Need to be motivated to start the week off on a healthy note? Just try one or more of three things to start the week off on the right path. 1. Contact lens wearers who find themselves waking up with their contacts still in may find they face more than bloodshot or extra dry eyes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes sleeping with contacts left in raises the risk for infection whether people leave contacts in overnight or during naps or falling asleep. Infections can lead to vision loss, abrasions or dry eye issues.
WADENA—Tri-County Health Care has been a long-standing healthcare leader in< Wadena, Todd, and Otter Tail counties, serving patients starting in 1925 with the Wesley Hospital and later adding a new facility and clinics in Wadena and five additional towns. Tri-County Health Care belongs to its three-county region. It believes its patients deserve a facility that is as strong as the community in which it is located and reflects the quality of care they receive.
Small Business Solutions Roundtable April 25 at Jack Pine Brewery BAXTER—Small business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to attend the "Open for Business" Small Business Solutions Roundtable from 5:30-7 p.m. April 25 at Jack Pine Brewery in Baxter. LPL Financial adviser Christian Barnett, certified financial planner, will lead a roundtable discussion on the following topics critical to the longevity of small business success: • Retirement plans, • Insurance plans, • Cash management services, • Personal wealth management.
Crow Wing County maintenance crews will address roadway water issues, including frozen culverts and catch basins, throughout the week. Guardrail repairs will take place Monday, March 25, and Tuesday on the County Highway 31 bridge north of Cuyuna. Crews will perform brushing, limb trimming and tree removal activities in the road right of way throughout the week on County Highway 22 in Long Lake Township, near South Long Lake.
LITTLE FALLS—A culinary cook-off in May pits three central Minnesota chefs against each other in an intense kitchen showdown. This will be the second year Sprout has produced the live entertainment, which resembles the popular Food Network show "Chopped." Representing their home kitchens in Pillager, Brainerd, and New London/St. Joseph, each competing chef has expressed confidence in their skills to accept the culinary challenge of Minced: The Finer Version of Chopped, taking place 5-9 p.m. May 10, at Sprout, 609 13th Ave. NE, in Little Falls.
Bids for the Brainerd School District's Nisswa Elementary School project will open 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in the boardroom at the Washington Educational Services Building. Bids for the Forestview Middle School remodel project will open 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 27. A quorum of school board members may be present at both meetings, so the public is invited to attend.
Crow Wing County is mailing the 2019 property tax statements in late March. To accommodate the large number of taxpayers who need to file for their 2018 property tax refunds, AARP tax aides will be available to help throughout the summer. Appointments are required. Summer hours • The Center—9 a.m.-noon, May 8, June 19, July 10 and Aug. 7, at 803 Kingwood St., Brainerd. Call 218-829-9345 to make an appointment. • Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library—1-4 p.m., May 29, June 26 and Aug. 7 at 101 First St. SE., Crosby. No appointments necessary.
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today wrapped up issuing its annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams. The IRS reminds taxpayers to remain vigilant to these often aggressive and evolving schemes throughout the year. This year's "Dirty Dozen" list highlights a wide variety of schemes that taxpayers may encounter at any time, although many may peak during tax-filing season. The schemes run the gamut from simple refund inflation scams to complex tax shelter deals. A common theme throughout all: Scams put taxpayers at risk.
Minnesota Republican politics—then and now—will be the topic of two April forums sponsored by the Gordon Rosenmeier Center for State and Local Government. Former Sen. Dave Durenberger, R.-Minn., and journalist and author Lori Sturdevant will discuss their book "When Republicans Were Progressive" 7-9 p.m. April 4 at Lutheran Church of Cross in Nisswa and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
Aquatic invasive species detector training available in Backus Registration is open for AIS Detectors, Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center's volunteer network and science-based training program launched in partnership with University of Minnesota Extension.