As temperatures fall in Minnesota, the number of people who become seriously ill from carbon monoxide poisoning goes up, according to data from the Minnesota Department of Health. Illness and deaths from CO poisoning can be prevented when people take certain steps to prepare for heating season, say state health and public safety officials.
The Breezy Point North Stars snapped a 1-1 deadlock with three third-period goals to down the Rochester Grizzlies 4-1 in North American3 Hockey League action Saturday, Nov. 3, at Breezy Point Arena. Lukas Brockman scored to give the Stars a 1-0 lead in the second period. Rochester tied it but Carson Simon, Brockman and Dylan Borseth all tallied in the final session for the win. Dan Fielding stopped 45 shots to earn the goaltending victory while losing netminder Maxim Closer had 29 saves.
WALKER—Cass County Board and Leech Lake Tribal Council have set a special joint meeting for 10 a.m. Nov. 26 at Northern Lights Event Center, at the junction of highways 371 and 200 south of Walker. The county board's first meeting in December will begin at 4 p.m. rather than 9 a.m. Dec. 6 at the courthouse in Walker. That meeting will be followed at 6 p.m. by the board's annual public hearing on the proposed 2019 budget and levy.
Generally speaking, the state of Minnesota swung blue in the 2018 midterms, backing DFL candidates for governor, both U.S. senate seats, all three constitutional offices and in the Minnesota House of Representatives—with Republicans maintaining a narrow edge in the Minnesota Senate. In terms of the U.S. House, it was something of a trade-off where Republicans took seats in the First and Eighth districts from the Democrats, while surrendering the Second and the Third.
PILLAGER—Neighborly Volunteers are needed to help seniors, the disabled, and people in need throughout Cass County with transportation, home meal delivery, visiting and respite, light homemaking, basic home repair, and chores including ramp building, through Faith in Action for Cass County's coordinated volunteer services.
Bertha City Council Debra Nelson—116. Gene Captain—112. Birch Pettow—37. Browerville Mayor Robert Heid—141. Calvin M. Lucas—124. Buckman Mayor Greg Gandl—88. Nicholas Henderson—24. City Council George Dehler—92. Preston Loidolt—49. Kennith Pekarek—33. Cass Lake Mayor Herschel J. Ogema—128. Jerry D. Smith—108.
Snowy weather didn't hinder voters from turning out at the polls on Election Day. Deborah Erickson, Crow Wing County Administrative Services director, said there were 31,636 registered voters at the polls in Crow Wing County, not counting those who registered on Election Day. Voters Tuesday, Nov. 6, represented 78 percent of registered voters and 65 percent of eligible voters in the county. With the new voters included in the count, Erickson expects the voter turnout to be about 70 percent. In 2014, the last midterm election, voter turnout was about 56 percent.
Election results from area cities, counties and school boards. Aitkin City Council Annie Root-McIntosh—242. Erin Wagner—478. Aitkin County Commissioner District 1 Robert "Bob" Harwarth—472. J. Mark Wedel—953. District 3 Todd R. Johnson—580. Donald Niemi—733. District 5 (16 of 18 precincts reporting) Anne Marcotte—584. Stephanie "Steph" Payment—552. Aitkin School Board Elect four
NISSWA—A 19-year-old Willmar man is in custody following a police chase Friday, Nov. 2, that began in Nisswa and reached speeds of 100 mph during the pursuit. The chase started in Nisswa, made its way into Baxter and returned to Nisswa, where the suspect crashed into a tree.
Pequot Lakes senior Olivia Lane will sign her NCAA National Letter of Intent to play women's basketball at the University of North Dakota at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 14 in the athletic center. The event is open to the public.