Culvert replacements on Crow Wing County Road 132 will take place from 8 a.m. until about 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12. The work will require closing the road at the site about 200 feet east of the Segler Road intersection, so county officials urge motorists to find alternate routes to their destination. County maintenance crews will perform ditch work Tuesday and Wednesday on County Road 108, on County Road 132 on Thursday and County Road 144 on Friday.
It's no secret that nature helps soothe a troubled mind. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources advises spending an afternoon at a state park with a veteran this Veterans Day where the "awe" factor increases as the stress level decreases. "A state park visit can provide a healthy dose of nature therapy," said Erika Rivers, director of Minnesota State Park and Trails. "All park visitors benefit from time outdoors and for those exposed to a lot of stress, the benefits can be especially acute."
Homeless and Wounded Warriors MN kicked off its Christmas fundraiser for 2018 and is seeking donations to assist needy veteran families during the holidays. Nominations are submitted by friends, families and neighbors as well as county and state agencies. All families are screened for need and monthly budgets are looked at to select the 10 neediest families.
A search warrant Thursday, Nov. 8, resulted in the seizure of drugs, paraphernalia and ammunition, along with two arrests. According to a criminal complaint, the Crow Wing County Tactical Team executed the search warrant about 1 p.m. on the 1000 block of Fir Street in north Brainerd. Judge David Ten Eyck permitted the search as part of an ongoing investigation into the use, sale and distribution of controlled substances at the address.
BAY LAKE TOWNSHIP—A driver facing the rising sun failed to see another vehicle, causing a crash early Friday, Nov. 9. The Minnesota State Patrol reported 18-year-old Kevin James Windorski of Brainerd did not see an oncoming 2008 Chevrolet Silverado when he was attempting to turn onto Highway 6 from Highway 18 in Bay Lake Township. Windorski, who was eastbound, was blinded by the sun as he turned left in his 1998 Pontiac Grand Am and was struck by the Silverado driven by 74-year-old Duane Alfred Lundeen of Garrison.
Elections for U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency's Crow Wing/Cass and Aitkin/Itasca County Committees are underway. It is important every eligible producer participate in these elections because FSA county committees are a link between the agricultural community and USDA, a news release stated.
PEQUOT LAKES—A 16-year-old girl suffered a gunshot wound to the foot while loading hunting gear into a vehicle Tuesday, Nov. 6, in rural Pequot Lakes.
For those looking to get an early start on holiday shopping, get a bite to eat, or just take home some baked goods, this coming weekend offers plenty of options. The list isn't exhaustive, as there may be more specials, business offerings, as well as church-sponsored events and events hosted by nonprofits. Spirit of Christmas bazaar planned CROSBY—The Spirit of Christmas bazaar will be 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 600 Fourth St. SW, Crosby.
Several blood donation opportunities are upcoming in the lakes area. The following are opportunities: • Noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 19, Crosslake Lutheran Church, 35960 County Highway 66; • Noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 19 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 20, Elks Lodge, 647 Jefferson St. N., Wadena; • Noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 20, Deerwood Auditorium, 27 E. Forest Road, Deerwood; • 2-7 p.m. Nov. 27 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 28, American Legion, 25807 Main St., Nisswa; • 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 29, Verndale High School, 411 SW Brown St., Verndale; and
Each year, the Crow Wing County Highway Department updates its five-year highway improvement plan to ensure residents and local agencies are aware of proposed projects. The plan identifies long-term budgetary needs to ensure proposed projects are adequately funded. The original construction program for 2018 identified about 20 projects totaling an estimated $10.2 million investment. Actual final costs are anticipated to be $9.7 million.