Author: Danielle Henagin

Weird and Wacky Wednesday – August 4

Teams compete for title of Los Angeles County’s toughest lifeguards. Aug. 2 (UPI) — Dozens of lifeguards gathered on a California beach to compete for the title of the toughest lifeguard team in Los Angeles County. The lifeguard competition, part of the 58th Annual International Surf Festival in Hermosa Beach, saw teams of lifeguards from across Los Angeles…
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August 4, 2021 0

Weird and Wacky Wednesday – July 28

Dad, 36, loses 20 years of memories after waking up and thinking it’s the 1990s Daniel Porter, 36, thought it was time to get up for school when he woke up next to his wife Ruth last year after losing every memory they had made for the past 20 years. A dad woke up one…
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July 28, 2021 0

Minnesota Enters Drought Warning Phase

Minnesota is now experiencing severe drought in 52 percent of the state, while 4 percent is in extreme drought. The state has entered the drought warning phase. With this designation, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and others are taking additional steps. Current drought information, including details on areas subject to surface water use suspensions, is…
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July 25, 2021 0

Brainerd School Board Approves Washington Education Services Building Project for $13.5M

The Washington Education Services building, at 91 years old, houses the district’s administrative offices, as well as some facilities for specialized education and is need of $28 million to address all the lingering issues at this time. The building is primarily an administrative facility and therefore hasn’t received the same attention as other facilities across…
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July 25, 2021 0

Temporary Restraining Order Against Hubbard County Sheriff and Land Commissioner Granted

The Ninth District Court in Hubbard County, Minnesota, granted a temporary restraining order on July 23rd against Hubbard County Sheriff and Hubbard County Land Commissioner Mark “Chip” Lohmeier. The civil complaint was filed by indigenous environmentalists opposing the expansion of Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline on July 16th. The complaint stated that a June 28th blockade…
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July 25, 2021 0

Brainerd Man with Previous Arson Conviction Arrested Over Threats to Burn Down Brainerd Woman’s House

Steven Hamilton Whitney, a 44-year-old Brainerd man, was charged Tuesday, July 20, in Crow Wing County District Court in Brainerd with making felony threats of violence and gross misdemeanor domestic assault. Brainerd police were called at 10:23 a.m. Sunday to a residence on Seventh Avenue Northeast in Brainerd for a domestic assault involving Whitney and…
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July 24, 2021 0

Roadwork begins on Hwy 84 Pine River to Longville

Motorists to encounter lane closures and short-term delays on Highway 84, between Indian Trail Lane in Pine River and Cass County Road 7 in Longville, as roadwork begins Monday, July 26.  MnDOT will resurface the road and fill-in the centerline rumble strips, then install new road marks and edgeline mumble strips. Lane closures will occur…
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July 24, 2021 0

Weird and Wacky Wednesday – July 21

What may be Michelangelo’s thumbprint has been found on a small wax statue that he created 500 years ago. Museum experts at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum found the mark pressed onto the dark red figurine, which was a sketch for a larger unfinished marble sculpture. Titled “A Slave,” the figurine depicting a naked figure with an…
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July 21, 2021 0

Community Grill Out Benefiting Kinship Partners

Join us for our first ever annual Community Grill Out – we’ll be raising awareness and funds for Kinship Partners and giving out hotdogs for FREE at Cub Foods in Baxter!


July 20, 2021 0

Weird and Wacky Wednesday

July 7th, 2021: ‘Chinese Police Academy Auctioning Off Dogs too Friendly for Law Enforcement’ is the top story from our Weird and Wacky Wednesday on our Wake the Lakes Morning https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/07/02/china-Criminal-Investigation-Police-University-China-flunked-dog-auction/7991625254368/


July 7, 2021 0