The Brainerd Dispatch will continue to publish obituaries in its print edition even though the obituaries will be handled by the Forum Communications Co. Digital Obituary Service as described in Thursday’s Page 1A story.
Brainerd firefighters keeping busy
The Brainerd Fire Department has been busy fighting grass fires and other calls in the past few days.
On Friday morning, firefighters were called to Gregory Park to a fire in the male restroom. One engine and a half dozen firefighters responded to a fire in the plastic fire bin. About $7,000 of damages was done to the restrooms.
Safety and Public Works Committee
Meets 6:30 p.m. Monday
City Council Chambers
Charter Communication Franchise Agreement – interpretation
901 11th Avenue NE – Garage Demo
Small Houses and Infill Ordinance
Brainerd City Council
Meets 7:30 p.m. Monday
Brainerd City Hall
1. Call to Order – 7:30 p.m.
2. Roll Call
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Approval of Agenda
5. Consent Calendar - All matters listed are considered routine by the Council and will all be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless good cause is shown prior to the time the Council votes on the motion to adopt by roll call.
BAXTER — Motorists will encounter delays and a detour as work on the reconstruction of Highway 71 through Browerville begins Monday.
Highway 71 will be closed to through traffic between Seventh Street and 11th Street as work begins on the first phase of the project.
A signed detour will direct motorists along County Road 14 and County Road 11.
The project is scheduled to be completed by Oct. 31.
The Mid-Minnesota Women’s Center in Brainerd has named Lindy S. Grell as its new executive director.
Grell, who has been in the Brainerd area for 13 years, will oversee all functions of the women’s center’s two programs: the Women’s shelter for victims of domestic abuse and the Alex and Brandon Child Safety Center, a supervised parenting time service for families.
The women’s center also provides training, support, education, and public awareness of the issues relating to domestic violence, abuse, and other threats to the safety and well-being of women and children.
Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is selling native seed mixes to create alternative lawn for $35 per package.
“This is a great opportunity for you to lessen your lawn and create a home for the bees, butterflies, and birds. These mixes also like area sandy soils.” said Beth Hippert, SWCD district technician.
No one was injured Friday morning after what was believed to be a firecracker explosion in the Brainerd High School gym.
BHS Principal Andrea Rusk said the disruption was very alarming but within five minutes everything was back to normal at the school.
Superintendent Steve Razidlo said that earlier in the day his office had received word a prank might be pulled in the courtyard, so officials closed the courtyard and continued to follow up on the tip.
KANSAS CITY Mo. (Reuters) - A Missouri man who shredded an American flag in front of his home out of anger over not being able to get a job had a constitutional right to do so, a U.S. appeals court said on Friday.
Upholding a federal judge's decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit found that a Missouri state law prohibiting desecration of an American flag is unconstitutional, and Frank L. Snider should not have been arrested for the deed in 2009.