Twenty-five hospital trustees from across Minnesota were recognized for earning certification through the Minnesota Hospital Association trustee certification program. The comprehensive certification process prepares hospital trustees to effectively meet the growing demands of serving on a hospital board and to be strong health care and community leaders.
Central Lakes College alumni are invited to have coffee, rolls and conversation with President Hara Charlier from 7:45-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, in the Dryden Theatre on the Brainerd Campus. All alumni are invited, including those from Brainerd Community College, Brainerd Junior College, Staples Technical College, Brainerd Technical College, Brainerd Technical Institute and Brainerd Staples Technical College.
Two guitar virtuosos—Laurence Juber and Martin Taylor—under the title "Masters of the Guitar" will entertainment an audience Feb. 1 on the Chalberg Theatre stage at Central Lakes College in Brainerd. The Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center is hosting the 7:30 p.m. show.
Rep. Pete Stauber Monday introduced H.R. 527, the Superior National Forest Land Exchange Act of 2019. This bipartisan legislation provides legal certainty by codifying the land exchange between PolyMet Mining Inc. and the U.S. Forest Service into statute. The legislation will move PolyMet one step closer to responsibly developing the NorthMet ore body in northeastern Minnesota. This is Stauber's first bill introduced as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan announced Tuesday, Jan. 15, the administration's plan to minimize the impact of the federal government shutdown on Minnesotans.
State Rep. Josh Heintzeman, R-Nisswa, and State Rep. John Poston, R-Lake Shore, joined fellow Minnesota House Republicans at a news conference Tuesday, Jan. 15, urging the new DFL House majority and Gov. Tim Walz not to raise health care costs on Minnesotans by restoring the sick tax—a 2 percent tax levied on most patient services in Minnesota, including things like baby deliveries, chemotherapy treatments, routine doctor visits, emergency room visits and more.
Pillager High School teacher Ann Hutchison was named Hospitality and Tourism Management Program Educator of Excellence at the Minnesota Lodging Association's annual awards gala Jan. 10, at the Hyatt Regency in Bloomington.
On Friday, Jan. 11, the Pillager Special Olympic team took on the Menahga Braves on the basketball court.
PINE RIVER—Kyle Patnode got win 100 and the Brainerd Warriors collected two more victories as they rebounded against Bemidji 42-25 and defeated Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus 48-24 Tuesday, Jan. 15. Patnode, who finished last week 8-0, added two more wins Tuesday to give him 101 for his career. Win 100 came thanks to a 1:44 pin over Bemidji's Dane Jorgensen.
CASS LAKE—Bailey Wynn recorded 16 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals as the Pine River-Backus Tigers defeated the Cass Lake-Bena Panthers 74-30 Tuesday, Jan. 15. Riley Hirschey added 16 points and six rebounds for the Tigers in the Northwoods Conference game. Pine River-Backus previously defeated Cass Lake-Bena 77-34 Dec. 4. Cass Lake-Bena 23 7—30 Pine River-Backus 43 32—75 CASS LAKE-BENA