Bemidji State University and St. Cloud State University, two of the top teams in the Women's WCHA, will meet in the 2018 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum Women's Face-Off Classic at 6 p.m. Nov. 20 at Brainerd's Essentia Health Sports Center. "We are thrilled to once again partner with the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum to showcase the WCHA at the Women's Face-Off Classic," Katie Million, vice president and WCHA women's league commissioner said in a news release. "All of our member schools share the same goal—To grow our wonderful game.
Pequot Lakes 3, Perham 0 PEQUOT LAKES—Lydia Hubbard slammed 10 kills for the No. 2 Pequot Lakes Patriots as they defeated the No. 3 Perham Yellowjackets 3-0 in a South Subsection 8-2A semifinal game Friday, Oct. 26. Mariah Rickard led the team in with 20 digs to with seven ace serves and Britt Kratochvil added 11 digs and seven kills for the 19-9 Patriots. Pequot Lakes 25 25 27 Perham 17 10 25 Pequot Lakes statistics Chloe Seeling 1 block, 1 kill Mirjana Ganley 4 digs
As part of Resident Rights Month in October, the Minnesota Office of the Ombudsman for Long-Term Care is recognizing Minnesotans who volunteer to advocate for the rights of people living in long-term care facilities. Each year the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care designates the month as an opportunity to focus on and celebrate the awareness of dignity, respect and the rights of each resident.
McGREGOR—A 60-year-old motorcyclist suffered injury Friday, Oct. 19, following a collision on Highway 65 north of McGregor. The Minnesota State Patrol reported a 2014 Indian motorcycle, operated by John Todd Wensing of McGregor, was northbound on Highway 65 when it collided with a Ford Ranger pickup truck at the intersection with Aitkin County Road 14 in Shamrock Township. Wensing, who wore a helmet, suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the crash and was transported to Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin and then North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.
Essentia Health is one of the first health care organizations in the United States to roll out a large-scale rapid result testing system for Influenza A and B, strep and respiratory syncytial virus in most of the communities it serves. When patients go to their local Essentia Health clinic to be tested for these common ailments, they will be given accurate results within a half-hour, rather than waiting for a hospital laboratory to confirm an initial diagnosis, a news release stated.
BAXTER—Golf Course Drive at Highway 210 is planned to be reopened to through traffic about 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26—weather dependent. In the new permanent intersection configuration no left turns will be allowed onto Highway 210 from Golf Course Drive, east of Kohl's. There will still be intermittent short duration lane closures at the Golf Course Drive/Highway 210 intersection over the next couple of weeks for crews to finish concrete, topsoil placement, sign work and seeding work, a news release stated.
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday Oct. 27. In a news release, Crow Wing County Community Services encouraged residents to gather their unused medications and safely dispose at collections sites across the county. There is no charge for disposing of medications. Properly and safely disposing of medications can help prevent misuse, diversion and accidental poisonings. While Prescription Drug Take Back Day is recognized each fall and spring, people can safely dispose unused or expired prescriptions at any time of the year.
PILLAGER—The Cass County Sheriff's Office was called at 11:59 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, to a report of a burglary at a residence in rural Pillager, in Sylvan Township. Deputies arrived and learned a residence was recently broken into with items missing. A search of the area was conducted with no suspects located. Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reported while additional leads and information are being followed up on, no arrests have been made. Anyone with information about this burglary is encouraged to contact the Cass County Sheriff's Office at 218-547-1424.
MINNEAPOLIS—Pequot Lakes' Courtney Boller lost two matches and was eliminated on the opening day of the Class 1A state singles tournament at Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center Thursday, Oct. 25. Boller lost her first match 6-0, 6-0 to fifth-seeded Elise Bierbaum of Litchfield. Her season ended when she lost in the consolation quarterfinals to fourth-seeded Ally Agerland Holy Family Catholic 6-3, 6-3. Boller's season ended at 32-6 with her career record sitting at 71-12.
Wondering what to do to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year? The following is a list of upcoming Halloween activities for the Brainerd lakes area. Friday, Oct. 26 • Trunk or treat, 5-6:30 p.m., Morrison County Fairgrounds, Little Falls, hosted by Zion Lutheran Church. • Haunted Hallows, 6-9:30 p.m., at Crosslake Historic Log Village. Admission $12 or $7 for children 10 and younger. Saturday, Oct. 27 • Halloween Candy Dish creation 10 a.m., Nisswa North Root Studio.