Author: Sam Parsons

City of Brainerd Plans Construction Projects, Discusses Budget, and More in August 2 Council Meeting

(BRAINERD, MN) — The city of Brainerd held its first regular council meeting of the month of August on Monday, so we had our routine chat with Mayor Dave Badeaux to hear about how it went. Badeaux started by discussing some major road work coming to Highway 210 in a few years, as the council…
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August 5, 2021 0

MSHSL Board of Directors Approves Credit for Membership Dues

RELEASE (SPICER, MN) — The Minnesota State High School League’s Board of Directors today approved a credit to the 2021-2022 invoices of member schools that total approximately $1.063 million. The approval was made during the board’s first meeting of the school year, which was held at the Little Crow Conference Center. The approval is effective…
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August 4, 2021 0

Brainerd Athletics Makes Final Push to Raise Funds for Weight Room

(BRAINERD, MN) — Construction has brought plenty of changes, aesthetically and logistically, to Brainerd High School in recent years, and now the activities department is getting in on the action. Jason Freed, the head football coach at the high school, was among the group of people that took the stance to begin prioritizing the school’s…
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July 30, 2021 0

Crow Wing County Board Meeting from July 27

(BRAINERD, MN) The Crow Wing County Board held its second regular meeting for the month of July on Tuesday. Much of the meeting was spent hearing an update from the Minnesota Inter-County Association (MICA). Matt Massman, the executive director of MICA, first spoke, and provided an overview of the biennial budget process. After the MICA…
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July 30, 2021 0

Pierz Mayor Recaps July 26 Council Meeting

(PIERZ, MN) — The city of Pierz held its second council meeting of the month of July on Monday, so we spoke with Mayor Dave Fischer to hear about the latest news with the city. Fischer started by mentioning a TIFF developers agreement that was approved at the meeting. He also provided updates on a…
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July 28, 2021 0

Outgoing Brainerd AD Charlie Campbell Reflects on his Tenure

(BRAINERD, MN) — Charlie Campbell’s 10-year long stint as the Activities Director for Brainerd High School has come to an end with the announcement that he will be accepting the Associate Director position for the Minnesota State High School League. We spoke with Campbell to talk about the new job and think back on the…
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July 23, 2021 0

Brainerd Mayor Talks Upcoming Events, Water Tower Committee, and More from July 19 Council Meeting

(BRAINERD, MN) — The city of Brainerd held its second regular council meeting for the month of July on Monday. We chatted with Mayor Dave Badeaux to get updated on how everything went. Badeaux provided an update to the ongoing saga with the historic water tower, mentioning the presentation from the Water Tower Committee earlier…
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July 21, 2021 0

Jenkins Mayor Recaps July 12 Council Meeting

(JENKINS, MN) — The city of Jenkins held its first council meeting of the month of July on Monday, so we spoke with Mayor Jon Lubke to get an update on what’s happening. The council approved a resolution to accept account funds from the American Rescue Plan, though Lubke said that there are still details…
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July 15, 2021 0

Crow Wing County Board Meeting from July 13

(BRAINERD, MN) — The Crow Wing County Board held its first regular meeting of the month of July on Tuesday. The item that saw the most discussion was a proposal for a plat for a conventional development on Barbeau Road. There were complications that were foreseen in the proposal, first noted by commissioner Paul Koering,…
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July 15, 2021 0

Baxter Council Discusses Water Rationing, Broadcasting Meetings, and More from July 6 Meeting

(BAXTER, MN) — The city of Baxter held its first council meeting of the month of July on Tuesday, so we chatted with Mayor Darrel Olson to hear about what was discussed. The council took time in this meeting to discuss what to do moving forward with potentially using audio and video equipment to broadcast…
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July 8, 2021 0