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Effective hunters don't get trophy deer by accident. They plan and train, and that's exactly how 11-year-old Tyler Day of the Pine River-Backus area bagged his first deer - a once-in-a-lifetime piebald doe. Preparation for this legendary deer included target practice, surveillance and careful deer stand placement. Before the firearms season, Tyler had monitored game cameras to find something worth hunting.
Senior Brianna Adkins returns to the stage this weekend to portray none other than Cinderella in the annual Pine River-Backus High School musical. Adkins is no stranger to PR-B's musical stage, having played one of Ariel's sisters in "The Little Mermaid." It's also not her first time playing a lead role after last year's performance as Gabriella in PR-B's production of "High School Musical." "It's so much fun. I absolutely love it," Adkins said.
The Backus City Council at its meeting Monday, Nov. 6, scheduled a public hearing to discuss a proposed special assessment to pay for part of an extensive street repair project. The hearing will be at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4.
Those who noticed red gypsy moth traps in Nisswa and other communities this past fall should be happy to know that no moths were found locally. "We are looking at the data to see if there are finds to treat next year," said Allen Sommerfeld, of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. "In the Nisswa area there were no gypsy moths found, so there is no concern or worry about that."
November is an interesting month in that we take this time to remember to be thankful for things we should have been feeling thankful for during the entire year.
Cpl. Dale Kriens, of rural Backus, is one of an ever-shrinking number of World War II veterans alive today. At 95, Kriens doesn't always remember the minutiae of serving overseas, but he luckily doesn't have to do it alone. He's always had friends and family to help him along the way, like his wife of 65 years, Maybelle, a keeper of many stories that few can tell anymore. She helps fill in the blanks with stories Dale has told her over the years, including those that happened before they met.
The Emily City Council discussed two businesses vying for the city's one remaining liquor license, ultimately approving neither liquor application at this time, according to unapproved draft minutes from the Oct. 10 council meeting. The council entertained a motion to extend the 330 Central on-sale application reservation period to Dec. 31. The council determined that 330 Central does not intend to run the business requiring the liquor license. Four council members voted against the motion, and it failed.
Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity is looking for Pine River and Pequot Lakes area residents to join the board, with a goal of better serving the northern communities.
I don't have an apple tree in my own yard - yet - but some years ago I discovered a surprise apple tree in the least likely place - my dad's driveway. Somehow, this flowering tree had never fruited in the 20 years it must have been there. Never before had any of us seen fruit on it until one day I was walking the driveway at the end of my first summer back from college. There was a tree with big green orbs hanging from it. I looked and behold, a big apple tree just covered in fruit. When my dad got home I asked him, "When did we get an apple tree in the driveway?"
Two public hearings held Wednesday, Oct. 25, in Crosslake for a proposed oil pipeline replacement project were orderly under the guidance of Administrative Law Judge Ann C. O'Reilly, with few interruptions and one speaker escorted out. An afternoon and an evening public hearing were held at the Crosslake Community Center for the Line 3 replacement project, which would go through part of Crow Wing and Cass counties.