A 30-year-old woman was injured when a Dodge Ram attempted to pass her and lost control Monday morning, Oct. 15, on Highway 18 east of Brainerd. The Minnesota State Patrol reported the Dodge and a Mercury Mountaineer were traveling west on Highway 18 near Division Road in Nokay Lake Township. The driver of the Dodge, Orville L. Hoglund, 37, Aitkin, attempted to pass the Mercury, driven by Christa A. Rasmussen, 30, Aitkin, when he lost control.
A 31-year-old man faces felony stalking and domestic assault charges after allegedly punching a woman in the face. Wyatt Robert Kelly Aurentz of Becker was charged Monday, Oct. 15, with two felonies in Crow Wing County District Court in Brainerd, as well as two gross misdemeanors for fifth-degree assault and giving a police officer a false name. Aurentz has a long rap sheet with five prior domestic abuse-related convictions stemming from incidents in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2017.
VIRGINIA—The top two seeds in Section 7-1A team tennis squared off and the North won again as Virginia bettered Pequot Lakes 5-2 Monday, Oct. 15. Megan Muller at No. 1 singles and Alexa Fyle-Ellie Saxerud at No. 1 doubles recorded the only wins for the Patriots in their match against Virginia. In the semifinal round, Pequot eliminated Eveleth-Gilbert 4-3. Courtney Boller didn't drop a game in her No. 3 singles win and Madeline Pluimer won 6-0, 6-1 in her No. 4 singles win. Virginia 5, Pequot Lakes 2 Singles
A 73-year-old Bagley man sustained non-life-threatening injuries when his Freightliner rolled just before 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, in Mille Lacs County. The Minnesota State Patrol reports Donavin Joe Larson was traveling eastbound on Highway 95 approaching a roundabout at 21st Avenue in Princeton, when his semi rolled upon entering the roundabout. Larson was transported to Fairview Hospital in Princeton The Princeton Fire Department, Mille Lacs County Sheriff's Office, Princeton Police Department and North Memorial Ambulance responded to the scene.
BAXTER—Brainerd's Avery Eckman amassed 53 kills and Courtney Russell 37 as the Warriors won five matches and captured the championship in their Big Axe Tournament at Forestview Middle School Saturday, Oct. 13. The Warriors defeated the Pine River-Backus Tigers 2-1 to claim the title. PRB won the first game 25-23 but the Warriors swept the final two games 25-13, 15-10. Kealy Johnson posted 70 set assists while Jenna Mayer accumulated 56 digs for Brainerd which ends the regular season with a home match Tuesday, Oct. 16, against Rocori.
BREEZY POINT—Pequot Lakes Early Childhood is hosting its annual Pumpkin Family Fun Night 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in the cafeteria and gym at Eagle View Elementary in Breezy Point. The family night will consist of food, crafts and games designed for children newborn to 5 years old. People are encouraged to dress in costume. Freewill donation at the door. Call 218-562-7520 to reserve a spot by Oct. 25.
Crow Wing County highway maintenance crews will continue spray-patching operations along County Highway 11, from Highway 6 in Perry Lake Township to the Aitkin County line in Unorganized Territory, Second Assessment District, formerly Dean Lake Township. Road shouldering maintenance will take place on County Highway 15 in Gail Lake and Jenkins townships Monday, Oct. 15, and Tuesday. Shouldering work will continue Wednesday through Friday on County Highway 29 and County Road 107.
Brainerd Elks Lodge No. 615 and the Grand Lodge is offering the national Americanism Essay Contest to fifth- and sixth-graders for Division I and seventh- and eighth-graders for Division II. Members of the Fraternal Committee have selected the theme, "What Makes You Proud of America?" This patriotic contest gives children the chance to express their pride in America. Fostering youths' appreciation and respect for patriotism is central for them to understand the country's heritage.
CASS LAKE The northeast side of Cass Lake looked just as it would in the event of an oil pipeline disaster Wednesday, Oct. 3, the Cass Lake Times reported—minus the oil. Personnel with Enbridge Energy conducted a training exercise for local emergency response units at Knutson Dam. The equipment the company would deploy in the event of a spill was on site, including a large boom and a skimmer. About 2.7 million barrels of oil are pumped through the area each day. CUYUNA
Pillager Public Schools Board of Education Meets 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15 I. Call to order II. Pledge of Allegiance III. Cell Phone/Electronic Devices IV. Consider Additions/Deletions/Acceptance of the Agenda V. Visitor Comments VI. Consider Consent Agenda A. Minutes of the September 17, 2018 Work Session/Regular School Board Meeting B. Minutes of the September 24, 2018 Special Board Meeting C. Monthly Cash Flow Including Investments D. Monthly Bills Paid