Pillager Public School Meets 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11 I. Call To Order II. Pledge of Allegiance III. Cell Phones/Electronic Devices IV. Consider Additions/Deletions/Acceptance of the Agenda V. Visitor's Comments VI. Consider Consent Agenda A. Minutes of the Jan. 14, 2019, re-organization/regular meeting B. Monthly Cash Flow Including Investments C. Monthly Bills Paid D. Donations E. Personnel Summary Sheet VII. MSHSL Excel and Triple "A" Award Recognition VIII. Special Board Reports
Rep. Josh Heintzeman, R-Nisswa, announced Wednesday, Feb. 6, that he has been appointed to the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources, the Legislative Water Commission, and the Clean Water Council. All three committees are focused on improving Minnesota's water quality and preserving Minnesota's rich natural resources.
The following area schools are closed or delayed for Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. Check back for updates. Cass Lake - Bena Schools: Delayed 2 hours Isle Public School - ISD 473: Delayed 2 hours. No AM Preschool. Laporte School - ISD 306: Delayed 2 hours Little Falls Schools - ISD 482: Opening 2 hours late. No AM pre-school. Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Public Schools - ISD 2753: Delayed 2 hours. No AM preschool.
Brainerd's Mariah Erickson and Harlie Spieker were selected to the Minnesota Association of Dance Teams Class 3A All-State kick team, while Macy Clough and India Hiltner landed spots on the All-State jazz team. Crosby-Ironton's Courtney Johnson was selected to the Class 1A All-State kick team and Maddie Midthun and Abbi Eppelsheimer were picked for the jazz team. Madison Slette and Amira Smith of Aitkin landed on the jazz team and Arianna Richardson and Jessica Shaver the kick team.
LITTLE FALLS—A 37-year-old Onamia man was arrested for his suspected involvement in four separate burglaries, which involved thefts of four firearms, two motor vehicles and a side-by-side all-terrain vehicle from residences in Little Falls, Belle Prairie and Platte townships.
WADENA—A skid-steer loader parked inside a barn northeast of Sebeka started on fire shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, the Wadena County Sheriff's Office reported. The sheriff's office reported the property owners were able to extinguish the flames with snow prior to the Sebeka Fire Department arriving on scene. Upon the fire department's arrival, the machine started on fire again and was extinguished by the fire department after it was pulled out of the barn. No injuries were reported. The property is owned by Clarence and Renee Tappe.
PEQUOT LAKES—Pequot Lakes Community Theater will present "The Addams Family, A New Musical" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22-23 and March 1, and 2 p.m. Feb. 24 and March 2-3, in the Pequot Lakes High School auditorium. Meet the artists Feb. 22 before the show and during intermission. Talkback sessions are scheduled after the performances Feb. 24 and March 2.
The Great Northern Radio Show will broadcast a program live from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Franklin Arts Center in Brainerd. Highlighting the program will be a rising Americana duo, the Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers. The show's soulful house rock band led by Katie Houg anchors the program, joined by Brainerd's own singer/songwriter Brady Zierke. This traveling variety program is produced by the Grand Rapids-based Northern Community Radio, an independent National Public Radio affiliate covering most of northern Minnesota.
The following area schools are closing early or canceling activities for Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. Check back for updates. Aitkin Schools - ISD 1: Closing at 2:00 PM. Evening activities canceled. Bertha-Hewitt School District: Closing at 12:30 PM. Evening activities canceled. Brainerd Public Schools ISD 181: Will remain open, but after school practices and classes are canceled. Fun and Friends will be open Laporte School - ISD 306: Closing at 12:30 PM.
Morning commuters were challenged Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Brainerd lakes area with snow-covered and icy roadways. Snow totals reported at 8 a.m. to the National Weather Service in Duluth included 8 inches near Federal Dam, 7.5 inches in Baxter and 5.7 inches near Crosslake and East Gull Lake. Brainerd city staff will plow streets throughout the day Thursday and the city declared a snow emergency effective, Friday.