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PINE RIVER—The Rural Renewable Energy Alliance's project manager and electrical engineer, BJ Allen, recently received the Mandela Washington Fellowship. This reciprocal exchange will allow her to travel to Zambia to collaborate with Muzalema Mwanza, a 2017 Mandela Washington Fellow with experience in solar, rural communities and mentoring young girls. Together they will develop the solar workforce in Mundulundulu Village, Siavonga, in Zambia.
LITTLE FALLS A lightning strike forced the closure of the Great River Regional Library in Little Falls recently, the Morrison County Record reported. Lightning hit the library, or close to it, during a storm Aug. 23, causing damage to the building's electrical system. While smoke set off detectors, the library's collection suffered no damage. After a week of repairs, the library reopened. MORRISON COUNTY
Crosslake City Council Meets 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10 City Hall A. Call to order 1. Pledge of Allegiance 2. Approval of Additions to the Agenda (Council Action-Motion) B. Consent Calendar — Notice To The Public — All items here listed are considered to be routine by the City Council and will be acted on by one motion. There will be no separate discussion on these items unless a Citizen or Councilmember so requests: 1. Regular Council Meeting Minutes of July 9, 2018
The Lakes Area Human Resources Association has a leadership conference planned on Inclusion and Diversity: Strategies and Actions to Make Organizations Successful from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 19 at Cragun's Legacy Clubhouse. The event includes Tim Frischmon and Walter Chesley on the topic of creating an Environment to Live and Lead Diversity: Hennepin County Medical Center Case Study — developing a leadership pipeline: striking the balance between internal and external hires to achieve organizational goals.
DEERWOOD—Both drivers in a two-vehicle crash were transported Thursday, Sept. 6, to the Crosby hospital when their vehicles collided on Highway 210 in Rabbit Lake Township. The Minnesota State Patrol reported Shawna E. Hill, 44, Breezy Point, was driving a Toyota Sienna when she pulled out from Crow Wing County Highway 32 to travel east onto Highway 210. Hill was turning when a Ford Freestyle, driven by Lindsey A. Bennett, 31, Aitkin, was traveling west on Highway 210 and it collided with the side of the Toyota.
BREEZY POINT—A Pequot Lakes man faces criminal charges for pointing a gun at a driver after she "accidently bumped the tire on his bicycle causing him to fall," court records state. Ryan Lee Ringstrom, 38, was charged Aug. 29 in Crow Wing County District Court in Brainerd with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and two felonies involving being a felon in possession of a firearm. An omnibus hearing is scheduled Sept. 19. Omnibus hearings are when attorneys typically go over the evidence, determine probable cause and go over court procedures.
PEQUOT LAKES—The Patriots doubles team of Afton Crocker and Morgan Lueck improved to 16-0 following Pequot Lakes' 7-0 victory over the Glencoe-Silver Lake Panthers Friday, Sept. 7. Pequot's four singles players lost just two games while finishing their matches in straight sets. Megan Muller and Courtney Boller are both 15-1 and Madeline Pluimer is 14-2. The Patriots are 15-1 overall, only losing 4-3 to Osakis Aug. 18. Pequot Lakes 7, Glencoe-Silver Lake 0 Singles No. 1: Megan Muller def. Justine Helmbrecht 6-0, 6-0
FEDERAL DAM—The Soo Line bridge crossing the Leech Lake River in Federal Dam was damaged by fire Thursday, Sept. 6, and is closed. The Cass County Sheriff's Office received a call at 1:01 a.m. of a fire in the city of Federal Dam. Deputies and the Federal Dam Fire Department responded and found the Soo Line bridge crossing the Leech Lake River fully engulfed in fire. The bridge sustained significant damage. The incident remains under investigation with the assistance of the Minnesota State Fire Marshal's Office.
Homeless and Wounded Warriors-MN, a Crosslake-based charity, hosted their 14th Anniversary Motorcycle Ride for Homeless and Wounded Warriors on Aug. 25. A total of 122 motorcycles and 170 riders gathered at the Log Cabin Bar in Emily to participate in the 140-mile ride through Palisade, Aitkin, Isle and Garrison before concluding at the Crosslake Legion Post 500 for a rib dinner with trimmings. A large silent auction occurred and all items sold.