainerd-Baxter media market and is an initiative to expand Dispatch’s information delivery to …

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Police Rally: Burglary Incidents Listed in HPD Reports | New

HUNTINGTON – The following information was provided by the Huntington Police Department: The Huntington Police Department reported 15 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. Open container, Monday at 7:50 p.m., 6th …

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Pequot Lakes: school board offers Superintendent position at Stumpf

After interviewing four candidates at a special meeting open to the public on Monday, June 7, the Pequot Lakes School Board voted unanimously to offer the position of acting superintendent to Kurt Stumpf. Stumpf is a graduate and former Pierz School District teacher and coach, then joined Little Falls Middle …

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OTHER VIEWS: Always respect the water to cool off

But also: so deadly. Without the necessary caution or the respect for the lakes, rivers and pools they deserve, tragedy can quickly replace a leisurely swim. It happens with alarming frequency, especially during these hot weeks and months. Americans die of drowning every 10 minutes, according to a 2019 YMCA …

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Collaborative restructuring of family services, hiring of the general manager

One of dozens of collaborations in the state, the Family Services Collaborative of the Lakes Area has served thousands of children and families in the communities of Brainerd, Crosby-Ironton and Pequot Lakes for nearly 25 years through a interagency partnership with Crow Wing County Community Services as their fiscal host. …

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Charleston lawyer Sean McGinley killed in accident | New

Well-respected Charleston lawyer Sean McGinley was killed Thursday afternoon in a crash on Interstate 79. Returning from a hearing in Morgantown, McGinley was traveling a little after 5 p.m. near the Frametown exit in Braxton County, about 55 miles northeast of Charleston, where the crash happened. He was a long-time …

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Health Fusion: Depression and Late Sleep Connection

OK, now I’m really going to try and change my night owl habits. A study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry shows that waking up an hour earlier may reduce your risk of major depression by 23%. After studying 840,000 people, the researchers found that a person’s chronotype – that …

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Hawaiian Electric urges hurricane preparedness

Hawaiian Electric press release The 2021 Central Pacific hurricane season begins June 1, and Hawaiian Electric is advising customers, residential and commercial, to prepare and have contingency plans in place. Hawaiian Electric teams work year round to strengthen the company’s five island networks so that they are better able to …

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Chuck Landon: MU and WVU share same kick-off time | Sports

Welcome to “Second Guess” Tuesday. Here are the opinions of the day. n Couldn’t the sports TV channels have found a better schedule? ESPN and CBS Sports Network just had to broadcast season opener football games involving the only two West Virginia State NCAA Division I football programs at the …

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WV loses another “Rosie the Riveter” | New

CHARLESTON – West Virginia has lost another of its rare “Rosie the Riveters”. Verla “Bobbie” Lamb, 98, died on Wednesday May 26 at her home in Elkins. Lamb worked for Glenn L. Martin Aircraft Company in Baltimore, Maryland as “Rosie the Riveter” doing sheet metal and riveting jobs during World …

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The regional report: Yawning deficit is a challenge for Aitkin schools

A deficit of $ 800,000 as we approach 2021-2022 The school year is just one of the challenges facing the Aitkin School District, which plans to seek voter approval for a tax on capital projects this fall, Aitkin Independent Age reported. Wednesday May 26. Declining enrollments and reductions in state …

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Letter from the Editor: The worst of times brings out the best in us

SUPPORT THIS INDEPENDENT JOURNALISMThe article you are about to read is from our journalists doing their important job of investigating, researching and writing their articles. We want to provide informative and inspiring stories that connect you to the people, issues and opportunities within our community. Journalism takes a lot of …

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WR Broc Thompson flock enters NCAA transfer portal | Sports

HUNTINGTON – Football Marshall lost its second wide receiver in two days to the NCAA transfer portal. Herd second-year wide receiver Broc Thompson announced his plans to transfer on social media on Friday. “After much thought, prayer, and consultation with my family, I announce with a heavy heart that I …

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County of Pike receives grant for industrial park | Business

The Pike County Tax Court, Kentucky, will receive a $ 1.9 million grant from the US Economic Development Administration to build water and sewage infrastructure in the Wolfpit Industrial Park, south of Pikeville. The grant will be matched with $ 467,303 from local funds and is expected to generate $ …

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We invite you to join a conversation – and listen to yourself

Amid political grudge and COVID dismay, we as a society have endured a lot of screaming over the past year and not enough listening. Good conversation is at least as much about listening as it is talking, and we at The Dispatch are among those who want to listen more. …

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Ohio lawmakers want to expel former Speaker of the House Larry Householder

For months, a House Republican and a House Democrat have been trying to strike a deal on when to present a resolution to deport. former president Larry Householder, who was arrested last year on federal bribery and racketeering charges. Those negotiations ended Tuesday afternoon when three Democrats announced their own …

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Lakes Jam 2021 is happening

Lakes Jam – an outdoor music festival that combines country and rock with top-notch camping – will last four days instead of three this year and take place June 23-26 at Brainerd International Raceway, north of Brainerd. “Coming back after being away last year almost created a nervous excitement because …

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AAA predicts increase in Memorial Day vacation travel news

HUNTINGTON – Rising gasoline prices won’t stop Ramona Smith from making her Memorial Day trip from South Charleston to Columbus, Ohio, to visit family. “I didn’t go last year due to the pandemic, but I’m ready to go this year,” she said. “I don’t like the high gas prices, but …

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Daily dispatch of the BCTV on May 24, 2021

| Welcome to the first edition of the BCTV Daily Dispatch, where we take a look back at what caught everyone’s attention on TV, cable and streaming over the past 24 hours (a good sign of support from Prodigal son fans there). And just in case you missed any items …

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BHS class of 2021 celebrates long-awaited graduation ceremony

In September 2020, students went to school with masks covering their faces, unsure of what next year would entail. As the days, weeks and months went by and the COVID-19 pandemic increased, the Class of 2021 had no idea what their high school diploma would look like. But it happened. …

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Higgins: Golden triangle striking ‘balance’ with solar power

In less than 18 months, three 2,000-acre sites in the Golden Triangle – two in Lowndes County, one in West Point – are under contract to solar energy production facilities. Another 2,000 acres adjacent to the Clay County project, as well as another comparable site near the Starkville Industrial Park, …

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Milton students turn into ‘wax museum’ exhibits | New

MILTON – The fifth graders at Milton Elementary School just weren’t themselves Friday morning. These students, after reading books and doing additional research on historical figures they learned from history books, presented a “wax museum” to the school disguising themselves as the figures they they learnt. From Jackie Robinson to …

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Student mask requirements dominate discussions at tense CUSD meeting

SUPPORT THIS INDEPENDENT JOURNALISMThe article you are about to read is from our journalists doing their important job – investigating, researching and writing their stories. We want to provide informative and inspiring stories that connect you to the people, issues and opportunities within our community. Journalism requires a lot of …

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Police arrest husband of woman Saint-Paul killed in 2010

Firkus, 25, was killed on April 25, 2010. Nicholas James Firkus, then 27, told police someone broke into their Hamline-Midway home in St. Paul around 6:30 a.m. and grabbed his shotgun. Nicholas Firkus, now 38, said he battled the intruder, the gun went off and Heidi was shot in the …

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Minnesota Tribe Reflects Major Vaccination Effort

Almost six months after the Leech Lake vaccine distribution began, the unsung heroes have reflected on the process. The Leech Lake vaccine staff might not call themselves heroes – but the community certainly seems to think so. The team was struck with gratitude, requests for hugs, kind notes, pastries and …

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Cabell County Public Library Named National Medalist | New

HUNTINGTON – While the Marshall University men’s soccer team was honored on Tuesday for winning the national championship, the Cabell County Public Library also received national attention. “We are very honored to have been named the recipient of the National Medal for Library Service,” said Judy Rule, Director of the …

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The town hall focuses on youth programs, police patrols

Robert Benton told community members and leaders Monday night at the Trotter Convention Center that he was “disheartened” by the crime at his business area, Military Hardware on Military Road. There have been five felony cases near his store in the past 15 months, including a “pretty big shooting” outside …

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Unemployment fraud remains a huge problem for Ohio

Ohio has paid about $ 2.1 billion in unemployment benefits to fraudsters or people who have received overpayments and it is not clear whether the repayment will be required, unemployment officials said Monday. From the start of the pandemic from March 2020 to March 2021, Ohio has issued $ 462 …

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Brainerd police chase ends with suspect crashing into vehicles at Tanner Motors

Tire tracks can be seen here Sunday, May 16, 2021, marking the path of a vehicle where one vehicle left the road and crashed into several vehicles at Tanner Motors on Washington Street in Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch Brainerd police were investigating a suspected drunk driver at 1:11 …

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Pilot program to help OH City Triage 9-1-1 calls

The city of Columbus is rolling out a four to six week pilot program on Monday that will help determine if 9-1-1 calls require emergency response from police and firefighters or others, such as social workers or clinicians. who are better equipped to deal with mental health or addiction issues. …

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VM man becomes oldest organ donor in US historyNews

The Center for Organ Recovery & Education announced Monday, May 10, that it had recovered the liver of the oldest recorded organ donor in US history, Cecil F. Lockhart, 95, of Welch, West Virginia , died May 4. The record was confirmed by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), …

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Crow Wing County for updated aerial photos

On Tuesday, May 11, county commissioners unanimously approved two three-year contracts with EagleView, a company providing aerial imagery as well as geospatial software and analysis. EagleView will conduct two county-wide flyovers over a six-year period, providing both orthomosaic and oblique imagery. Orthomosaic means photographs are taken directly over an area, …

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Soup Kitchen Refrigerator, Added Freezer to Meet County Dietary Needs

Thanks in part to a county coronavirus relief grant, the soup kitchen was able to partner with those in its food coalition – including food shelves in Pequot Lakes, Crosby, Crosslake and Central Lakes College – to purchase the ‘equipment and improve food resources. in the zone. Crow Wing Energized …

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Nearly 700K in West Virginia Fully Vaccinated Against COVID | New

HUNTINGTON – Almost 700,000 people in West Virginia have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The State Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) said 691,758 people had been fully vaccinated by Friday morning. This represents over 38% of the state’s eligible population. More than 828,000 people have received at least …

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Citizen climate education: wild ride on warmer tides

SUPPORT THIS INDEPENDENT JOURNALISMThe article you are about to read is from our journalists doing their important job – investigating, researching and writing their stories. We want to provide informative and inspiring stories that connect you to the people, issues and opportunities within our community. Journalism requires a lot of …

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Marshall fans cheer on Herd to victory | New

CARY, NC – It will take more than long lines and a huge shortage of gas to keep Marshall fans out of the story. They were in full force again on Friday, turning the stands at Sahlen Stadium into a green wave of support for the Thundering Herd football team …

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Essentia Health Expands Pre-Service Estimates

Essentia Health is expanding pre-service estimates for all scheduled surgical services in an effort to be more transparent about healthcare costs and to help patients make informed decisions. Essentia will provide an estimate of any deductible and reimbursable charges based on a patient’s insurance plan. The program began on May …

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Our opinion: here is a safe and successful fishing opener

At midnight early on Saturday May 15, Minnesota fishing season opens for walleye, northern pike, bass and lake trout. We wish all anglers, whether local or visiting from across the state, the best of luck as the open water season kicks off. But when it comes to safety on the …

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Brother arrested, another wanted in York City May 3 homicide

Two brothers face homicide charges in connection with the May 3 shooting death of a 41-year-old York City resident, according to a press release from the York City Police Department. Ryan Craig Strada, 20, was arrested Thursday with help from the US Marshals Service, police said. There is an arrest …

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Fire destroys structures, killing poultry in the process

GARRISON – A three-stall garage and poultry shelter were destroyed by fire on Tuesday, May 11, just northeast of Garrison. The Garrison Fire Department was called in just after 9 p.m. for a structural fire on the 25000 block of Highway 18. Upon arrival, firefighters observed heavy flames protruding from …

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Church News – May 12

The Lutheran Trinity Church, 1420 S. Sixth St., Brainerd, has two worship services scheduled for this week. On Wednesday, May 12, there will be an evening worship service at 6 p.m. with the preaching of Pastor Paul Erdal. Holy Communion will be served. After the service, the Trinity Bells will …

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Dear friend: The gift of everyday problems

Instead of thinking about growing the biggest cucumbers in town, Beatrice now worries about mad cow disease that looked like an explosive epidemic, world trade wars, nuclear proliferation, drug-resistant bugs and more. . With her new and vast circle of concerns, she lived in “prey mode” all the time. No …

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MD podcast of the episode “ The Health Variant ”: “ The Other Virus ”

SIOUX FALLS, SD – In the seventh episode of NewsMD’s podcast “The Health Variant,” host and health correspondent Jeremy Fugleberg reflects on the life and times of this other virus, one that hasn’t done so much. headlines. That’s right – the flu, better known as the flu. You probably already …

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End of Year Tests Underway for Cabell County Students | New

HUNTINGTON – A three-week window for state-mandated testing opened this week for students in Cabell County, reintroducing a long-standing method of measuring academic progress. All students in Grades 3 to 8 will be tested in Reading, Language Arts and Math, while students in Grades 5 and 8 will also be …

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Pequot Lakes mom shares her daughter’s cancer journey

Fevers. Then stomach pains. Then sudden weight loss. It was enough to convince her mother, Jessica Bleichner, to take her daughter to the doctor. After a series of rigorous tests, it was revealed that Azalea, then 12, was not allergic to anything she ate. No, the cause of his ailments …

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Marshall University freshman retention rate at record high | New

HUNTINGTON – Marshall University’s freshman retention rate is at an all-time high, according to the university. Full-time first-year students enrolled in fall 2019 returned in fall 2020 at a rate of 78%, 5% more than the previous year. The success is evidenced by the fact that retention remained during the …

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Pressure is mounting for India’s lockdown; the surge breaks the record again

NEW DELHI – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced mounting pressure on Friday to impose a strict nationwide lockdown, despite the economic pain it will bring, as a surprising rise in coronavirus cases has hit the system of The country’s health shows no signs of slowing down. Many medical experts, …

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City of York man killed in triple shooting identified

A 36-year-old man was killed and two other men were shot dead overnight in York, according to a police press release. Victor Acosta-Delgado, 36, of East Maple Street in York City, died at WellSpan York Hospital around 12:45 a.m. Friday, according to the York County Coroner’s Office. York City Police …

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State MNR urges residents to ensure docks are compliant

Lake service provider companies should also review regulations to ensure that the equipment they sell or install is compliant. The size of docks and wharves is regulated in Minnesota by the Department of Natural Resources to ensure a balance between the protection and use of public waters. Docks and wharf …

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Sending coronavirus to India: daily deaths reach nearly 4,000

Over 414,000 new cases reported India reported 414,188 fresh coronavirus infections on Friday, bringing the cumulative number of cases to 21.4 million, according to data from the central health ministry. The country has recorded 3,915 deaths from the pandemic, bringing the death toll to 234,083. The active caseload stands at …

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Luzerne County exceeds 100,000 vaccinations

Luzerne County took a major coronavirus milestone on Wednesday, with more than 100,000 residents fully vaccinated. Daily updates from the state’s health department show that 101,229 county residents are now fully covered. This equates to at least 38% of residents currently eligible for the vaccine, based on the state’s available …

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Clergy Perspective: God Is With You – He Will Be Revealed

One of my favorite Easter stories is the Walk to Emmaus (Luke 24: 13-35). It tells the story of two people (one named Cleopas and the other unnamed, although believed to be his wife, Mary) who walk from Jerusalem to their home in Emmaus. As they walk, they talk about …

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Brainerd ambulances move stations for the first time in decades

A recent move, however, means ambulances are responding to new management and new searches. The North Memorial Health Brainerd area ambulance moved on March 1 from its accommodation in two buildings on the 200 block of Northwest Fifth Street in Brainerd to an expanded location on Industrial Park Road in …

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Science of Opioid Use Disorders Broken Down on Day 2 of Trial | New

CHARLESTON – A Charleston courtroom turned into a chemistry class on Tuesday as a witness in a landmark opioid crisis essay broke down opioids into their molecules and explained how use disorders opioids take hold of drug addicts. Dr Corey Waller, a doctor specializing in drug addiction medicine, said opioids …

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New Charges Filed Against Former Delegate Derrick Evans | New

WASHINGTON, DC – New charges have been filed against former Wayne County Delegate Derrick Evans in connection with his role in the January 6 raid on the U.S. Capitol. Evans, 35, has been charged with entering and staying in a restricted building, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building, …

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Chillicothe (Mo.) HS BB Hornets sends Trenton 14-3 in five Monday

By PAUL STURM, Editor CT Sports Regardless of where the game ended, the Chillicothe High School Baseball Hornets were featured to end their 4-game losing streak when they met the shorthanded Trenton Bulldogs on Monday. Heavier rain at the planned game site in Trenton than at Chillicothe during the early …

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Vehicle hits one-year-old, claims the life of a toddler

WALKER – A one-year-old girl died on Sunday May 2 after being struck by a vehicle in a driveway at a residence just south of Walker. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office was called at 4:55 p.m. following the fatal crash at Breezy Point Circle in Shingobee Township in rural Walker. …

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Meet the new babies at Como Zoo: two fluffy Dall lambs

ST. PAUL – Como Zoo welcomed two baby Dall’s sheep in April, lambs who join a growing weather-themed family. Iao, whose name means “supreme cloud” in Hawaiian, was born in Drizzle on April 1 and Breezy was born in Sunny on April 24. Other family members are named Storm, Thunder, …

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Afraid of cicadas? Barely, but they might fear us

Welcome to Joe’s Guide to Dealing with Cicadas. The endless stories about Brood X cicadas might worry you, but there’s no reason to panic. Certainly, these insects attract attention. They remain underground for years before erupting as noisy, red-eyed creatures determined to satisfy primitive urges. So naturally, some people confuse …

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Reliable news, opinions help us stay informed

Kathy did not give her last name and we do not know where she is from. His note, however, resonates. “As a child, I thought that everything that was written in the press should be the truth, in black and white,” she wrote to Forum Communications Co., which operates newspapers, …

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Applications Open for $ 28.6 Billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund | Business

HUNTINGTON – Open applications will begin at noon Monday for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, a federal program to help food establishments that have experienced economic distress and significant operational losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The online application will remain open to any qualifying institution until all funds are depleted, …

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Free Zoom Gardening Webinar offered with Brainerd Public Library

“Flower Gardening for Beginners” will be presented by Master Gardener Jackie Burkey at noon on May 11 via Zoom. The presentation will be an overview of the basics for new gardeners. This class is designed for novice gardeners, but experienced growers are also welcome. Register for this free Zoom webinar …

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COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for Wayne County Students and Families | New

WAYNE – Schools in Wayne County will be offering COVID-19 vaccines to students and their families May 13-14. Superintendent Todd Alexander encourages those interested to register. “We want to encourage students and parents to sign up for the vaccine,” Alexander said. “We think it’s important to help prevent the spread …

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Neighbors Help Save Stranded Boater

A stranded boater was rescued Thursday on Clearwater Lake thanks to the combined efforts of lake residents and first responders. The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office was called just before 1 p.m. for a stranded boater on Clearwater Lake in Nokay Lake Township, east of Brainerd. Sheriff’s deputies, along with …

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04/29/2021 | Ocean City Eyes Cicada-Free Zone Marketing Campaign

Berlin turns jazz and blues event into a weekend affair BERLIN – A three-day celebration of jazz and blues kicks off in Berlin next Friday. The 13th edition of the Berlin Jazz and Blues Bash, modified this year and known as “Jazz and Blues, Art & Booths”, will take place …

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St. Lawrence County to Receive $ 6 Million State Grant for Emergency Dispatch System After Two Years of Waiting | St. Lawrence County

TOWNSHIP – A wait of more than two years for a state grant of $ 6 million for emergency services in Saint-Laurent County has ended. Last week, the County Legislators’ Council’s Operations Committee unanimously passed a resolution authorizing Council Chairman William J. Sheridan to sign a contract with the state …

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Church News – April 28

The First Lutheran Church, 424 S. Eighth St., Brainerd, will celebrate the fifth Sunday of Easter at 9:30 am on Sunday May 2nd. The message will be from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton. Holy Communion will be served. The in-person worship service will be broadcast in the church parking lot, on …

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Crow Wing County Property Value Appraisal Increases $ 890 Million

According to property assessment data released by the County Land Services Department, the total estimated value of all properties in the county has increased from $ 12.1 billion on January 2, 2020 to $ 13 billion on January 2, 2021, an increase of $ 890 million. or 7%. RELATED: Crow …

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Viv Williams Joins NewsMD as Digital Healthcare Journalist

Health Fusion will be a daily podcast offering health tips while providing in-depth weekly shows that explore the topics in more depth. The podcast debuts Wednesday, April 28. Previously, Williams worked as a TV presenter, reporter, producer, and host with Mayo Clinic News Network. “We are delighted that Viv is …

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Yilun Cheng Focuses on Refugee and Immigrant Communities

To better reflect and serve communities in the city of Columbus and beyond, The Dispatch is adding a reporting post to write for and about refugee and immigrant communities in central Ohio. This is made possible by Report for America, which today announced the placement of approximately 300 journalists nationwide …

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