Ross Greene, world renowned child psychologist and author, is sending his colleague Kim Doheny to Brainerd for a free presentation from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at Tornstrom Auditorium. Thanks to a Best Practice Grant, Greene's collaborative and proactive solutions approach will be shared with Brainerd School District staff and community members to help meet the social and emotional needs of children showing challenging behaviors.
Thursday, Nov. 15, is the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout and Essentia Health wants to help smokers quit for good for better health. "We surveyed communities where we have hospitals, and one of the recurring health issues in just about every area was tobacco cessation," Jill Doberstein said in a news release.
The Breezy Point North Stars dropped a pair of one-goal games against the Wisconsin Whalers in North American3 Hockey League road games last weekend. Anthony Fortin's overtime goal lifted Wisconsin to a 5-4 win Friday, Nov. 9. Braeden Zaste, Evan O'Connor, Carson Simon and Nick Eddens scored for Breezy Point. Winning goaltender Caleb Sauer stopped 33 shots while the North Stars' Dan Fielding made 27 saves.
Crow Wing County Land Services Department encourages eligible property owners to apply for homestead status prior to the Dec. 15 deadline. Homestead applications for owner-occupied and relative-occupied properties must be received by Dec. 15 for the 2019 payable tax year. Homestead classification may affect the amount of property taxes payable in 2019, and it may affect property tax refund eligibility.
The Crow Wing County Sheriff Office was notified Level 3 predatory offender Terrance Lee Lindmark is moving to an area near Gregory Way in rural Brainerd. Lindmark, 57, moved Saturday, Nov. 10, from a northeast Brainerd residence to the rural Brainerd address. Sheriff Todd Dahl notified residents who live within the area of Lindmark's residence and provided them with a public information fact sheet, a news release stated.
A 32-year-old Ironton man was convicted of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and sentenced to 12 years in prison. Andrew Mark Donnelly, charged with 35 counts of criminal sexual conduct allegedly taking place at a Brainerd residence involving two minor children between 13 and 18 years old, was sentenced Sept. 11 in Crow Wing County District Court in Brainerd. Donnelly was sentenced by Judge Erik J. Askegaard on one of 35 felonies and will serve his time in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud. He will be on supervised conditional release after confinement.
A 25-year-old Cass Lake man was convicted of second-degree manslaughter in connection with the death of a 25-year-old Cass Lake woman. Brandon Joseph Roy was sentenced Nov. 2 in Cass County District Court in Walker to seven and-a-half years in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud. Judge David Harrington sentenced Roy for second-degree manslaughter—culpable negligence of creating unreasonable risk.
Jackie Lee, Collective Soul, Fuel and Crown Jewel will perform during Lakes Jam in 2019, Lakes Jam organizers announced Friday, Nov. 9. They join 3 Doors Down, Justin Moore, Sawyer Brown, Lauren Alaina and Little Texas, who have already been announced to perform on the Bud Light Main Stage at Lakes Jam scheduled June 27-29, 2019. More acts will be be announced in the future.
Brainerd International Raceway owner Jed Copham died Sunday, Nov. 11, as a result of a swimming accident off the coast of Florida. He was 46. Copham was swimming from his parents' boat Sunday afternoon near Punta Rassa, just south of Fort Myers, Fla., when he went missing. Search and rescue teams temporarily suspended their efforts to find Copham Sunday night after he went overboard, and found his body Monday morning. Lee County deputies haven't released more details. Witnesses, however, said an anchored yacht seemed to be the center of the search.
There will be a dinner and bake sale 5-7 p.m. (or when gone) Friday, Nov. 16, at the Brainerd VFW, 309 S. Sixth St., Brainerd. Homemade chicken dumpling soup and meatball stew will be served. There is a free will donation with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. The event is hosted by team Relayers of the Caribbean.