Author: Danielle Ustruck

Central Lakes College Closes Campuses to the Public

Buildings will be closed to the public, including walkers. Access will be limited to CLC employees, students, CLC partners and those accessing partner organizations. In light of ongoing efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Central Lakes College campuses will be closed to the public through the end of December. “The rise in community spread…
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December 5, 2020 0

New COVID-19 Cases Decrease Slightly, Number of Death Remains in 20s

Within the seven regional counties — Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Todd and Wadena — there were 1,552 new cases reported between Nov. 28 and Friday, Dec. 4. New confirmed cases of the disease caused by the coronavirus among residents in the region dropped this week to the lowest number since the first…
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December 5, 2020 0

Grant Applications for Community Empowerment Fund Deadline Set for Dec. 7

Brainerd Community Action is accepting applications from all groups or organizations looking for grant opportunities for programs or ideas that empower nonprofits and/or people throughout Crow Wing County to overcome adversity and promote self-sufficiency. “We have been delighted to see members of our community reaching out with their visions to help one another in these…
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December 5, 2020 0

Crosslake Man Dies After Truck Goes Through Ice on Cross Lake

A 24-year-old Crosslake man died Friday, Dec. 4, after the truck he was driving, which was reportedly stolen, went through the ice on Cross Lake near the intersection of Daggett Pine Road and County Road 66, according to a news release from Crosslake Police Chief Erik Lee. The man’s name is being withheld pending notification…
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December 5, 2020 0

Brainerd Public Library to Offer No-Contact Curbside Service

Curbside pickup times for the Brainerd Public Library include many hours throughout the week including Tuesday-Thursday evenings until 7 p.m. as well as Saturdays.  The Brainerd Public Library is now offering no-contact curbside service for customers to pick up library materials. Library staff are available to help customers request materials over the phone and by…
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November 22, 2020 0

Crow Wing County Offers Free Disposal of Deer Carcasses to Combat CWD

Crow Wing County is accepting deer carcasses free of charge for the second consecutive year at the county landfill on Highway 210 in Brainerd with the goal of minimizing the spread of chronic wasting disease. “Instead of passing the buck to somebody else, the county initiated a process to burn all deer carcasses in our…
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November 21, 2020 0

New Pine River Essentia Health Clinic Building to Open Nov. 23

The new Essentia Health clinic building in Pine River will officially open its doors Monday, Nov. 23. Any patients needing care should remember to go to the new building on Barclay Avenue southwest of the stoplights between Pine River State Bank and the Pine River Post Office.. “We’re moving the entire operation from the current…
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November 21, 2020 0

Essentia Health Restricts Hospital Visitors at St. Joseph’s Medical Center

Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center will restrict visitors of hospitalized patients beginning Monday, Nov. 23, with the significant growth of COVID-19 cases. Essentia reports it is taking this step to keep patients and staff safe during a time of high community prevalence. Visitors will not be allowed at the hospital except in special circumstances and…
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November 21, 2020 0

Salvation Army Looking for Bell-Ringer Volunteers

Volunteers to ring bells for the Salvation Army are needed to staff kettles at various locations throughout Brainerd, Nisswa, and Pequot Lakes. Another Red Kettle goal is 1,500 volunteer hours with new procedures this year designed to help the community stay safe and help businesses stay open during the pandemic. The Brainerd Lakes Salvation Army…
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November 21, 2020 0

Nisswa City of Lights is Now a Drive-Thru Event

The annual Nisswa City of Lights festival will now be a drive-thru event on Friday, November 27th. The City of Nisswa is inviting people to drive through town at their leisure and check out the light displays or visit Santa and Mrs. Claus in the First Western Bank and Trust drive-thru from 5 – 7pm.…
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November 21, 2020 0