AITKIN Food trucks are now permitted to operate within Aitkin city limits, the Aitkin Independent Age reported. The city council approved an ordinance allowing trucks to park in locations that do not directly compete with brick-and-mortar locations serving food, for no more 21 days in a year per location.
MENAHGA—The victim found inside a residence Wednesday, Feb. 13, following a house fire in Menahga was identified as 57-year-old James Conklin by the Wadena County Sheriff's Office. The Wadena County Dispatch Center received a 911 call at 10:29 p.m. to a house fire on the 600 block of Second Street Southeast, the sheriff's office reported. The Menahga Police Department arrived on scene within minutes and found the residence was engulfed in flames.
The Brainerd Lakes Area Women's Fund is seeking nominations for its Women Making Waves annual dinner event April 16. Nominations will be accepted through March 1.
LINCOLN—A 22-year-old woman was injured Wednesday, Feb. 13, when the Chevrolet Cruze she was driving on Highway 10 in Lincoln in Morrison County struck a deer and crashed. The Minnesota State Patrol reported Brittney R. Schommer of Browerville was traveling north on Highway 10 at Holt Road, south of Motley in Lincoln, when her vehicle struck a deer. Schommer was transported to Lakewood Health System in Staples for non-life-threatening injuries. The Morrison County Sheriff's Office assisted the state patrol at the scene of the crash, which was reported at 7:31 p.m.
Two Central Lakes College students were awarded $1,000 scholarships sponsored by the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association Foundation. Jodi Liberty, a horticulture and sustainable greenhouse production student from Brainerd, and Charleer Kehoe, a horticulture student from Bemidji, received the scholarships.
WeARE Advocates for Reproductive Education, in collaboration with Central Lakes College, will present an education forum 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at CLC Lecture Hall E-354. Men as Peacemakers of Duluth will provide insights for the community as to how people can work to prevent sexual violence and sex trafficking. The lecture will be followed by a discussion with a panel of local experts. The community is welcome to this event.
The nation's No. 1 ranked NCAA Division II wrestling team, St. Cloud State University, will be offering youth wrestling camps June 17-19 in St. Cloud. The High School Camp (grades 9-12) will offer six-hours each day of Husky-style wrestling technique training, drills and live goes.
Continuing his goal of ending childhood obesity, fitness specialist Jake Steinfeld, chairman of the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils, kicked off 2019 by selecting Minnesota for its 2019 DON'T QUIT! Campaign.
NEVIS—A law enforcement officer was reportedly shot by a suspect during a pursuit about 9:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, southwest of Nevis. According to police scanner reports, a male suspect armed with a firearm fled the scene on foot. A dispatcher called for assistance from the Cass County Sheriff's Office, as the incident occurred near the Hubbard-Cass county line on the 27000 block of Hubbard County Road 119, near the intersection with 190th Street. Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch confirmed his office was assisting Hubbard County, but said he could not comment further.
AITKIN—Jordan Schommer's 18 points led the Pequot Lakes Patriots to a 67-43 Mid-State Conference victory over the Aitkin Gobblers Thursday, Feb. 14. Tyler Manly added 11 points to raise the Patriots to 6-2 in the conference. Garrett Westerlund tallied 17 points for the Gobblers, who dropped to 2-6 in the Mid-State. Pequot Lakes 33 34—67 Aitkin 26 17—43 PEQUOT LAKES